Thursday, April 27, 2006

Lots of Galactica News

I know some of you less technologically advanced folk watch Battlestar Galactica on Sky One, and don't worry, I'm not going to spoil the horrific and devestating surprise of the the 90min season finale. I'm just going to tell you that Galactica will return for a third season.
SCI FI Channel announced that its hit original series will return in October with a full 20-episode third season. Production on the third season began in Vancouver, Canada, only a few days ago.

Battlestar Galactica brings back the ensemble cast, which includes Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. As previously announced, Lucy Lawless will also join the cast for a 10-episode arc, reprising her role as D'Anna Biers, a Cylon and will be executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Season three promises even more of the drama, intrigue and action that viewers have come to expect from the series.

The Sci Fi Channel will also delve into the backstory of Battlestar Galactica with a new series that looks at the years leading up to humanity's devastation by the Cylons. The prequel, called Caprica, will be set more than 50 years prior to the events of Battlestar Galactica and focus on the lives of two families -- the Adamas (ancestors of future Galactica commander William) and the Graystones. Humankind's Twelve Colonies are at peace and on the verge of a technological breakthrough: the first Cylon.

As Battlestar Galactica is about a lot more than space battles, Caprica will be as much family drama as sci-fi tale. Remi Aubuchon (24) is writing the pilot script; Galactica veterans Ronald D. Moore and David Eick will executive produce it.

15 comments:

d k eeshan said...

i believe in the podcast of the last episode moore said that edward james olmos won't be back next season have they convinced him to stay since then.

I guess they don't need him as they have a new commander adama, even if he's a bit tubby

Cubaboy said...

Is this the same David Eick who thinks he's the son of God???

Former Grunt said...

I think they were joking when they said that. Ron Moore was a bit pissed with all the story leaks last season, so I'd say he just threw that in to fuck us up. The official studio press releases list EJO in the top billing for Season 3 so I'd say he's sticking around.

Civilian Overseer said...

BSG is one of the successful shows on screen at the moment. EJO and Co cast members will all be looking for a bigger wedge of the action.

Mark said...

The principals were locked into a standard hundred episode contract after the mini-series did so well.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ D Keeshan: What to you mean thay don't need him? The 'other' Adama is a whining moron. I hope he fails spectacularly in his new position just like his predecessors...

@ Cubaboy: While I'll admit as a producer myself I can say that we do someimes have God-complexes, in this instance you're thinking of David Icke!

@ Former Grunt: If he wasn't staying, I wouldn't have told everyone he was coming back. You'll find only the truth and the facts here.

@ Civilian Overseer: Not everyone is as mercenary as you lad. But if so Ron Moore won't hesitate to kill-off any trouble makers.

@ Mark: ..and following on from what I just said, prizes for anyone who now guesses who or at least how many of the cast will die in episode 100 :D

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, I refute your assertation that "Not everyone is as mercenary as you "

Do you not suspect an ulterior motive for this new series?

Will not a tagline of "Created by Ron Moore" give Mr. Moore a greater share of the profits?

Whats wrong with being a committed capitalist anyway?, you're not a communist are you?


Whats wrong with being a committed capitlist anyway?, are you a communist or something?

sith apologist said...

Answer the allegations, Colonel Commie!
I suspected as much months ago when he agreed with some of the Stalin quotes I threw his way ...

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

For fuck sake! Where did I say that capitalism is wrong? I meant that some of the actors should be glad they have a fucking job at all, expecially the shit ones- Can you say: Jamie Bamber?
But if they do want more money- I said that Ron Moore could and should easily get rid of them by killing them- that will increase ratings, profits and make us go Fuck yeah! Cool! let's so out any buy that on DVD you we can watch the death in slow motion. And where would we get the money to buy such expensive DVDs if we weren't capitalists ourselves?

@ Sith: "Death solves all problems - no man, no problem". Can you argue with that logic? The CIA don't, they have me solve problems several times a year...

sith apologist said...

Apparently you can remove the eyeball from its socket, and leave it hanging down over the chest, dangling by the optic nerve. Without eyelids, you'd be forced to watch what the acid is doing to your crotch.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Ooooh. I like that. Can I use it? You don't have a patent or anything?

sith apologist said...

I heard the CIA use it on some of their "guests" ... you know, when they visit foreign countries.
Of course, you have my permission - providing neither my eyes or crotch are involved.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Ah yes, that's the department in the CIA that deals with 'live' captives. I've no association with them, but it sounds like fun now!

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, I applaud your use of diversionary tactics, however you have still not come down off the fence. I still don't see a denial of communism ideals.

Afraid Uncle Joe would turn in his hermertically sealed glass coffin?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Sigh! I formally reject the teaching of Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Tse-tung. I believe in the aquisition of property and material wealth above my needs. I belive in a class-based society where there are three seperate factions of lower, middle and upper classes. I believe in a democratically elected mult-party government drawn from a pool of people who may have radically different political adjendas (but would prefer a military veto if necessary).