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Battlestar Galactica Spin-off Happening!

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The Sci Fi channel loves you. This coming season may be the fourth, and final season of Battlestar Galactica, but Sci Fi channel won’t be leaving BSG fans stranded. They’ve officially greenlit production on a 2-hour pilot for a prequel to the current BSG series. Current BSG executive producers Ron Moore and David Eick will be in charge.

Here’s the official word, straight from their press release:

“Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families – the Greystones and the Adamas – as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-totoe. Caprica will deliver all of the passion, intrigue, political backbiting, family conflict and hardcore action that always leaves Galactica fans begging for more.”

“I’m thrilled with the chance to expand on the Galactica world and get deeper into the origins of the story we’ve been telling,” said Moore. “It’s also great to have a chance at doing a completely different kind of science fiction series, one that’s even more character-oriented and doesn’t rely on pyrotechnics to carry the story.”

“While Caprica will have its own personality, it will carry on Battlestar’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of the genre, and we’re thrilled that SCI FI has seen fit to giving us another opportunity to tell character-driven stories in challenging ways,” added Eick.

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Giant Freakin Update – X-Files, Superman, BSG, WALL-E, Hulk, Speed Racer!

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gfr.jpgThe past few days have been huge for science fiction news, and I’m not just talking about that played out superhero stuff that everyone spends all of their time covering. Is that even sci fi anymore? It’s almost it’s own thing. But I’m a sucker for guys in capes, so we’ll cover it… just not to the exclusion of all else.

Here’s a quick update on what’s big in science fiction this week:

– Bryan Singer confirmed that a sequel to Superman Returns is happening, and that he’s already at work on it.

– X-Files 2 finished filming this week, and the production team rumbled about their disinterested in courting existing fans, and proclaimed their love of people who don’t care about their franchise. More on how much Chris Carter hates you here.

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Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Images!

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bsg022708.jpgNBC/Universal has just sent us a huge gallery of really great promotional images for the upcoming season of the best show on television, a little science fiction series called Battlestar Galactica. The images aren’t actual shots from the movie, but posed photos of the cast. Still, it’s interesting what these pics can tell you about the new season.

For instance, if you browse through the images below, you’ll notice that Apollo is never shown in uniform. This fits with the rumors we’ve heard that he’ll be abandoning his role in the military to become a lawyer full time.

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