Newly Released Battlestar Galactica Game Will Let You Pilot A Viper

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After working on it for more than four years, a group of hardcore Battlestar Galactica fans have finally finished their labor of love, a BSG game called Diaspora: Shattered Armistice. The Diaspora Development team is made up of likeminded enthusiasts that shared the singular desire to play a videogame that lets them pilot a Viper. The finished product is now good to go and available for download. Did I mention that it is completely free?

Check out this release trailer, it should give you a good idea of what game play looks like. When you’re done with that, hit this link for system requirements, downloads, and all the important technical information.


Bryan Singer Drops Hints About His Battlestar Galactica Movie

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X-Men director Bryan Singer has been talking about doing a Battlestar Galactica movie for what seems like forever. Screenwriter John Orloff (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) was attached to write the script, but that was the last we heard about the project.

In an interview with IGN, Singer divulged that there’s been some recent movement on the Battlestar front. He says that he has a script that is currently going through revisions—he doesn’t say if Orloff is handling that or not—and that it is “very cool.”


What Happens When You Mashup New Battlestar Galactica With The Original’s Theme Song?

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Much as I enjoyed the original Battlestar Galactica when I was still running around in footie pajamas, Glen Larson’s TV space opera hasn’t aged terribly well. One of the things it did have going for it, however, was a great core premise just waiting for a budget and Ron Moore. But as much as I loved the BSG reboot series, it failed to make use of one of the original show’s best parts: that freakin’ theme song. The original Battlestar Galactica‘s theme song was the best part of the show, and to this day is one of the best bits of SF music ever, TV, film, or otherwise. Sure, Moore’s series dropped in that iconic theme now and then, but it just wasn’t the same without it playing over the opening credits.

What’s that on the horizon? Why, it’s YouTube, riding to the rescue! Check this out, and then start a letter-writing campaign to have them replace the opening credits on all the Blu-rays and DVDs. Now let’s get on with it, because you know you’re already humming it in your head.


Science Advisor Kevin Grazier Talks About SyFy’s New Show Defiance

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If you love sci-fi, then at one point or another you’ve probably loved a show that Kevin Grazier has worked on. While his scientific work includes being an Investigation Scientist and Science Planning Engineer for the Cassini mission to Saturn, Grazier has also been a scientific advisor on such shows as Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, Eureka, and The Event. Grazier’s newest job title is science advisor to SyFy’s new tv show/MMO hybrid, Defiance.

Defiance is set in a post-apocalyptic St. Louis after an event called an “Arkfall” has reshaped our planet to make it more hospitable to the alien Votan, who are struggling to survive on a ravaged Earth alongside mankind. Sounding like an interesting sci-fi premise in it’s on right (even though it is slightly reminiscent of the War Against the Cthorr series) SyFy has decided to pair the new series with a free to play MMO that weaves in and out of the shows narrative. I got the chance to ask Grazier how active he was as a science advisor on the video game and how smoothly the process was going in fitting those two media together…

 A little bit… I mean I have gone down to Trion Worlds in San Diego, I’ve talked with them. We’re sharing information back and forth and by virtue of it appearing on the screen, it will theoretically feed back into the game, so we are in communication. We have some reconciliation to do because they’ve come up with some back story and we’ve come up with some back story and they’re sometimes different, so we need to rectify that


Flaunt Your Battlestar Galactica Fandom With A Map Of The 12 Colonies

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There’s a lot to like about Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica. Regardless of how you feel about the show’s ending and the pervasive mysticism, it was a show that used the genre to do what it does best: examine the human condition and ask the big questions against a fantastic backdrop. It did, however, have one serious problem. Too damn many colonies. How’s a guy supposed to keep track of all these different colonies when I don’t have a map? Man, if only somebody made a map…


Battlestar Fans Parody Cee Lo Green With Frak You!

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This is such an obvious, and obviously good, idea for a parody that I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before now. A group of Battlestar Galactica fans have gotten together and filmed a Battlestar themed version of Cee Lo Green’s kind of awesome song “Fuck You”. Except, of course, it’s battle star so they say “Frak You!” while singing about Adama and Starbuck. It’s kind of great.


The song is apparently sung from the viewpoint of Anders, who more than just about anyone on the ship, definitely has cause to shout “frak you!” in Starbuck’s general direction. The video is pretty well done for a first effort, which apparently this is.