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This Is The Best Way You Can Possibly Celebrate Your Love Of Battlestar Galactica

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Battlestar-Galactica-Movie-UniversalIf you’re fond of live action role playing, are a fan of Battlestar Galactica, have some money burning a hole in your pocket, and have a passport, this might be something you want to check out. The German government is apparently setting up a massive BSG-themed LARPing session on a decommissioned naval destroyer. Just a heads up, this is based on Ronald D. Moore’s modern incarnation of the show, so you’ll want to leave your gold-plated helmets back at home.

On February 4, the German destroyer, redubbed Hesperios, a freighter that picks up and escape pod and finds itself embroiled in the human/Cylon war. The event, called Projekt Exodus, is a five-day-long extravaganza with room for 80 participants. If this is the kind of thing you’re into, I can imagine worse ways to spend a few days.

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Bryan Singer’s Battlestar Galactica Movie May Have Its Writer Soon

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The original BSG was schlocky and only entertaining now in a nostalgic fashion. Not only did Ron Moore’s superb reinterpretation of the universe Glen Larson created surpass it, but also it’s been surpassed by your cousin’s Youtube video of last week’s backyard wrestling bout. Bryan Singer has already let everyone know that he’s on board to finally direct the film adaptation of the original series, and now the movie has a writer.

John Orloff is a longtime fan of BSG, and this job comes after working on the Roland Emmerich film Anonymous from Sony Pictures that deals with a scenario where maybe Shakespeare didn’t write his own works. Honestly Orloff’s pedigree leaves a bit to be desired in the sci-fi category. Or in general really, except for a couple Band of Brothers credits which piqued my interest, the guy has little to get old or new BSG fans excited.

An argument could be made for the relative obscurity of Ron Moore, who kind of came from left field onto the mainstream sci-fi scene. But he had a history dating back to The Next Generation, and included great work on groundbreaking series’ like Carnivale. John Orloff appears sincere in his love for BSG, but I’ll need to see a little more than a use of the word “frak” to convince me this movie is worth my time.

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Battlestar Galactica Finale Scored Big Ratings

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crowdBSG went out with a frakking bang. The numbers are in and the show’s finale was the most watched episode of the series in more than three years. In total, more than 2.4 million viewers tuned in to watch.

Battlestar did so well that the finale, even though only viewable on basic cable, actually outperformed network programs in certain categories. In fact it was the #1 entertainment program on television Friday night for adult male viewers, soundly trouncing competing episodes of network shows like Dollhouse and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Granted, Dollhouse and Terminator have struggled in the ratings recently but those are network shows. This is a show on basic cable, a basic cable channel which a surprising number of people don’t even get through their cable provider. Going toe to toe with network programming, any network programming, is a pretty big deal. Smoke em while you’ve got em Sci-Fi Channel, now that BSG’s gone you’re not likely to see ratings like those again.

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7 Clips From BSG Spin-off Caprica

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caprica1Battlestar Galactica is over with, but we still have the spin-off prequel Caprica to look forward to. It won’t air on the SyFy Channel until 2010, but the miniseries they’ll eventually air to launch it hits DVD on April 21st. Their timing is a little weird, but at least we’ll have something to tide us over till next year.

After the jump we have 7 new clips from Caprica for you after the jump. Watch them all to get a taste for what’s in store:

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More Battlestar Galactica: Caprica Casting

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ericstolz897.jpgThe new BSG spinoff Caprica is still adding cast members, and their newest addition is the biggest so far. Eric Stolz is joining the cast! Also being added is Alessandra Torresan.

Full details on who they’ll be playing, courtesy of HR:

Stoltz will play Daniel Graystone, a wealthy computer engineer who, after an emotionally crippling family tragedy, uses his technological wizardry to forever change the future of Caprica. Toressani plays Daniel’s daughter, Zoe.

Already in the cast are Esai Morales (formerly of Jericho), and actress Paula Malcomson. The new BSG series is a prequel, set 50 years before the events of the current show.