Sad news for fans of both the original, and rebooted Battlestar Galactica series, as actor and sci-fi icon Richard Hatch has passed away. The producer, writer and onetime soap opera star was 71.
The Battlestar Galactica movie has been in the works for a long, long time, and it’s been quite a while since we received an update on the big screen version of the classic sci-fi series. But today brings some frakkin’ good news for BSG fans, as Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence is reportedly circling the project, which has tapped Westworld scribe Lisa Joy to pen a new draft of the screenplay.
Whether or not TNT’s Falling Skies succeeded in keeping its fans happy through five seasons, last night saw the Spielberg-produced alien-actioner finally wrapping things up, as Tom Mason clinched the defeat of Earth’s alien invaders. Now, showrunner David Eick discusses how the ending originally had a much more sinister tone, and what Battlestar Galactica alum snuck in a surprise cameo.
Peggy Carter has proven an exceptional substitute for Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ while season 2 breaks until March, but Coulson and the team won’t exactly have smooth sailing upon their return. ‘Battlestar Galactica’ boss Edward James Olmos will cause some hefty frakkin’ trouble for the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in March, but as whom?
Television producer, writer, and creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77. Larson's contributions to television include such beloved classics as ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Magnum P.I.,’ the original ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and he was involved in the development of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ The three-time Emmy-nominated Larson began his career in 1956 as a member of the music group The Four Preps, and transitioned into television, working on the 1966 series ‘The Fugitive.’
Of all the series we'd never have expected to shake things up with a time jump, NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' went lightyears ahead in "Moving Up" to its sixth season finale last night. And while NBC hasn't confirmed the seventh season as its last, producer Mike Schur got on the horn to discuss the show's surprising fast-forward, including one very 'Mad' man cameo, and what it means for the future Pawnee of 2017.
Universal is now working on a third version of 'Battlestar Galactica,' this time for the big screen, and have hired 'Transcendence' screenwriter Jack Paglen to write it. As when Ron Moore did it, it's likely that it will take the basic outline and go its own way with it (though there will surely be Cylons and a character named Starbuck).
The events of 'Supernatural' season 8 finale "Sacrifice" sent a huge number of potential new characters hurtling from the sky, and it seems season 9 has tapped yet another 'Battlestar Galactica' star and all-around genre vet for the first of them. Tahmoh Penikett will appear in the October 8 premiere to kick off a multi-episode arc in season 9, but who might the star have fallen from grace to play?
As excited as we were for 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ron Moore to return for Syfy's upcoming original series 'Helix,' it seems the prolific sci-fi vet has an even higher-profile gig at Starz! The cable network has officially issued a series order to time travel romance 'Outlander,' based on the popular Diana Gabaldon books of the same name, but just how involved will Ron Moore be?
TNT's alien action-drama 'Falling Skies' won't air its third season until Sunday June 9, but already the acclaimed series has made a major change in anticipation of a fourth season pickup. Season 2 and 3 showrunner Remi Aubuchon will step down from the series, tasking former 'Battlestar Galactica' and fellow 'Caprica' showrunner David Eick to take his place, but will anything change for 'Falling Skies' season 4? Find out about the future of the series inside!