For the original Battlestar Galactica fans

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  1. Freedom1911

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    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2011) - PREVIEW
    http://www.scifimoviepage.com/upcoming/previews/battlestar-remake.html


    Battlestar Galactica (2011)

    Starring: TBA
    Director: Bryan Singer
    Rated: Unrated
    U.S. Opening Date: TBA 2011


    It’s an idea so astoundingly stupid that when we first heard it we checked the calendar to make sure that it wasn’t April Fool’s Day!

    It wasn’t. Unfortunately . . .

    Though Universal Studios have denied the reports, the rumors are persisting that they are planning to remake the original late-1970s Battlestar Galactica TV series . . . The latest rumour has it that Universal is close to signing a deal with X-Men, Superman Returns director Bryan Singer to helm the remake.

    But hasn’t there been a recent Battlestar Galactica “reimagining” which had a successful four season run (as planned) on the SyFi Channel? you’d ask quite reasonably I believe. Yup, but the keywords here are “remake” and “reimagining.” Whereas the SyFy Channel show successfully turned the basic concept behind the old cheesy TV show into something very different but also far, far better, the planned movie will be a straight-forward remake and not feature any of the 2000s TV series’ actors, characters or storylines. It will be a remake plain and simple.

    In the original series the Cylons – a race of warrior robots - were created by a now-extinct reptilian race (presumably killed off by their own creations). After a thousand year war with humanity, which lives on twelve planets in a distant star system, the Cylons are ready to make peace. But it turns out to be a ruse: the Cylons attack and wipe out the colonies with the help of a human traitor named Baltar. You know the rest from the closing narration: “Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest - for a shining planet known as Earth."

    By the way, despite the opening narration ("There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens.") all this supposedly took place in 1980 if the controversial (read: cack) Galactica 1980 TV series is anything to go by.

    The irony is of course that the original Battlestar Galactica was a Star Wars knock-off that lasted only one season (unless you count Galactica 1980 of course) . . .

    Battlestar movie definitely going ahead

    Friday, 14 August 2009 06:52

    UPDATE: According to a recent report in Variety X-Men / Superman Returns director Bryan Singer WILL both produce and direct a big screen version of Battlestar Galactica for Universal Studios.

    According to reports the new movie will "will not have anything to do with the popular Syfy television series of the same name." Instead it will be "a complete reimagination."

    (Note: this movie will have nothing to do with the recent Syfy Channel show but will be based on the original 1970s show.)
     


  2. M. Sage

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    Not thrilled. I really liked what SyFy did with the series, and can't imagine a re-remake being a great idea.
     
  3. Hondo

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    blasphemy
     
  4. zembonez

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    I loved the old original series for its quirky "Star Trek" like feel. I don't think they can capture that again... but I'd watch and see.
     
  5. Freedom1911

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    Thats what many people said when they started the rein-visioned Galactica.
    While there were many that were not happy with the changes in the beginning, the show was so well done that it won many including my self over.
    I have all 4 seasons on DVD the two side movies Razer and The Plan, Caprica and will follow the Caprica series with the same interest as Galactica.

    While I agree looking back BSG the original series was a bit sappy. I expect this to be very well done.
    I do not expect it to be an exact remake, but a loose following if it follows at all the original, with the exceptions of critical plot points.
    I look forward to this, it may not be up to Galactica standards, but it cant be as hammy as the original.
    Time will tell but I think it will be worth a watch.
     
  6. Hondo

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    I'm sure it will be worth a watch, I just do not "approve" (said very snootily ;)) of re-makes of classic tv shows or movies. How many times have you heard "wow that re-make was better than the original"? Not very many times, if ever I bet.

    Hollyweird has gotten completely lazy-ass with all the remakes and dumb ass reality shows.

    But I will say that sometimes "classic" shows aren't as good as I remember, If I sat down right now and watched some original Battlestar Galactica I would probably say "dang I don't remember that show being so retarded and cheesy".

    And for the record, colorization of great B&W movies piss me off too....but I'll save that rant for a later time :332:
     
  7. Fisherman777

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    Go ahead and start another thread. I agree with you.
     
  8. zembonez

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    Count me in.
     
  9. Freedom1911

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    I understand your line of thought, just though some might find it interesting to know the original BSG was being gone over once more. Not a rein-visioning
     
  10. Hondo

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    Oh people will find it interesting, and I appreciate you bringing it up, a friend of mine is a huge Sci-Fi channel junky and he is very excited about the new series (what a dork lol) :happy0001:
     

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