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This Isn’t the BSG Movie You’re Looking For

Or maybe it is?

Not only has Universal confirmed a Battlestar Galactica movie, they’ve confirmed it’ll be directed by Bryan Singer.

Wow. Just wow.

Here’s the thing, Glen Larson is on board and it looks like this is going to be hearkening back to the 1978 movie and TV series. Which, really, is the only thing one could do with a BSG movie, since the new series is now self-contained.

And this is not necessarily a bad thing. Something somewhere between the cornball beauty of the ’78 series and the harsh grit of the new one could be quite good.

Guilty admission: in my last year of university, while flexing my writing muscles, I started to pen a BSG script (this was well before the new series). It followed the old movie/pilot plot, but attempted to inject more military structure and some gritty realism in the character relationships. Attempted, don’t know if it ever could have succeeded.

That admission might reveal why I would be interested in a new movie. It might be something more akin to what I had envisioned myself. Then again, since the series took off, they might decide to get even further away from the source material.

Here’s a crazy idea: use the cast from the series in this new movie. Why waste such an awesome pool of talent? And if their characters don’t exist in the new movie (like President Roslin), find something for the actor. I know it won’t happen, but I think it would be cool.

I doubt anyone else would agree.

I am an island.