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Peter David To Pit Battlestar Galactica ’78 Vs Battlestar Galactica ’03

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:03 PM

Dynamite’s fourth NYCC announcement may be their biggest of the show as writer Peter David pens a new crossover series bringing together the classic Battlestar Galactica from 1978 with the Syfy Channel reboot from 2003.

In the new Battlestar Galactica miniseries, the discovery of Kali — the last of the reptilian parent race that created the Cylons — serves as the catalyst for a face-to-face meeting between the crews serving Commander Adama (including Apollo and Starbuck, three characters immortalized on the small screen by actors Lorne Green, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict, respectively) and Admiral William Adama (of the 2003 Reimagined BSG series, as played by Edward James Olmos). Sparks will fly as Lee Adama, Kara Thrace, and their fellow Viper pilots meet their strangely familiar counterparts — and discover the threat that two colliding universes of Cylons pose!

David says of the project:

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“With all deference to Star Trek, Firefly… hell, even Space Cases… I firmly believe the recent Battlestar Galactica series is the best SF series ever. And in reviewing the original series for the first time in decades, I was amazed at how it held up far better than I ever could have believed. Forty years away from it being dismissed as a Star Wars rip-off, the first BSG had a style, story, and characters all its own and deserved far more than the truncated run it received. So I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this truly historic meeting, which was indeed set up in the new series: All of this has happened before, and it will happen again.”


The Battlestar Galactica project will be slated for release this fall.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:05 PM

Peter David has done some good things with Star Trek in the past so my interest is high for this one.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

Sounds interesting!
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:30 PM

Yes, while it’s true that new BSG’s cycle of time concept does allow for the universes to exist in the same linear time stream? They’re just too different to truly reconcile. In one universe, they have aliens; in the other, they don’t. The Kali create the Cylons in the more ‘recent’ BSG universe (remember, G1980 gives TOS BSG an unfortunate time lock of about 1950 or so) while the BSG of “150,000 Years” ago has humans creating the Cylons, not aliens.

I’m half-tempted to read the attempt, but one universe or both will have to be compromised to make it work. Either TOS BSG will have to gain much sophistication or 2003 BSG will have to be dumbed down a bit into an action-adventure only (ala “Blood & Chrome”). It can be done, but I really don’t think that it should.
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