Fans of Sci Fi’s popular Battlestar Galactica TV show are looking forward to the last episode, but they’re also dreading the void that the series’ absence will leave. Though the network is moving ahead with the prequel series Caprica, it will take place 50 years before the current show so the traditional characters won’t be part of it. News has now leaked out that a Battlestar Galactica movie is in the works. Curiously, it won’t be based on the current series. Why? Well, that’s a bit complicated.
Created by Glen A. Larson, Battlestar Galactica (BSG) centers around a colony of humans from a distant star system. They’re constantly under attack from warrior robots called Cylons that had been created to fight a war, and never programmed to finish it. Eventually a group of survivors escape and begin searching for a mythological planet called Earth. The series features performers like Richard Hatch, Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, Herb Jefferson Jr., Laurette Spang, Terry Carter, John Colicos, Tony Swartz, Maren Jensen, Noah Hathaway, David Greenan, Patrick Macnee, Anne Lockhart, Sarah Rush, Felix Silla, and Jonathan Harris.