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Battlestar Galactica News : February 2006

February 6, 2006 17:02 - Battlestar Galactica makes the leap to mobile phones

In-Fusio announced the launch of an action-game based on the popular SCI FI Channel TV series, Battlestar Galactica. The Battlestar Galactica game is available for download now worldwide, excluding Japan, for Java enabled handsets.Starting as a rookie pilot, players take over the controls of the Colonial Viper Mark VII high performance fighter, and are quickly drawn into the ongoing interstellar war. Fighting their way through 20 stunning, action-packed levels and a variety of missions, players will be put to the test as they battle head-to-head with the deadly Cylons.

The Battlestar Galactica mobile game will be available for a wide range of popular Java phones at operators worldwide.

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February 6, 2006 17:04 - Dynamite To Publish "Classic Battlestar Galactica" series in 2006

Runnemede, NJ, January 31, 2006 - Dynamite Entertainment announced today its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to produce comics based on the classic Battlestar Galactica series. Recently Dynamite Entertainment signed a deal to launch a comic series based on the new SCI FI Channel Battlestar Galactica series. The comic series based on the new season of Battlestar Galactica is tentatively scheduled to launch 2nd Quarter 20056 with writer Greg Pak penning the ongoing series.

Battlestar is one of the classic and most beloved sci-fi TV shows of all time, commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. “We are proud to bring new adventures of the classic cast to comic fans. The classic Battlestar line adds to some great creators and titles we have lined up for 2006. The opening lines of that show are still etched in my brain from childhood.The company will be announcing creative teams, launch dates and marketing efforts for Classic Battlestar in the coming weeks.

About Battlestar Galactica
Originally produced by Universal Television and Glen A. Larson, the hit TV series, Battlestar Galactica, was first broadcast on ABC in September 1978. Starring Lorne Green, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict, this epic space saga went on to become a veritable sci-fi classic. With just thirty-six episodes created, Battlestar Galactica has enjoyed syndication over the last two decades, most recently on the SCI FI Channel.

With its compelling storyline, memorable characters and exciting visual effects, millions of fans tuned in every week to join Commander Adama, Apollo, Starbuck and the crew of the Galactica on their journey through the galaxy. Hunted by the diabolical Cylons, a mechanical race set out to destroy all humans, the crew of the Galactica and its ragtag fleet of survivors’ only hope was to find legendary planet Earth—believed to be the home of the missing Thirteenth Colony of Man.

Inspired by the classic series, this extraordinary story was re-imagined by the SCI FI Channel and NBC Universal Television Studio in December of 2003 in the form of a 4-hour miniseries event. Capturing a new generation of fans, Battlestar Galactica became the most-watched cable miniseries of the year and led SCI FI to continue the saga through a one-hour weekly series. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, the new Galactica, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, has distinguished itself by the intensity and present day relevance of its stories and the command performances of its ensemble cast. Now one of television's most critically-lauded shows, Battlestar Galactica is currently in its second original season, airing on SCI FI Channel every Friday night at 10pm ET/PT, and has just been renewed for a third season of 28 additional original episodes.

About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite Entertainment is a premier licensor and innovative publisher of the comic industry's key and most popular comics including the Army of Darkness, Jim Starlin's Cosmic Guard, The Re-Animator, Eduardo Risso's Borderline, Fulu, Parquee Chas, Lectures Macabre, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti’s Painkiller Jane, Battlestar Galactica, Classic Battlestar Galactica, Darkman, Xena, and the #1 selling title in April of '05, Red Sonja. More information about the company can be found online at Dynamite Entertainment is a subsidiary of Dynamic Forces, Inc.

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February 6, 2006 17:08 - Infinite Lives from Vue Weekly

You know how, in the new Battlestar Galactica series, the dwindling remnant of fugitive humanity has to use archaic equipment and analog, non-networked computers because if they use anything higher-tech the robotic Cylons will take over everything and kill everybody? I only just this week realize I was in a similar situation. While I was splitting my electronic life between a brainless ’97-vintage iMac and a six-year-old ThinkPad with more mental problems than a comp. lit. undergrad, I was safe from the life-commandeering viral escapism of online communities; when I picked up a computer built this millennium and downloaded Second Life, I opened myself to trouble.

It’s a kind of trouble I’ve been in before. Back in the early ’90s (dates get hazy; it was a magical time), while living in a dismal walkup with a bitter Dr. Who fan, I got into text-based virtual-reality communities—think Infocom text adventures with everything written, programmed and shared by individual users. It near drove me crazy; I even had an online girlfriend, a real cutie from Hawaii. Second Life, with its total user control and customization, its everything created by everyone, its uninhibited masquerade-ball parody of human society, is the same old trap... with graphics.

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February 6, 2006 18:09 - FYI: Dredging Software

A friend of mine recently purchased some very expensive software that automatically dredges up information on just about anything and everything that's available on the web. So naturally, we got him to dredge up some info on our favorite topics: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis & Stargate SG-1 and some science fiction and fantasy topics just for the hell of it.

The Battlestar Dredge is located here:
Battlestar Galactica

The Stargate Atlantis Dredge is located here:
Stargate Atlantis

The Stargate SG-1 Dredge Blog is located here:
Stargate SG-1

The Science Fiction information is located here:
Science Fiction News

It does it automatically and posts it. About 95% of the information is relevant, although we are still tweaking it to get rid of the World News and strange errata that seems to sneak in from point to point. Ignore the tennis scores. If you're looking for the latest and greatest on Battlestar We will be updating our main Battlestar Blog with all of the news we receive that is not available via this software.

We've been testing it, and it gets a lot of info from the web, blogs and news sources.

Now if you want the latest and greatest in small bite-sized chunks with links to the source, visit Worlds of Wonder Battlestar and Stargate blogs. We will be continuing our personalized blogs on our main site with pictures, special information, articles and stories not available via auto-pilot mixed with some interesting stories we get and cover in more detail than from our newsgathering spider.

You are welcome to take any info you find there and use it on your blog as well. Please give us a link back to our website and have at it.


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February 7, 2006 14:30 - Battlestar Galactica's Moore To Vision Keynote GDC 2006

From Gamasutra comes this piece of news:

The organizers of the 2006 Game Developers Conference, to be held in San Jose from March 20-24, have announced that the creator and producer of the new Battlestar Galactica TV series, Ronald D. Moore will deliver the keynote address of the "vision track" at the 2006 GDC.

The vision track of the GDC was introduced at the 2005 conference, and is designed to provide an environment that fosters the innate creativity of game developers, empowering each of them to establish their own long-term vision of the next decade of games.

In his vision keynote, entitled "Building a Better Battlestar,"Moore will discuss his pioneering global application of realism to story and characters in the science fiction genre, and his experiences creating something new and successful out of an existing and adored intellectual property. During the keynote, Moore will discuss each element of the rebirth of Battlestar Galactica, using clips and props from the production of the show as references.


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