Battlestar Galactica Update: Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The latest and greatest from the universe of Battlestar Galactica:
  • Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica Promo Images
  • Battlestar Galactica's Vlog
  • The Cruelest Words
  • Entertainment Weekly's "Must List"
  • Qosmos: Battlestar Gaylactica

Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica Promo Images
As we draw closer to the premiere date, more releases come out. For the Lucy Lawless fans, the unofficial Lucy Lawless fansite has the following information and promo photos.

Battlestar Galactica's Vlog
It can be found here.Pre-roll advertising. Episode titles sound like they're going deeper into what they do.

The Cruelest Words
Here's a rather interesting commentary from Andrew Olmsted concerning science fiction with a nod to Battlestar.
"Wagon Train's a really cool show, but have you ever noticed they don't really get anywhere? They just keep on wagon training."

Gordie Lachance, Stand By Me

There is doubtless a rather large debate over the cruelest words in the English language, but I think a leading contender has to be "What if?" Today's case in point: the news that Joe Straczynski and Bryce Zabel pitched a new Star Trek to Paramount a few years back, but were rebuffed. The proposal is here(PDF), and it strikes me as pretty much pitch-perfect. Zabel has some comments about it on his blog.

In short, they pitched a reboot of the Star Trek universe: take Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the Enterprise, but throw out everything that has gone before and start over. I won't get too deep in the weeds, but it would be similar in concept to what has been done with battlestar galactica, taking the basics and then moving in a new direction. It would be controversial; many fans of the original Battlestar are not at all happy with the new direction, and there would be much dispute among Trek fans as well. But it would invigorate the series, and it would allow them to throw out a lot of the dreck that has accumulated in the 40 years Trek has been evolving to create a more streamlined and interesting universe. I am particularly saddened that the concept didn't go forward because of the deep respect I have for Straczynski.

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Entertainment Weekly's "Must List"
The latest Entertainment Weekly (double issue #884/#885), which contains their "Must List", contains some entries of note for genre fans: "Must" Revivalist: Neil Gaiman ( The Eternals) "Must" Love Machines: The Cylons of Battlestar Galactica - Grace Park (Sharon), Tricia Helfer (Number Six) and Lucy Lawless (D'Anna Biers). "Must" Comic Book: Rocketo by Frank Espinosa.

Qosmos: Battlestar Gaylactica

Battlestar Galactica has never been afraid to tell stories dealing with taboo subjects. Will homosexuality be one of them?

Sci-Fi Channel’s cleverly reimagined television series, Battlestar Galactica, doesn’t seem to be afraid of tackling hot-topic issues. In previous seasons, the show has dealt with taboo matters too heavy for most network shows. Subjects weighing heavily on the psyche of Western culture, such as rape, terrorism, genocide, and abortion, all have had their fifteen minutes. Ronald D. Moore takes these delicate issues and weaves them into spellbinding stories that last well beyond their hour allotment. As this show constantly grows bolder in its storytelling, the real question is, will homosexuality be added to that list of heavy-handed themes?

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