Back in May, the “idle chatter” was the possibility of up to three additional Battlestar Galactica TV movies were on the table being discussed at the network.
No one at the network confirmed or denied this but if you ponder it, there’s some conflict in the air.
The possible three films will not further the storyline that’s developing in Season 4 and 4.5. Rather, they will focus on incidents that take place on the Galactica during the show’s timeline.
In an interview on June 28th with the L.A. Times, Grace Park, (Cylon No. 8, Sharon Valerii) said the first BSG movie was greenlit.
And still, the Sci-Fi Channel says things are still in discussion.
But with various cast and crew off doing other things, I read this tidbit with trepidation.
Case in point: Director Michael Rymer has been tapped to direct Witchblade. Actors Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin), Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama), Tricia Helfner (No. 6), Grace Park, Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), Alessandro Juliani (Lt. Felix Gaeta), Leah Cairns (Racetrack), Michael Trucco (anders), Paul Campbell (Billy), Rekha Sharma (Tory), Richard Hatch are all on projects in some degree of production.
If you follow Ronald Moore, you know he’s in the middle of pre-production for the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica. He has a new show in the upcoming season called Virtuality on Fox. Additionally, he’s signed a three project feature film deal with United Artists.
Does that sound like someone who’s free to make a movie for Sci-Fi?
I have to wonder that if this rumor is true, are they thinking of moving forward with the franchise without some key components that made it what it is? That would not be in their best interest to even attempt something that hair brained. It would only add further evidence of what many are calling rather poor decisions on Sci-Fi Channel’s part.