SDCC: Battlestar Movies to Bring Back Bill Adama?
August 3, 2009
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This is out last update on the San Diego Comic Con, and we’ve saved the best for last. My favorite show Battlestar Galactica.
The Battlestar Galactica panel wasn’t as large as its been in the past. This year Ron Moore, David Eick, and Jane Espenson were in attendance on the prodcuer side. Cast members like Esai Morales, Grace Park, and Edward James Olmos were in attendance also. Just like at Wizard World Philly, a good deal of time was spent discussing the upcoming tv movie The Plan. We only have a few more months to wait before we get to see this one!
In regards to The Plan, writer Jane Espenson stated that it retells much of the BSG mythology from the Cylon point of view, strictly adhering to the canonical timeline and still telling an entertaining, darkly humorous tale. In a line similar to what he said at Wizard World Philly, Edward James Olmos had this to say about The Plan, “You will freak out.” I’m fully intending too, and if even half the hype this film is getting lives up to what we recieve I’ll be happy.
The most important thing to come out of this panel was from Olmos himself. He was quoted as saying, “I can guarantee you this will not be the last movie on Battlestar Galactica.” Looks like we can expect to get more movies… but about what? Luckily one of the fans at Comic Con had the same thoughts. The fan wanted to know if Olmos had thought out about what had happened to Admiral Adama after the close of the series. If you recall the series ended with Bill Adam sitting on a hilltop watching the sunset in front of him on new Earth. Olmos said, “I’ve actually written an entire script already on exactly what happened to him. Let me put it to you this way: When you next see Adama, he will be in a rustic log cabin, and there will be a knock on the door. And it will be his old friend Col. Tigh saying, ‘We have a problem.’ And that’s how the journey begins.” If we get this movie I can guarantee it will be good. If there’s one thing the new Syfy channel needs its more Bill Adama. Keep your fingers crossed folks… we might get some more BSG movies!
After the jump we’ve got the recorded video from Comic Con of the BSG panel if anyone is interested.