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14 items from 2014


Battlestar Galactica Film Moving Forward with Transcendence Writer

8 April 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures is developing a film version of its "Battlestar Galactica" sci-fi franchise with the goal of completely re-imagining the story. The studio just hired original series creator Glen Larson to produce and Jack Paglen to write the screenplay. Paglen wrote "Transcendence" as well as the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel. There have been three "Galactica" TV series. The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth. In 2003, a re-imagined "Battlestar Galactica" mini-series aired on Sci Fi Channel. The second series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, ran for four seasons. Universal has been working on a "Battlestar Galactica" for years. Back in 2009, it was rumored that Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) was attached to direct. No word if that's still the case. »

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Jack Paglen To Help Battlestar Galactica Transcend To The Big Screen

8 April 2014 1:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sometimes, there’s a movie project that just doesn’t go away. They rumble on in the background for decades, with concepts kept alive only by the sheer willpower of those dedicated individuals involved. Battlestar Galactica is one such project – but now, it seems like it’s one step closer to fruition as Transcendence writer Jack Paglen has been hired to deliver a script.

Created by Glen A. Larson (Knight Rider, Magnum P.I, Quincy M.E) as a science fiction TV series in 1978, Battlestar Galactica ran for one season – ending in April 1979. It featured the premise that would provide the basis for every iteration of the show that followed – that our future humanity has migrated to a distant area of the galaxy, known as the Twelve Colonies, from where they have been defending themselves against a cybernetic race known as The Cylons. During a vicious attack, human survivors flee aboard spaceships, »

- Sarah Myles

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Battlestar Galactica movie in the works?

7 April 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Battlestar Galactica movie is reportedly in the works.

According to Variety, the film will be a complete reimagining of the cult science fiction series, which has aired on TV in several iterations.

The most popular version is producer Ronald D Moore's 2004 reboot series, which aired on the Syfy network and starred Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, and Mary McDonnell.

In 2009, director Bryan Singer was rumoured to be helming a Battlestar Galactica movie, though it seems he is not attached to this current project.

The movie, still in early stages, will apparently revolve around the familiar storyline of humans fighting a long battle against sentient robots called Cylons.

Glen A Larson, who created the original 1978 series of the show, is set to produce the film, while Transcendence writer Jack Paglen is set to pen the script. »

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'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Will Be a Reboot; Gets 'Transcendence' Writer

7 April 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has hired Transcendence screenwriter Jack Paglen to pen the script for their upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie.

The project is said to be a complete reimagining of this iconic sci-fi TV series, although no specific plot details were given. The movie has been in the works for several years, with Bryan Singer attached to direct back in 2009. We reported in 2011 that screenwriter John Orloff (Anonymous) signed on to write the script, which was said, at the time, to be based on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series, and not the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake series.

Original series creator Glen A. Larson will produce the feature, although it isn't known if Ronald D. Moore, who created the 2003 remake series, will be involved in the film. Scott Bernstein and Jay Polidoro are overseeing the project for Universal.

The 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica ran for just one season, starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Gets New Life at Universal (Exclusive)

7 April 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal is ramping up a movie version of the sci-fi franchise “Battlestar Galactica,” aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story.

Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay. Paglen has also committed to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel for Fox that will start production this fall.

Original series creator Glen Larson will produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film.

“Galactica” generated two TV series. The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searcing for Earth.

In 2003, a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” miniseries aired on Sci Fi Channel. The second series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, went on to run for four seasons.

In 2009, speculation emerged that Bryan Singer was attached to direct a “Battlestar Galactica” movie.

Universal’s exec VP »

- Dave McNary

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TNT Prepping Diverse Summer Slate of 10 Original Series

14 March 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT this summer will be airing an unprecedented nine original dramas, and 10 series overall, including new projects from Steven Bochco, Michael Bay and the producers of “Homeland.”

In addition to three new series, the cabler’s summer fare includes four of the 15 most popular dramas on basic cable (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Major Crimes,” “Falling Skies” and “Perception”).

Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, said he hopes the net’s summer slate points to the quality, variety and stability of the network’s programming.

“It’s a wonderful mix of old and new partners we’re working with … people known for making quality television,” Wright told Variety. “This really helps us burnish the brand.”

The diverse summer slate underscores the evolution of that brand, which not too long ago was driven almost entirely by crime shows like “The Closer.”

“We love our crime dramas, but we’re now programming in several genres… »

- Rick Kissell

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TNT Announces Packed Summer Slate with 10 Original Shows including 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship,' & 'Legends'

14 March 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While most people try to avoid drama in their day-to-day lives, TNT has always thrived in it. Now the network claims to have the most scripted dramas ever for a basic cable network with their summer rollout of nine shows: three new programs, six returning, and one unscripted series. TNT announced premiere dates today for six of these shows in addition to the already released dates for the remaining four. Enough with the math -- let's get to the shows. TNT's summer season begins June 9th at 9 pm with the season three premiere of "Major Crimes," starring Mary McDonnell. "Murder in the First," the new series starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson about a pair of homicide detectives (what else?) will follow it. The fifth season of "Rizzoli & Isles" hits on June 17th at 9 pm with the third season of Eric McCormack's mind-bending drama "Perception" right after. The real-life »

- Ben Travers

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TNT Announces Packed Summer Slate with 10 Original Shows including 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship,' & 'Legends'

14 March 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While most people try to avoid drama in their day-to-day lives, TNT has always thrived in it. Now the network claims to have the most scripted dramas ever for a basic cable network with their summer rollout of nine shows: three new programs, six returning, and one unscripted series. TNT announced premiere dates today for six of these shows in addition to the already released dates for the remaining four. Enough with the math -- let's get to the shows. TNT's summer season begins June 9th at 9 pm with the season three premiere of "Major Crimes," starring Mary McDonnell. "Murder in the First," the new series starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson about a pair of homicide detectives (what else?) will follow it. The fifth season of "Rizzoli & Isles" hits on June 17th at 9 pm with the third season of Eric McCormack's mind-bending drama "Perception" right after. The real-life »

- Ben Travers

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The Overlooked Hotel – Stephen Tobolowsky

12 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Overlooked Hotel is a new column in which we throw the spotlight behind the front line, champion those unfairly lost in the shallow focus of fame and feed the hungry underdogs.

Our maiden guest in the Hotel is character actor and master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky.

There are plenty of superstars out there. The Tom Cruises and Brad Pitts and George Clooneys of this world who, with a sprinkle of their magic pixie dust, can get a film made, with their name above the title on the poster and a big cut of the profits to boot. Likewise, hundreds of films (deservedly or otherwise) have their moment in the sun, awards and box office success lavished upon them as they are admitted to the ranks of “The Acclaimed”.

Then there are the other guys. The other films. Actors who always add something great to the films they appear in, but »

- Dave Roper

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Major Crimes: Season Two Ratings

14 January 2014 10:30 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though Major Crimes didn't bring in big ratings like The Closer, the spin-off still did very well. Will it continue to do so or, will the ratings fall in season two? Will the TNT series be cancelled or renewed for a third year? We'll have to wait and find out.

Airing on Monday nights, Major Crimes features the talents of Mary McDonnell, Gw Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, Graham Patrick Martin, Robert Gossett, and Nadine Velazquez. There are 19 installments this time -- vs last season's 10. The latest ratings are below and the list will be updated after each episode.

Update: Major Crimes has been renewed for a third season of 15 episodes.

Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.74 million total viewers. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Katee Sackhoff on Riddick Nudity & Being a Tomboy

14 January 2014 9:47 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Longmire and former Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff jumped onto the big screen last fall to play the ruthless mercenary Dahl in the long-awaited Vin Diesel sequel, Riddick. With Riddick hitting Blu-ray & DVD today, the 33-year-old Oregon native talks to ETonline about why the similarities between Dahl and BSG's Starbuck don't bother her; her tomboy upbringing playing "cowboys & Predators" in her Portland backyard; the status of her all-female version of The Expendables; and how she pretty much asked her dad for permission to do her first movie nude scene!

Pics: Stars on Set

ETonline: From Halloween: Resurrection to Galactica and Riddick, you obviously take on a variety of projects, but you keep on coming back to sci-fi, horror and fantasy. Are you a fan of those genres when you're sitting down to watch TV or go to the movies?

Sackhoff: Oh, for sure. I mean, not horror – I tend to think that there's enough things in my daily »

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'Major Crimes' Season 2 finale: Rusty faces down Phillip Stroh - sort of - in 'Return to Sender Part 2'

13 January 2014 10:07 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

With the Season 2 finale of "Major Crimes" on Monday (Jan. 13), it seems as though the series has finally settled the Phillip Stroh case that has remained so central to the "Closer" spin-off.

With Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) finally getting his day in court as key witness in the case against Stroh (Billy Burke, who didn't appear in the episode), the former teen hustler faced down a lot more than just his former attacker. Not only was his attempted killer -- the lunatic Wade Weller -- still in the wind after last week's cliffhanger, but there's been the subtle implications over his sexuality that have shaded the series since its inception.

Everything got wrapped up rather neatly, however much Stroh's attorney Linda Rothman (a devious Jeri Ryan) fought otherwise. In the end, Rusty got one over on the cagey lawyer and got the menacing letters admitted as evidence, which all but »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Major Crimes Finale: Can Rusty Handle the Pressure of Testifying?

13 January 2014 8:59 AM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

Monday's Major Crimes finale will attempt to close the book on a major chapter of the show. 

As Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) & Co. try to find the killer who attacked Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) to prevent him from testifying against serial rapist Philip Stroh (Billy Burke), Rusty will have his day in court.

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"I felt like it was time to put Rusty on the stand and that it was time to see what Sharon's tutelage had accomplished," creator James Dufftells TVGuide.com. "It was time to help get a little closure to the ongoing emotional arc we have been dealing with between Rusty and Sharon in the matter of Philip Stroh. It doesn't mean [Rusty's] out of the woods. It just means things are looking up for him."

Indeed, while Rusty has no more run-ins with his attempted killer, he will »

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Major Crimes Finale: Can Rusty Handle the Pressure of Testifying?

13 January 2014 8:59 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Monday's Major Crimes finale will attempt to close the book on a major chapter of the show. 

As Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) & Co. try to find the killer who attacked Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) to prevent him from testifying against serial rapist Philip Stroh (Billy Burke), Rusty will have his day in court.

Winter TV: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

"I felt like it was time to put Rusty on the stand and that it was time to see what Sharon's tutelage had accomplished," creator James Dufftells TVGuide.com. "It was time to help get a little closure to the ongoing emotional arc we have been dealing with between Rusty and Sharon in the matter of Philip Stroh. It doesn't mean [Rusty's] out of the woods. It just means things are looking up for him."

Indeed, while Rusty has no more run-ins with his attempted killer, he will »

- Adam Bryant

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