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It's always interesting when a TV show set in an alternate time period or fantastical place manages to incorporate the modern issues of our world into its storytelling. Though we might expect modern-era television, specifically drama, to include commentary on current events, if such a thing occurs in a show set in, say the future, the past or in another world, it's usually by way of metaphor rather than outright presentation. "Battlestar Galactica" was a post-9/11 allegory addressing the idea of inherent good and evil; what does it mean to terrorize and to what lengths should those in charge go in order to protect their citizens? As "Downton Abbey" moves forward in time, its issues of class warfare and income inequality echo in today's economic climate. Even "Mad Men" manages to touch on millennial issues such as job security, and if one can draw happiness from career alone. Read More: »
- Casey Cipriani
Unlike the viruses so doggedly chased by the Cdc, Helix apparently is easy to kill.
Syfy has cancelled the sci-fi series after two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Syfy has cancelled its scripted drama Helix, a little more than two weeks after the series’ second-season finale on April 10. From Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony TV, Helix focused on a team of scientists battling an Arctic outbreak that threatens mankind. Billy Campbell starred. The thriller debuted to 1.82 million Live+Sd total viewers. The premiere broke Syfy Live+3 records by gaining 64% in 18-49 to 1.2 million… »
Theres a new gang of characters surrounding Ash in his latest adventures in Ash vs. The Evil Dead. Most notably Xena herself (although personally I will always be more drawn to DAnna Biers her character on Battlestar Galactica) Lucy Lawless. She will play Ruby. The guys wouldnt spill too many beans on her character but she is on a hunt for Ash. »
The speculation surrounding the currently empty director’s chair of Marvel’s planned Captain Marvel movie continues to focus on Angelina Jolie. According to Collider’s updated story from their sources at Marvel, the appointment of Patty Jenkins as director of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. has essentially kicked that speculation up a gear, moving the rumor status from the studio being ‘in pursuit of Jolie’ to being ‘in hot pursuit of Jolie.’ It remains to be seen whether the actress-director is either interested in making a comic book adaptation, or has the time – but the rumors highlight an interesting, yet frustrating trend in the current superhero genre.
There is no denying that both DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney have heeded audience calls for better female representation in their superhero movie franchises. Less than ten years ago, every major superhero release was led by male characters, but now, we »
- Sarah Myles
Despite massive promotion and widespread critical acclaim, the premiere of Deadline Gallipoli didn.t draw a big audience on Foxtel but the figures for the full week will be a far more accurate measurement.
The 8.30 pm Sunday screening on showcase had 71,000 viewers in the five metropolitan capitals, according to OzTam.
However the producers and Foxtel rate the opening as a solid number and are confident the overall figures will build through the week with time-shifting and catch--up viewing.
.Deadline Gallipoli is one of the finest drama series that Australia has ever produced," Matchbox Pictures MD Chris Oliver-Taylor tells If. "It showcases a defining moment in Australia.s modern history.
"The overnight numbers are a solid »
- Don Groves
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Over the course of our conversation, we touched on what attracted Bamber to the role, his personal feelings on vigilante justice and we dug pretty deep into one of the scenes late in the film's third act and though it's not much of a spoiler, we get pretty deep into the themes of the movie.
Bamber also shared a few details about his upcoming role in the new supernatural drama "The Messengers" (which premieres tonight) and his new thriller Numb which recently wrapped shooting.
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"Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff will return to the future in "Rain," a sci-fi series that she created, wrote and will star in. Sackhoff's Fly Free Productions will partner with Reunion Pictures for the project, an "evolutionary parable that gives us a look into our possible future as a species viewed through the eyes of a soldier named Rain (Sackhoff)," according to Deadline. The sci-fi drama will focus on such issues as global warming and the role that science plays in nature's decline. Sackhoff will also executive produce the series. The actress currently co-stars in the crime drama "Longmire," which aired on A&E for three seasons and will continue its run on Netflix. [via Deadline]
- Inkoo Kang
Katee Sackhoff is going back to the future.
The Battlestar Galactica alumna is set to create and star in the evolutionary drama Rain, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Described as a futuristic parable that examines the long-term effects of global warming and other ominous events, Rain will star Sackhoff as a soldier who explores the future of the human species.
Sackhoff also will write and executive-produce the project — which is currently being shopped around and has not yet found a home — alongside Continuum‘s Tom Rowe. Her recent TV credits include Longmire, »
Katee Sackhoff is betting on a futuristic TV show for her future. No, another one. According to Deadline, the Battlestar Galactica star is creating a TV show called Rain, a global-warming parable that will look at "a civilization in harrowing decline by its own hand." Sackhoff also plans to play the title character, who is, of course, a soldier. Can we throw some dystopian Power Rangers in there, too? »
- E. Alex Jung
Battlestar Galactica alumna Katee Sackhoff is set to topline another drama set in the future, this one her own creation. Sackhoff has teamed with Continuum producer Reunion Pictures for the project, Rain, which she wrote and is executive producing though her Fly Free Productions. Rain is described as an evolutionary parable that gives us a look into our possible future as a species viewed through the eyes of a soldier named Rain (Sackhoff). It explores how the long-term… »
Sneak Peek Dynamite Entertainment's "Battlestar Galactica: Six" #2, available April 8, 2015, written by J.T. Krul and illustrated by Igor Lima, with covers by Jenny Frison and Chris Bolson:
"...the evolution of 'Number Six' continues, as 'Eve' begins to see her place in the psychiatric ward become less that of patient and more that of prisoner. She doesn't think of herself as a violent person, but when provoked all bets are off.
"As for the 'Cylons', Number Six has been designed for a very specific purpose and they are determined to make the necessary refinements so that she can achieve her prime directive. Next on the agenda - aesthetics..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Battlestar Galactica"...
"Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Commander"
- Michael Stevens
The Empire Podcast comes out just a little earlier than normal, what with this Easter weekend thing and all, and to celebrate the kind folks at Universal have released Fast & Furious 7 to bamboozle and enthrall. Here, in this hour-long podcast, the team comes to terms with everything Vin Diesel has to offer. Plus, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica veteran Ron Moore!P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »
From “Harry Potter” to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” there’s few things more valuable to the entertainment industry than a fiercely beloved book series. There’s also few things more daunting for a producer than the prospect of letting down the protective fans of a fiercely beloved book series, and “Outlander” fans have been obsessing about Claire Randall for more than two decades now.
Ronald D. Moore is no stranger to fan expectations. As a writer and producer for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (among other “Star Trek” titles), and the executive producer and showrunner of the “Battlestar Galactica” reboot, he learned that it’s impossible to please everyone with every creative decision. At Wednesday night’s New York screening of the mid-season premiere of “Outlander” — an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s popular historical romance series which began airing its first half of season one on Starz in August — the »
- Michael Tedder
It's been a little over 20 years since Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC, and there is now talk that the Sci-Fi Channel is going to be resurrecting the series. "Reboot Fever" seems to be sweeping the land, and it's a shame that such a stalwart series is part of that regrettable trend. So regrettable, in fact, that I've compiled a short list of 3 reasons why we don't need another Battlestar: 1. The Sci-Fi Channel The Sci-Fi Channel seems like a natural fit for a Battlestar reboot, but this is a channel known for some truly horrible TV movies. Dinocroc? Frankenfish? Dog Soldiers? (Actually, Dog Soldiers wasn't that bad). It seems unbelievable that they would be given the reins to make something as serious and epic as another BSG. 2. Women [caption id="attachment_431051" align="alignright" width="263"] Image via ABC[/caption] This is probably the most egregious of all of the rumors for Sci-Fi's BSG reboot is that the character »
- Allison Keene
Agents of Shield, Season 2, Episode 15: “One Door Closes”
Directed by David Solomon
Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on ABC
The episode title “One Door Closes” is a play on the old saying, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Agents of Shield is focused almost exclusively on Agent-now-Director Coulson and his team, even more so after the fall of Shield. In “One Door Closes”, the writers of Agents of Shield ask the audience a lot of important questions. Are Coulson and his team in charge because they are the best people for the job, or does the audience want Coulson in charge because it is the only possibility they have been presented with? Is he only the director »
- Rachel Kolb
Caprica, the 2010 prequel show to the 2003 reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, has been on my Netflix watch list for some time; but I blame Mindy Newell’s recent column for bumping it up to the top and getting me to actually start watching (I’m about five episodes in now). I love the modern Battlestar Galactica series, and thus would naturally have a desire to watch anything related to it; but BSG was such an entity unto itself that I was a little afraid of re-visiting it in this prequel format for fear it wouldn’t measure up. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. It’s a different kind of show, and self-contained enough while still referencing BSG to be enjoyably tied to BSG without having to match it measure-for-measure.
For those who aren’t familiar with the prequel series, Caprica takes place “58 years before the Fall” of the Colonies that kicks off BSG, »
- Emily S. Whitten
As someone with a resume that would tickle any nerd's fancies, for Edward James Olmos to call his most recent project "one of the high points of my career" is really and truly saying something. The Battlestar Galactica vet has portrayed more than a few iconic characters in his long and storied career, but his first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced the complex mind of Robert Gonzales, aka the head of the "real S.H.I.E.L.D." working against Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team to bring transparency to the once-great-but-now-flawed organization. "It's fantastic. I'm very honored and pleased to be a part of this world," Olmos tells E! »
No stranger to taking command of a carrier on a sci-fi-tinged show, Edward James Olmos made his debut on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." last week. We still don't know much about the "Battlestar Galactica" star's Agent Gonzalez, other than that he is apparently the head of The Real S.H.I.E.L.D., whatever that actually means. I didn't get many answers in a brief conversation with the "Stand and Deliver" Oscar nominee last week. It was one of those things where a nine minute interview became a 7:30 interview, which was made shorter by the need to repeat several questions due to a problematic phone connection. Still, I learned that Olmos has a long personal history with Marvel comics, which helped the producers woo him even though they couldn't tell him all of the secrets about Agent Gonzalez. Regarding spoilers, the only tidbit »
- Daniel Fienberg
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