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So Say We All: A Look at the Awesome Science of Battlestar Galactica

It’s been over a decade since a reimagined version of a '70s cult favorite sci-fi series premiered on the Sci Fi Channel and took the world of science fiction by storm. One Peabody, two Emmys, a couple spinoffs, and 12 years later, Battlestar Galactica’s popularity still feels novel. How did what’s ostensibly a space opera about the war between humans and the Cylons—the hyper-realistic robots they created—gain so much acclaim? And why did so many non-sci-fi fans end up watching and loving it?

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How Battlestar Galactica Brought Me Back to Earth

Sometimes, though, the option for escapism becomes a need: When my sister died, I needed it. That was when I started to watch Battlestar Galactica.

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Battlestar Galactica‘s Richard Hatch Passes Away at 71 Years Old

Richard Hatch, star of both the 1978 and the 2003 Battlestar Galactica, died yesterday afternoon at the age of 71.

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There’s a Plan Happening For The Battlestar Galactica Movie

All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.

Well, much like the Cylons, Universal seems to have a plan after all--even if it's taken them some time to properly execute it. On Thursday Deadline officially confirmed that the studio had decided to move forward with the project.

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That Battlestar Galactica Movie Just Got a Second Chance

Battlestar Galactica is getting another shot at the silver screen, after spending a few years left on a shelf somewhere.

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Syfy’s The Expanse Is the Best Damn Space Show Since Firefly, and You Should Be Watching Right Now

You didn't watch Firefly, did you? Admit it! Not when it was on air, anyway. You didn’t watch, and the show was canceled. It's basically your fault. Now go turn on your TV or go to and start watching The Expanse.

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Galacticon IV Cancels Several Guest Appearances, Then … Invites Richard Hatch Back

Richard Hatch is going to be there after all.

Galacticon IV, the fourth annual celebration of all things Battlestar, hits Seattle, Washington this weekend, but yesterday, the convention's organizers shocked their attendees by halving the guest list. The original guest line-up boasted prominent actors from the original Battlestar Galactica series, the 2004 reboot, and also the upcoming third reboot slated for the silver screen.

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The X-Files Might Disappear From Netflix Instant Starting in April

If this is an April Fool's long con, I SWEAR

Now, this one I don't want to believe.

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So Say We All: Edward James Olmos To Join Agents Of SHIELD Cast

Wait, but they've already got Coulson to lead the rag tag bunch of survivors, so who's he going to play?

Wonder how Agents of SHIELD is going to top Marvel's Agent Carter when the back half of its second season returns to the same time slot in March? Well, as we can all surmise from the period drama's stellar first two episode, it won't ever be able to top Agent Carter, because that's impossible. But casting Admiral William Adama might help just a bit to soothe the eventual Peggy-shaped hole in our hearts.

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Michelle Forbes Is Looking Like A BAMF As Retro Girl In Powers

A+ 10/10 would red leather again

Somehow we keep forgetting that Powers, the show based on Brian Michael Bendis's well-loved comics, is in the works - maybe because it's going to be a PlayStation Network exclusive. But here to remind us is Michelle Forbes, looking hella rad in full uniform as Retro Girl.

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Things We Saw Today: Ursula Launches #BreakTheOcean

Yes, on land it's much preferred/For ladies not to say a word

Don't underestimate the importance of body language.

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Starbuck Is Maverick in This Pitch Perfect Battlestar Galactica/Top Gun Mashup

Daaaaaanga zooooooone!

So is Apollo Iceman or Goose? Either way, I like what I see. Thanks for putting this together, Nick Acosta.

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Things We Saw Today: Tiny Samwell Tarly Funko Pop Is Coming!

I just want to squeeze him!

Look! Look at his little feet! And Peter Baelish's little goatee! And new versions of Sansa and Daenerys and Jon Snow! Everything is wonderful and nothing hurt -- except waiting for the next book and season, of course.

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Syfy Chief Talks Change in Direction for the Network and… Admits Mistakes?

They're not changing the name, though.

Syfy is a network that's been struggling for a few years with, well, fans of sci fi. Ten years ago, critics ranked the network's Battlestar Galactica among the historic television events of the decade, but the channel hasn't been able to pull off the same kind of mainstream, demographic spanning hit since.

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BSG and Star Wars-Inspired Outfits For All Your Classy, Nerdy Needs

So say we all.

New clothing retailer Cozday Clothing is now accepted pre-orders for their Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars-inspired duds, and damn if I don't want one of everything.

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You Have One Week To Watch All of Battlestar Galactica On Netflix Before It Disappears


So you know how every once in a while Netflix likes to switch out the movies and TV shows it currently offers you on Instant Watch with different movies and TV shows? Well... the good news is we're getting Gilmore Girls! The bad news is that Rory and Lorelei's adorably fast-paced antics come at a terrible, terrible cost to humanity.

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In Defense of Reboots and Remakes

Droppin' some knowledge.

A friend told me a story the other day. He was discussing reboots with his wife, explaining how he doesn't like them on principle. Until his wife had the gall to point out: "Wait, honey... you love Battlestar Galactica."

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Here’s What Fox’s Bryan Singer-Directed Battlestar Galactica Would Have Looked Like

Aside from "cancelled after part one."

Via concept art by Guy Hendrix Dyas, here's a quick peek at Fox/Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica miniseries that almost was.

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Speaking of Walkers: A Study of the Slang Our Heroes Call Their Villains

Walker, Geek, Lamebrain, or Biter?

Firefly had Reavers, Lost had the Others, Terra Nova had Sixers, V had Visitors, The 100 has Grounders, and Falling Skies has Skitters/Cooties. Slang terms for the enemy probably go back to the time of cave paintings, when early humans painted their enemies with vestigial tails. Television has no shortage of this brand of slang.

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Why You Should Watch Defiance, The Heir to Battlestar Galactica


June 19 marks the return of Defiance, the Syfy drama about a future Earth in which humans and various races of alien must cohabitate. In spite of being a moderate ratings success in its first season, Defiance has failed to garner the kind of critical attention it deserves. By which I mean: The people I love who love sci-fi still aren’t watching this show, and it makes me sad. It’s especially heartbreaking to see the Warehouse 13 fandom donning black armbands in preparation for the last episode and wanting to shout “Guys! There’s a place for you! And HG Wells is there and everything!” Since you have just enough time to catch up on season one, I’m here to tell you why Defiance is the new face of smart sci-fi. Just imagine I’ve got you cornered in a bar and am in that specific stage of drunk where you just want to explain how great something is.

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