OK, I'm going out on a limb, since I this is off-topic, I guess, but I thought there might be someone interested:
The SciFi Channel has recently announced that a new 'Battlestar Galactica' production is being made. The new production is said to be a remake of the seventies TV show, and is to be headed by former 'Roswell' writer Ronald Moore.
This news surprised and shocked most 'Battlestar Galactica' fans, since another project had already been announced last year, to be headed by X-Men producers Bryan Singer and Tom DeSanto.
Bryan Singer eventually left the production team last November, but Tom DeSanto had kept pushing for the return of 'Galactica'. Now, without any warning, he seems to have been taken off the project by Vivendi/Universal.
The fans are particularly aghast since DeSanto was reputed for listening to the fanbase of the show, and wanting to do a sequel of the original series with at least some of the original cast back, along with younger actors, and to keep faithful to the spirit and themes of the original 1978-1979 'Battlestar Galactica'.
Ronald Moore's project, on the other hand, has been announced to be a remake of the show, without the participation of the original actors, and likely with substantial changes to the look and themes of the show.
About Tom DeSanto's plans for the new 'Galactica' show you can read:
The following is a link to an article about Ronald Moore’s newly announced remake:
Petitions have been started by some fans in protest for this turn of events:
Please spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested.
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