With how absolutely amazing the new television version of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ has been, I’d honestly almost forgotten the other 80s version ever existed. No doubt so have most of you. That hasn’t sat very well with the original show’s creator Glen Larson. Apparently Larson is just about the only person on the planet who doesn’t like the new ‘BSG’, and so he’s standing in the way of Ron Moore and his team ever making a movie out of their much better, much more successful, current television version.
The news comes from IESB where they hung out with the BSG crew at a press event this weekend (Note to Sci-Fi, where’s our plane ticket?). With the series set to end after this next season, show runners Ronald Moore and David Eick were plagued with questions about the possibility of a feature film once the show’s TV run was over. Their answer was: It’s not up to them.
It seems Larson owns the movie rights to BSG, and since he hates the current show and has long fantasized about making his own BSG movie, he’s not likely to let them make one based on the current Sci-Fi channel show. Nobody’s saying it won’t happen, it just isn’t very likely as long Glen Larson is in the way, and it doesn’t sound like he’s inclined to move over.
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