A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
Star Trek series set on a space station around Bajor remembered
Rick Berman and the late Michael Piller didn't have to look far to find inspiration for another Star Trek series. Saddam Hussein had set oil wells in Kuwait on fire as he withdrew as part of Operation Desert Storm, and both the allied American forces along with the Kuwaiti people were left to pic ...Read More
Could Bryan Singer be on the right track in his film project?
If you were to describe progress on a "Battlestar Galactica" big-screen adaptation, "slow" might be the best word. And for a while, I felt that was perfect. Because to me, the slower a project develops, the less likely it will ever be completed -- especially with someone as busy as director Bryan ...Read More
Bryan Singer said script is now in revision stages
Bryan Singer is moving forward with his "Battlestar Galactica" movie project, but he doesn't seem as ready to walk all over the Syfy revival of the series as some fans had originally feared. Singer recently talked with IGN about the project, and while he was cautious to share too much about its p ...Read More
Popular HBO series makes coveted list after just one season
It took a couple seasons of "Battlestar Galactica" and a dozen more of "South Park" for Peabody to notice those shows. But for HBO's "Game of Thrones," all the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications needed were 10 episodes. "Game of Thrones" was named among 38 ...Read More
Post-production time could turn 'Battlestar' series into 'Falling Skies'
No one has heard so much as a peep from Syfy on the shot pilot for the "Battlestar Galactica" spinoff series "Blood & Chrome," but a decision on when fans will get a chance to see the episode is coming soon. But even if Syfy does pick the show up for series, don't expect a premiere until at least ...Read More
What were the eye-rolling duds of 2011 so far in this great genre?
It's time for Thanksgiving in America, celebrating the legend of New World settlers making nice with the natives who had possession of the land first. But really, it's about football and turkey. Since Airlock Alpha is a science-fiction site, you won't find much football here, unless William Sh ...Read More
Battlestar Galactica universe looks to continue on Syfy using the 'Sanctuary' route
Technology is what might help the Cylons win, but it also is bringing those dastardly robots back bigger and badder than ever. Syfy has given the thumbs up to "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" for a two-hour backdoor pilot movie spearheaded by "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer David ...Read More
Best known for work on 'Awake,' Twilight franchise
Ronald D. Moore is looking to catch lightning in the bottle twice -- looking to popular genre movies for directors of his pilots. And he's getting that by convincing David Slade to continue his television comeback to direct his upcoming Syfy series pilot, "Helix." Moore pushed for Michael Rymer t ...Read More
'Outlander' sets up writers room ... pickup next?
Starz hasn't given an official word on whether it will move forward with Ronald D. Moore's latest science-fiction project. But it's likely they wouldn't go through the time and expense of opening a writer's room (and hiring writers to go in it) if they weren't going to do it. So unofficially, Moo ...Read More
New series, 'Helix,' part of his Sony Pictures Television deal
Fans knew it wouldn't take long for Ronald D. Moore to make a triumphant return to Syfy. The developer of the rebooted "Battlestar Galactica" series that helped put the cable channel on the map, is reportedly returning for a new series he has developed through Sony PIctures Television. "Helix" ...Read More