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ABC Toys With 'Star Wars' TV Series Idea

Project involves 'Battlestar Galactica's' Ronald D. Moore

It's probably the only show in history with enough episodes written to earn it a syndication contract, but not a single episode produced. That is the story behind the long bally-hooed live-action Star Wars television series that creator George Lucas has teased for a long time. And while everythin ...

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Ronald D. Moore To Adapt 'Outlander' Novels To Series

Latest project from 'Battlestar Galactica' developer for Sony TV

Life after "Battlestar Galactica" may now continue for Ronald D. Moore. The acclaimed developer and executive producer of the signature Syfy series is set to take on a fantasy romance project based on the "Outlander" novel series from author Diana Gabaldon. It's a project that Sony Pictures Telev ...

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'Fringe' Is Money-Loser For Fox

UPDATED: Could Warner Bros. shop 'Fringe' elsewhere?

If anyone is trying to discard the reputation of Fox of not giving science-fiction shows a chance, network president Kevin Reilly says he hopes what's happening to "Fringe" changes that. Despite operating in the red for the last couple of seasons for the network, Reilly has kept the show around. ...

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See Full Episode Of BSG-Inspired 'Portlandia' HereSpecial guests include Edward James Olmos, Ronald D. Moore

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Broken Pilot: 17th Precinct

Could the 'Battlestar Galactica' reunion actually pulled it off?

I'm not sure how legal it is, but the Sony Television pilot of "17th Precinct" leaked online this week. From "Battlestar Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore, NBC had a chance to pick up a police procedural in a world that was very different from ours. Where magic is the norm and science is a fringe myt ...

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It's Been A Long Road For 'Trek Nation'

Documentary from Eugene W. Roddenberry debuts Nov. 30 on Science

Director Scott Colthorp and narrator Eugene W. Roddenberry Jr. are set to finally debut their documentary "Trek Nation" on the Science cable channel Nov. 30. But getting from there to here was a path that took years -- and more than once almost seemed dead in its tracks. "Trek Nation" is a celebr ...

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Preview: 'Trek Nation' Is Definitely Worth The Wait

Rod Roddenberry's documentary celebrating Star Trek finally set to premiere

Several years ago, I was one of the few honored with the chance to see a rough cut of a documentary Eugene W. Roddenberry Jr. and director Scott Colthorp was making called "Trek Nation." Even then, the project had been in development for a few years, and I was now excited to finally see what Rod ...

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Dragonriders Of Pern Author Anne McCaffrey Dies

Reportedly suffered a stroke. She was 85

The literary world has lost one of its greats. Anne McCaffrey, the author of nearly 100 science-fiction and fantasy books, died Nov. 21. She was 85. Random House, her longtime publisher, confirmed her death to Media Bistro on Tuesday. Reports are that McCaffrey suffered a stroke, and died peac ...

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Singer Finds 'Battlestar' Fan To Write Film

John Orloff takes on big-screen version of 1978 classic

John Orloff has wanted to write "Battlestar Galactica" since he was 12. Of course, his inspiration was Lorne Greene, not Edward James Olmos. And he'll have a chance to fulfill that dream now thanks to Bryan Singer. Orloff, best known for his work on "Band of Brothers" and the controversial fi ...

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Will CBS Consider New Star Trek Television Series?

David Foster says he hasn't abandoned hope on his project quite yet

It seems like everyone has a pitch going for a new Star Trek series. But one may not be as fully realized as one by David Foster and the late Kevin Severson, which has been in development for years, but not yet presented to CBS Television. Foster, talking to "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" writer Ja ...

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