Friday, August 19, 2005


My crossover compadre Thom Holbrook has updated his great Crossovers & Spinoffs page (link found to the left). And he has a great article detailing how 'Battlestar Galactica' (the new version) should be linked to 'Firefly', all based on an in-joke:

And I'm more than willing to accept it. The new version of 'Battlestar Galactica' may be the better show, but I relegated it to Earth Prime-Time Delay where all the remakes of TV shows exist. (At least the first remake attempts.) The original show just worked better in connection to Earth Prime-Time. And besides, it does have that great connection to 'McCloud' (Grover played by Ken Lynch) and 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' (UBS TV network from 'America 2Night') via 'Galactica 1980'.

Besides, I really wasn't too keen on trying to find a place in the main TV Universe to wedge in 'Firefly'. Its view of the future didn't seem to gel with a more generic vision which could easily house 'Star Trek', 'Babylon 5', and 'Doctor Who'.

It's the same problem I have with shows like 'Andromeda', 'Planet Of The Apes', and others.

Visit Thom's site. The power of crossovers compels you!



Anonymous said...

So what's the Battlestar connection to Mary Hartman exactly? They used the same fictional tv network? Oh, I love those types of links--any idea if it was coincidental, or was it deliberate?

Personally, I'm still waiting for ZNN to appear again,

Toby said...

That's right - UBS ("Where we put U before the BS.")

Coincidentally, there will be more about UBS in next month's blog entries.

Earlier today I was discussing ZNN with Hugh, and thought it was in '7 Days' as well as the 'JAG' corner of the universe.

However, checking my notebooks, I found my notations that CZN was the network in the pilot episode of '7 Days'.

An argument could be made, however, that a graphic seen on TV in the 'Doctor Who' episode "Aliens Of London" was off-kilter due to the hectic scramble to get the story of the alien crash on the air.

And thus the graphic for "AM NN" might have instead been for "AM ZNN".

But I'm not going to lose sleep over arguing for it.....