Friday, August 11, 2006


Sci-Fi Pulse has an interview with Ron Moore about the future of 'Battlestar Galactica'. And while the information about the upcoming spin-off 'Caprica' was of interest in a Toobworld sense, it was the last question which caught my eye:

Given that there is still a large chunk of the fan base that would like to see some sort of continuation of the original series in perhaps a straight to DVD format, and also given the fact that Tom DeSanto remains interested in continuing the original story. Do you think that the two Universes would be able to co-exist without either side of the fan base losing out, and given that should this other project ever get greenlighted would you yourself support it, given that you could not really see a way to go for updating the original story when you started this journey back in May of 2002?

I have no problem with Tom or anyone else who wants to do a revival of the original cast and characters or do some kind of continuation. If they can get a good story together and get the pieces lined up to do it, then more power to them.

Mighty big of him, considering his version wouldn't even exist if it hadn't been for the original, no matter how reviled it might be today by some quarters.

But since the original 'Battlestar Galactica' was broadcast first, that's the version that is a part of the main Toobworld. The latest incarnation is kept in the dimension of remakes that take place decades after their counterparts, Earth Prime-Time Delayed.

If DeSanto was to pick up the story for the original 'Battlestar Galactica', he has to deal with the Galactican people being on Earth for the last 26 years. They've been here among us since the events chronicled in 'Galactica 1980'.

As such, a faction of them were probably the ones truly responsible for the Eugenics Wars of the 1990s. (In the Real World, these were the ethnic cleansing conflicts in the Balkans.)

The others have disappeared into the midst of humanity and assumed normal, average lives among their Terran kin. Some of the Galacticans have probably even had children by Earthlings, and those children are making their mark in Toobworld as they come of age.

It can only be a theory for now, but perhaps 'Kyle XY' was engineered from the fertilization of a Terran egg with Galactican spermatazoa. Or vice versa, I'm not picky.......

You can read the full Pulse interview here.


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