The Original Battlestar Galactica Is Returning as a Comic Series

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 2:44PM
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 2:44PM
The Original Battlestar Galactica Is Returning as a Comic Series
The original Battlestar Galactica was reimagined as a new TV show in 2004, but now the 1978 version is making a comeback, as Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new comic series that will "follow the rules" and take place within the timeline of the classic TV show.

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Dynamite has brought back both the original and reimagined series in the form of a few miniseries over the last few years, but now they're beginning a whole new series in the context of the classic BSG. The series will be written by Cullen Bunn, best known for Uncanny X-Men and several different Deadpool series, and will be illustrated by Alex Sanchez, best known for his work on Katana and Mad Max: Ride. According to io9, it will follow Commander Adama and the crew of the Galactica as they "discover a cosmic mystery beyond the edge of reality in their ongoing quest for a new home." So basically, every episode of Battlestar ever, as it should be.

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"Battlestar Galactica is a franchise that meant a lot to me in my formative years, and now I have the opportunity to build on the cosmic mythology that was left behind when the television series ended," said Cullen. "I've been given the chance to write characters that I love (and a few characters that I love to hate) within the universe (and following the rules) of the classic series. At the same time, I'm going to be doing something a little different, taking the story in a new direction that will provide fresh stories but will also honor everything that came before."
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As a huge fan of the 2004 series, I'm a little disappointed that we won't get to see some of the most beloved elements from the reimagining, like the later version of Starbuck. But still, any love for this wonderful franchise is a great thing, and it sounds like this project will be made with lots of love and admiration.

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The new Battlestar Galactica series is set to launch on August 3.

Via Newsarama

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