Dynamite’s fourth NYCC announcement may be their biggest of the show as writer Peter David pens a new crossover series bringing together the classic Battlestar Galactica from 1978 with the Syfy Channel reboot from 2003.
In the new Battlestar Galactica miniseries, the discovery of Kali — the last of the reptilian parent race that created the Cylons — serves as the catalyst for a face-to-face meeting between the crews serving Commander Adama (including Apollo and Starbuck, three characters immortalized on the small screen by actors Lorne Green, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict, respectively) and Admiral William Adama (of the 2003 Reimagined BSG series, as played by Edward James Olmos). Sparks will fly as Lee Adama, Kara Thrace, and their fellow Viper pilots meet their strangely familiar counterparts — and discover the threat that two colliding universes of Cylons pose!
David says of the project:
“With all deference to Star Trek, Firefly… hell, even Space Cases… I firmly believe the recent Battlestar Galactica series is the best SF series ever. And in reviewing the original series for the first time in decades, I was amazed at how it held up far better than I ever could have believed. Forty years away from it being dismissed as a Star Wars rip-off, the first BSG had a style, story, and characters all its own and deserved far more than the truncated run it received. So I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this truly historic meeting, which was indeed set up in the new series: All of this has happened before, and it will happen again.”
The Battlestar Galactica project will be slated for release this fall.