Battlestar Galactica’s Cast and Creator Reunite at SDCC
Ron Moore, creator of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, and several cast members announced a reunion panel for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Battlestar Galactica’s Cast Reunites
SyFy is celebrating its 25th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con this year. As such, they invited their most iconic original series along for the festivities. The 2004 series Battlestar Galactica consistently delivered television’s smartest science fiction. Because of this, the show spawned a devout following, and a short-lived spin-off series titled Caprica, and a widely respected board game. The show ended in 2009 and survived long enough to bring its events to a conclusion.
Although, the series finale remains divisive among critics and fans. However, it is not a show whose fans are clamoring for a new “final” season or reprise. Furthermore, Battlestar Galactica won 3 Emmy awards and earned a whopping 22 Emmy nominations during its four-year stint on SyFy. The series propelled several of its stars into massive popularity in nerd culture. Some of the cast makes the comic book convention rounds, but the majority of them are busy with other projects. So it takes a massive event like SDCC and SyFy’s anniversary to bring the band back together.
The Battlestar Galactica reunion panel is set for 2:30 PM in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 20th. Currently, Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, and Grace Park are set to appear. Though, the official announcement promised more of the cast. Of course, the glaring omission is Captain Adama himself, Edward James Olmos.
Smart science fiction television is hard to come by. But, SyFy’s stable of shows usually features one standout series. Yes, they are responsible for the Sharknado franchise. However, they also air The Expanse, a show that scratches the itch of smart science fiction for most Battlestar Galactica fans. So, happy birthday, SyFy. We long for the halcyon days when your name was Sci-Fi, but you gave us Mystery Science Theater 3000, so you can do whatever you want.