Sunday, June 10

Classic Cylons Returning To 'Battlestar Galactica'?


The following story contains MINOR SPOILERS for the upcoming fourth season of "Battlestar Galactica."

The most famous version of "Battlestar Galactica's" Cylons -- you know, the shiny suits from the original 1970s series -- got nothing more than a short cameo appearance in the 2003 pilot miniseries.

But fans attending a special BSG event at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood earlier this week say that the "By Your Command" Cylons could make an appearance. It's just unclear if what they will see from the classic series will be a background crop, or a living, breathing (as much as Cylons lived and breathed in the 1970s) sparkling toaster.

Will fans get to see these old Cylons in action? Hard to tell, and most likely not judging by the video footage shown during the event.

One fan who attended, Greg Cotten, told SyFy Portal that while the preview for "Razor" does show a classic Cylon model, it's simply nothing more than a Cylon head in a display case, similar to what was seen in the miniseries.

However, two other sources with the show say that yes, there will be old-style Cylons, and they will be moving and interacting.

Moore also told the crowd that while the movie will focus on the Pegasus crew, it will include appearances by all the major cast members from the series.

Whether or not we really get to see the original models is clearly up in the air, but there are reports that at least November's telemovie focusing on the Battlestar Pegasus will include flashbacks to the original human/Cylon war of 40 years before, reports the Collider Web site, and it's likely that's where the original Cylons will show up.

"Battlestar Galactica" executive producer Ronald D. Moore also took questions from the audience, and confirmed that he is writing a draft script for the proposed sequel to Will Smith's 2004 film "I Robot," and confirmed earlier reports that he is still involved in the remake of "The Thing."

The "Battlestar Galactica" telemovie, which is being called "Razor," will air in November on SciFi Channel, and be released almost instantly on DVD. The fourth season comes back in January or February.

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