At the DGA in Hollywood tonight, SciFi Channel premiered the forthcoming “reimagined” miniseries Battlestar Galactica, which debuts Monday night, next week.
Cast and crew were present, along with SciFi Network brass. The event included a screening of episode one in entirety. Forget what you’ve heard about complaints from fans of the original series — the new version is nothing short of breathtaking, and lives up to its producers’ promise to turn the science fiction TV genre on its head. The two-part miniseries was co-produced by David Eick and Ron Moore (Moore also co-wrote the screenplay), and masterfully, sensitively directed by Michael Rymer — who is destined to become “untouchable in five minutes,” according to a pre-screening quip from Eick. He’s right. This stuff is the real thing.
More in Wired News shortly… but for now, here are a few snapshots I took of the cast members who were present this evening. From left to right: Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama), Tricia Helfer (Cylon Number 6), Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), and Grace Park (Boomer).