Saturday, May 25, 2013

Battlestar Galactica 8-Bit RPG

For those of you who missed it, Ronald D. Moore's 2003 Battlestar Galactica Syfy Channel reboot was a massive critical success. Old Ron, who had previously worked on Star Trek's DS9 and Voyager, took a kitschy but hopelessly dated Star Wars wanna-be by Glen Larson, creator of Knight Rider, and entirely remade, not only the image of the show, but the image of sci-fi/space-opera for the next decade. It was so good, even girls watched it. It was so good, even Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice) was in it. Check out the original mini-series trailer to see some pure space-awesomeness:

I know, right? So recently, there have been talks of producing another, yes, another reboot of this venerable space shoot-em-up with a different cast and production team as well as the added twist that the new show or movie in question would go back and pay homage to its 70s roots in some way. Does that mean more disco aliens? In the meantime, take a look at College Humor's take on the story, this time with an 80s slant. If you enjoyed those old Nintendo RPGs like Final Fantasy and Legend of Zelda back in the day, you'll probably enjoy this as well - sorry about the ad:

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