Ronald D. Moore, the main creative force behind the TV show Battlestar Galactica, has signed with United Artists to write a major sci-fi trilogy. The studio is not releasing any details, but I bet that this is nonetheless exciting news for the battalions of Galactica fans out there. It's good news for everyone else, too, because it isn't often that we get an original science-fiction vision on the big screen: almost everything is a sequel, or a remake, or an adaptation. I'm psyched for something epic and new.

I'm sadly not familiar with Battlestar Galactica, which I realize is inexcusable for a self-professed sci-fi buff. It's next on my list of things to watch. But I am a moderate Trekkie, and it's worth noting that Moore co-wrote Star Trek: First Contact, which I consider to be the franchise's finest hour (sorry, Shatner fans). If this new project can be half as imaginative, exciting and tough as that film, it'll be something to write home about.

Moore is also working on a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, which several people who write for this blog (hi Scott!) will be very excited about. Did I say "battalions" of fans? I meant legions. Entire armies.
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