Having already announced a forthcoming “Battlestar Galactica” series based on the current television show, Dynamite Entertainment today announced plans for a new comic based on the class series from the late ’70s.
Official Press Release
Runnemede, NJ, January 31, 2006 – Dynamite Entertainment announced today its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to produce comics based on the classic Battlestar Galactica series. Recently Dynamite Entertainment signed a deal to launch a comic series based on the new SCI FI Channel Battlestar Galactica series. The comic series based on the new season of Battlestar Galactica is tentatively scheduled to launch 2nd Quarter 20056 with writer Greg Pak penning the ongoing series.
“Battlestar is one of the classic and most beloved sci-fi TV shows of all time,” commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. “We are proud to bring new adventures of the classic cast to comic fans. The classic Battlestar line adds to some great creators and titles we have lined up for 2006. The opening lines of that show are still etched in my brain from childhood.”
The company will be announcing creative teams, launch dates and marketing efforts for Classic Battlestar in the coming weeks.
About Battlestar Galactica
Originally produced by Universal Television and Glen A. Larson, the hit TV series, Battlestar Galactica, was first broadcast on ABC in September 1978. Starring Lorne Green, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict, this epic space saga went on to become a veritable sci-fi classic. With just thirty-six episodes created, Battlestar Galactica has enjoyed syndication over the last two decades, most recently on the SCI FI Channel.
With its compelling storyline, memorable characters and exciting visual effects, millions of fans tuned in every week to join Commander Adama, Apollo, Starbuck and the crew of the Galactica on their journey through the galaxy. Hunted by the diabolical Cylons, a mechanical race set out to destroy all humans, the crew of the Galactica and its ragtag fleet of survivors’ only hope was to find legendary planet Earth-believed to be the home of the missing Thirteenth Colony of Man.
Inspired by the classic series, this extraordinary story was re-imagined by the SCI FI Channel and NBC Universal Television Studio in December of 2003 in the form of a 4-hour miniseries event. Capturing a new generation of fans, Battlestar Galactica became the most-watched cable miniseries of the year and led SCI FI to continue the saga through a one-hour weekly series. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, the new Galactica, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, has distinguished itself by the intensity and present day relevance of its stories and the command performances of its ensemble cast. Now one of television’s most critically-lauded shows, Battlestar Galactica is currently in its second original season, airing on SCI FI Channel every Friday night at 10pm ET/PT, and has just been renewed for a third season of 28 additional original episodes.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite Entertainment is a premier licensor and innovative publisher of the comic industry’s key and most popular comics including the Army of Darkness, Jim Starlin’s Cosmic Guard, The Re-Animator, Eduardo Risso’s Borderline, Fulu, Parquee Chas, Lectures Macabre, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti’s Painkiller Jane, Battlestar Galactica, Classic Battlestar Galactica, Darkman, Xena, and the #1 selling title in April of ’05, Red Sonja. More information about the company can be found online at www.dynamiteentertainment.com. Dynamite Entertainment is a subsidiary of Dynamic Forces, Inc.