“Battlestar Galactica’ Telefilm Begins Shooting Monday
Battlestar Galactica fans will rejoice when shooting begins on Monday on Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, a new story written by Jane Espenson. Like last year’s Razor telefilm, it will fill in a continuity gap using the regular cast. The film is expected to air after the final mini-season of BG airs in the first quarter of 2009 on Sci-Fi Channel.
According to The Chicago Tribune, the movie will feature Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) and Dean Stockwell (Brother Cavil), Tricia Helfer (No. 6), Grace Park (Boomer/Athena), Rick Worthy (Simon), Matthew Bennett (Doral) and Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben).
Maureen Ryan writes, “My source says that [Saul] Tigh and a fellow Cylon, Tory Foster (Rekha Sharma), are in the film, but ‘not as much.’ In convention footage posted at Galactica Sitrep, Olmos indicates that Chief Tyrol has a good-sized role in the film.’ Olmos will be directing the two-hour adventure.
While an actual air date has yet to be released, Sci-Fi has debunked rumors that the January debut was being delayed to April or beyond.