‘Battlestar Galactica’ may be coming back — to movie theaters

Everyone loves the gritty realism of the 2000s-era "Battlestar Galactica." But as if to try and forget it ended with a totally weird, pseudo-religious, time-bending series finale, the creator of the original BSG — the campy one from the 1970s — is reportedly signing on to produce another reboot. And this time, it's going to be a movie.

According to Variety, the new project is being helmed by Glen Larson, the man who invented BSG but whose show was overshadowed by the reimagining starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell. That reboot captured everyone's hearts and grappled seriously with real-world issues such as genocide, torture and civil liberties.

Variety reports the story for the third reboot will be completely redone. Which is as it should be, considering how hard it'll be to pack the sprawling universe of the last reboot into two and a half hours. But it's unclear how much will have to change. I don't need my Cylons to be time travelers or shapeshifters or anything like that. Evil robots will suffice, thank you.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.

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