Edward James Olmos Plans to Revisit ‘Battlestar Galactica’ in Comics
Few stories have divided genre television fans like that of Sci-Fi’s (now SyFy’s) “Battlestar Galactica.” The philosophical dystopian space opera, which debuted in 2003 and concluded more than a year ago, inspired a level of fan evangelism rarely seen even in geek circles before a sectarian split somewhere in the third season.The controversial ending — whereby the feuding humans and human-like Cylons put aside their differences, launch all their technology into the sun and start boning down on ancient Earth even though they might have already found Earth some episodes earlier, using our constellations and everything… or something. In any case, the “Galactica” finale divided families, ended friendships and resulted in many brutal Twitter un-followings.Not content to let sleeping/backflipping robot dogs lie, “Galactica” star and frequent director Edward James Olmos opined recently about revisiting the divisive scene of the finale, only this time in comic book form. In a recent interview with Screen Junkies, Olmos remarked, “I’m going to go there. I’m going to go there in a graphic novel. Pretty soon I hope. I don’t know. It just depends on whether people can get behind it and understand it for what it is. I think people will.”
“I want to know what he’s doing right now,” continued Olmos, referring to his character, William Adama, who was last seen at the gravesite of his wife, talking about a cabin he’d built for them somewhere in Africa. “I kind of was left with him sitting about to build his cabin, so God almighty I’d like to know what’s happening to him right now. In many moments throughout the day, I’ll think, ‘I wonder what he’s doing? What the heck is he up to? What the heck are those people up to?’ Here they were 200,000 years ago on this earth. They came from the experience that they came from. All I can tell you is: aren’t you guys curious as to what happened to them?”
So say… some of us? For many, the answer to Olmos’ question is certainly: No, no, no, no. no, no. But the opposite is true for just as many.
Dynamite Entertainment has been publishing licensed “Battlestar Galactica” comic books for several years, but Olmos is unclear as to how official his pitch for new “Galactica” stories is. The actor/director/would-be comic book writer did say he’s presently searching for an artist for the project.