The Other Other Battlestar Galactica Reboot


No, obviously not the Sci-Fi/Syfy TV series, and not the rumored movie from Bryan Singer. Apparently, Richard Hatch — a.k.a. Original Recipe Apollo — tried to get his own Battlestar Galactica relaunch off the ground and on the air in 1999. It was going to be subtitled The Second Coming, would’ve been a continuation of the original BSG series and would have starred him as Apoolo, natch. I don’t know how Show Me Sci-Fi found this four-minute trailer for the project, but man, it is 1999-eriffic as hell. And for you many nerds who loathe the recent BSG, this should make you cry tears of ecstasy — then tears of agony, seeing as the project went nowhere.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.