Saturday, January 8 2005
NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK --(8:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14)
"Battlestar Galactica (Off Sci-Fi)"
SCI FI's hit miniseries that proved to be cable's most-watched miniseries of 2003 -- in a special three-hour presentation on Saturday, January 9 prior to SCI FI's new series premiere of "Battlestar" on January 14. Originally broadcast as a four-hour miniseries that updated its original predecessor, "Battlestar Galactica" will be edited to three hours to accommodate NBC's primetime schedule on January 8. Directed by Michael Rymer ("Queen of the Damned") and written by Ronald D. Moore ("Carnivale," "Roswell"), the miniseries--and subsequent series--stars Edward James Olmos ("Stand and Deliver," "Blade Runner") as Commander Adama, who leads the last remnants of humanity in their war against a new and deadlier breed of Cylons. Edgier and racier than its predecessor, SCI FI imbued "Galactica" with a decidedly modern twist -- upping the ante on the action, adventure, romance and family drama that made the original television series so beloved. While maintaining the groundbreaking story of man versus machine, this time, the Cylon robot is no longer a recognizable enemy. The ragtag fleet, comprised of all that remains of the human race, is forced into a dramatic final showdown for survival.