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Still no series order for Battlestar creator's Virtuality

by Mike Moody, posted May 31st 2009 7:05PM
ronald d. moore ron battlestar galactica virtuality foxWeeks ago, we reported that Fox would air the two-hour pilot for Ron Moore's Virtuality on July 4 -- the day everyone in America will be eating barbecue, drinking beer and not watching TV. We obviously saw this as a bad sign for the Battlestar Galactia creator's new sci-fi series. Why would the network dump the premiere of a high-concept sci-fi show on a holiday? Probably because they don't believe in the project. Virtuality, the series, is not on Fox's schedule for the upcoming fall season, and rumors about its death have been swirling for weeks.

Our pals at Airlock Alpha recently gave us hope about the series getting be picked up. This weekend, they pointed us to a blog post by Doug Drexler, the CG supervisor for the Virtuality pilot. Here's what Drexler posted:

"We got the word that a show we thought was dead is now on the fast track. It's Ron Moore's Virtuality. It just goes to show you how this business goes. It was dead, dead, dead ... now it's alive, alive, alive ... and they want it now, now now!"

But our hope was squashed again when Drexler updated the post with the following words: "P.S. – There is no word on a series."

That seals it for me. Drexler is obviously talking about the Virtuality pilot being on the "fast track" to air, not the series. It looks like we'll have to make due with only the pilot, which is getting positive buzz around the Internets from those who have seen it. I can't wait to watch it ... on my DVR after celebrating Independence Day and filling up on ribs and giant turkey legs.

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John T. Folden

The movie premiere has now been moved up to June 26th.


June 02 2009 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ande moore

Glen Larson IS the creator of Battlestar! Ron Moore just took over like on Star Trek. Let's see if he can pull off his own stuff. I'm curious.

May 31 2009 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to ande moore's comment

Glen Larson's version was poorly written and had little thought behind it.

June 01 2009 at 11:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let's bring Ron Moore back to Star Trek.

May 31 2009 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Edward's comment

He would be the first to say his time has passed when it comes to Star Trek. Moore and many other former Trek writers have been outspoken about the franchise needing new blood.

May 31 2009 at 8:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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