Edward James Olmos Planning ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Graphic Novel

Thursday, September 9 by

"Battlestar Galactica" fans should be happy about this. Edward James Olmos isn’t ready to let William Adama go. The creators of the TV series are sticking with prequels but he’s got a plan to see Commander Adama again.

“If they don’t I am,” Olmos said in a conference call today. “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.”

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Olmos spoke with the press for Hispanic Heritage Month, where his film Selena is one of the films Warner Brothers is offering on Movies on Demand. Conversation tuned to “BSG” and he elaborated on his plans to continue the story where the series left off.

“I think people would really flip out to know what Lee Adama is doing on the planet, what the chief is doing on the planet and what is the colonel doing on the planet and how is the planet treating us and how are we treating the planet? How are we getting along, the human development that we were inside of the human development that we see today. That’s pretty heavy.”

Olmos is currently looking for artists to help him, so get on that! “That’s what I’m going for right now,” he said.

The series finale of “Battlestar” left Adama on a new planet building a cabin. It turns out Olmos has more ideas based on that too. “I want to know what he’s doing right now, don’t you? 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?”

Yes, we are, Eddie. Yes, we are.
 

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