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Old July 3rd, 2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Battlestar Galactica 1978 Galactica or Pegasus?

Glen has the movie rights to Galactica.

But in the past he's talked about a Pegasus movie.

It's been said he retains all the rights to Pegasus.

So a couple of questions arise-

If he has the Galactica movie rights, what precisely can he use, material/story wise?

If he has all of the Pegasus rights, then why will there be a re-imagined Pegasus in the nuBG?

Here's your thread to talk about the Pegasus/Galactica stuff as it relates to Larson and his "movie" plans (if they really exist)
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 07:26 PM   #2
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Glen has the movie rights to Galactica.

But in the past he's talked about a Pegasus movie.

It's been said he retains all the rights to Pegasus.

So a couple of questions arise-

If he has the Galactica movie rights, what precisely can he use, material/story wise?

If he has all of the Pegasus rights, then why will there be a re-imagined Pegasus in the nuBG?

Here's your thread to talk about the Pegasus/Galactica stuff as it relates to Larson and his "movie" plans (if they really exist)

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If he has the Galactica movie rights, what precisely can he use, material/story wise?
Without seeing the contract, it would be difficult to pinpoint exactly what those rights would be but, one would have to assume that if there were NO restriction to story content, i.e., TOS Galactica universe, etc then, he would at least have to pay a fee to Universal to license the Galactica name. Universal, as I recall, still retains those rights.


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If he has all of the Pegasus rights, then why will there be a re-imagined Pegasus in the nuBG?
Once again, the devil's in the details (of the contract) but, it would appear that Glen may have rights to do ANY type of feature film Pegasus story desired but, does NOT have sole ownership of the name, Battlestar Pegasus. Whether he would have to pay a licensing fee, to Universal, for use of the name remains to be seen. In addition, considering that Pegasus is part of the TOS Galactica "universe" and NBC-Universal owns that "universe", it would appear that that prevents Glen from doing a story about it directly for television.


What a convoluted, contorted web. No small wonder that we haven't seen anything related to TOS for 26 years. It probably took that long to decipher the contract.

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Old July 3rd, 2005, 08:07 PM   #3
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As BST noted its hard to know without seeing the contract. The devil is in the details per se. Larson may have more or less control than people speculate. I wouldn't be surprised if he had less rights than people think, thus the lack of any type of movie or show being done on his part. Maybe he only has Pegasus movie rights, particularly since that is the direction he seemed to want to go for the last how many years.... Its a big question and it seems the only one who knows is Glen and Universal.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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What would be prefered? Pegasus or Galactica?

I was going to imply that one was untainted by "re-imagining", but that won't be the case anymore.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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if anything was possible, and we were dreaming, than i would have to say that in the universe of tos, at least two films would need to be done. the first with the crew from galactica and the second with the crew from pegasus. and in my perfect world a third film with both battlestars finding earth.


now that being said, i have to agrre with bst, without knowing whats in the contracts makes things difficult to guess or predict what could or could not be used
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Anything ever come of any of this?
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Sadly I have not heard anything, but it is interesting that Glen had the rights to the Pegasus. Maybe he did want to get something going. Maybe we have barked up the wrong tree all along. Maybe we should have been pitching and encouraging Glen to make a Pegasus movie?

Interestingly enough, did you ever see the GINO movie "Razor"? That was a story of that version of the Pegasus. Fairly brutal story on what it took for that battlestar to survive. Makes you wonder if Commander Cain in TOS had to make similar decisions?
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