Sci Fi may be wrapping up one end of the Battlestar Galactica timeline, but they're not the only ones eagerly playing with the other. While Sci Fi readies its Caprica prequel show, Dynamite Entertainment's comics have been taking a look back at what we didn't see when the Twelve Colonies were destroyed ... and even before then.
After launching their BSG license with a yearlong series written by Planet Hulk's Greg Pak that took place during the show's second season, Dynamite apparently decided that it was easier to tell stories without having to worry about fitting in between the show's tight continuity; Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero is set during the first missions of the Galactica crew, Battlestar Galactica: Origins tells the backstory of the show's main characters, one by one (So far, we've seen the rise of Baltar and the secret origin of Bill Adama), and launching in September, Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts will focus on a group of all new characters - A lost squadron of Viper pilots, abandoned when their Battlestar is destroyed during the destruction of the Twelve Colonies.
Ghosts writer Brandon Jerwa explains:
"Ghosts" refers to the Ghost Squadron, a black-ops Viper team. But it also refers to all of our lead characters and the life they're forced into after the Cylon attack. They are spirits in the material world, to quote one of my favorite songs: lifeless entities searching for something to ground them to reality again.
Boy, does that sound like some writer's B.S. – but I swear, it's all true!
And will we have seen any of the Ghost Squadron before?
The human characters are all new and unrelated to anyone. No cousins of Starbuck here, no tenuous connections to major characters. The Cylons will be very active in this story, but we'll see them in relation to these completely different characters and a slightly different situation from the one presented in the show.
Well, that's very clear... except, wait, the human characters?
Lt. Dozil Pennit...oh, he's just a Leoben-model human Cylon. Does he know what he is? Guess you'll have to read the book to find out.
Okay, so this might be fun after all.
Jerwa: The Ghosts of Battlestar Galactica [Newsarama]