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Daily Scan for 12.03.08 – SciFi Channel Greenlights Caprica, Captain Jack Bares All


• The SciFi Channel has finally, finally, greenlit the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, envisioning it as BSG set in the ’50s without spaceships. I predict the first space battle will occur before the Season 1 is out.

• I hated spot-on parody of the Architect’s pseudo-philosophical blithering.

• John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack on Torchwood, exposed himself on the BBC over the weekend. One person complained.

• It’s the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars Christmas Special. Thanks for giving us Wookiee Life Day, George!

• Usually I’m a bit skeptical of Guillermo del Toro being attached to yet another project. But now he’s got his sights set on remaking Roald Dahl’s The Witches, which is actually pretty exciting.

• In the ’90s, Topps and LucasArts released a Star Wars: New Visions line of trading cards, which depicted artist interpretations of the universe without any canonical nitpicking. Of course, nitpicked they were. Here are the one’s that were censored.

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