Peter David Writes Classic And Modern Battle Star Galactica Crossover At Dynamite

by Hannah Means Shannon

If you love Battlestar Galactica, you’re about to see double. As announced in conjunction with New York Comic Con, in a crossover that Dynamite has been working on for years, according to the publisher, classic 1978 BSG will meet modern 2003 BSG in a series written by the great Peter David. And it will actually be called BSG vs. BSG.

In the new Battlestar Galactica miniseries, the discovery of Kali,  the last of the reptilian parent race that created the Cylons, serves as the catalyst for a face-to-face meeting between the crews serving Commander Adama (including Apollo and Starbuck), and Admiral William Adama (of the 2003 Reimagined BSG series).

Dynamite says: “Sparks will fly as Lee Adama, Kara Thrace, and their fellow Viper pilots meet their strangely familiar counterparts… and discover the threat that two colliding universes of Cylons pose!”

Peter David comments:

With all deference to Star Trek, Firefly… hell, even Space Cases… I firmly believe the recent Battlestar Galactica series is the best SF series ever. And in reviewing the original series for the first time in decades, I was amazed at how it held up far better than I ever could have believed. Forty years away from it being dismissed as a Star Wars rip-off, the first BSG had a style, story, and characters all its own and deserved far more than the truncated run it received. So I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this truly historic meeting, which was indeed set up in the new series: All of this has happened before, and it will happen again.

Dynamite has been publishing Battlestar Galactica comic books since 2006, focusing on each incarnation of the franchise from the classic continuity of the 1978 television series, to the Galactica 1980 follow-up, and finally to the reimagined series aired on Syfy from 2003 through 2009.

The David-helmed Battlestar Galactica project will be solicited in the Diamond Previews catalog and slated for release this Fall.