The Battlestar Galactica Revival You Never Saw Coming (1)

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Galactica: 1980 is coming back from the television grave - or, at least, from almost 30 years ago - courtesy of Green Lantern movie writer Marc Guggenheim and comic publisher Dynamite Entertainment.

The new series, announced yesterday at the Wizard World Philadelphia comic convention, will be a "re-imagining" of the controversial spin-off series of the original BSG, in which the Galactica reached Earth, only to discover that it's 1980 and they have to defend the planet against cylons and disco. Don't believe me? Watch for yourself:

The man given the unenviable job of reimagining the series most people wish was never imagined in the first place is Marc Guggenheim, better known around these parts for co-writing the Green Lantern movie and producing ABC's new Flash Forward series. According to the solicitation for the first issue, we should expect something "unlike anything [we've] seen in a Galactica comic book" and the concept done "the right way". Disturbingly, I'm intrigued...

Galactica 1980 #1 will be released in August from Dynamite Entertainment.