Monday news round-up: Battlestar Galactica, Flash, Star Trek

Here's your round-up of some of the more interesting things that have happened in the SFsphere today.

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Empire is reporting that Brett Ratner is no longer going to be directing the remake of Escape From New York; Gerard Butler is still attached as Snake Plissken, though.

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Battlestar Galactica won't return to TV until April, says the LA Times (via SyFyPortal ). In the same interview, Ronald D Moore told them that he'd also be directing for the first time.

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Rumours are circulating that the Star Trek movie will be mostly about Spock and Christopher Pike, with James Kirk not joining the fun until later on. Josh Lucas is the new favourite to play Pike. Click here to see the Trek Today story.

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Solaris Books are set to give away the next novel from author Chris Roberson, author of Set the Seas on Fire and The Dragon’s Nine Sons, for free. Three Unbroken is the next novel in the epic Celestial Empire sequence, and Solaris plans to serialise the entirety of it on their website for free, at a rate of two chapters per week (starting in late November). Visit the official site for more information.

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More from Empire: the Flash is to have his own flick, as is Green Lantern. Warner Bros are obviously dead into DC superheroes at the moment. David "Wedding Crashers" Dobkin will direct ol' Flash on the big screen. More here .

That's your lot for now. Thanks to everybody who came and saw us at Collectormania in Milton Keynes over the weekend - it was great to meet up with people. We had fun rubbing shoulders with the stars, giving out goody bags, taking photos of people dressed in Star Trek uniforms, and putting our backs out moving that TARDIS. We'll share some of our photos later.