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David Eick is the Executive Producer for the Re-imagined Series.
David Eick was signed to a multi-year development deal with Studios USA in September 2000 to develop and produce programming with the studio's roster of producers, including Shaun Cassidy, with whom he produced the signature USA series Cover Me, as well as the 2001 drama pilot, Wilder.
Prior to his production deal, Eick spent over two years as Senior Vice President of Original Series Development for USA Cable, where he was responsible for overseeing the development and production of all original series for USA Network and the Sci Fi Channel. Series produced during his tenure included the USA dramas Cover Me, and The Huntress, as well as the critically acclaimed comedy Manhattan, Arizona. On the Sci Fi Channel, he launched the network's first internally produced hit, The Invisible Man.
Before joining USA Cable, Eick was at Renaissance Pictures for six years. There he held a variety of positions, including Director of Development, Vice President of Television and President of Television. At Renaissance, he produced the hugely successful syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Eick also co-developed and launched its successful spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. Eick served as producer of the critically acclaimed CBS series American Gothic; co-produced five Hercules movies for first-run syndication; produced two direct-to-video sequels of the big-screen feature Darkman; and produced the two-hour pilot for the Fox series M.A.N.T.I.S.
During the second half of 2007, concurrent with the start of production of Season 4 of Battlestar Galactica, Eick also produced a short-lived remake of Bionic Woman for NBC; that show included several appearances by Katee Sackhoff as a villain, along with other Galactica alumni in guest roles.
Eick is known for his tongue-in-cheek video blogs relating to Galactica which have also been released on DVD. These blogs often take a tongue-in-cheek approach to the subject matter, often featuring the Galactica actors improvising jokes at Eick's expense.
Eick graduated from the University of the Redlands in California with a B.A. in Political Science. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jennifer Birchfield-Eick, and baby son.
Story credits for "Battlestar Galactica"
See also: Episodes with story by David Eick
Writer credits for Battlestar Galactica
See also: Episodes written by David Eick
- The character of Eick in the Miniseries is named after David Eick.
- His wife, Jennifer Birchfield-Eick, was initially used in a photo of Ellen Tigh in the Miniseries. After actress Kate Vernon appeared as Ellen Tigh, the scene was recreated for the episode "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down", where Vernon's likeness is shown in the photo.
- Eick himself portrayed Richard Adar in a photo in Gaius Baltar's home in the Miniseries. Later, Colm Feore portrayed Adar in "Epiphanies".