Michael Ausiello
March 06, 2009 AT 07:10 AM EST

If you had any doubts that CSI‘s creative team was made up of a bunch of rabid Battlestar Galactica fanboys and girls, this next story should erase them.

As first reported by Chicago Tribune, an upcoming episode of CBS’ still-powerhouse procedural will feature guest appearances by BSG‘s fifth cylon, Kate Vernon, and the show’s creator, Ronald D. Moore.

“It’s about a murder at a science fiction convention,” explains executive producer-BSG fanatic Naren Shankar of the April 16 installment, which once again puts the show’s lab rats front and center. “It has a bit of a Battlestar Galactica vibe to it.”

I’ll say. In addition to boasting Vernon and Moore, Shankar says the ep also features, “Hodges (Wally Langham) and Wendy (Liz Vassey) re-enacting scenes from a campy — and entirely fictional — 1960’s era sci-fi TV show.”

As you’ll recall, CSI producers were eyeing BSG‘s Katee Sackhoff to replace Jorja Fox last season, but they were ultimately overruled by execs at CBS and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

So, what do you think? Are CSI and BSG two great tastes that taste great together? Share in the comments!

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