Monday, 24 December 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE JOURNEY GOES ON...


"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest...a shining planet, known as Earth."


Wishing all the classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA fans out there a warm, safe and Happy Xmas, and a prosperous New Year. See you in 2013!


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE HOPE FOR HUMANITY...


Despite the unceasing Cylon pursuits and the near holocaust of Humanity, Commander Adama, as personified by the great Lorne Greene, gets a chance to smile in a rare publicity image for the weekly series.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: HEY, REMEMBER ME?


It's every man's dream-to have two beautiful and intelligent women fighting over him. So let's raise a Xmas glass to that lovable cad Starbuck, caught in a delicate situation with Cassiopeia and Athena which he ultimately has no control over, in this classic light comedy scene from SAGA OF A STAR WORLD.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: CAPTURED BY THE CAPTIVES!


On the Prison Barge, two inept Council Security guards (one of them played by BG supporting veteran Bruce Wright (right)) are captured by the now escaped Baltar and the Borellian Nomen, in a classic moment from the episode BALTAR'S ESCAPE.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: SEEK AND DESTROY!


Briefly held back by the Colonial Warriors, the Cylons emerge into the exterior area around the Carillon entertainment complex, searching out any humans they can kill, in this classic image from SAGA OF A STAR WORLD.


Friday, 30 November 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: BOOMER - FRIEND AND WARRIOR


A nice publicity shot from the pilot episode of loyal friend and wingman to the sometimes insufferable Starbuck, Lt. Boomer, as played by all-round nice guy Herb Jefferson Jr. in both the classic series and the frankly disappointing GALACTICA: 1980

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: "THEY'RE WAGGLING!"


Having successfully helped to destroy a Cylon Basestar, Starbuck and Apollo, inside Baltar's captured fighter, use unorthodox flying methods to convince their Colonial family that they aren't a stray enemy combatant in Classic GALACTICA's noteworthy series and season fnale: The Hand of God.


Thursday, 15 November 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: NARROW ESCAPE...


Apollo congratulates his father in just about escaping the clutches of the larger than life man-eater that is Siress Belloby, in the mostly humorous episode The Magnificent Warriors.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

CLASSIC ART: DOGFIGHT!


One of the trainee female Viper pilots is in trouble on the cover of issue four of the classic MARVEL BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series of the late seventies, in a terrific comics adaptation of LOST PLANET OF THE GODS from writer Roger McKenzie, alongside fantastic art from comics legend Walt Simonson. This was the last story from the actual classic series adapted for the comics medium.

Wikipedia has a fine section on the history of the GALACTICA comics that's well worth checking out: Battlestar Galactica (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, 5 November 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: DRINKING ON DUTY!


Whilst on the Proteus prison planet, Starbuck enjoys some of the good stuff-vintage Ambrosia- whilst finding out the truth about his fellow inmates, in a fun moment from the lively episode THE LONG PATROL.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

GOODBYE, WINRICH KOLBE


We were sorry today to hear of the passing of TV series producing/directing veteran Winrich Kolbe. With a 35 plus years track record working on some of the best and most popular and enduring US TV shows ever made, including 24, QIINCY, WAR OF THE WORLDS, KNIGHT RIDER, HUNTER, SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND, MILLENNIUM and THE TWILIGHT ZONE, German born Kolbe was most well known to sci-fi fans for his immense directorial work across all the modern incarnations of the STAR TREK series. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA fans, however, will recall his original involvement in the classic series on numerous episodes in different work positions, from being an early producer on the original pilot, to assistant director and then director over the course of the season's duration.

Our condolences go out to Mister Kolbe's family and friends...

Monday, 15 October 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: SERINA'S TRAGEDY


Serina gets some bad, very bad, news from one of the Galactica doctors in a cut scene from Saga of a Star World that would eventually make its way onto DVD.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

CLASSIC ART: SPANISH FRAK!


Modern photoshop publicity posters/images can never replace the halcyon days of classic movie illustrations, but Colonial Vipers and Cylon Raiders are always cool to see, as in this nice piece of DVD promotional art for the Classic Series in Spain.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: ALIEN CANNIBAL!


One of those creepy Ovions, in league with the Cylons, poses for the cameras in this image from Saga of a Star World. It's a shame that more aliens didn't appear in the series, presumably due to lack of behind the scenes time once GALACTICA became a weekly event, and due to limited budgets.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: STRIKE AN (ICE) POSE...


Apollo and Starbuck have a brief pause in their ice planet mission to destroy the Cylon pulsar weapon, from the terrific two-part episode Gun on Ice Planet Zero.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: A DOG'S LIFE!


It's a hard life being an actor/celebrity, as Eve the chimp takes a breather inside her robot daggit costume, on set during the filming of Classic GALACTICA in 1978/79.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: GROUP HUG!


Maren Jensen, Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, making a fine and attractive on-screen family, pose for an early publicity photo for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in 1978.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

CLASSIC ART: APOLLO VERSUS 'THE BERSERKER'!


Galactica's finest viper pilot, Captain Apollo, goes up against his toughest Cylon adversary yet, a deadly and seemingly unshakeable Mark III pilot and his prototype ship, in the classic Walt Simonson drawn BATTLESTAR GALACTICA MARVEL COMICS strip Berserker from 1980.

Check out the full story here: Diversions of the Groovy Kind: Groove's Faves: "Berserker" by McKenzie and Simonson


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

GOODBYE, LANCE LeGAULT...

The late Lance LeGault. Image via STARTREK.COM website.
Sorry to hear today of the sad passing of Lance LeGault, one of the great guest stars and character actors of modern American television over the last forty years, who's appeared in everything, including cult favourites like from THE A-TEAM, to BUCK ROGERS, to numerous STAR TREK series and BABYLON 5 spin-off, CRUSADE. I'll always remember him best, though, for his several episodes in classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA as Maga, the scary leader of the fearsome Borellian Nomen triad, on a blood hunt for "Captain Dimitri", as played by Fred Astaire, in the classic episode The Man with Nine Lives, as well as a further guest appearance in the equally fine Baltar's Escape. Earlier in the series run, LeGault had also appeared without the heavy make-up to play a separate character, the doomed farmer Bootes killed by the Red Eye Cylon, in the episode The Lost Warrior.

LeGault as in Classic GALACTICA, as Maga.
Our condolences go out to his wife and family in this very sad time.


Friday, 7 September 2012

APPROACHING ALPHA LANDING BAY...


Another one of the great Ralph McQuarrie conceptual art pieces for the pilot becoming series showing a pilot's eye view of a Colonia Viper coming into land in one of the Galactica's mammouth aircraft carrier-like landing bays. Love those out into space landing light guides...

Saturday, 1 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: GUARDIAN ANGELS...


Two of the mysterious and humanity guiding Lords of Light, who made their first appearance in GALACTICA with the excellent two-parter War of the Gods.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: TIME TO GO...


Our heroes, led by a blaster firing Starbuck, just about make it out alive from the secret Ovion underground lair, full of in-league Cylons, in this rare still from Saga of a Star World.

Monday, 27 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: INTO BATTLE


Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch) leads his elite Blue Squadron viper wing into new battle against the Cylons, in this image from Saga of a Star World.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: FRENCH FOR FRAK?!


The Cylons go on a merchandising publicity rampage for this early 2000's promotional poster for the French release of the Classic Galactica range on DVD.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: COMMANDER ON DECK!


Tensions mount for Commander Adama and Colonel Tigh on the impressive bridge of the Galactica, in this scene from Saga of a Star World. The actual computers used on the bridge may look dated now, but the overall set, one of the most expensive ever built for television at that time, remains as impressive as ever.

Monday, 13 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: OLD MEETS NEW?


A weird but interesting fusion of well-known art and cgi imagery for this Classic Series DVD sleeve. I'm assuming it's a fan concoction rather than official release art?

Friday, 10 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: QUEEN SHEBA OF PEGASUS!


A terrific mid-season addition to the Classic Series, the lovely Anne Lockhart made for a sexy and brave heroine, Lt. Sheba of the Battlestar Pegasus, from the two-parter The Living Legend onwards. A regular guest star in Glen A. Larson productions, including Buck Rogers, Lockhart had originally been offered the role of Athena in the pilot, but turned it down as the role hadn't been fully developed at that time to the point where she wanted to commit. When the new role of Sheba came along a while later, Lockhart didn't hesitate in joining the series-lucky for us.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: STARBUCK THE TEACHER!


An interesting image of a deleted scene from LOST PLANET OF THE GODS, as Starbuck teaches the new female Viper pilots (including Athena). A brief moment from this scene can be found in the two parters recap/preview.

Image via Chris Pappas website: BSG Pics

Friday, 3 August 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: HUMAN HUNTER


A Cylon Basestar makes its threatening presence felt in this model reference/promotional image for the Classic Series.

Monday, 30 July 2012

CLASSIC ART: BOJAY BLASTS BACK!


Normally associated for his super STAR WARS art work, the ever talented Matt Busch also did this brilliant 2000 Galactica classic series piece of the Pegasus's top Colonial Warrior, Bojay (played by Jack Stauffer), who was introduced to the series in the two-parter The Living Legend.

Terrific work, Matt. The art is available to purchase here: Comic Art For Sale from RomitaMan Original Art, Battlestar Galactica Gallery Special Pinup (2000). by Comic Artist(s) Matt Busch

Check out Matt's site here: The Rock Star of Illustration - Real Detroit Weekly

Check out Jack Stauffer's official page here: Welcome to Jack Stauffer.com


CLASSIC IMAGE: FRIENDS AND WARRIORS


Well cast in their roles as Blue Squadron leader Captain Apollo and his friend and battle comrade, Starbuck, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict make a fine pairing in the original series, in this posed image for the original pilot episode.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: HAUL OUT THE GARRISON


The cat's out of the bag: the Cylons are on Carillon. The trap has been sprung, in this atmospheric moment from Saga of a Star World.

Monday, 23 July 2012

COMING SOON: 'THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA PORTFOLIO'


He may be best known for his stunning pre and post production work on the Classic STAR WARS Trilogy, but late artist Ralph McQuarrie's incredible and iconic skills were also brought to fruitful bear in the realisation of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA to weekly TV in 1977/78.

Now, McQuarrie's friends and artistic partners at DREAMS & VISIONS PRESS have secured a new deal with UNIVERSAL to release his tremendous art for Glen Larson's series in a special portfolio being released next year, in worthy time for the series landmark 35th Anniversary. Check out their FACEBOOK page for more news, and eventual details of how to get hold of THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA portfolio: Dreams and Visions Press



Thursday, 19 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: ATHENA'S QUALITY TIME


Time for another shot of the lovely Hawaiian born actress Maren Jensen, posing for an outdoor publicity image on the UNIVERSAL backlot for the series during filming of the it's original mega-length pilot episode.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: DECAYED DECIPHERINGS...


Inside one of the lost Tombs of Kobol, under outside attack from Cylon warships, warrior cadet Serina watches as Commander Adama desperately tries to uncover the damaged final inscriptions about the Thirteenth Tribe's location on Earth, in this tense scene from part two of LOST PLANET OF THE GODS.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: PIONEER OF DREAMS


Dream maker John Dykstra, pictured here with the iconic Battlestar, the man who helped change the way science fiction movies were made with the original STAR WARS, would lend his expertise to the small screen in 1978, producing the original first five hours of the classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA TV series.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: SMALL VIPERS!


A highly detailed batch of small scale model Vipers await their blue screen filming at the Apogee facility at Marin County in 1978.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: A NARROW ESCAPE!


Having rescued Cassiopeia from a cannibalistic fate from the Ovion young on Carillon, Starbuck gives escape cover fire in a scene caught on one of the 1978 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA bubble gum cards that wasn't in the eventual TV or theatrical release of Saga of a Star World.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE TWO APOLLO'S!


You've got to hand it to modern Galactica developer Ronald D. Moore for having the bright spark of involving original series veteran Richard Hatch in the new series re-imagining: it was a fine crowd-pleasing comeback for original fans and a nice nod to the past, as well as Hatch's previous sterling, if so far sadly unsuccessful, efforts to get a continuation of the original interpretation of the show off the ground. He may not be playing Apollo anymore, that part now inhabited by Jamie Bamber (who'd gave it a different, less heroic, and more fallible edge), but Hatch delivered a consistently excellent performance nonetheless in the guise of new anti-hero character, Tom Zarek.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES: RAG-TAG FLEET!


Against a huge blue screen, APOGEE effects technicians David Robin and Don Dow make some checks to the model Galactica and several alongside Rag-Tag Fleet vessels, in this intriguing 1978 behind the scenes image

Monday, 25 June 2012

'GALACTICA' PARTY-TIME!


It's big-time celebrations for both versions of GALACTICA next year, especially for US fans, with the GALACTICON III event in Huston, Texas. Check out their FACEBOOK page for more details: GalactiCon 3

Sunday, 24 June 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: FRIENDS AND WARRIORS!


That inimitable fighter pilot duo of Starbuck and Boomer, as played by Dirk Benedict and Herb Jefferson Jr., pose for a publicity image on the Galactica bridge set, during the filming of Gun on Ice Planet Zero.

Friday, 22 June 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE END OF ATLANTIA...


Having led the entire Human Race to ruin, President Adar (Lew Ayres) watches as a Cylon fighter suicide squad brings destructive carnage to the Battlestar Atlantia, in this scene from Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: CYLON RETURN


A Cylon Raider scout ship makes its way towards one of its ominous Basestars, constantly on the hunt for the Rag Tag fleet of human survivors, in an effects shot regularly seen throughout the weekly TV series.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

CLASSIC ART: THE CONTINUING STORY...


An evocative piece of artwork that was the cover for the then new REALM PRESS comics series of  GALACTICA strips in 1998, sadly only running three issues.

Image via MYCOMICSHOP website.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: ALL SMILES FOR STARBUCK!


On the Galactica bridge, Cassiopeia helps Athena decrypt an old Arian merchant smuggling code-a clue that may help save Starbuck's life-in The Long Patrol.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: WHEN TIME RAN OUT...


Zac's badly damaged Colonial Viper inches ever closer to the Colonial Fleet, but the 1,000 ship plus Cylon Armada following close behind is gaining rapidly, in this memorable effects scenes from Saga of a Star World.

Friday, 8 June 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: 'BEFORE THERE WAS EARTH, THERE WAS A GREAT WAR'


Here's some lovely cinema lobby card images, featuring baddies galore, from the 1978 theatrical release version of Saga of a Star World, via the Lewis Wayne website gallery: Categories .-. Lewis Wayne Gallery