Thursday, 31 May 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES: DREAMS TURNED REALITY


On location handling effects photography linked to the GALACTICA weekly series episode The Long Patrol, special effects icon-to-be Richard Edlund surveys the area.

Check out this great interview with Edlund where he talks about his work on the super effects of GALACTICA, working alongside John Dykstra and the APOGEE company in 1978: CineMagic: VFX Maestro Richard Edlund Talks Original ‘Galactica’ | CINEMASPY.COM

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: VIVA LAS CARILLON!


Some of the weird and wonderful peoples and aliens loitering and enjoying the gambling casino resort of Carillon, in this scene not shown in the film or TV movie of Saga of a Star World. But just how many of them managed to escape the planet and its carnivorous Ovions to spend their winnings?

Monday, 28 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: SPACE FLIGHT...


The mighty Battlestar Galactica makes for an impressive sight as it journeys its way across deep space, in this lovely effects composition.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: GALACTICA TRIO


Our core series stars- Richard Hatch, Lorne Greene and Dirk Benedict- pose for a post pilot, pre-series publicity image for ABC TV's BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in 1978.

Friday, 25 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: SPACE SKIRMISH!


Those dreaded Cylons continue their sneak attacks on the Galactica in this lovely piece of art by Rick Bryant, which also incorporates prior artistic inspiration from Ralph McQuarrie, for one of the 1978 MARVEL SUPER SPECIALs dedicated to adapting the theatrical version of Saga of a Star World.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: IN CYLON HANDS...


Captured Viper Pilot Cadet Cree (Alan Stock) is brought before the Gold Cylon Warrior, Vulpa, for interrogation, in a posed publicity photo for the first story filmed after the original pilot episode: Gun on Ice Planet Zero.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: BATTLESTAR INFERNO!


The Galactica is savagely attacked by two ramming Cylon bombers loaded with Solenite charges in the classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode/homage to the disaster movie THE TOWERING INFERNO, the very popular fan favourite, Fire in Space.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: A BOY AND HIS DAGGIT!


Noah Hathaway's Boxey comforts his new "Daggit", Muffey, in this love it or hate it scene from the shows pilot episode.

Friday, 18 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: OVERWHELMING FORCE!


The Cylons bring their destructive forces to bear on Caprica and its human inhabitants in the shocking surprise opening of Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

CHARMING BUT DEADLY. PATRICK MACNEE TALKS IBLIS.


Patrick Macnee brings charm and danger to the role of the mysterious Count Iblis, in the two-part classic episode WAR OF THE GODS. He recalled his playing of the role to the UK magazine SFX in 1997: "Lorne Greene was an old friend from Canada. I thought I was quite good in Battlestar, because the part was very good- I played the devil in that, though you never knew whether he was or not. He built up to be a big character, but turned out to be evil and you couldn't take him any further."

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

GOODBYE, GEORGE MURDOCK...



Very sad to hear of the passing yesterday of popular film and TV character actor George Murdock at the age of 81. Of course, to Classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA fans worldwide he will always be remembered as the good natured and spirited Doctor Salik, though his career, playing heroes and villains, has included a huge array of other sci-fi and fantasy credits including STAR TREK (the fifth movie, playing an alien God no less!), STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE WILD, WILD WEST, THE X-FILES and a recent episode of TORCHWOOD.

Our condolences go out to his friends and family.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: TECH-SAVVY!


On the Galactica bridge, the lovely daughter of Commander Adama, Athena, monitors some of the communication and technical aspects of the Battlestar's regular life.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

CLASSIC ART: ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE...


There's plenty of sites out there for Modern GALACTICA fans to enjoy and this one is devoted to the original series, but I thought I'd post this cool promotional image from their enjoyable one-off TV movie RAZOR and the accompanying FLASHBACKS webisodes, which featured some cool visual moments/action linked to the Classic GALACTICA series and Cylons that was great to see!