Monday, 29 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: SEEK AND EXTERMINATE!


The Cylon Centurions continue their quest to kill Humanity, now fully revealed as the Ovion's partners in carnage at the Carillon Casino. From Saga of a Star World.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

GOODBYE, PATRICK MACNEE...

Patrick Macnee as the beguiling Count Iblis in War of the Gods.

Beloved the world over for his portrayal as the cool English super spy with the witty repartee and the glamorous action heroine at his side, Patrick Macnee is immortalised forever as THE AVENGERS John Steed during the 1960's and 70's. But, away from his iconic inhabiting of the bowler hat wearing hero, he had so many other theatre, film and TV credits to his name, including a Roger Moore James Bond film, and, of course, his excellent contributions to the world of American cult science fiction with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA during its singular season, providing the key opening narration to the series that set the tone of mystery and adventure for the series ahead, and giving his strong and distinctive voice to the calculating evil of the Cylon's reptilian/cyborg Imperious Leader. Creator Glen A. Larson, recognising such fine acting talent now firmly ensconced in Hollywood, would give Macnee a meatier and more distinctive series role to enjoy the following year, a brilliant casting choice as a fresh threat to the Galactican heroes, literally the Devil himself, in the corrupting form of Count Iblis, excellently and memorably played by the actor almost as if it were the darker, flip-side of the Steed character, for what would prove to be one of the series finest two-part tales, War of the Gods.

▶ Battlestar Galactica Opening Theme from 1978 - YouTube
▶ Battlestar Galactica 1978 Episode 13 "War of the Gods Part 1" Preview - YouTube
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - SAGA OF A STAR WORLD: CHARMING BUT DEADLY. PATRICK MACNEE TALKS IBLIS.

Stylish, gentlemanly and world travelled to the end, Patrick Macnee will be much missed...

▶ Farewell Patrick Macnee - YouTube
Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies - BBC News

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: IN THE LOWER LEVELS...


Examining areas furthest from the guest rooms of the Ovion's Casino, Apollo and Starbuck, on the hunt for impostors in Colonial uniform, will soon make a startling and horrific discovery, during the closing section of Saga of a Star World.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: A NEW HOPE...


Another great promotional image from the sadly unrealized Richard Hatch GALACTICA The Second Coming adventure, showing New Caprica in its intriguing CGI glory.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: THREE TIMES A LADY!


Its a dream come true for Starbuck, and I'm sure Britt Ekland fans, too, as he encounters three clones of the same gorgeous woman - resistance fighter Tenna - in this classic moment from Gun on Ice Planet Zero.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

CLASSIC ART: STARBUCK's BACK!


He'd been away for a few issues, but the return of the cigar-chomping Viper pilot hero Starbuck was certainly cause for celebration, making an intriguing cover image for issue 19 of the original MARVEL comic series. Art by the gifted Walt Simonson.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF GODS!


Having been unable to pursue the alien lights swarming across the Colonial Fleet, Boomer's Viper is quickly caught in the sights of the mysterious Lightship and vanishes, in a scene from Part Two of War of the Gods.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: RUNNING OUT OF TIME...


With Cassiopeia electing to stay with the injured Bojay, Apollo and Sheba must race against the clock in continuing their assault mission on Gamoray, in Part Two of The Living Legend.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

CLASSIC IMAGE: SNOW CHALLENGE


Starbuck's landram gun skills are soon tested when the crash-landed Galactica demolition squad is attacked by a Cylon Raider, in this scene from Gun on Ice Planet Zero Part One.