Saturday, 17 February 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: TERROR FROM SPACE!


A trio of Cylon Raiders close in for the kill during their brutal attack on the colony world of Caprica, from Saga of a Star World. I love the huge amount of detail on the models presented here.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: BROTHERS AND WARRIORS!


It should have been a peace envoy where nothing could go wrong, yet sadly Apollo's young brother, Zac (warmly played by singer/actor Rick Springfield), despite all his skills and enthusiasm as a Colonial Warrior, would perish just short of reaching the human fleet in his damaged viper as the Cylon attack was unveiled..

The above image comes from an alternate/deleted scene shot for Battlestar Galactica's pilot episode by is original director, Richard A. Colla. It surfaced on DVD eventually.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: VIPERS AWAY!


The Colonial forces greatest weapon of war: the Viper craft, one of many aboard the legendary Battlestar Galactica, takes to the spacial skies alongside one of its comrades, in this unused effects angle for Saga of a Star World.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: THE CYLON MENACE...


The reptilian and cyborg race known and feared in the galaxy: the Cylon Star Empire. The most xenophobic lifeforms to ever be encountered by the benevolent human-kind, and a species whom they'll soon be locked in bitter and destructive conflict with for a thousand yahrens.

Friday, 19 January 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: INTRODUCING APOLLO...


A huge fan of serious sci-fi in books and movies, up and coming star Richard Hatch was more than happy to sign on to play the series lead young hero of Captain Apollo by the start of 1978, for what was originally called Star Worlds.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: GOING SUPER 8!


Though home videos had started filtering on to the worldwide market by the late seventies, they were still very expensive to buy. Apart from the books and comics, and trips to the cinema, the only other way to experience the spectacle of the original Battlestar Galactica with its theatrical sequel Mission Galactica was by cinefilm Super 8mm compilation, as seen here with the back cover of this rare German release.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: IN THE THICK OF BATTLE!


The start of the new year and our 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Classic Series get off to this explosive start, as the mighty Galactica and its Vipers once more bravely engage the ever-hounding Cylon menace. If anyone knows the artist of this great piece, which originally appeared on a Colonial Warriors Card Album, please get in touch.