Saturday, 23 June 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: CLEARING THE MINEFIELD!


The Nova Madagon- beautiful but deadly, within it a field of burning energy and a minefield of destructive power created by the Cylons. Their fleet at desperation levels for food and fuel located at the nearby Carillon, Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer are their greatest hope in taking out the obstacles to reach it, in a stellar moment from Saga of a Star World.

Unused effects footage shot.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: COLONEL TIGH'S BRIDGE WATCH!


Adama's loyal second-in-command, and one of his oldest friends, Colonel Tigh, played with experience by Terry Carter, is a dependable and often stern presence on the Galactica bridge, highly serious in his role as vital link to the command and civilian areas of the rag-tag human fleet.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: MENACE FROM SPACE!


More great vintage art showcasing our human Colonial heroes and their Cylon enemies, with this lovely piece from Don Lawrence, which appeared on several 1978 US, possibly worldwide, sci-fi magazine related merchandise.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: STUNNINGLY SEYMOUR!


Certainly one of the great assets of the original pilot episode/theatrical event that was Saga of a Star World- the simply gorgeous British actress Jane Seymour, then (and still) a hot property in Hollywood acting circles, established via her sexy appearance as  the Bond babe Solitaire in the first Roger Moore 007 outing: Live and Let Die. Though a serious role as the tragic reporter Serina, there was no way that the Universal marketing department wan't going to make the most of Miss Seymour's beauty in their publicity for the film, thank goodness, and in her genuine on-screen chemistry with series lead Richard Hatch, playing the dashing Captain Apollo.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF ANNIHILATION!


On a high hill top mountain overlooking the destroyed realms of Caprica, the greedy human traitor Baltar, with Cylon bodyguards present, enjoys his work in betraying mankind, in this intriguing visual moment from Saga of a Star World.



Examining the destruction of Adama's home in a deleted scene.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: FIGHTER CRAFT REALITY!


At the Universal Studios back lot, a technician poses for a very cool behind the scenes photo alongside the singular Colonial Viper prop created for the series entire duration, then held in storage. The vehicle is held by underneath struts. Note that the wing tips are not present, presumably held separately so as not to disintegrate or be damaged.

If anyone has any info who on the technician is, and who took the photo, please get in touch.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: INTRODUCING BOXEY AND MUFFIT!


Apollo and Serina may do their best to keep them safe and away from harm, but there's no doubt about it-young Boxey (Noah Hathaway) and his lovable replacement Daggit in robot 'Muffey' (Evie the Chimp) are an absolute magnet in attracting trouble, be it from Cylons, reptilian-esque Ovions, and more, in the future beyond the Galactica's exodus from the Twelve Colonies. Intriguingly, the feature film version of Saga of a Star World does not state that Boxey is Serina's child, merely a survivor of the attack on Caprica, unlike the TV version and comic book adaptation.