Saturday 25 May 2024

CLASSIC MERCHANDISE: SCHOLASTIC 'GALACTICA'!


The marketing of Battlestar Galactica as event TV was none more keenly felt by teenagers after the success of Star Wars, and the American Scholastic schools magazine Sprint made the most of that excitement ahead within one of their 1978 issues.

Volume 4, issue 1 inside feature spread.


Saturday 18 May 2024

CLASSIC IMAGE: WHEN CARDSTERS GATHER!


Starbuck thinks he's king of the hill when it comes to all things gambling, but could his lucky streak be running out on him as an Armistice Day Pyramid game with the card shark pilots from Gemon turns sour. A scene establishing Starbuck and his Blue Squadron colleagues Boomer and Jolly that was mostly cut down for time and pace reasons from Saga of a Star World.


Boomer addresses his concerns and the potential loss of his cubits with Starbuck.


Saturday 11 May 2024

CLASSIC ART: COLLISION COURSE!


No longer captured by the weird environs of the Memory Machine, Commander Adama has new problems on his hands, with what looks like a kamikaze Cylon Basestar on the attack, in this great opening artwork to the classic series Marvel Comic issue 12, with stellar work once more from regular talents Walt Simonson and Klaus Janson, featuring colouring by George Roussos


Original B/W version.

Saturday 4 May 2024

'GALACTICA 1980': COLONIAL ROADSTER...


Strangers in a strange land, indeed, as Troy prepares to join his long time friend and fellow Colonial Warrior Dillion in exploring the mysterious realms of America, in a scene from the original launch adventure, Galactica Discovers Earth.


Saturday 27 April 2024

CLASSIC IMAGE: ESCAPING THE ENEMY!


Brothers in Colonial arms, Apollo and Zac have discovered the Cylons' treacherous plot and race back to warn the fleet. But the enemy's Raider vehicles pursuing them have other ideas, as seen in this rarely used effects shot originally conceived for Saga of a Star World.



Wednesday 24 April 2024

GOODBYE, TERRY CARTER...


Any loss to the Classic Galactica main cast 'family' is rotten to report, and Terry Carter's passing, though he enjoyed life up to the impressive age of 95, hurts a lot. The distinguished veteran actor brought great strength of character, heart and sometimes scene-stealing humour to the role of the often stern but always loyal Colonel Tigh, pretty much a figurehead of impressive authority on the Battlestar's bridge during its all too brief series duration. As the leader of the fleet and protector of the last remnants of humanity, Commander Adama (and his on-set portrayer in Lorne Greene) couldn't have had a better friend, comrade or experienced Colonial Warrior alongside him in the quest to find Earth.


Reunited with old friends in this terrific convention-related photo.

Well liked by his acting comrades, especially in the many Universal productions he was involved in (from his regular role in McCloud, to appearances in the likes of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy, amongst other Glen A. Larson productions), Carter was also a member of the comedy crusaders that were a firm part of the iconic Phil Silvers show, and leaves behind a fine legacy. RIP, and our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this time... 

Terry Carter Dead: 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'McCloud' Actor Was 95

Saturday 20 April 2024

CLASSIC ART: THE CYLON MASTER PLAN!


The Cylon's Imperious Leader has hatched his most diabolical plan yet to destroy the Galactica and her human fugitive fleet from the inside out, with the help of a conditioned human traitor, in another fine entry from the classic Look-In magazine in the UK. I sure wish someone could do a special compilation of all the strips one day. The series deserves it.

Superb art, as always, from British comics great Martin Asbury, during November 1979.