Saturday, 14 July 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: THE SEARCH FOR TYLIUM


In the vast, mostly uncharted realms of the mysterious Carillon, a Galactica Landram concentrates its search for tylium fuel, in a lovely location scene shot by second unit for Saga of a Star World out in one of the wild terrain national parks between Nevada and California.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: THE CALCULATING IMPERIOUS LEADER!


His sworn adversary in human leader Adama may have anticipated the huge Cylon starforce waiting to ensnare the last remnants of mankind at Borallus, but the Imperious Leader is not the cruel and clever leader of the Cylons for nothing- his three brains working as one in preparing an even deadlier strategy awaiting their enemies with the Ovions, via the far-off mining world flytrap lure of Carillon.


Saturday, 30 June 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: STU PHILLIPS - MUSICAL MASTERMIND!

Stu Phillips, wearing one of the early cast and crew TV shirts for the series, at the 20th Century Fox recording studios in Los Angeles.

Another one of the great and all-time key ingredients to the enduring success of the classic Battlestar Galactica- the music composed and conducted by Stu Phillips- a friend and mainstay of Glen A. Lason who'd work on many of his film/TV projects- and two men who recognised and were influenced by the success of John Williams classic score for the sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars. Though continually up against the clock for the creation of the original film and mini-series music in 1978, Phillips ultimately thrived on the challenge, delivering an impressive and memorable score lasting throughout the original run's singular season into 1979, with created pieces organically fused alongside the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, then keen to spread their wings on diverse projects, of which Galactica's wide-ranging score of drama and excitement brought to life through their musicians was surely one of their finest accomplishments.

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.