Saturday, 15 August 2020

CLASSIC IMAGE: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!


Somewhere beyond the heavens, the mighty Battlestar's journey to Earth continues. Another of the great and detailed Galactica establishing shots used regularly in the series.

Saturday, 8 August 2020

CLASSIC IMAGE: FIGHTING BLIND!


As the cockpit shielding around him gets dangerously hot from the flares of the Nova Madagon, Starbuck's shooting skills continue against the Cylon minefield, in this great image from Saga of a Star World.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

CLASSIC IMAGE: COLONIAL DELIGHTS!


We may be watching a life or death struggle for survival every week in Battlestar Galactica, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the beauty of the show's main heroines either, as seen with the gorgeous all-smiles Laurette Spang and Anne Lockhart, in another one of those lovely character promo shots for the series during its filming mid-point.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

CLASSIC IMAGE: CYLON CHAOS!



It only takes a few slipped-through-the-defence-net Cylon fighters to cause maximum damage to the vulnerable Rag-Tag Fleet, as seen here with their attack on the Agro vessels in The Magnificent Warriors, of which footage from Universal's prior seventies sci-fi classic Silent Running was cleverly re-used (though probably not to the liking of its director Doug Trumbull!) with new optical overlays

Saturday, 18 July 2020

'MISSION GALACTICA' AT 41: THE HUMAN CYLON!


It was never explained to generic UK film audiences of Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack, who'd not yet get the weekly series on TV screens until late 1980/81, how Count Baltar miraculously survived having his head cut off in the previous theatrical movie. But you can never kill off a great villain, especially when played by an actor with the calibre, and relish for evil-doing, personified by Canadian stage and screen veteran, John Colicos.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

'MISSION GALACTICA' AT 41: IMPERIOUS LEADERSHIP!


The Cylon city of Gamoray's special status within the Empire is given an additional worthy boost by the presence of an impressed Imperious Leader. Impressed, that is, until the explosions start!

It was nice to hear Patrick Macnee once more voice the Imperious Leader, and see the important enemy villain in the reptilian flesh (and walking no less!), in both The Living Legend and Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack.

Saturday, 4 July 2020

'MISSION GALACTICA' AT 41: THE CYLON ATTACK!


The cost-effective re-use of special effects in both the movies and TV series of the original Battlestar Galactica was well known, nay infamous, yet Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack's big screen outing did contain newly shot model footage and/or recomposited opticals that looked like new shots, like this great one above, showing the Cylons beginning their fateful kamikaze-esque attack on Galactica.