Saturday, 27 February 2021

CLASSIC ART: THE ENDURING SAGA...


Great fan art of the enduring heroes and villains of the Glen A. Larson created classic series. It looks like a new movie (from the talented Simon Kinberg) and separate TV series are on the way (then again, we've heard all this before, haven't we?), but they'll never beat the original for its epic sense of space adventure and unique galactic 'family' spirit.

If anyone knows the name of the artist of the above piece, please get in touch.

A pleasant look back at the series:

Saturday, 20 February 2021

CLASSIC ART: TIME OF THE CYLON!


Their ability to do evil may have diminished over the course of the series, but the Cylons nonetheless remain one of sci-fi TV's most memorable villains, and they always looked good onscreen, as seen here in another of Jean-Pierre Dorleac's stunning original costume design pieces that went up for auction a few years back. It's a shame that the trident weapon never made it to reality, though perhaps it was deemed too scary a weapon for a family audience.

Saturday, 13 February 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: A VIEW TO DESTRUCTION!


From her spacial viper cockpit vantage point, Sheba watches the deliberate explosive detonations on the Galactica's hull wrought by Apollo and Starbuck's specially placed explosives, in this dramatic moment  near-concluding Fire in Space.


Saturday, 6 February 2021

CLASSIC ART: COMING IN TO LAND.. (MCQUARRIE)

 


Another terrific concept piece by Ralph McQuarrie for Star Worlds, then Galactica, showing one of the mighty vessel's landing bays with some exterior attachments (ultimately removed to make the important area a more streamlined visual by the time of approved model construction).


Saturday, 30 January 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: UNLOCKING THE ANCIENT MYSTERY!


Within the fascinating but ominous tombs of Kobol, Commander Adama searches for answers to the location of the lost Thirteenth Tribe on Earth, but soon runs into great danger from an old enemy, in this great image from Lost Planet of the Gods Part Two.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

CLASSIC MERCHANDISE: NICE - PRICE 'GALACTICA'!


There are many young people out there who don't know what a VHS is, nor its true place in commercial entertainment history. But for us Classic Galactica fans, the thrill of getting that first theatrical film on 'nice-price' cassette tape was certainly memorable. I always have great affection for this early CIC Video packaging, which I recall purchasing in the Piccadilly Circus branch of HMV in the late eighties.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE MYSTERY OF IBLIS!


He;s enchanted, beguiled and confounded the human Colonial Fleet with his arrival and the subtle unleashing of his mysterious powers. Just how benevolent is Count Iblis, our Galactican heroes wonder, as the War of the Gods begins its epic two-part adventure, Patrick Macnee clearly gives one of his finest performances on States-side television, after his prior international acclaim as the debonair agent John Steed in The Avengers.