Saturday 25 November 2023
An unknown Viper pilot (possibly an early version of Apollo) keeps tabs on his wingman during their deep space patrol, in this great storyboard concept art linked to Saga of a Star World, by storyboard artist Carl Ardana.
Saturday 18 November 2023
It's been far too long since we've had a gorgeous posed picture of the beautiful Maren Jensen on the site, and I'm sure we're all getting intense withdrawal symptoms in the process. So, situation rectified with this lovely promo shot from 1978!
Saturday 11 November 2023
One of the finest talents in the Hollywood and world effects business, the legendary Dennis Muren puts his keen eye towards filming the ever-impressive Galactica model on the Apogee/ILM blue screen stage at Van Nuys during middle 1978, for Saga of a Star World.
Presumably this camera work is for the point of view scene where a Cylon Raider, amidst Colonial protective fire, dives down to attack the vessel's hull, in what would become a memorable stock footage image used across the series.
Thursday 9 November 2023
Who says that being a Colonial Warrior doesn't have its advantages! Adept in the art of kissing, Starbuck enjoys some quality goodbye time with Tenna (Britt Ekland and two doubles shot from the side) and other identical clones from her designated batch, in a memorable and humorous finale to the two-parter.
|The clone beauties say goodbye to Starbuck.|
|You win some, lose some, as they say. "I just lost all three," bemoans Starbuck!|
We hope you've enjoyed this special coverage of the originally conceived TV movie version of Gun on Ice Planet Zero...
|Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest - a shining planet known as Earth!|
Wednesday 8 November 2023
The battle has been won, the Cylons are no more on Arcta, the pulsar weapon has been totally destroyed, and the reunited Clones are at peace, with their 'Father Creator' in Doctor Ravashol, thrilled to see his children so happy and caring, ready to protect them.
Our remaining Galactica heroes depart the community and say goodbye to their many friends...
|Time for departure. Note the Clone Planner (Liam Sullivan) with Apollo in the only scene that made it to the final two-parter.|
|The Galactican quest continues as new hopes and friendships are cemented.|
Tuesday 7 November 2023
|"We've picked up an explosion. A big one!"|
As the critical point of potential destruction is is reached, Lt. Rigel picks up the incredible news that the Ravashol Pulsar weapon has been destroyed in an immense explosion on the planet's surface. The Galactica and the human fleet have been miraculously saved, and jubilant celebration is soon in the air around the bridge as an equally joyous Adama and Tigh order the immediate dispatch of a shuttle and fighter escort down to Arcta to retrieve their friends and family...
|The mountain is confirmed destroyed!|
|The bridge crew celebrate their success and camaraderie under pressure.|
Monday 6 November 2023
Doctor Ravashol's pulsar weapon is finally destroyed atop its mountain stronghold, its weak spots used against it to explosive effect by the Colonial heroes, and just in the nick of time, before the destruction of the Galactica...
|The spectacular explosion captured outside the ILM premises in Van Nuys.|
A spectacular model explosion filmed for the finale, likely handled by the pyrotechnics whizz Joe Viskocil, a veteran pyrotechnics expert who created a lot of the terrific explosions work for the first two Star Wars movies of 1977 and 1980.