Saturday, 11 September 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: A FAMILY OF WARRIORS!


Could a seventies sci-fi series possible have had a more attractive family trio of heroes and role models than Commander Adama and his children, Athena and Apollo? They're seen here in this terrific posed publicity shot, one of many, taken between the filming of the original pilot and Gun on Ice Planet Zero, and on the Imperious Leader's set no less, now more colourfully lit for photographic purposes.

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Saturday, 4 September 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: MONITERING THE FLEET!

Image: via Kobol.com

The Colonial Vipers may be the defensive force for the Rag-Tag Fleet, but keeping their own vigil on the 220 odd and ancient ships are the many technicians working from the always-busy Galactica bridge- the set, despite its now dated looking electronics, nonetheless remains an impressive overall visual sight- no wonder it was so costly to maintain during the life of its first season filming run...

Saturday, 28 August 2021

CLASSIC ART: IN THE DEPTHS OF SPACE...

 


Speeding through space on a mission for the Battlestar Galactica and its Rag-Tag fleet is the Colonial Stellar Probe and satellite, searching the heavens for the lost Thirteenth Tribe whilst also keeping humanity safe from the pursuant Cylons.

Great art by Otto Kuhni for the 1978/79 evolving MATTEL US toy range of Galactica vehicles. It was also released internationally, and in numerous UK toy shops by 1979/80.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: PARTYING WITH CASSIE!


If you're ever going to enjoy the decadent pleasures and delights in and out of the Carillon Casino, then you certainly need one of the Galactican fleet's most gorgeous ladies at your side: the former ex-socialator Cassiopeia, played with onscreen charm and genuine sex appeal by the lovely Laurette Spang!


Saturday, 14 August 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE PRICE OF DUTY...


They've been at each others throats for years within the Prison Barge but former Colonial Warrior Croft and Leda's love will survive into the next life and beyond with her passing, having bravely shielded her husband from a lethal Cylon blast, in the finale to Gun on Ice Planet Zero

Saturday, 7 August 2021

CLASSIC IMAGE: STARBUCK THE DESTRUCTOR!


Starbuck loves nothing better than wiping out Cylons, and now he gets the chance to wipe out hundreds of them, and within one of their greatest cities on Gamoray, in this scene from part two of The Living Legend

A great image used for the French promotion of Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack in cinemas during1979/80


Saturday, 31 July 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES: FLEET INSPECTION!


A great side angles look at the primary Rag-Tag fleet models used in the pilot/series filming, including the Colonial Movers vehicle, the prison barge, the later-named Celestra, a three-tier fuel processing ship (seen approaching Carillon in the pilot episode) and another unknown vessel.