Saturday, 10 November 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: CASINO STAND-OFF!


Boomer and Starbuck buy escape time as the Cylon hordes emerge to attack the human guests of the Carillon Casino, in this classic image and an angle not seen in the finished production of Saga of a Star World.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: TIME FOR A SWIFT EXIT!


The Colonials and other humans populating the Carillon casino are stunned by the appearance of Captain Apollo and his blaster shot to the sky order to depart the resort complex as soon as possible. A terrific B/W image, and a background moment not fully seen in the finished pilot.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: ASCENDING TO THE CASINO


Having witnessed the Colonial group's escape from the mine, the Cylons follow them in the service elevator up to the Carillon Casino, in a deleted scene moment from Saga of a Star World.


Rehearsal shot image: note the left corner Cylon adjusting his mask.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: BATTLE AT THE BRIDGE!


Filmed at the famous Phantom of the Opera stage at Universal, our heroes in the Carillon mines of the Ovions seek escape from the Cylons traversing a bridge, in one of the most memorable scenes of the film and opening TV pilot. For reasons of safety, being high up on the soundstage (which had a superb and highly detailed background painting), and with lots of SPFX pyrotechnics being discharged, actor and stuntman Felix Silla (later Twiki in Buck Rogers) doubled for little Noah Hathaway in the run across.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: STARBUCK AND BOXEY TO THE RESCUE!


Having rescued a now all-forgiving Cassiopeia from a grisly fate (though her demise was originally conceived in the first scripts), Starbuck (with Boxey in tow) takes on a Cylon (or more than one) in an action sequence set in the Ovion mines that never made it to the final cut, or was re-shot on a new set alongside Richard Hatch as Apollo, as part of material later directed by Alan J. Levi before he commenced directorial duties on Gun on Ice Planet Zero.


A shot taken in rehearsal- note the Cylon's red eye isn't on.






Numerous publicity photos were also taken of that day's scene filming (on a set barely seen in the finished film or pilot version), which would promo the alien Ovions, a Cylon Warrior, and Noah Hathaway as Boxey with Dirk Benedict as Starbuck. These images would become well known worldwide.





Saturday, 6 October 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: THE NEXT TASTY DISH...


She deliberately chose to miss out on the celebrations of the three Colonial warriors, which included Starbuck, but being captured by Ovions and then made ready for consumption by their young wasn't what former Socialator Cassiopeia had on her mind that evening, either, in this scary photo used for the international promotion of the theatrical version of Saga of a Star World.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

'GALACTICA' AT 40: COLONIALS ON THE MENU!


They've discovered the Cylons' presence on Carillon, and now our heroes discover the hideous truth about the many disappeared resort guests who never made it back to their homes and peoples to tell them of their gambling experiences. 'The Ovions have been living off them!'

A chilling moment from Saga of a Star World.