Friday, 28 February 2014
In a particularly notable era of handsome young TV stars, all loved by teenage girls, the gossip magazines were happy to indulge in rumours and speculations about their lives and careers in order to sell magazines, as this cover featuring Richard Hatch from 1978 demonstrates.
Image via: Flickr: Silverbluestar's Photostream
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
On the Galactica bridge, the Cylons recent hit and run attacks lead Adama into thinking that the worst is yet to come, in this scene from the opening of Gun on Ice Planet Zero part one.
Saturday, 22 February 2014
A Cylon Centurion prepares to receive orders from his majesty, the Imperious Leader, to hunt the last remnants of humanity, from Saga of a Star World. As an interesting side note, before Patrick Macnee's commanding voice became the role, Ted Cassidy, best known as Lurch from THE ADDAMS FAMILY, was the original voice-which was allegedly changed because it was considered too scary.
Cassidy's voice can be heard in this early trailer for the pilot's theatrical release, also featuring other intriguing rare footage: ▶ GALACTICA TRAILER - YouTube
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Staking all his and his warrior buddies secton-long pay cubbits, Starbuck thinks he's got his Gemon gambling opponents licked, in this early scene from Saga of a Star World. Oh dear...
Starbuck's fumarella smoking was originally not liked by ABC TV when viewing the original pilot, asking for it to be toned down or stopped when the series entered production. But when Dirk Benedict started getting sent regular cigars by legions of fans, the idea was soon dropped.
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
The upcoming show being dubbed "TV's answer to STAR WARS" was certainly getting the full promotional treatment across the States, as seen here with this fun BG cover of the 1978 St. Louis TV GUIDE. Note the full eyed Cylon Centurion!
Saturday, 8 February 2014
In a great and surprising start to the new year, reader John Johnson has kindly informed us that the original classic series and GALACTICA 1980 have been released together on ten disc German Region B Blu-ray, from last month via Koch Media. Checking several Blu-ray forums, the boxset has received positive reviews for its overall picture remastering, living up to the quality standards of UNIVERSAL's recently released 1978 theatrical movie in the format. Here's hoping the series gets a full worldwide release shortly.
Kampfstern Galactia - Die komplette Serie 9 Blu-rays + 1 DVD vorab exklusiv bei Amazon.de: Amazon.de: Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch: Filme & TV
Battlestar Galactica: The Movie Blu-ray - Page 13 - Blu-ray Forum
16/1/2014 UPDATE: We contacted UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT UK, but there is no news yet on any kind of release date for this territory.
8/2/2014 UPDATE: John Johnson has kindly sent me this link- a full review by the popular THE DIGITAL BITS website: Battlestar Galactica/Galactica 1980: The Complete Original Series
Friday, 7 February 2014
An early posed promotional pic for Saga of a Star World, with Richard Hatch and Lorne Greene, and featuring the series memorable and futuristic galactic star map behind them...
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
The Cylons loom large in this great new poster from the Boiling Point Creative Group, who have launched a lovely range of original icon prints linked to classic film and TV series, covering BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SPACE: 1999, FLASH GORDON and more.
Check them out here: BoilingPointCreative on Etsy