Saturday, 31 January 2015
The intense space battle around the Colonial Fleet sees the skies filled with Cylons, Vipers and laser rays, in this terrific image combining model work and opticals, from Saga of a Star World.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Making a rare excursion from the Galactica, Adama joins Apollo and Serina on an expedition of the abandoned, ruined cities of Kobol, in Part Two of Lost Planet of the Gods.
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Having escaped the trap of the Carillon casino, our fighter pilot heroes blast off for a rondezvous with Cylon forces attacking the Galactica. All of our main heroes are shown in this pivotal sequence: Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer and Jolly, all itching for payback against their enemies. But who's the guy above? We see him for a few seconds but hadn't seen him previously in the pilot episode. Nor do we see him afterwards?
I'm assuming he was an actor who had some cockpit scene dialogue filmed but cut out from the final version of Saga of a Star World - a series launcher that did have lots of editing/re-editing and re-shoots before its eventual debut. To this writer, he looks very much like a young Richard Chaves, who later became well known for another sci-fi series, War of the Worlds, in the late eighties.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
The early noughties DVD sleeve to the original US release of Galactica's 1978 theatrical launcher, which was great to have back in the day- now replaced with the far superior picture quality and sound of Universal's Blu-ray presentation.
Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray 1978 Region Free: Amazon.co.uk: Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, Ray Milland, Jane Seymour, Richard Hatch, Terry Carter, Maren Jensen, Noah Hathaway, Tony Swartz, Lew Ayres, John Colicos, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ed Begley Jr, Richard A. Colla, Donald P. Bellisario: DVD & Blu-ray
Here's a great fan trailer for the movie that was recently sent my way: ▶ Battlestar Galactica (1978) - Fan trailer - YouTube
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Galactica's loveliest ladies- Cassiopeia, Athena and Sheba- get together to watch a brutal Triad match unfold, involving a bruised and battered Starbuck facing off against his old enemy, Flight Sergeant Ortega, in the opening scenes of Murder on the Rising Star.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
The always ominous sight of massing Cylon forces soon make their early presence felt on the Galactica's long range scanners, as seen in the episode Fire in Space.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Taking the short-lived but enjoyable GALACTICA MARVEL comic book into bigger and broader areas of storytelling than anything then seen in the weekly series, Walt Simonson's writing/artist work on the title's final quarter run proved a memorable stepping stone to bigger and more critically acclaimed work, notably with the likes of THOR.
Check out his brief GALACTICA reminisces here: Dynamite expands Art Editions line with Vampiralla, Battlestar Galactica and John Carter — The Beat
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
The charismatic but subtly malignant Count Iblis, whose voice sounds uncannily like the Cylon's Imperious Leader, tries to provide some reassurance to the captured, for the moment helpless, Count Baltar, stuck in a unique destiny of the Count's making - within a Galactica prison cell - during a classic scene of eerie revelation from War of the Gods Part Two.
Remembering John Colicos: Star Trek John Colicos: "Full Expression"
Friday, 2 January 2015
Another classic conceptual rendering by the late, great Ralph McQuarrie, presumably showing an early version of the Galactica speedily escaping the immense Tylium-fuelled destruction of Carillon, from Saga of a Star World.