Saturday, 27 February 2016
Our key heroes grace another sci-fi magazine cover of the time- the colourfully fun SPACE WARS, whose coverage of the film and the series looked positively huge with that special issue. I'll have to pick up a copy of it someday and get a closer look at the features, and that cover's unusual looking Colonial Vipers...
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Richard Hatch's handsome hero in Apollo couldn't have got a more stunning partner than the lovely Jane Seymour, playing former reporter turned shuttle pilot, Serina, in the pilot for GALACTICA and its weekly series launching two-part episode. Her US film and TV career has skyrocketed ever since, and deservedly so.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Seen on screen at the opening of Saga of a Star World, and then again in stock footage for The Living Legend two-parter, the Cylon Tankers would first make an ominous entrance above a massive cloud which bore thousands of raider craft ready to sneak attack the Twelve Colonies of Mankind. Above is the accomplished Joe Johnston's original production design blueprint.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Starbuck's planned intimate relations with new girlfriend Cassie are rudely and painfully interrupted by a steam purge, engineered by an angry Athena- a fun moment re-filmed from what was originally intended and indeed shot months earlier, from Saga of a Star World!
The Different Versions of the Battlestar Galactica Pilot Episode
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Looks like UNIVERSAL are still wanting to get GALACTICA up and running again as a movie series. Here's hoping it happens and ultimately proves closer in spirit to the original 1978 version of the galactic epic than its more recent gloomy incarnation- upbeat as THE FORCE AWAKENS recently was in capturing the spirit of the original STAR WARS Trilogy and making box office history.
'Battlestar Galactica' Movie in Development With Producers Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber - Hollywood Reporter
If this doesn't happen, then it can at least be added to the rest of the fascinating almost list of potential resurrections, which has included ambitions from the likes of Glen A. Larson himself (an IMAX adventure featuring the Pegasus), Richard Hatch (for TV- The Second Coming), Bryan Singer (in 1999, before he got to do The X-Men) and several others...
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Apollo proves the ultimate dad for young Boxey and Muffey when he agrees to let them go on an important Galactica away mission to find a new energizer for the fleet, in a charming moment from The Magnificent Warriors.
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Terry Carter's firm but fair Colonel Tigh makes a point to an unseen officer on a section of the Galactica bridge, in this publicity image from the pilot episode.