Saturday, 30 April 2016
A great posed image of Fred Astaire and Dirk Benedict on the Galactica bridge set, from one of my favourite episodes of the weekly series: The Man with Nine Lives, where Astaire shined as the wily con-man, and possible father to Starbuck, Chameleon.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Despite the always excellent STARLOG magazine's May 1980 issue importantly heralding a new series of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and despite the welcome presence of sexy Robyn Douglass as human liaison Jamie, GALACTICA 1980 ultimately proved not to be the series we actually, really wanted- a rushed to conception format, which changed by its second story, that lacked most of its original stars.
STARLOGGED - GEEK MEDIA AGAIN: 1980: GALACTICA 1980 - ROBYN DOUGLASS INTERVIEW (Starlog Magazine)
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Sheba finds herself once more beguiled and under the control of the charming but manipulative Count Iblis, on the eve of Apollo and Starbuck's discovering his real identity, in the second part of War of the Gods.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Looks like Starbuck's love for gambling has put him on the wrong side of a blaster- many blasters, in fact! - in this great Walt Simonson cover art for the fun, if short-lived, MARVEL COMIC series from 1979.
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Another essential lady in the GALACTICA universe: Sarah Rush as Flight Corporal Rigel, seen through a lot of the first half of the series, and a much loved contributor to US conventions linked to the series.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Recklessly thinking they can take out the pulsar cannon on the ice world of Arcta, Cadet Cree sees his youthful colleague Shields and his viper turned to fiery destruction above the mountain-housed weapon, in a scene from the opening to Gun on Ice Planet Zero.
Saturday, 9 April 2016
The Cylon Garrison continues its pursuit of the Colonial Warriors, going fully across a bridge towards the elevator complex, in an unseen moment from Saga of a Star World.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
War in space, and that's what the great poster artwork for the film showed us back in the day on colour brochures specially available to selected UK, US and Canadian cinema audiences.
Here's a great interview with Glen A. Larson on the creation of the series:
Glen A. Larson on "Battlestar Galactica" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG - YouTube
Glen A. Larson on casting the "Battlestar Galactica" pilot - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG - YouTube
Glen A. Larson on conceptual choices for "Battlestar Galactica" - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG - YouTube
Saturday, 2 April 2016
Another fine piece of cover art of our heroes from 2004, for a UK TITAN BOOKS collector's comic series of the first five issues of the original MARVEL COMICS US colour series, plus a later two-parter, showcasing the brilliant Walt Simonson.
If anyone knows the identity of the cover artist, please get in touch.