Saturday, 21 October 2017

CLASSIC ART: A LAST SUPPER FOR THE TWELVE COLONIES...


The six Colonial Battlestars and their leaders gather for a momentous occasion: finally, after a thousand yahrens of war their is now peace with the enemy Cylons, of which an armistice awaits. Unfortunately, this special dinner will be the lead-in to the Human race's greatest peril, in this lovely conceptual art for Saga of a Star World by Ralph McQuarrie.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

CLASSIC ART: GALACTIC-A ICONS!


Another fine addition to the GALACTICA art gallery, with this modern and exciting composition piece of characters and action from The Zero Room, via Etsy.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

BEHIND THE SCENES: A RAIDER COMES TO LIFE!


Top model maker and veteran STAR WARS genius Grant McCune works on detailing a Cylon Raider model, as Apogee's work on the series pilot continues within the rented ILM facility/ premises in Van Nuys, California, in 1978.

Friday, 29 September 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: ANALYSING THE DATA!


Starbuck's unhappy about losing his cadets, but worse news is on the horizon as a devastating weapon is confirmed on the Galactica bridge, in a scene from Gun on Ice Planet Zero Part One.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: RED ALERT!


The cockpit shielded trio of Colonial Vipers housing Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer continue their attack run on the Cylon minefield leading to Carillon, in the memorable scene from Saga of a Star World.

Friday, 15 September 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: COOL UNDER FIRE!


Dirk Benedict enjoys some crew camaraderie in between takes on the Galactica launch bay set, for Saga of a Star World in 1978.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: SO MUCH FOR THE 'ROUTINE PATROL'!


Zac and Apollo's Viper patrol on the eve of the Human/Cylon Armistice is shattered by sneak attacking Cylons, in this rare image from early filmed footage by Apogee for Saga of a Star World.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: A CYLON IN THE CATACOMBS!


Another great rehearsal shot of an early Cylon Centurion ultimately used for advance publicity purposes, in a sequence on Carillon's Ovion Mine that didn't make it to the original cut, and was ultimately reshot on another cave set, for Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: INTO THE CYLON'S DEN!


They've infiltrated the Cylon Basestar via Baltar's fighter, but now comes the hard part, as Apollo and Starbuck attempt to journey through its core deck to disable the sensor computer systems, in a tense scene from the final series episode, The Hand of God.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

CLASSIC ART: APOLLO THE CYLON SLAYER!


Our bold Captain Apollo makes good work of destroying a Cylon ground force in this great 1999 cover art by Dan Parsons for the Centurion Prime Special Edition cover to issue 1A of the then all-new comic series, from REALM PRESS.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: SOON TO BE SPELLBOUND...





A concerned but nonetheless beautiful Sheba listens to the story of the mysterious presence that is Count Iblis, in an early scene from War of the Gods Part One.


Look out for Anne Lockhart's noteworthy appearance in another legendary sci-fi franchise: the excellent fan film series that is STAR TREK CONTINUES, and their newly released online ninth episode, What Ships Are Made For.


See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VEZH8bqytA


Thursday, 27 July 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: READY FOR TROUBLE!


One of the great battle ready images of Starbuck in the depths of the Ovion mine from Saga of a Star World that I'll always remember on one of the classic TOPPS CARDS of the day.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: APOLLO THE HERO!


Apollo's all ready to receive his special medal from Sire Uri at the Carillon Casino, but not before he poses for a special publicity photo for the series, from 1978, for Saga of a Star World.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: A NEW/OLD WORLD TO EXPLORE...


Whilst Apollo and Serina share some intimate time, Adama and the new Colonial Warriors prepare to explore the newly found, abandoned world of Kobol, in this scene from Lost Planet of the Gods Part Two.

BEHIND THS SCENES: OVION SCREEN TEST!


A rare shot of an Ovion without its coverings, presumably at the Apogee effects facility/warehouse in Van Nuys, for some kind of practical test, from Saga of a Star World.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: "HE'S COMING RIGHT AT US!"


Two shocked Galactica technicians witness a rapidly approaching suicide bomber Cylon Raider, ready to hit the mighty Battlestar, in a scene from Fire in Space.

CLASSIC IMAGE: PREPARING FOR SLAUGHTER!


Down in the lower, lower depths of the Ovion Casino resort, Queen Lotay consorts with the Cylon Commander in charge of the garrison there, counting the microns until all of the Galactica's human warriors are secured and ready to be killed... or eaten, in this unseen angle, likely a rehearsal image, from Saga of a Star World.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

BEHIND THE SCENES: COLONIAL FLYER!


At the California soundstages of Universal, a parachute wearing Herb Jefferson, Jr. takes a break between fighting Cylons on Gamoray, during filming of The Living Legend.

DELETED SCENE: STEAM BURN!


Starbuck suffers the wrath of an unseen Athena, getting a nasty steam burn when discovered in the Viper bay partaking in a different kind of "action" with Cassiopeia. These images were from the original take that was ultimately re-filmed for being too much for a family show audience to see.


Thursday, 1 June 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: LUCKY DAY!


At the Carillon Casino, Starbuck and Cassie enjoy the gambling tables, before deciding to enjoy an altogether different type of game in one of the resort guests rooms, from Saga of a Star World.


CLASSIC IMAGE: A LOT TO TAKE IN!


Apollo tries to get used to his new surroundings as the mysterious John shows him around the enigmatic Lightship, in the opening to Experiment in Terra.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: A SURPRISE MEETING!


A surprised Baltar is freed from his shackles as he watches a confident Adama survey a model of a Cylon Basestar (presumably an actual one built by Apogee from 1978 effects filming) - a meeting of former friends, now old enemies - at an important moment for the survival of the Colonial Fleet, from the series excellent finale, The Hand of God.

GALACTICA 1980: THE NEXT HEROES...


They were never able to replace our original heroes in Apollo and Starbuck, but Troy and Dillon were adequate enough as series leads for the subsequent and short-lived GALACTICA 1980.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

CLASSIC ART: DEATH FROM THE SKIES!


The Cylon Raiders continue their merciless slaughter of Caprica, in this stylish and striking conceptual art for Saga of a Star World, reproduced in B/W for publicity purposes, from the iconic Ralph McQuarrie.

CLASSIC IMAGE: NO LONGER FIGHTING...


And about time too! Sheba at last shows her true feelings for Apollo, as the do or die mission into the heart of a Cylon basestar is soon underway, in the series finale episode, The Hand of God.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: INSTINCT vs SURVIVAL!


Starbuck is getting concerned by the rising temperatures and potential damage to his Viper, in a tense scene within the mined Nova Madagon starfield of Carillon, from Saga of a Star World.

CLASSIC IMAGE: FOR CONTROL OF SHEBA...


His secret revealed, as soon will be his true identity, the enigmatic and deadly Count Iblis tries to control and make Sheba his own for the last time, in a critical scene from War of the Gods, Part Two.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: BIG SCREEN, SMALL SCREEN!


Back now to the nostalgia fuelled days of home VHS entertainment, and the colourful MCA/UNIVERSAL sleeve for the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA movie, when it debuted on sell through release from 1985.

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE 'OTHER BATTLESTAR'!


Inside his personal Cylon Raider, Baltar truly gets the shock of his life when he sees the return of the presumed destroyed Battlestar Pegasus, in a classic scene from part one's end to The Living Legend.

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE PULSAR WEAPON!


Now in Cylon hands, Dr. Ravashol's once creation for peace is now a true weapon for war in Cyborg hands, as seen in this moment from Gun on Ice Planet Zero Part One.

CLASSIC IMAGE: PROGRAMMED TO KILL!


The Cylon garrison continues to emerge from the Casino of Carillon, determined to destroy their human enemy, which is now fighting back, in this great rare image from Saga of a Star World.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: A FLOCK OF HUMANITY!


Moving at a pace perfect for target practice, it isn't long before the Galactica's rag-tag fleet of humans is attacked once more by the Cylons, in an effects composite image that appeared several time early on in the series.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: APOLLO THE GUNSLINGER!


With confirmation that there is no further Cylon presence beyond Red Eye in the local township, Apollo prepares to take gunslinger action, in this classic moment from The Lost Warrior.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: CLOSING IN...


One of the show's iconic, and very green, computer graphics for the series, as a Viper targeting computer locks onto a Cylon Raider- a staple image during the early part of the series.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: THE BALTAR CONNECTION...


Conferring with Adama, Apollo and Boomer discover that Baltar's right-hand man, Karibdus, is hidden in the rag-tag fleet, and must be found in order to save Starbuck's life. An important scene from Murder on the Rising Star.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

CLASSIC MERCHANDISE: SUN-LOVING CYLONS!


I don't know whether they'd be cool for Summer wearing anymore, but the US Larami company's Cylon sunglasses from 1978/79 are certainly an oddity worthy of inclusion on this page. I'm sure the Imperious Leader wears them from time to time, though...

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: NO WELCOMING COMMITTEE...


A frustrated Adama and Tigh are refused permission to launch a fighter escort against an incoming force of "welcoming committee" Cylons. Soon enough, the Galactica is ready on "battle stations drill" in a memorable scene from Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: "LET'S GET THERE!"


Wearing the ultimate intergalactic poker face, nothing will deter the formidable Commander Cain and his Battlestar Pegasus in their mission to destroy Baltar's Cylon Basestar, not even the two enemy ships now closing on them in order to protect their leader, in this scene from The Living Legend, Part Two.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: TO A MEETING WITH ROYALTY...


In the depths of Carillon, Serina, Jolly and Apollo are escorted to meet Queen Lotay in her private chamber, in a deleted scene moment from Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: BRIE'S IN THE VIPER SEAT!


She's one of the rawest of the Viper pilot recruits, but you can't fault Cadet Brie for her enthusiasm, proving her worth as a new pilot for Blue Squadron (eventually) after the events of Lost Planet of the Gods, appearing in War of the Gods part one for a final appearance.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

BEHIND THE SCENES: CAR PARK DETONATION!


In the parking lot of ILM's Van Nuys facility during 1978, technicians film the striking explosion of the Arcta mountain and pulsar weapon, for the finale of Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part Two. I'm sure curious local residents must have enjoyed regular pyrotechnic sights like this a lot back in the day...

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

GALACTICA 1980: "OKAY, WHO BROUGHT THE ROBOT?"


It was The Night the Cylons Landed, of which one of its kind certainly survived crashing down to Earth, bearing a mission imperative to let the rest of the Cylon fleet know of humanity's existence on the planet.

Sadly, despite being not a bad story idea, the two-part episode (adapted into the feature movie Conquest of the Earth) was mostly played for laughs, especially as seen here, when the Centurion arrives at a Halloween party (attended by the likes of Wolfman Jack no less!) and is looked over by Val Bisoglio's character of Arnie.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: COMANDEERING AN ENEMY CRAFT!


A unusual sight inside the Colonial Viper bay, as Baltar's captured Cylon Raider stands silent and non violent within it- a moment from the classic series finale episode, The Hand of God.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

GOODBYE, RICHARD HATCH...


I'm deeply saddened with the news that Richard Hatch, the man who played BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's most dedicated warrior protector for humanity in Captain Apollo, has passed at the all too young age of 71, after bravely battling against pancreatic cancer.

Handsome, intelligent, articulate, a fine actor and with a devoted belief to the strengths of what made the original GALACTICA format and characters so great, Richard Hatch's charismatic presence will be hugely missed worldwide by fans, especially as we're so close to the show's Fortieth Anniversary next year.

I was very lucky to have met Richard Hatch in the UK at a GALACTICA reunion in Birmingham circa 2005, and he was as kind, gracious and dedicated as I'd hoped he would be. His original GALACTICA novels continuing the Glen A. Larson saga, with a mix of old and new generations, were consistently enjoyable, whilst his later work on the re-imagined UNIVERSAL series developed by Ronald D. Moore, where he played the calculating and resourceful political leader Tom Zarek, was always first rate- and a role that grew complex and shadowy as the series continued- a gift for an actor to make the most of and far removed from the realms of the heroic Apollo.

May God, and the Lords of Kobol, go with you and bless you, Richard. RIP. SAGA OF A STAR WORLD sends its sincerest condolences to Mister Hatch's family at this sad time.

Richard Hatch Dead: 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Was 71 | Hollywood Reporter

Richard Hatch, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star, dead at 71 - NY Daily News

'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71 | TMZ.com

Saturday, 4 February 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: "SHE'S ON FIRE..."


The view from space of the mighty Galactica crippled and ablaze from explosive-packed Cylon Raider kamikaze attacks, at the start of the popular Fire in Space.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: HAPPY FAMILY!


Another variation on the classic posed photography of Richard Hatch, Maren Jensen and Lorne Greene taken for Saga of a Star World in 1978, this one within the Imperious Leader's chamber soundstage at UNIVERSAL.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

CLASSIC IMAGE: DIRK BENEDICT IS STARBUCK!


A man who loved the ladies and proved himself as a hot-shot pilot, the character of Starbuck, as played by the inimitable Dirk Benedict, was certainly an instant hit with fans of the series.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

CLASSIC ART: GUIDES AND PROTECTORS!


Protecting the remnants of humanity within the Rag-Tag Colonial Fleet, the brave strikewing Viper pilots of Blue Squadron are ready for anything, as seen in this lovely early teaser art for the DYNAMITE Classic GALACTICA comic series, from 2012.