Saturday, 20 August 2016

CLASSIC IMAGE: NEW HOPE, BUT NEW DANGERS?


Colonel Tigh outlines the problems of their undermanned ships in the Rag-Tag fleet, many of their people - literally half the population- now descending to the Carillon Casino. The first signs of a trap- are brewing in Adama's mind, from Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

CLASSIC IMAGE: TARGETS!


A Cylon Raider begins a pulsar barrage attack against the Galactica, as one of the mighty vessel's automatic gun turrets prepares a response, from Saga of a Star World.

Friday, 12 August 2016

CLASSIC IMAGE: TIME TO PAR-TY!


Thanks to a wily Lt. Greenbean, Giles and the Galactica pilots prepare to celebrate Captain Apollo's nuptials in alcoholic style, in a fun moment from Lost Planet of the Gods, before they all end up in cryogenic pods from a potentially lethal virus!


UK fans of Larry Manetti will be pleased to hear that his pre-GALACTICA appearances in the 1976-78 World War II fighter pilot ensemble drama BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP are now available on complete series DVD, from UNIVERSAL/FABULOUS FILMS. Its a series that has other notable GALACTICA guest stars and behind the scenes contributors, including James Whitmore, Jr., and Donald Bellisario.

Review here: MISFITS OF THE AIR! 'BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP's FIGHTER SQUADRON COMES TO UK DVD SKIES!

Get the DVD set here: Baa Baa Black Sheep - The Complete Series [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar: DVD & Blu-ray

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

CLASSIC ART: BACK TO THE 'TOMBS OF KOBOL'!


Protecting themselves and the secrets of the Thirteenth Tribe, Apollo and Starbuck shoot back at attacking Cylon Raiders in this great art by Bob Larkin for the original 1980 Berkley Books adaptation of Lost Planet of the Gods as The Tombs of Kobol, which would be reprinted by TITAN BOOKS UK in 1988, at about the time the series was back in TV reruns.


Saturday, 6 August 2016

CLASSIC IMAGE: PROBLEMS WITH CORE COMMAND!


Their arrival on the food-starved Gemini freighter causing a whole load of additional problems, Lt. Boomer manages to keep his cool despite his frustration, in a memorable scene from Saga of a Star World.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE MINI PILOTS!


The incredible work of the model makers of the original GALACTICA pilot is perfectly showcased in this image- notably their incredible attention to detail with scale pilots busts for the Vipers.

Check out the great website from the late, great model maker Grant McCune and his legacy: McCune Masterworks | Bespoke Electro-Mechanical Art Pieces - Limited Edition Gifts

Saturday, 30 July 2016

CLASSIC MERCHANDISE: THE VHS YEARS!


Remember the days of VHS? Well, Classic GALACTICA soon proved a worthy addition to the ranks of film and TV releases back in the nineties (and in Hi-FI sound too!), at a time when such things were done on a single episode basis in the US, as exemplified here with The Long Patrol. The UK releases were different by the late nineties, with two on each release.