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.