Saturday, 29 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: STRIKE AN (ICE) POSE...


Apollo and Starbuck have a brief pause in their ice planet mission to destroy the Cylon pulsar weapon, from the terrific two-part episode Gun on Ice Planet Zero.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: A DOG'S LIFE!


It's a hard life being an actor/celebrity, as Eve the chimp takes a breather inside her robot daggit costume, on set during the filming of Classic GALACTICA in 1978/79.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: GROUP HUG!


Maren Jensen, Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, making a fine and attractive on-screen family, pose for an early publicity photo for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in 1978.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

CLASSIC ART: APOLLO VERSUS 'THE BERSERKER'!


Galactica's finest viper pilot, Captain Apollo, goes up against his toughest Cylon adversary yet, a deadly and seemingly unshakeable Mark III pilot and his prototype ship, in the classic Walt Simonson drawn BATTLESTAR GALACTICA MARVEL COMICS strip Berserker from 1980.

Check out the full story here: Diversions of the Groovy Kind: Groove's Faves: "Berserker" by McKenzie and Simonson


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

GOODBYE, LANCE LeGAULT...

The late Lance LeGault. Image via STARTREK.COM website.
Sorry to hear today of the sad passing of Lance LeGault, one of the great guest stars and character actors of modern American television over the last forty years, who's appeared in everything, including cult favourites like from THE A-TEAM, to BUCK ROGERS, to numerous STAR TREK series and BABYLON 5 spin-off, CRUSADE. I'll always remember him best, though, for his several episodes in classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA as Maga, the scary leader of the fearsome Borellian Nomen triad, on a blood hunt for "Captain Dimitri", as played by Fred Astaire, in the classic episode The Man with Nine Lives, as well as a further guest appearance in the equally fine Baltar's Escape. Earlier in the series run, LeGault had also appeared without the heavy make-up to play a separate character, the doomed farmer Bootes killed by the Red Eye Cylon, in the episode The Lost Warrior.

LeGault as in Classic GALACTICA, as Maga.
Our condolences go out to his wife and family in this very sad time.


Friday, 7 September 2012

APPROACHING ALPHA LANDING BAY...


Another one of the great Ralph McQuarrie conceptual art pieces for the pilot becoming series showing a pilot's eye view of a Colonia Viper coming into land in one of the Galactica's mammouth aircraft carrier-like landing bays. Love those out into space landing light guides...

Saturday, 1 September 2012

CLASSIC IMAGE: GUARDIAN ANGELS...


Two of the mysterious and humanity guiding Lords of Light, who made their first appearance in GALACTICA with the excellent two-parter War of the Gods.