Sunday, 30 November 2014
A rare piece of Ralph McQuarrie conceptual character art for the series, showing us an early version of an Ovion warrior, in an idea that saw it covered in metal armour/plating not too dissimilar to that worn by the droid C-3PO in STAR WARS.
This was an image sold off in a UK auction back in the late noughties.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The search for the lost Thirteenth Tribe continues, as our legendary fugitive heroes from the 1978 Glen A. Larson created series finally make their way onto HD remastered Blu-ray this week, for UK fans to savour. Get the eagerly anticipated new set here: Battlestar Galactica - Complete Original Series Blu-ray Region Free: Amazon.co.uk: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Maren Jensen, Laurette Spang: DVD & Blu-ray
|The cover to the upcoming US series Blu-ray: The Definitive Collection.|
And of equally important news, the series will also be released on Blu-ray in the US from May 12th, 2015, within two unique sets- one featuring the original series and Galactica 1980 (plus the special features from the original DVD release), the other a special widescreen remastering of both series alongside the theatrical 125 minute version of the pilot.
space1970: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1978) & GALACTICA 1980 Blu-rays Coming in May
With thanks to John Johnson for the heads-up on the US releases.
Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray review | GamesRadar
Battlestar Galactica fandom “has only grown” says star | SciFiNow - The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
Saturday, 22 November 2014
STAR TREK: The Original Series got an effective CGI makeover on HD and Blu-ray a few years back that was mostly very successful, now here's a fun taster of what Classic GALACTICA could look like revamped, with this terrific clip reinterpretation of an exciting space battle scene from The Living Legend, courtesy of BABYLON 5's top effects man/senior animator Adam "mojo" Lebowitz.
Demo Reel - Remastering A Classic on Vimeo
|Discovering the Cylon Tanker.|
|Silver Spar Vipers above the Cylon's cloud cover camouflage.|
Its great stuff, I'm sure you'll agree. Here's hoping he gets to do some more...
With thanks to the Babylon 5 - Some behind the scenes stuff FACEBOOK page for the heads-up.
More BD reviews, plus Longmire renewed & the classic Battlestar remaster that might have been (& could still be)
Monday, 17 November 2014
The passing of producing legend Glen A. Larson this past weekend brought genuine sadness to the film and TV industry, and to the millions of fans worldwide who continue to enjoy his series. He will be much missed but his work, especially BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, will long be cherished. As modern GALACTICA series producer Ronald D. Moore so succinctly said on TWITTER:
The later in the month release on Blu-ray of the complete original series from UNIVERSAL will surely prove a timely tribute and reminder to UK fans of the great work that Larson, and his equally dedicated cast and crew, put into this now classic series.
KOOL TV tribute: GOODBYE, GLEN A. LARSON...
SPACE: 1970 tribute: space1970: Obit: Glen A. Larson, R.I.P.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
I love this schematic image which I found online recently, showing some terrific interior details of the Galactica's Alpha landing bay. If anyone knows where it came from, when it was done and by whom, and can point me to any more like this, please get in touch...
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Ladies man and slick Viper pilot, the legend that is Starbuck, as personified by the one and only Dirk Benedict, continues to shine, in this popular early promo image taken during the making of Saga of a Star World.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
It was alluded to in the GALACTICA 1980 series that Apollo had perished or at least disappeared somewhere along the road to eventually finding Earth. But is this really it for our noble hero? The officially sanctioned demise of such a popular character? Find out in this surely intriguing, likely epic in scope new mini-series, out now from DYNAMITE.
Dynamite Announces Battlestar Galactica: The Death Of Apollo - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News
Dynamite - The Official Site | George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, Solar: Man of The Atom, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, The Boys and More!
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
One of my favourite film posters, from the German theatrical release of MISSION GALACTICA: THE CYLON ATTACK, though Commander Adama is the only hero I recognise in the explosive lineup of Colonial Warriors!
Saturday, 1 November 2014
A sleek Colonial Viper, once known in early BG pre-production as a "Starhound fighter", prepares to launch a weapons salvo on a Cylon fighter, in this classic effects shot often reused in the series.