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July 2, 2005 16:30 - Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis Lowdown on SciFi

From the Pegasus Galaxy forum comes news of the Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis Lowdown on airing on SciFi:

The Sci Fi Channel is airing a new behind the scenes video (a.k.a lowdown) ahead of its Sci Fi Friday season premieres. The name of the video will be "SCI FI Inside: SCI FI Friday" and will include 60 minutes of cast interviews, and a preview of the upcoming seasons of Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica.

The preview is scheduled to air July 11th at 10pm and July 15th at 7pm.

July 2, 2005 17:09 - Galactica Station Collection of Vids & Audio

Galactica Station has a nice collection of the following for Battlestar Galactica:
  • Screen captures from Season 1
  • Hi-resolution photos from Season1 (a few that I haven't seen)
  • Production & Concept Art
  • Video trailers for the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries
  • Audio: Subject2Discussion Galactica Radio Show Archives
  • Battlestar Galactica Theme Music & Theme music from Ragnar Station
  • Audio Sound Clips: for use on your computer. Add a new twist to opening a window. (eg. "Humanity's children are returning home..." instead of the standard windows sound.)
Well, worth stopping by.

July 2, 2005 20:50 - Best Science Fiction Books In 2004

While we're waiting for the premiere of Battlestar Galactica, Stargate et. al., catch up on some reading with the Best Books of 2004 as presented by Barnes & Noble. (Read Article)

July 2, 2005 23:51 - BSG S2 trailer playing at a cinema near you!

Hot off the presses from my friends over at Battlestar Blog this piece of news:

From the Official Battlestar Galactica website:

Get a sneak peek at Season Two of Battlestar Galactica by attending any PG-13 or R-rated movie at a Regal Cinemas theater, as part of the pre-movie presentation The Twenty.

Now, I just saw War of the Worlds in a Regal Cinema, and suffered through The Twenty to get to the 20 minutes of previews that preceded the movie. I know the commercials makes me near-comatose, but I think I'd remember anything Battlestar-oriented. So I guess it hasn't made it to Philadelphia yet.

BTW: War of the Worlds is great! Loads of fun, lots of suspense and sheer, tense silliness. Well, worth the movie ticket.

July 3, 2005 00:03 - Talk about rumors (just for laughs)...

This may or not be a spoiler but I found a dead horse award in the thread so I figured I'd share it here. My thanks to Sollus for the dead horse. The rest is just weirdness.

I found this thread on the SciFi Board that has everybody from Jan Michael Vincent to Kramer to Robert Duvall cast as the great Commander Cain in an upcoming Battlestar Galactica episode which may or may not be an episode at all. And of course, koenigrules (who's always pretty humoroous came up with this one):

I understand that Ernest Borgnine will reimage the role of Sheba Cain!!!!! SPACEWOLF is coming- manned by Jan Michael Vincent as Stringfellow Cain & Ernest Borgnine as Sheba Cain....BEWARE GALACTICA. A new player has entered your territory.

I believe this has been done to death and as time passes, fans continue to rehash this one. It won the Dead Horse Award. (as in beaten to death). Give it a rest.

July 3, 2005 18:43 - Casualty of War

Battlestar Galactica Story: The doctor had given her the bad news, and like all things, she had borne up under it. Always the trooper, always ready to face the adversities in her life. Laura Roslin, President, wanted to stand on a mountain-top and scream until reality went away. (Read Article)

July 3, 2005 21:19 - NEW! Dradis BSG Fan Fiction Writing Contest Begins

Dradis 499: Are You Out Of Your Mind
Bi-Weekly BSG Writing Contest
The contest resumes with a twist and more words. More than a drabble; less than a novella. We are going to feature a different character every other week. Called Secrets Kept, Secrets Revealed, you can either write about the secrets that this character keeps or is keeping from others or a secret or secrets that are revealed to others. This is a bi-weekly contest so entries are due on Saturday, July 16th @ 11:59 pm.

We're increasing the word count to 499 words, so that you can lose your mind, at the suggestion of some of our cramped-by-word-count writers, although you don't have to go that long. You can go slightly longer as well if you need a bit more room in order to get the secret resolved.

Our first character is Starbuck, who else?. What secret does she hold close to her heart? Is it revealed or does she continue to conceal it? Does she have more than one secret? Go wild here, and above all else, have fun! All new banners will be issued for this contest.


July 4, 2005 14:29 - Battlestar Theme Music Here

In preparation for the premiere, thought I might repost the site for the theme music. For those of you who like music, here's the Battlestar Galactica theme, full-out by Richard Gibbs. The record player with red cylon eye blinking in the center of the screen is still a little strange, but the music is great.

Check it out here.

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July 6, 2005 14:24 - Tahmoh featured in TV Guide's new BSG Launchpad

Many thanks to Justine at Tahmoh Penikett blog:

Helo appears in TV Guide's review of the BSG cast and their roles on the show in advance of the Season premiere.

Why we love him: He gave Baltar his seat on the last ship out, allowing Baltar to make it to the Galactica (hey, he didn't know). Then he managed to survive alone on Caprica without losing his mind, even after Boomer, whom he loves, was revealed to be a Cylon.

Where we left him: Helo found Starbuck on Caprica just after she was nearly killed in her battle with the Number Six model.


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July 6, 2005 15:39 - Galactica countdown widget for OSX

Now this is cool. I have both a Mac that I love and an IBM that I like and work on. So now I can download this widget to my extremely user-friendly Mac and keep up with the countdown even more closely. Thanks Battlestar Blog for the info.

It shows the days, hours, minutes, and seconds left until second season premieres.


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July 7, 2005 13:08 - New BSG Previews Found Here

There are a couple of the new preview clips that Sci Fi showed during the BSG marathon today. Preview #3 comes highly recommended by Lola.

They're up on her website -

Our thanks to Lola at the Apollo-Starbuck Fan Fiction Group for this nice end of day news.

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July 8, 2005 12:28 - Brand New Battlestar Video Here!

There is a great new BSG video by Marimba on her website. Titled Uninvited, it is set to the music of Alanis Morrisette. It is very good. If you haven't taken the time to stop by her website, you're missing an excellent selection of all types of videos including Battlestar Galactica.


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July 8, 2005 12:58 - Mild BSG Spoiler Here

Mild Spoiler Here

It is rumored that Michelle Forbes will play the Admiral. She used to play Ro Laren in Star Trek : TNG.

Nothing else so far on this one......

via at the BSGEB (The Battlestar Galactica Estrogen Brigade).

That's right. Ask yourself this question:

Do you have what it takes to be a part of the BSGEB? Answer the following if you dare:

Who is hotter:
Jack O 'Neil or William "Husker" Adama?
Daniel Jackson or Lee Adama?

If you have an opinion then you have what it takes to be part of the BSGEB.
This looks like a fun Yahoo group!

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July 8, 2005 14:25 - Interview with Katee Sackhoff

Our thanks to Lola over at the Apollo-Starbuck fan fiction group for this news:

There's an interview with Katee Sackhoff at SyFyPortal with no real spoilers to speak of, but it's still Starbuck!

Speaking to Wizard Magazine, actress Katee Sackhoff who plays Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the series, shed some light on her character and the second season of the show.


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July 8, 2005 16:44 - BSG Daydreams Award Winners

We may be a bit late on this by a couple days; however, since this is such a great place to read good fan fiction while we wait for the premiere of Battlestar.

Check out the stories from the winners. As a matter of fact, I found some really good reading with those who didn't win. Well, worth stopping by.


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July 11, 2005 09:55 - Battlestar Soundtrack Review

The Battlestar Blog has an excellent review of the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack that was just released. He goes track by track, and gives you his thoughts and feelings on the album. If you've bought or are planning on buying this album, it's well worth stopping by. The post is quite extensive.

An outtake from the review follows:

Main Title (US Version)
All I can think of when I hear this is the chills I get in the middle when they show clips from the epic battle scenes during the pilot. The wind instruments are haunting - the Taiko drums are thundering - it is rousing yet tragic at the same time - I think that is where the emotion comes from. The track is a very interesting blend of Asian and Middle Eastern influences that seems to typify the Battlestar Galactica sound.


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July 11, 2005 11:10 - Updated Season 2 Promo At Pegasus

The Pegasus Galaxy continues to keep us up-to-date on our Season 2 promos. This one aired during the three-hour NBC airing of Battlestar Galactica, and it contains some spoilery including never before seen scenes . Our thanks to All About Tahmoh Penikett blog for this one.


Only 4 more days to the premiere on July 15th.
Can we get excited now?

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July 11, 2005 17:08 - B.S.G and sexism

A random lurker over at the Ladies of Galactica de-cloaked and came up with this great post. Here's what the lurker has to say:

I don't know if anyone has read the odious Dirk Benedict (original Starbuck) article, but if you haven't, prepare yourself for rampant sexism and anti-progressive thought.

Women are from Venus. Men are from Mars. Hamlet does not scan as Hamletta. Nor does Han Solo as Han Sally. Faceman is not the same as Facewoman. Nor does a Stardoe a Starbuck make. Men hand out cigars. Women `hand out' babies. And thus the world, for thousands of years, has gone round.


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July 12, 2005 15:35 - 16 hi-res pics of the season 2 premiere "Scattered" has 16 high-res pictures for this Friday's second season premiere episode of Battlestar Galactica, "Scattered."

Well worth stopping by.

Catch the pictures here.

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July 12, 2005 16:33 - Kobol's Last Gleaming Part 2 Now Online has posted the final episode of Season 1 (Kobol's Last Gleaming Pt 2) uncut and commercial free. You will need RealPlayer or some sort of viewer to see.

They have added 2 deleted scenes which can be watched separately


Our thanks to Pegasus Galaxy for the info.

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July 13, 2005 13:49 - Back from the oncologist & ready for Battlestar!

Well, I have returned successfully from my oncologist's appointment today, and can now turn my attentions to the countdown to Battlestar. There are so many rumors, spoilers and general excitement going around, that it's hard to keep up. Clearly SciFi Friday is the place to be, and it's only two more days until the premieres begin and we can stop speculating and start realizing where this show is headed. At least, I hope so.

Latest and greatest from comes from Katee Sackhoff who seems to share fans sentiment about the show.

  • Katee Sackhoff Looks Forward to More Starbuck & Battlestar Galactica - Read about it here.
  • Only two more days to go....... We look forward to watching the return of our favorite, beleaguered characters.
  • Up to my neck in really good fan fiction. Check out the archives and groups.
  • If you haven't seen the promos, here's the place to go.
  • If you want to see Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II and you didn't record it, you can now watch it online here..
  • Got popcorn and soda.
  • Cleaned the television screen.
  • Made room on the DVR to record it.
  • Reminder written to turn the phone off.

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July 13, 2005 14:40 - 9/11 in space: ‘Galactica’ hits a nerve

An out-of-the-blue, world-altering attack. Nuclear weapons. Suicide bombers. Tortured prisoners. Faith-based policy.

Sound all-too familiar? The post-9/11 culture, in all its scary ambiguity, gets the full treatment in — of all places — outer space as the surprisingly sophisticated remake of -- Battlestar Galactica” begins its second season Friday on the Sci Fi Channel.

Created in the charged and confusing months of early 2002, the show has managed to energize viewers on both sides of the political debate through its portrayals of inconsistent leaders and unresolved, high-stakes conflicts.


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July 13, 2005 15:03 - Conventions - science fiction conventions, Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Star Wars

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Upcoming Science Fiction conventions for 2005 through 2006. This will be updated and added to the main conventions page. (Read Article)

July 14, 2005 11:23 - BSG Season Two: Wishlist

What a great idea. Thanks Battlestar Blog for bringing this to our attention!

Rather than try to predict what will happen in season two of Battlestar Galactica, post instead a wishlist of what you'd like to see happen. The Lions Den started a great list here.

Here are a couple examples:

  1. I wouldn’t mind seeing some people who aren’t military and aren’t in the government. How does a Boxey make it through the day?
  2. I’d like to see an episode where the POV shifts from the main characters to a regular person. There was an excellent episode like that in Babylon 5 where you got to see the goings on through the eyes of two janitors.

Check out the full post here.

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July 14, 2005 21:06 - Dradis 499
Bi-Weekly Battlestar Galactica
Fanfiction Writing Contest

REMINDER: First round ends this
Saturday, July 16th, 2005 @ 11:59 p.m.

Every other week a different character will be highlighted.Write a Battlestar Galactica drabble/ficlet using that character. Individualized banners for every winner. (Read Article)

July 15, 2005 10:22 - Battlestar Galactica nominated for two Emmys!

Battlestar Galactica Nominated for two Emmy awards. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented September 18 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series

Battlestar Galactica - 33 - SCI FI - Point of View Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio Gary Hutzel, Visual Effects Supervisor Patricia Gannon, Lead Visual Effects Compositor Lee Stringer, CGI Supervisor Matt Gore, Facility VFX Coordinator Michael Gibson, VFX Coordinator Mark Shimer, Lead VFX Animator Adam Lebowitz, VFX Animator Dustin Adair, VFX Animator Gabriel Koerner, CGI Model Maker

Battlestar Galactica - The Hand Of God - SCI FI - Point of View Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio Gary Hutzel, Visual Effects Supervisor Mike Gibson, Visual Effects Coordinator Kirsten Meekison, Visual Effects Coordinator Tom Archer, Supervising Compositor Brenda Campbell, Lead Composite Artist Andrew Karr, 3D Supervisor Daniel Osaki, Lead Model Maker Adrian Van der Park, Lead Animator Jeremy Hoey, Lead Matte Artist.

News via The Battlestar Blog. Thanks!

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July 15, 2005 12:03 - USA Today picks up the Battlestar saga....

From USA Today comes this story:

You don't have to love sci-fi to love Battlestar Galactica.

Obviously, having some basic interest in space ships, apocalyptic prophecies and genocidal robots can't help but add to your enjoyment. But like all great science fiction, Galactica is less about outer space than inner lives. Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick created a fully realized, extraterrestrial world of their own and use it to explore and explain ours.


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July 16, 2005 16:47 - Women in Battlestar Galactica

My thanks to Battlestar Blog for this great article from

. . . And then there's Battlestar Galactica: the best show on television. (Not that I'm an expert -- I can't stand watching most of it, so I don't rightly know all that's out there.) The directing is excellent. Sets and effects are solid, without that usual cheesy look you see in tv scifi. The writing is good, but I really watch it for the actors, and the fact that the most interesting characters are women.

President Laura Roslin -- In the pilot miniseries, we first meet her when she finds out she has terminal cancer. I can still remember that scene. The doctor starts talking, and she looks out the window, not hearing. We're with her then.


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July 16, 2005 17:47 - Take the Battlestar Premiere Poll!

Cast your vote! What did you think of the premiere of Battlestar Galactica? Fantastic or ACK! Hated It.

Cast your vote here! Find out how many people agree with you!

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July 18, 2005 12:18 - BSG Dradis 499 - Winner - Down a Different Path

Down a Different Path by RangerLord Word Count: 409 words Date: 7/15/05 Series: Any Rating: K+ Category: Challenges, Secrets Kept/Secrets Revealed (7/16/05) Pairing/Focus: Kara Warnings: none Summary: Kara agonizes over a past loss. Spoilers: none Archiving:... (Read Article)

July 18, 2005 13:02 - Battlestar makes it into The Times!

If you can make it into the New York Times or the Washington Post, you know you've either arrived or you're in deep trouble. Battlestar Galactica popped up in the Times in a positive way, so the former must be true. The Times had nothing but praise for this hit television series. Our thanks to Battlestar Blog for bringing this to the Buzz's attention.

It is sometimes jarring to watch ''Battlestar Galactica,'' for it is not like any science-fiction show on television today. Science fiction is a genre that, for all its imaginative expansiveness, tends also to be very conservative; its fans sometimes defend its cliches fiercely. ''Battlestar Galactica'' upends sci-fi cliches. The show is jarring also because it is, after all, ''Battlestar Galactica,'' which in its original incarnation was seen even within the world of science-fiction fans as something of a sincere but goofy oddity -- a mere 24 cumulative hours' worth of television that, like some bit of shrapnel from the ''Star Wars'' explosion of the 70's, lodged in our consciousness but had been largely forgotten.

How Moore and Eick came to transform that show into one of the most original and provocative programs on television is strange. What is stranger is that there was a small but very dedicated group of ''Battlestar Galactica'' fans who didn't want them to succeed.


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July 18, 2005 13:42 - Science fiction's biggest battle is its image

Found this great article with thanks to Big Dumb Object for the heads-up:

Science Fiction's Biggest Battle Is Its Image

Rodney Dangerfield was wrong. It's sci-fi TV that don't get no respect.

Case in point: A vice president in the TV industry recently asked me what TV shows I watch for enjoyment. I mentioned my favorite is "Battlestar Galactica" on Sci Fi Channel. She laughed. I asked if she'd seen it.

Did she know, I asked, that it's a gritty adult drama of family members and colleagues in deep-rooted conflict not unlike that of "The Sopranos"? That they're part of a civilization struggling not only to survive but to define itself amid messy terrorist warfare? That it explores the values of competing societies that demonize each other's spiritual beliefs? That it's full of gutsy acting by the likes of Edward James Olmos and sophisticated allegory mirroring today's global politics? She laughed again.

And she's not the only one. Mary McDonnell laughed, too, when the two-time Oscar nominee was offered one of the lead roles in Sci Fi's latest series smash. From "Dances With Wolves" to "Battlestar Galactica"? "I couldn't equate myself with that particular genre," says McDonnell, a graceful 50ish woman you might expect to see on something erudite like "The West Wing," if not the space-based drama that begins its second season Friday (10 p.m. eastern on Sci Fi).


July 19, 2005 09:48 - Are you writing a Battlestar Galactica novel?

Need some extra help writing your award winning novel. Found this software which really helps me when I'm trying to plan things out. I tried Dramatica Pro, and although I liked parts of it, I found it too complicated for my free-form writing style. So, then I stumbled across NewNovelist which works for both my stories (although my short stories are never that short) and the Battlestar fan fiction novel I'm currently working on.

Check out New Novelist software here! Writers always need a little help and a good muse, you can build your Worlds of Wonder and get all those characters out of your head. I started using it and am very pleased.

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I also found this great free place to check your finished peoce for words you use to much, cutting down on redundancy. Go here to check it online.

July 19, 2005 15:45 - Battlestar Galactica Links Page Updated

Updates have been made to the Battlestar Galactica links page which can be found here:

This year, don’t just read a Battlestar Galactica novel. WRITE YOUR OWN!

July 20, 2005 08:40 - Aaron Douglas Adoration Society

Via the Battlestar Blog, comes this bit of news:

The Aaron Douglas Adoration Society is new group dedicated to the actor who plays Chief Tyrol. Outside of his role on Battlestar Galactica, he supports charities, likes golf and Mexican food and has a nickname of Dougie.

Check them out here.

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July 20, 2005 10:49 - Interviews From Comic-Con with Tahmoh Penikett, James Callis and Grace Park

IGN Film Force has posted a 4-minute video interview with Tahmoh Penikett (Helo), James Callis (Baltar) & Grace Park (Boomer) at Comic-Con, which you can view on their website. Our thanks to the All About Tahmoh Penikett blog for this information.
Tahmoh talks about getting the role of Helo, his memories of the original Battlestar Galactica and what's in store for Helo in Season 2 (in very general terms).

Go watch the videos here.

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July 20, 2005 11:54 - Don't rush off to buy that Best Buy 'Battlestar Galactica' DVD set just yet

Don't rush off to buy that Best Buy 'Battlestar Galactica' DVD set just yet. According to Lola from the Apollo-Starbuck fanfic group, here's the latest scoop:

We've reported about the Battlestar Galactica (2004) DVD situation, and now next Tuesday there will be a Best Buy exclusive release of the "U.K. version" of the show (mainly featuring a different sequence for the opening credits). Best Buy's 4-disc exclusive set (currently selling at $48.95) runs through September, and then Universal will bring the show out on DVD for other retailers.

Universal has announced their "all retailers" release this morning. The release is set for September 20th, and the SRP is $59.98 (which means you'll be able to purchase it anywhere from $40 to $55, after retail discounts are applied). The running time is 757 minutes for a 5-DVD package (one more than the Best Buy set), including the 2003 mini-series on the first disc, and there are many extras. Here's a list of them, copied from Universal's release information:

Commentary Tracks:

  • Feature Commentary on "The Mini-Series" with Director Michael Rymer and Executive Producers David Eick and Ron Moore
  • "Pilot" Commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • "Bastille Day" Episode Commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • "Act of Contrition" Episode Commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • "You Can't Go Home Again" Episode Commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
  • "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" Episode Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "The Hand of God" Episode Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Colonial Day" Episode Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 1" Episode Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • "Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 2" Episode Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Battlestar Galactica Series Lowdown
  • Sketches and Art

An added bonus item listed is "1 of 3 Collectible DVD Exclusive Trading Cards"; we're not sure yet what these are trading cards of, or how someone would obtain the other two cards in the set. We'll look into it, and let you know what we find out. Video is shown as " Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)", and sound is shown to be "English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround". English and Spanish subtitles are on board as well.


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July 20, 2005 13:58 - OT: James Doohan from the classic Star Trek died today.

James "Scotty" Doohan, dead at 85. While he did a number of different characters during his acting career, he made his biggest impact in the classic, television series, Star Trek, in the 1960s. This cult classic went on to influence generations of fans with its positive outlook on the life, taking a stand against bigotry, putting forth the idea that we can all live together in harmony and truly explore new frontiers of space when it was still only a part of our imagination. During the turbulent 60's, Star Trek stood out as a series that was neither naive nor cynical. Each week, we travelled with the crew of the starship, Enterprise, and James Doohan's portrayal of Scotty was an integral part of that series. We can only say farewell to Scotty. We truly believe he goes to a better place, and that, as McCoy said in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, " He's not really dead. As long as we remember him." (Read Article)

July 21, 2005 09:36 - New Battlestar Icon Source! Takes requests!

Here's another great icon source. I've included samples of her work. Here's what she has to say:

Icon #10 is my favourite Six icon ever. I swear, I make icons for purely selfish reasons.
2: Destroyer of Worlds
3: Promises Glory
Everything else is either a tiny text brush or readable.
I'm also taking requests for Six icons. Find me a Six cap or a cool line/quote to put on an icon and I'll make it!


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July 21, 2005 15:07 - OT: Just take a moment and listen....

Ya know, I said this was off-topic, but my friend Rob pointed out that the Battlestar folks need this more than anybody here on Earth, so here it is......

It's best to have your audio volume turned up so you can hear it.

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July 22, 2005 12:14 - SPOILER TO FOLLOW...

This may or may not be much of a spoiler since I've seen this information all over the Net; however, Pegasus Galaxy has the following about an upcoming episode of Battlestar:

SPOILER TO FOLLOW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

As originally reported on Pegasus Galaxy, it was announced on the Subject2Discussion show at LVRocks that Michelle Forbes is to play the role of Admiral Cain in the Battlestar Galactica season two episode "Pegasus." The episode is expected to be the first in a two-parter and will be a mid-season cliff-hanger for season two.

Michelle Forbes is probably most famous in science fiction circles for her role as Engisn Ro Laren on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but has also recently had some succeess on the show "24."

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July 22, 2005 12:31 - Weird Nazi Implications In Galactica?

I picked up this thread at the Pegasus Galaxy forum from Kit, who was single-framing it through her DVD of Battlestar Galactica episode, Act of Contrition. Now, I claim no truth to this; it could be a hoax or a weird easter egg as is mentioned, but she provided two pictures which I will share. One is clearly a Nazi swastika when Boomer knocked over the books (I don't remember this scene; however, it may be one of those extra ones), and in the second frame it's more blurry, but the book in the upper left corner is clearly, Raise The Titanic. So I share them and if it's true, ask "What's up with that?" Is the Cylon God a Nazi? Or was this some weird mistake or joke by the props department. Judge for yourself.


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July 23, 2005 13:30 - Lee Adama Is A Cylon

Our thanks to Battlestar Blog for this interesting blog find. Literally called "Lee Adama Is A Cylon." blog, it has an interesting, running commentary on the reasons why the moderator feels this is true. Some of the reasons are intriguing like:

Leobon Does Not Lie entry is where the moderator proposes the idea that the human-form cylon that Starbuck was interrogating in the episode, Flesh and Bone, wasn't lying when he said, "Adama Is A Cylon." We assumed he meant William Adama. What if he was talking about Lee?

This series is so complex that theories like this abound. What makes Lee Adama Is A Cylon blog an enjoyable read, is not whether you agree or disagree with his theories, but the fact that it makes sense in the context of the way it's being presented. It is also very well written.


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July 26, 2005 22:20 - Piano Selection That Starbuck Played on Caprica

Ya gotta love the 'net and very special kudos to my readers. In my post here I wondered about the music, especially the piano solo in Starbuck's apartment. It was hauntingly familiar but ...

In my comments, m11355h, points to Sci-Fi Channel's own forum, where a poster, "The Digital Analyst" has found it! It's actually a piece by Philip Glass, Metamorphosis 1. Go here,look for the hyperlink, right click and "save target as" and you'll get the mp3 recording.

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Our thanks to Battlestar Blog for this information.

July 26, 2005 22:25 - Poll Results From First Episode

In our totally unscientific poll, we asked what folks thought of the premiere episode of Battlestar Galactica. A few folks surfed by and voted. We've included the graph below.

Take the next poll here.

July 28, 2005 16:22 - Fun BSG Poll! Which character would look good in a dress?

Yup, you heard it here. Haeng Bok, one of the Science Fiction Buzz's whacky crewmembers, came up with this equally insane poll.

Which character would look good in a dress? Now, Haeng Bok, who does great wallpapers,will be designing a very funny wallpaper around this theme for the lucky winner of the poll. So cast your vote.

Here are your choices:

  • Commander William Adama
  • Colonel Saul Tigh
  • Captain Lee Adama
  • Lt. Gaeta
  • Dr. Gaius Baltar
  • Billy Keikeya
  • Tom Zarek
  • CPO Galen Tyrol

Cast Your Vote Here!

July 28, 2005 20:01 - For Edward James Olmos Fans, Be in 'Walkout' Movie for HBO

From jlindholm over at Pegasus Galaxy comes this exciting info for California (and those willing to travel) Edward James Olmos fans:

Edward is directing 'Walkout'. It stars Alexa Vega [Spy Kids] and is based on a true story. If you wish to read more about this movie, go here.

They are looking for extras and crowd people. For more information about this movie and how you can be an extra in other movies, go here.

July 29, 2005 20:29 - Douglas, Campbell and Penikett on LVROCKS

Last nights LVROCKS was supposed to just feature Aaron Douglas but luckily for both the host, Shaun, and his viewers, Douglas was nice enough to bring along Tahmoh Penikett and Paul Campbell who were with him in the green room and live from Gatecon. Their portion is about 40 minutes into this MP3. It's highly entertaining.

The Full Interview

Edited MPS - Just The Guests

Our thanks to Battlestar PreFlight Briefing for this info.

July 30, 2005 12:41 - Battlestar Galactica 2004 on DVD (Preorder It Today) has now offered the first season of Battlestar Galactica for pre-order for $41.99. The five disc set includes: the miniseries, deleted scenes and 9 commentary tracks and will be available on September 20th. Read more about here. Battlestar Galactica DVD (2004)

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