Battlestar Galactica News for Monday, June 19, 2006

Here's what's hot in the Battlestar Galactica universe for Monday, June 19, 2006:

  • Review of Battlestar Galactica Season 2 music
  • SyFy Genre Awards
  • Fic Recommendation: BSG Fic - Memories of You - L/K - (M) - 16/?
  • Cally Icons

Season 2 Battlestar Galactica

Music Recommendation: Battlestar Galactica, Season 2

Can I say, right out of the box, if your write fanfics, you need this album. If you love music, you need this album. Even if you're not a fan of Battlestar Galactica, you will love the music that Bear McCreary has produced. It is wonderful, haunting, sad, grief-stricken, tense. It catches you by surprise at the opening theme, and takes you on a whirlwind tour of emotion-wrenching, memory inducing ride that will leave you both breathless and wanting more. From the violins to the taiko drums, this album is head and shoulders above "television theme" music.

Much of it wasn't heard in its entirety on the show, but with a good sound system (my ipod and noise canceling earphones), and a long ride (Regional Rail line), I listened and was awestruck, swept away, caught up and delivered both to the station and the end of the album ready to write (something . . . anything) and wanting to listen again (which is what I did promptly when I got to work).

The extras are fantastic; I wish there was a scene to go with the Black Market episode extra music. Not to give too much away, but to wet your appetite to go out and buy this thing, I wrote a short story in the space of about 10 minutes in my head (Track 17 - Prelude to War); Adama & Roslin (Track 13) started another short fan fic.

I expected the music, like the series, to be grim and intense, but the full blow score has a wealth of emotions packed into every track. You can't help but get caught up in it.

You will really love this score. Bear McCreary has outdone himself.

Buy It Now At Amazon!

Rewrite articles on the fly. Find out how here.

SyFy Genre Awards nominees for 2006
BEST ACTOR/Television
  • Ben Browder, "Stargate SG-1"
  • Christopher Eccleston, "Doctor Who"
  • Nathan Fillion, "Firefly"
  • Matthew Fox, "Lost"
    Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica"


  • Caroline Dhavernas, "Wonderfalls"
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt, "Ghost Whisperer"
  • Evangeline Lilly, "Lost"
  • Mary McDonnell, "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Billie Piper, "Doctor Who"


  • Adam Baldwin, "Firefly"
  • Jamie Bamber, "Battlestar Galactica"
  • James Callis, "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Terry O'Quinn, "Lost"
  • Michael Shanks, "Stargate SG-1"


  • Amy Acker, "Alias"
  • Tricia Helfer, "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Rachel Luttrell, "Stargate: Atlantis"
  • Grace Park, "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Katee Sackhoff, "Battlestar Galactica"


  • Christian Bale, "Batman Begins"
  • Nathan Fillion, "Serenity"
  • Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
  • Mickey Rourke, "Sin City"
  • Hugo Weaving, "V for Vendetta"


  • Zooey Deschanel, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
  • Summer Glau, "Serenity"
  • Natalie Portman, "V for Vendetta"
  • Gina Torres, "Serenity"
  • Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"


  • Dakota Fanning, "War of the Worlds"
  • Carter Jenkins, "Surface"
  • Malcolm David Kelly, "Lost"
  • Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
  • Emma Watson, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"


  • Bloody Disgusting
  • GateWorld
  • Kryptonsite
  • SciFi Wire
  • Whedonesque


  • Claudia Black, "Avalon, Part 1," Stargate SG-1
  • Michelle Forbes, "Pegasus," Battlestar Galactica
  • Kelsey Grammer, "Death Takes a Holiday," Medium
  • Christina Hendricks, "Trash," Firefly
  • Connor Trinneer, "Michael," Stargate: Atlantis"


  • "Dalek," Doctor Who
  • "Downloaded," Battlestar Galactica
  • "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2," Battlestar Galactica
  • "Scar," Battlestar Galactica
  • "Trash," Firefly

BEST SERIES/Television

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Doctor Who
  • Firefly
  • Lost
  • Wonderfalls


  • Batman Begins
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Serenity
  • V for Vendetta


  • J.J. Abrams, producer/writer
  • Gene Coon, producer
  • Dan Curtis, producer
  • Stan Lee, comic book creator
  • Ronald D. Moore, producer/writer
  • William Shatner, actor

Thanks to becky for posting at sg1 fans

From Mike at SyFy Portal:

Hello, everyone!

This is very unfortunate because we cannot post this on our own site since we're still trying to recover from the hack, but I'm releasing the SyFy Genre Awards nominees for 2006.

Please note that the voting is expected to start June 25 and last until July 25. However, because of the site hack and the fact that our programmer Leigh Ashton has been concentrating on getting us back online instead of devoting time he had scheduled to get the nomination forms up, a possibility remains that we may have to delay the start of voting.

I can assure you that Leigh is working very hard around the clock to try and get everything back up among all the other things that also have him occupied on his schedule. We know he will do his very best to get this back up.

This was going to come with some trivia notes about the Genre Awards and such, which we included in our all-staff posting. However, in trying to correct the hack, we did a system restore, which cost us several message board posts, including that one. So, I apologize for the lack of trivia.

We will keep everyone updated on when voting begins. But in the meantime, spread the news far and wide who's been nominated!

For more details on the SyFy Genre Awards including past winners, click here:

--thanks to sueb at OurStargate for the tip.

Fic Recommendation: BSG Fic - Memories of You - L/K - (M) - 16/?
Title: Memories of You 16/?
Author: latteaddict
Date: 17.6.06
Rating: M
Archive: The Fallout Shelter
Warnings: Angst, romance, sexual situations
Spoilers: season 1 & 2. Story splinters off in the middle of LDYB2
Pairing: Lee/Kara + Various
Word Count: 3,100
Disclaimers: I don't own them wish I did
Summary: Lee finally gets a glimpse of Kara's love.

This is quite good; if you're looking for angst that's well-written, go start this series. You won't be disappointed.

Read more

You can never have enough icons. Here are some Cally icons to snag. We've included.a sampling. If you like them, go here to download the others.



Snag 'em here.

Filed In Category: Filed: BSG News


SF Buzz News | SF Buzz Archives | SF Buzz Articles | Battlestar Galactica Links