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Battlestar Galactica 1978 - News
Battlestar Galactica 1978 - News
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HALEEN HOLT
Haleen Holt GALACTICA.TV interview

Marcel Damen tracked down and talked to Haleen Holt, who closely worked with Jean-Pierre Dorleac as a costume illustrator on the Emmy Award winning Battlestar Galactica costume designs. Haleen talks about how she became a costume designer/illustrator, her work on Camelot, the Battlestar Galactica series, the Centennial miniseries and other projects like the Ocean's Eleven movie.


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SARAH RUSH
Sarah Rush GALACTICA.TV interview

Mike Egnor talked to Sarah Rush, better known to Battlestar Galactica 1978 fans as Fl. Cpl. Rigel (or the "Launch When Ready!" woman). Sarah talked about where she came from, how she got into the business as an actress, being a Bituminous Coal Queen, memories from working on the Battlestar Galactica series and the movie Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.


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JACK GILL
Jack Gill GALACTICA.TV interview

Marcel Damen talked to Jack Gill, better known to Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980 fans as the stunt double of Dirk Benedict (Lt. Starbuck) and Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Dillon), as well as playing one of the Cylons. Jack talked about how he became a stunt guy, him driving the General Lee in The Dukes of Hazzard, K.I.T.T. on Knight Rider, his work on Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980 and what he's currently up to.


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OVION
The History of the Ovion Costume

This story will try to reconstruct the history of the design of the Ovion Warrior costume. The Ovion was the insect like creature on Battlestar Galactica's "Saga of a Star World" pilot episode. The history based upon many images from my private collection begins with the concept sketches and paintings by Ralph McQuarrie, has the costume fitting of Paula Crist (creation of the costume) and concludes with some rare publicity shots.


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WARRIOR COSTUME
Who REALLY designed the Colonial Warrior costume?!?

Battlestar Galactica premiered on the ABC television network in September 1978 and it was one of the most spectacular shows ever produced for television. The special Emmy Award winning costume designs from Jean-Pierre Dorléac contributed to the unique look and feel of the Battlestar Galactica universe. One of the most prolific and loved costumes is the Colonial Warrior costume, but did Jean-Pierre Dorléac really design it?


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DAGGIT
The History of the Daggit Costume

This article will attempt to reconstruct the history of the design of Battlestar Galactica's robotic Daggit: Muffit II. The history, based upon images from my private collection and talking to people who worked on it, begins with the initial sketches and paintings from Ralph McQuarrie. It continues on the work of Joe Johnston, other artists, the making of the costume itself and concludes with Evolution (aka Evie), the chimpanzee that wore the suit.


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BLOOPER REEL
Battlestar Galactica Series Blooper Reel

This is a blooper reel of deleted scenes from the original Battlestar Galactica series. The reel shows some unique cut material that isn't on the DVD set, like the amazing "We Gotta Find Earth" song, sung by Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch and Lorne Greene.


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THE YOUNG LORDS
"The Young Lords" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Young Lords" that weren't on the official DVD set, but come from the various telemovies and feature film compilations of series episodes. They're a combination of stock and new material.


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THE LIVING LEGEND
"The Living Legend" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Living Legend" that weren't on the official DVD set, but come from the various telemovies and feature film compilations of series episodes. They're a combination of stock and new material.


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FIRE IN SPACE
"Fire In Space" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Battlestar Galactica episode "Fire In Space" that weren't on the official DVD set, but come from the various telemovies and feature film compilations of series episodes. They're a combination of stock and new material.


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EXPERIMENT IN TERRA
"Experiment in Terra" Telemovie Intro

This is the intro of the Battlestar Galactica telemovie "Experiment in Terra". A whole new storyline how we, people on Earth, came to learn about the battlestar Galactica and their war against the Cylon race. The history of the Cylon race is told and illustrated with art by Jerry Gebr.


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TAKE THE CELESTRA
"Take the Celestra" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Battlestar Galactica episode "Take the Celestra" that weren't on the official DVD set, but come from the various telemovies and feature film compilations of series episodes. They're a combination of stock and new material.


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PHIL TIPPETT
Phil Tippett GALACTICA.TV interview

Recently Marcel Damen caught up with Phil Tippett, better known for his creature designs on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. Phil talked about how he got in the business his work on Star Wars, his design work on the Ovion on Battlestar Galactica, his extensive career and what he's currently up to.


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PAULA CRIST
Paula Crist GALACTICA.TV interview

Paula Crist-Pickett was kind enough to answer some question by email about her work on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. Paula helped with the costume fittings of the Ovion creature and also played one in Battlestar Galactica's pilot "Saga of a Star World". Next to that she did some additional stunt work on the series.


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RICHARD EDLUND
Richard Edlund GALACTICA.TV interview

Marcel Damen caught up with special effects guru Richard Edlund. He talked to him about how he got into the business, how motion control came about, his special effects work and the filming of the miniatures on both Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, signature shots in his long career and what he's currently up to.


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JOHN SHOURT
John Shourt GALACTICA.TV interview

Marcel Damen and Mike Egnor caught up with John Shourt, better known for his concept art and model building work on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. We talked about how he got into the business, visiting his brothers James and Bill Shourt on the Star Wars set, his work on Battlestar Galactica and what he currently does.


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LES KATZ
Les Katz Battlestar Galactica Magazine Art

Upon finding this Battlestar Galactica illustration Marcel Damen had a quick chat with maker Les Katz. He said it wasn't his best piece, but the likenesses were passable. Inspired by Jack Kirby, for the background he used a marbleization technique to convey swirling things (like the cosmos). He had done some early science fiction pieces for book jackets and the bubble bearing tree thing was a favorite of his in those too.


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MOEBIUS
Concept art for the ragtag ship Moebius aka Flattop Ship

In 2009 Marcel Damen bought this blueprint of concept art of the ragtag ship Moebius aka Flattop Ship for the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. The art isn't signed and stylewise this could be either Joe Johnston or Martin Kline. On the bottom part more sketches of this ship and something that looks like Battlestar Galactica's shuttle were added.


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JACK GAUGHAN
Jack Gaughan Battlestar Galactica Art

Jay Tamminga wrote in to let us know that the art on the Canadian Battlestar Galactica movie poster and novel, wasn't done by Ralph McQuarrie, but is a carefully repainted image by Jack Gaughan, with brighter colors and more details added. Jack Gaughan was a well known scifi book cover painter (he did the covers and hand-lettered title pages of The Lord of the Rings books). Why it was repainted and Ralph McQuarrie's original image wasn't used, is not known.


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BOONE NARR
Boone Narr GALACTICA.TV interview

Boone Narr has been training animals for over 30 years. His talents haven taken him to all parts of the world. His company, Boone's Animals for Hollywood, is one of the most widely known and highly respected animal training companies in the world. For Battlestar Galactica Boone Narr trained a chimpanzee named Evolution ("Ëve") to play the role of Boxey's robot pet, Muffit the Daggit. Marcel Damen caught up with him and talked to him about working with Eve on the Battlestar Galactica series.


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JERRY GEBR
Jerry Gebr Battlestar Galactica Art

To capatalize on the Battlestar Galactica series, a bunch of telemovies were brought out after the show was cancelled. One of them being "Experiment in Terra" which mixed together the "Experiment in Terra" episode of the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series, with "The Return of Starbuck" of the Galactica 1980 series and added a complete new intro, with new footage, paintings and storyline on the Cylon origin. This article shows the newly added intro footage and the Jerry Gebr art that was used.


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DAVID STIPES
David Stipes GALACTICA.TV interview

David Stipes is a two time Emmy Award winner with over 30 years of experience in the film industry in various aspects of visual effects and animation. David created visual effects on Battlestar Galactica, Galactica 1980 and Buck Rogers at Universal Hartland. He also worked as a Visual Effects Supervisor on four Star Trek series: The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise. Marcel Damen talked to him extensively about his career and what he's currently up to.


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ALAN LEVI
Alan Levi GALACTICA.TV interview

Some time ago Mike Egnor got in touch with Battlestar Galactica 1978 director Alan Levi, who took over from Richard Colla on the pilot "Saga of a Star World" after he was fired. He also later directed the episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero". Alan Levi talks about how he got in the business, working with the cast and crew on the Battlestar Galactica episodes he directed, the problems he had with Glen Larson, other work he did in his career, and what's he up to nowadays.


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TERRENCE McDONNELL
Terrence McDonnell GALACTICA.TV interview

At the 30th anniversary of the Battlestar Galactica series, held in September 2008 in the form of a cruise (aka GALACTICRUISE), we had writer and story editor Terrence McDonnell as one of our special guests. He amazed everyone, that after 30 years, he still remembered so well the Battlestar Galactica series and the episodes he wrote. This is the transcript of the interview panel Mike Egnor did with him plus a follow up phone interview that went into even greater detail about the series (135 minutes of audio in total).


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CHRIS NYBY
Chris Nyby GALACTICA.TV interview

Some time ago Mike Egnor caught up with Chris Nyby, better known to Battlestar Galactica 1978 fans for directing the episodes "Lost Planet of the Gods", "The Long Patrol", "The Magnificent Warriors" and "Fire in Space". He talks extensively about how he got in the business and how he got to work on Battlestar Galactica. He also talks about working on the episodes he directed, the cast and crew involved, and what he's up to nowadays.


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CYLON CENTURION
The History of the Cylon Centurion Costume

This article will attempt to reconstruct the history of the design of one of the most recognisable aliens and villains in TV history: Battlestar Galactica's Cylon Centurion. The history, based upon images from my private collection and talking to people who worked on it, begins with the initial sketches and paintings from Ralph McQuarrie. It continues on the work of Joe Johnston, Andrew Probert and Ralph Massey, and concludes with the making of the costume itself and the stunt men that wore the Cylon Centurion suits.


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RALPH MASSEY
Ralph Massey Battlestar Galactica Concept Models

Ralph Massey is an American fine artist, known for his paintings, small sculptures and the use of those in his jewelry designs. For Battestar Galactica he was initially just asked to make a full size sculpture of the Ovion (which wasn't used), but later also made additional sculptures for the Cylon Centurion and the Daggit. The clay model he made for the Cylon Centurion, based on Andrew Probert's design, was used to make the screen used costume.


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PHIL TIPPETT
Phil Tippett Battlestar Galactica Ovion Model

Phil Tippett is a movie director and an award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer, who specializes in creature design and character animation. He's better known for his stop-motion of the Imperial Walkers in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and the development of the go-motion technique. For Battlestar Galactica's pilot episode "Saga of a Star World" Phil Tippett, together with Jon Berg and Laine Liska, worked on the Ovion costume.


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JOE JOHNSTON
Joe Johnston Battlestar Galactica Concept Art

Joe Johnston is an American film director, responsible for such movies as Hidalgo, Jumanji and Jurassic Park III, who started out as a storyboard and concept artist for George Lucas on Star Wars. On Battlestar Galactica he worked on a great number of concept designs like the Battlestar Galactica, the Colonial Viper, the Cylon Raider, but also on the costume designs of the Ovion, Cylon Centurion and the Daggit. He might also have assisted on making the models of the ships.


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ANDREW PROBERT
Andrew Probert Battlestar Galactica Concept Art

Andrew Probert is a concept artist working for both televison and motion pictures. He's best known for his design work on the USS Enterprise for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the Enterprise-D on Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. For Battlestar Galactica he worked on the design of the Cylon Centurion costume, a matte painting of the landing bay of the Galactica, and the design of the Cylon Basestar.


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DAN GOOZEE
Dan Goozee Battlestar Galactica Concept Art

Dan Goozee currently works as an award winning fine artist, but has enjoyed a successful career in creating visual art for motion picture production, film advertising, and as a long-term consultant with the Walt Disney Imagineering. For Battlestar Galactica Dan Goozee worked on the creation of the landram, the battlestar battery, several ships in the fleet (like The Rising Star) and the Ovions weapons. If you'd like to know more about his work, read the Dan Goozee GALACTICA.TV interview.


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CONCEPT SKETCHES
Ralph McQuarrie Concept Sketches

After finishing the first Star Wars movie, Ralph McQuarrie was asked to do the concept art for the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. Ralph McQuarrie worked on the designs of the battlestar Galactica, the Viper, the Cylon Raider and Basestar and even did some preliminary artwork on the costumes of the Cylons, the Imperious Leader and the Ovions. Also his work on the Battlestar Galactica logo and poster is shown. This gallery shows a collection of these concept sketches.


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CONCEPT PAINTINGS
Ralph McQuarrie Concept Paintings

Next to doing concept sketches for the designs of the ships and aliens on Battlestar Galactica 1978, Ralph McQuarrie was also asked to paint 24 color images to be used on the first script of the pilot "Saga of a Star World". This script (of which only 50 were printed) was written to convince the studios to pick up this costly project and the illustrations helped to explain and visualize the story. This gallery shows, for the first time, a complete set of those 24 color images.


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JEAN-PIERRE DORLEAC
Jean-Pierre Dorleac's Costume Designs

An American, born in Toulon, France, Jean-Pierre Dorleac's prolific career in costume design has encompassed feature films, television, theatre, music videos and private couture. His Battlestar Galactica costume designs were nominated for several awards and in 1979 he won the Emmy for "Outstanding Costume Design for a Series" for the Battlestar Galactica episode "Furlon" ("The Man with Nine Lives"), that guest starred Fred Astaire as Chameleon.


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MARTIN KLINE
Martin A. Kline Battlestar Galactica Concept Art

Martin A. Kline worked for many years as a production illustrator with special effects units and principle production, and as a first unit art director on movies like Jurassic Park and Forrest Gump. He's currently working as a Senior Visual Effects Art Director for Imageworks. For Battlestar Galactica he worked on storyboards, concept art for props like the snow mask ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero") and the Lucifer costume.


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STEVE AMOS
Steve Amos Battlestar Galactica Concept Art

In 2009 this Battlestar Galactica concept art of the Cylon Basestar made by Steve Amos was discovered. Steve Amos was never credited for his work on Battlestar Galactica or any other concept art for movies for that matter on sites like IMDb. We have no idea who he is (or was?), what else he did on this particular series, etc. We call upon any fan who has more information about Steve Amos (or has more artwork made by him) to contact us.


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UNUSED MATTE PAINTING
Unused Matte Painting from "Saga of a Star World"

Some years ago I bought this original matte painting, made for the Battlestar Galactica 1978 pilot episode "Saga of a Star World". The matte painting, made by a still unknown artist, wasn't used like this in the pilot. It was redone slightly different in the screen used version. The painting itself is on a transparant sheet which drops over a photo of a mountain landscape (both were different on the screen used version).


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SAGA OF A STAR WORLD
Budget Estimate for "Saga of a Star World"

This document shows the original budget estimate for Battlestar Galactica's pilot movie "Saga of a Star World". The document totals on $7,062,161, a figure also mentioned by Richard Colla in the Richard Colla GALACTICA.TV interview, so this estimate might very well even made by him. The budget estimate mentions exactly how much money was to be spent on every actor, the special effect, the sets and much, much more. A unique look at the money spent on the pilot.


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JOHN DYKSTRA
John Dykstra Battlestar Galactica Visual Effects Contract

This is the official contract of John Dykstra and his visual effects team for Battlestar Galactica (at that time still called Starworld). The contract is co-signed by almost all the (now famous) members of the visual effects team, like Richard Edlund, Grant McCune, Donald Trumbull, Joe Johnston, Ralph Massey, Carlo Rambaldi (unsigned), etc. Also included is the addtional request for a change in the contract for John Dykstra to continue his work on the Battlestar Galactica televison series.


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THE ULTIMATE WEAPON
Budget Estimate for "The Ultimate Weapon"

This document shows the original budget estimate for Battlestar Galactica's episode "The Ultimate Weapon" (aka "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"). This is just the budget estimate for the making of the special effects which already totals at $832,681! This unique document specifically shows how much money was to be spent on making models, matte paintings and specific scenes. The end of this document shows an overview of which scenes were new and which came from stock.


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LORNE GREENE
Lorne Greene Battlestar Galactica Set Interview

Lorne Greene, better known as Commander Adama on the original Battlestar Galactica series, passed away back in 1987. This audio interview with Lorne Greene is done on set during filming Battlestar Galactica's episode "Greetings From Earth". Since so little interviews like this even exist, we're extremly happy to have found this audio that hasnever been published. We also added two unique audio commercials for US Airforce Recruitment.


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VFX CREW VIDEO
Battlestar Galactica Visual Effects Crew Video

Recently this fantastic Battlestar Galactica Visual Effects Crew Video by Dave Berry turned up and shows the making and filming of the original series models. It gives unique backstage insight on the crash landing of the shuttle and the gun from "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero", the landram (which was also used on "Saga of a Star World") and much, much more. It also introduces some of the people that worked and filmed these models that made television history back in 1978.


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DIRK BENEDICT
Dirk Benedict Battlestar Galactica Set Interview

This is a unique, never published audio interview with Dirk Benedict, better known as Lt. Starbuck of the original Battlestar Galactica series. It's a two-part set on set interview that was taped shortly before the airing of Battlesstar Galactica's pilot episode "Saga of a Star World". We hear a young, nervous Dirk Benedict, stuttering and stammering about the Battlestar Galactica series in general and his role in it, his young budding career as an actor and his future plans back in 1978.


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STORYBOARDS PART 1
Storyboards of "Saga of a Star World" Part 1

This gallery shows the first part of the (early) storyboards (by Martin Kline?) of the Battlestar Galactica pilot "Saga of a Star World". They're based on an early version of the pilot script. We're introduced to Skyler (with beard!), later to be named Apollo and his brother Zac. They stumble upon the Cylons (early Ralph McQuarrie design), Zac gets hit and they try to warn the fleet of the upcoming attack. Adama returns to the Galactica from the Atlantia where he met the Council and the President.


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STORYBOARDS PART 2
Storyboards of "Saga of a Star World" Part 2

This gallery shows the second part of the (early) storyboards (by Martin Kline?) of the Battlestar Galactica pilot "Saga of a Star World". They're based on an early version of the pilot script. In this part we continue on Skyler's (Apollo's) and Zac's run from the Cylon Raiders to warn the fleet. The space battle that follows is victorious, but damages Zac's ship (all the maneuvers of the battle are drawn out in great detail) and he's killed off by the Cylon fleet with the battlestar Galactica in sight.


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STORYBOARDS PART 3
Storyboards of "Saga of a Star World" Part 3

This gallery shows the third part of the (early) storyboards (by Martin Kline?) of the Battlestar Galactica pilot "Saga of a Star World". They're based on an early version of the pilot script. We continue in the storyline of the Cylons attacking the homeworld. On Caprica Lyra, later to be named Serina, reports the attack. After the destruction of the planets, we see the exodus starting up to form the ragtag fleet which will journey on a quest to find that shining planet called Earth.


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STORYBOARD SKETCHES
Sketched Storyboards of "Saga of a Star World"

These are some of the original sketched storyboards of Battlestar Galactica's pilot "Saga of a Star World". They're made by Dan Goozee and show the first 9 pages of the "Attack on Caprica" scene at the beginning of the pilot. The storyboards were made for an early version of the pilot script where Serina was still named Lyra. These storyboard sketches were later translated into real storyboards as can be seen here in Storyboards of "Saga of a Star World".


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COLOR STORYBOARDS
Color Storyboards of "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero"

These are three of the original sketched color storyboards of the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero". They're made by concept artist Dan Goozee and show three different scenes. The first shows the viper cockpit when its being fired upon by the Ravashol laser, the second shows the Ravashol laser gun itself and the third one shows the mountain range the Ravashol laser is hidden in (pointing out the live action vs. the matte painting).


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FRANK FRAZETTA
Frank Frazetta Battlestar Galactica Poster Art

Frank Frazetta is a fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for work in comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, record-album covers, and other media. Frank Frazetta made several paintings for Battlestar Galactica which were later used on the covers of the Battlestar Galactica fiction novels. It's unknown if he was hired to just do poster art or if his paintings were really used as concept art for both the pilot as the series.


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ROBERT TANENBAUM
Robert Tanenbaum Battlestar Galactica Poster Art

Robert Tanenbaum has executed numerous portraits for the movie industry and over 200 paintings of famous sports figures in Nascar, baseball, basketball, football, hockey and horse racing. Next to that his painting include, Native Americans , working cowboys, portraits and contemporary subjects. For Battlestar Galactica Robert Tanenboum painted the art used on the "Saga of a Star World" and "Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack" movie posters.


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JOHN SOLIE
John Solie Battlestar Galactica Poster Art

The body of work that John Solie has created in a career spanning over 40 years is beyond impressive. His legendary skill for depicting "dead-on likenesses" of famous people has kept John in demand by major Hollywood movie studios, television networks, book publishers and magazine editors. The art he did for Battlestar Galactica was used on posters, books, the LP cover of the music score and much more.


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DON LAWRENCE
Don Lawrence Battlestar Galactica Poster Art

Don Lawrence was a British comic book artist and author and is best known for his comic strips "The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire" and ;"Storm". Famous for his realistic and detailed style, he was an inspiration for later highly influentual UK comic-book artists like Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Chris Weston. This Battlestar Galactica poster art was made to promote the series on Dutch television.


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NEHEMIAH PERSOFF
Nehemiah Persoff GALACTICA.TV interview

Some time ago Mike Egnor caught up with Nehemiah Persoff, better known to Battlestar Galactica 1978 fans as the Eastern Alliance Leader in the episode "Experiment in Terra". Mike talks with him about his life long career and the many great parts he did, like with Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront, Ronald Colman in A Double Life, Humphrey Bogart in The Harder They Fall, Alfred Hitchcock on several occasions and of course his part on Battlestar Galactica.


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DAN GOOZEE
Dan Goozee GALACTICA.TV interview

Marcel Damen talked to Dan Goozee, better known for his concept art on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. In an exclusive interview Dan talked about his work on Battlestar Galactica for the first time ever and provided us with copies of the never shown concept artwork. Next to that he also talked about the work he did for the Irwin Allen movies The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure, his work on the Walt Disney theme parks and his current work as an award winning painter.


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OLDER ARTICLES
RICHARD HATCH
Richard Hatch GALACTICA.TV interview Richard Hatch GALACTICA.TV interview

In September 2005 Mike Egnor talked to Richard Hatch, better known for his role of Capt. Apollo in Battlestar Galactica 1978 and Tom Zarek in Battlestar Galactica 2003. This interview was never published and only recently found again. Richard Hatch talks about his career and how he became an actor, the original Battlestar Galactica series, his fight to bring it back to television and his role on the new Battlestar Galactica series (at the time, halfway the second season, just before the Pegasus arc was aired).


PRODUCTION NOTES
Battlestar Galactica Production Notes Battlestar Galactica Production Notes

Marcel Damen recently dug up these Battlestar Galactica Production Notes. They were written at the time they were filming the pilot and nothing was aired on televison yet. It shows some interesting insight on the making of the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series.


CAST INTERVIEWS
Battlestar Galactica Cast Interviews Battlestar Galactica Cast Interviews

We recently found these short interviews which were done by Universal to promote the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. Some great thoughts by long deceased cast members like Lorne Greene and John Colicos from the time there were filming the pilot "Saga of a Star World".


DIRK BENEDICT
Dirk Benedict Dirk Benedict's Cream of Carrot Soup

We recently found this article meant to promote the Battlestar Galactica 1978 pilot "Saga of a Star World". It's giving some insight on Dirk Benedict's lifestyle, in particular his macrobiotic cooking. The article concludes with his recipe for Cream of Carrot Soup.


RICHARD COLLA
Richard Colla GALACTICA.TV interview Richard Colla GALACTICA.TV interview

Mike Egnor caught up with Battlestar Galactica 1978 pilot director Richard Colla. In the major exclusive for the first time he openly discusses his work on "Saga of a Star World" and talks in great detail about the sets, actors, producers, problems with the budget, why the pilot was released theatrically, use of the word "frack", and much more. He also gives his personal no holds barred opinion of Glen Larson, including the reasoning why he got fired from the pilot.


JIM PECK
Jim Peck GALACTICA.TV interview Jim Peck GALACTICA.TV interview

Some time ago Mike Egnor caught up with Jim Peck, better known to Battlestar Galactica 1978 fans for his part as the Commentator on Caprica, reporting the Cylon attack on the Colonies. Though this was his only movie role, which he got through his friend, director Richard Colla, Jim Peck is well known as a game show host in the 70s-80s. We talk about his career, his part on Saga of a Star world and what he's up to these days.


PETER BERKOS
Peter Berkos GALACTICA.TV interview Peter Berkos GALACTICA.TV interview

Dale Long got in touch with Peter Berkos, the sound effects editor on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. In 2004 Peter Berkos was awarded lifetime achievement Oscar for his outstanding career in sound editing. For Battlestar Galactica he was responsible for the sound effects of the laser guns, the barking of Muffit and of course the distinctive voice of the Cylons. We talk to him about his career and how the sounds on Battlestar Galactica were created.


IMPERIOUS LEADER
Who Created the Imperious Leader? Who Created the Imperious Leader?

For years there was a rumor that Carlo Rambaldi had created the Imperious Leader for the Battlestar Galactica 1978 pilot "Saga of a Star World". Marcel Damen, a long time Battlestar Galactica fan and fan of the work of Carlo Rambaldi investigated the story. He caught up with Carlo Rambaldi on the opening day of his traveling exhibition to get the full story of the multiple Oscar winner himself.


INSPIRATION
Inspired by "Battlestar Galactica"? Inspired by "Battlestar Galactica"?

Greg Chin pointed us to "The Usborne Book of the Future -- A Trip in Time to the Year 2000 and Beyond" where some of the art and texts are inspired on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series, in particular even the art that Ralph McQuarrie made for the series. This book was published in 1979, only a year after the Battlestar Galactica series aired.


BATTLESTAR SCHEMATICS
Schematics of the Nova-Class Battlestar "Galactica" Schematics of the Nova-Class Battlestar "Galactica"

Over ten years ago Battlestar Galactica fan Jim Stevenson started drawing the 6-view schematics of the battlestar Galactica of the original 1978 series. Last year he saw that his schematics were used on the CIC of the new series and it hit him how inaccurate they actually were. With new knowledge and input he now finalized the schematics and shares his story on how they came about.


GALACTICRUISE
GALACTICRUISE - The 30th Anniversary "Battlestar Galactica" Cruise GALACTICRUISE - The 30th Anniversary "Battlestar Galactica" Cruise

With the 30th anniversary of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series on September 17, 2008, the Battlestar Fan Club and Carnival are pleased to present GALACTICRUISE, the Official Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration. Set sail with your favorite Battlestar Galactica stars, cast, and crew on a four day cruise from LA to Mexico and back from September 15 to September 19, 2008 in this unique event, where convention meets cruise on the high-seas.


DAN BARTON
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Mike Egnor caught up with actor Dan Barton, better known to the Battlestar Galactica 1978 fans as the Ducket Taker on the Canaris shuttle, who is charmed by Chameleon (played by Fred Astaire) in the episode "The Man with Nine Lives". Mike talks to Dan about his long career and working with Lorne Greene and Fred Astaire. He also talked about what Dan is currently doing.


FELIX SILLA
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On September 23, 2005, the day before Screenheroes held in Utrecht, the Netharlands, Mike Egnor and Marcel Damen spoke to Felix Silla, better known as the person in the suit of Lucifer and Specter (in the episode "The Young Lords") in Battlestar Galactica 1978. Felix Silla talks for the first time how he got approached for Battlestar Galactica and what it was like on the set. Silla also talks about his acting in the suit of Twiki in Buck Rogers and his amazing career.


JANE SEYMOUR
Jane Seymour GALACTICA.TV interview Jane Seymour GALACTICA.TV interview

On April 28, 2006, Mike Egnor drove four hours to Cincinnati in hopes of meeting Jane Seymour. She was appearing at the first annual “Go Red for Women” luncheon sponsored by Mercy Hospital Fairfield at the North Marriott Hotel. Mike caught up with her afterwards for some autographs, and also got a chance to ask a couple of questions about her role as Serina on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series.


GALACTICON
Galacticon 2003 Documentaries Galacticon 2003 Documentaries

On October 24-26, 2003 the 25th Anniversary of the original Battlestar Galactica series was celebrated. This event was filmed and brought out on DVD by Nitestar Productions Video. Two documentaries containing interviews with the cast and crew didn't make it to the DVD.


ANNE LOCKHART
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On September 23, 2005 Mike Egnor and Marcel Damen spoke to Anne Lockhart, better known as Lt. Sheba on Battlestar Galactica 1978 on the day before the Screenheroes convention held in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We talked to her about her part on the series, how she got involved and what she is doing nowadays.


DENNY MILLER
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Some time ago Marcel Damen caught up with Denny Miller, who played Ser 5-9 in the Battlestar Galactica 1978 double episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero". He talked to him about his extensive career as an actor, his part on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series, the writing of his books and what keeps him busy nowadays.


ANNE JEFFREYS
Anne Jeffreys GALACTICA.TV interview Anne Jeffreys GALACTICA.TV interview

Some time ago Mike Egnor caught up with Anne Jeffreys, who played the charming Siress Blassie in the episode "The Man with Nine Lives" in the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. She was kind enough to quickly answer some questions about her part on the series and also about her starring next to Fred Astaire.


RANCE HOWARD
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Rance Howard, who appears as Farnes, the Constable killed off by the Borays on the episode "The Magnificent Warriors" of Battlestar Galactica 1978, was kind enough to answer some questions Mike Egnor had for him. He talks about his part on Battlestar Galactica and several of the other things he's done and continues to do in his long career.


INSIGNIA & PATCHES
Insignia and Costume Devices of the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series Insignia and Costume Devices of the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series

Jim Stevenson has done some great research again on the insignia of the original Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. He analysed the insignia, the patches, the medals, and the diversity of pins used and traced many of them back to the original military insignia or patch.


CLAUDE EARL JONES
Claude Earl Jones GALACTICA.TV interview Claude Earl Jones GALACTICA.TV interview

Some time ago Mike Egnor caught up with Claude Earl Jones, better known as LaCerta, the finger snapping boss of Red Eye in the western episode "The Lost Warrior" of Battlestar Galactica 1978. Just after the beginning of the call, Jones said an earthquake was occuring, but even that couldn't stop us from talking to him about his career and his part on Battlestar Galactica for the first time in almost three decades.


TERRY CARTER
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On September 23, 2005 Mike Egnor and Marcel Damen spoke to Terry Carter, better known as Colonel Tigh on Battlestar Galactica 1978 and Sgt. Joe Broadhurst on McCloud on the day before the Screenheroes convention held in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We talked to Terry Carter about his 50 year career, discussed his part on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series and his current work as an award winning producer.


ROBERT FEERO
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Mike Egnor caught up with Robert Feero who portrayed Bora, one of the Borellian Nomen in the episodes "The Man with Nine Lives" and "Baltar's Escape" of the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series. For the first time in 27 years, he talks about his work on the series and how it was to work with Fred Astaire. We also asked him what keeps him busy nowadays.


NOAH HATHAWAY
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On August 14, 2005 at Memorabilia, held in Birmingham, England, we caught up with actor Noah Hathaway, better known for his part as Boxey on Battlestar Galactica 1978 and Atreyu on the NeverEnding Story. He started at the age of three already doing commercials and after being a child actor for years he left the business. Now he's thinking of picking it up again and we look back on his career and future plans. 


ANNE LOCKHART
Official Site for Anne Lockhart Official Site for Anne Lockhart

Though her link was mentioned on several sites, Anne Lockhart, better known as the though-as-nails, female viper pilot Sheba on Battlestar Galactica 1978, never got around to making her actual site. This has now changed and her website has just been opened to the fans.


COMICS
New Comic Series by Dynamite New Comic Series by Dynamite

In September 2006 Dynamite Entertainment launched the "Classic Battlestar Galactica" comic series next to their already existing "Battlestar Galactica" series. Yet another brave attempt to bring this comic series back to life?


TERRY CARTER
Official Site for Terry Carter Official Site for Terry Carter

Terry Carter, better known as Col. Tigh on the Battlestar Galactica 1978 series or Sgt. Joe Broadhurst on McCloud, is an esteemed actor with a 50 year career. Finally he now has his own website for fans of his work.