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October 2010
October 2010
ARTICLES
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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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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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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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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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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DELETED SCENES
BLOOPER REEL
Battlestar Galactica Series 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.


THE YOUNG LORDS
"The Young Lords" Deleted Scenes "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.


THE LIVING LEGEND
"The Living Legend" Deleted Scenes "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.


FIRE IN SPACE
"Fire In Space" Deleted Scenes "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.


EXPERIMENT IN TERRA
"Experiment in Terra" Telemovie Intro "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.


TAKE THE CELESTRA
"Take the Celestra" Deleted Scenes "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.


GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH
"Galactica Discovers Earth" Deleted Scenes "Galactica Discovers Earth" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Galactica 1980 episode "Galactica Discovers Earth" 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.


THE NIGHT THE CYLONS LANDED
"The Night the Cylons Landed" Deleted Scenes "The Night the Cylons Landed" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Night the Cylons Landed" 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.


THE RETURN OF STARBUCK
"The Return of Starbuck" Deleted Scenes "The Return of Starbuck" Deleted Scenes

These are deleted scenes from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck" 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.