Friday, June 29, 2007

Moore and Ellison

There is a documentary film called Dreams with Sharp Teeth coming along about legendary writer Harlan Ellison. BSG exec producer Ron Moore is interviewed in the film talking about Harlan and Harlan's influence on his work. (Ron can be seen briefly the trailer, as well as a segment on the film's site titled "An Evening of Sharp Teeth" about a screening of the doc at the Writer's Guild Theatre, where Ron introduced the film.)

Reviews of the doc, here, here, and here.

What The World Needs Now

TV Guide has posted their list of the Top Cult TV Shows of all time. BSG is number 14 of 30, and there is a blog page for anyone wishing to leave feedback on the list.

30) Strangers with Candy (1999-2000)
29) Absolutely Fabulous (1994-2003)
28) Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)
27) H.R. Pufnstuf (1969-1971)
26) Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1975-1978)
25) Firefly (2002-2003)
24) Twin Peaks (1990-1991)
23) Dark Shadows (1966-1971)
22) Doctor Who (1963-present)
21) Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)

20) The Avengers (1966-1969)
19) Quantum Leap (1989-1993)
18) Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
17) Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990)
16) Babylon 5 (1994-1998)
15) Family Guy (1999-present)
14) Battlestar Galactica (2003-present)
13) Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1989-1999)
12) Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986-1991)
11) Jericho (2006-present)

10) Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001)
9) Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
8) The Simpsons (1989-present)
7) The Prisoner (1967-1968)
6) Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974)
5) Lost (2004-present)
4) Farscape (1999-2003)
3) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
2) The X-Files (1993-2002)
1) Star Trek (1966-1969)

OT Hiatus topics of the day: speaking of Farscape, yesterday a friend turned me on to Matt Zoller Seitz's blog, where I found this fantastic overview piece (not written by Seitz). I'm planning a DVD mainlining of this show some time over hiatus. Does anyone want to loan me S1 discs 4-10, as Netflix has it listed on their AVAILABLE: UNKNOWN list since last year? Sigh.

TV Guide reports rumors that 24 season 7 may feature a female POTUS. Cool.


BSG co-exec producer Mark Verheiden has announced his schedule for the San Diego Comic Con. Also Mark has been working on the film "My Name is Bruce" for Bruce Campbell.

If you haven't seen Bruce's ads for Old Spice, see below:

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Starbuck Speaks

Esquire Magazine has a new interview with Katee Sackhoff in which she chats about her kickbutt pilot and evil bionic double duty, her fandom, and her luddite nature.

Off Topic of the day (hey, this a long hiatus people!): Joss Whedon, The Man, The Legend, is up for auction.

Addicted to BSG

Sci-Fi Wire has more details on the report that The 4400 star Billy Campbell wants to guest on Battlestar Galactica, and will work for free.

The TV Addict blog attended the online press event in Vancouver, and reports some spoilers for season 4.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It’s Hard Out Here for a Cylon

SyFyPortal and IESB have posted from the BSG pressday earlier this week. While Aaron Douglas has come to terms with his true nature, Michael Hogan seems to be having some issues. The 4400’s Billy Campbell really, really wants to get a part on S4. *giggles*

Jamie Bamber talks to SciFi Wire about shooting the final season of BSG.

Entertainment Weekly has posted a much longer version of the Hogan/Sackhoff interview printed in their "Hot 100" issue.

This Just In: Bright Shiny Future still overrated

The Guardian has a piece about “The New Sci Fi” and the new recognition of sci-fi/fantasy TV as a place to explore Big Issues in both the USA and UK. This article has single-handedly convinced me to catch up with Dr. Who. Meanwhile, Lost in Austen? Oh I am SO THERE. BBC America, are you listening?

SciFi held a BSG pressday on the set in Vancouver yesterday for online journalists and bloggers. TV Addice has posted video of the press Q&A session with Jamie Bamber, Aaron Douglas, Grace Park, Tahmoh Penikett, and...yes folks, that is indeed Michael Hogan. Part 1, Part 2. Warning: Douglas drops some S4 spoilers. I haven’t watched it yet, but apparently Robin Williams' favorite TV show is BSG, according to Douglas. Nanoo nanoo.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

NBC has posted a new 9-minute Bionic Woman promo which features a lot more Katee Sackhoff (it's the first clip at the top of the Video list; Katee's scenes are in the final 3 minutes).

Ohhhhh the pure, simple pleasure of a nasty bionic grrlfight in the rain. Heh.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

More Bang For Your Buck

TelevisionWeek's Blink Blog is reporting that the DVD release of RAZOR may be longer than the televised version by 15 minutes or more, pending final cut.

Tricia Helfer Talks

Actress Tricia Helfer sits with Talking Pictures host Tony Toscano and discusses her role as Number 6 on the hit series Battlestar Galactica.

Season 3 Recap

A montage that encapsulates much of season 3 by YouTube user bflyart

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blade Runner: Final Cut

Edward James Olmos ("Gaff" in Blade Runner) has often said that in 1982 Blade Runner opened a door, and no one went through that door again until Battlestar Galactica came along in 2003.

This fall director Ridley Scott will unveil his Final Cut of his SF masterpiece.

(Thanks to ProgGrrl for pointing out the new trailer.)

Speaking of trailers, I uploaded an iPod ready version of Sci-Fi channel's promo for the promo of "Razor" referenced in a post below by ProgGrrl. So, just check your iTunes podcast downloads if you already subscribe, or grab the video via iTunes.

Weekend Potpourri

Battlestar Galactica writer Jane Espenson writes in her blog about writing on BSG:

You know one of the amazing things about Battlestar Galactica? There is no one character who always manages to do the right thing. There are characters who try, but they don't always succeed. And the right path isn't always obvious, and outcomes are unpredictable. Even the bad guy is really only disastrously selfish, not evil. Even the robots are human. This gives the writers lots of opportunities to write the very best kind of fights. The kind where both sides are right.

Michael Hinman in SyFy Portal says people need to chill out about revelations about Admiral Cain in the BSG telefilm "Razor." (Some minor spoilers.)

And Battlestar Galactica fan Wil Wheaton delivered a great and moving speech to induct Gene Roddenberry into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington.

Quarter Pounder Of The Soul

There's another little gem in the new Entertainment Weekly magazine this week, besides Michael Hogan's exciting publicity appearance (a first! C'mon MH give somebody an interview!)... Stephen King adds himself to the list of famous BSG fans in his back-page editorial, The Dope of Pop:

Definition of pop dope: It's what you gotta have...These are the Quarter Pounders of the soul we're talking about, Big Macs of the mind, cheese fries of the imagination...And sometimes you get the good stuff. Take Battlestar Galactica. Excellent pop dope! I've been downloading season 3 from iTunes at a faster and faster clip, sending them over to my TV by way of some agreeable Macintosh juju, and then pigging out...Pop dope, baby. It gets into your brain and just simmers.

Promo for a Promo

SciFi aired this promo last night for a "sneak peak" of Razor to air during the Eureka season premiere on July 10th. Screencaps of each character have been posted here.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sackhoff/Hogan on EW's 100

Katee Sackhoff and Michael Hogan make the list of Entertainment Weekly's 100 TV Stars We're Loving Right Now. Katee and Michael talk about where we left their characters at the end of season 3, and what might be going on with them in season 4. (A scan from the actual magazine.)

CanMag has a rehash of information Ron Moore has said about the Pegasus movie, "Razor".

Starbuck LOL

Katee Sackhoff did a livechat with users of the Los Angeles Times' Gold Derby Forum yesterday. The wonderful wisteria has put transcripts on her livejournal here (unspoilery) and here (spoilery). Gold Derby has other cool chats coming up soon for Emmy contender actors, such as Mary Louise Parker from Weeds and Hugh Laurie from House. If you can figure out how to find them on that forum. *scratches head over unfriendly site design*

(Thanks to dionusia for the ShipperMacro)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Your Favorite Toaster

Voting for The Golden Toaster Awards is now open.

Tricia Helfer will be be attending the Wizard World Chicago convention the weekend of August 9-12.

More Romo

The world needs more Romo.

Hot Topic

starsprinkles has spied a couple of BSG related tees on the Hot Topic website this week, and posted them on the Battlestar Blog.

Nice. If anyone spots these in the stores, we're one step closer to world domination. Of course you can always go back to CafePress. They've got some great stuff. (thanks jcathm!)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


TrekGirl42 has created a credit sequence for BSG using the Angel theme. Well, Joss Whedon is a fan of Battlestar Galactica after all.

New and Improved Sitrep

As you may have noticed we've made some visual changes to the Galactica Sitrep. ProgGrrl and I plan to add other touches and features along the way as well.

And comments should now work properly.

We hope you like the changes.

Hottest. Human/Cylon Co-Parenting. Ever.

Athena and Helo have made AOL TV's lists of Hottest TV Moms (#2) and TV Dads (#15).

IGN has posted an interview with Katee Sackhoff in which she discusses both BSG and Bionic Woman.

Kristin has information

E!'s Kristin has a few news items and spoilers in this report about Battlestar Galactica: Razor, as well as some information about Katee Sackhoff in Bionic Woman. The information is about midway down in the story.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Razor Spoilers

SyFy Portal reports on some insider news from sources within the production of BSG, and confirms a few of the rumors about aspects of the story of the telefilm/dvd Battlestar Galactica: Razor. The article contains some spoilers.

CraveOnline has interviews with Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos, Katee Sackhoff and Grace Park.

Cairns on Kyle XY Tonight

Leah Cairns spoke to the Shaun OMac Radio Show for almost an hour on June 15, about BSG and her work on Kyle XY (her first episode airs tonight in the US), and the new webisode series Sanctuary. Apparently 13 million people logged on for the premiere ep of Sanctuary, which is good news!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Don't Stop Believin'

Two can play at this game, Logan. :P

Kara/Lee fanvid by Latteaddict.

137 Days until "Razor"?

Kara and Leoben music video by JimmieLynn

UGO.COM's, Jenelle Riley reports about the Q&A session at the Cinerama Dome.

Wil Wheaton writes in his Geek in Review column at Suicide Girls about recently visiting the old TNG sound stages at Paramount to work on some bits for a Star Trek: TNG 10th anniversary DVD set, and while there he briefly ran into Ron Moore. During their chat Wil expressed his admiration for BSG. (Part One) (Part Two)

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Creation Entertainment has announced that Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff will be guests at their cons in Chicago (Oct. 5-7) and Sacramento (Sept. 28-30) this year. Both cons are also having fanvid contests.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Variety's Award Central has posted their Top 10 Dramatic Moments from this year's TV season, and BSG has topped a very excellent list. The Emmy push continues. *crosses fingers and toes*

brokenmnemonic has pulled up interviews from The SciFi World that I hadn't seen before, with Michael Rymer, Rekha Sharma (Tory), Mark Sheppard (Romo), Grace Park (Sharon), and Leah Cairns (Racetrack).

I guess two things I've heard are true: 1. BSG and Supernatural are both filmed in Vancouver. 2. There is a finite supply of actors in Vancouver. Somebody should cast Leah Cairns in a horror movie! Wow. (via noway_icons)

Some people have too much time on their hands. Seriously though, that is adorable.

The Grand Larson

TV Squad wonders if Glen Larson will ever allow a motion picture to be made based on the new re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. Larson, as creator of the original Battlestar retains all the film rights to Galactica. Supposedly this is why the upcoming telefilm "Razor" has to air on TV first before coming out on DVD even though releasing it direct to DVD had been the original plan.

Lets hope the Chariots of the Gods smile upon us all and that Glen will allow Ron Moore and David Eick to create some BSG motion picture magic. (As long as it's a good story.)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Feed from G4

G4 has posted video highlights from the discussion panel moderated by Lucy Lawless from inside the BSG Cinerama Dome event.

If you weren't there, this is about as close as we can get.


I should probably mention that comments don't seem to be working again.

I'll fix the problem soon.

Until then just sent question and comments to logan[dot]gawain[at]gmail[dot]com until the problem is rectified.


Testing, 1, 2, 3... this thing on? OK, good.

The Official Battlestar Galactica Convention this fall is confirming guests Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackhoff, Tahmoh Penikett, and Kate Vernon. They are also running a fanvid contest (submissions due by November 1st).

Kristin at E!Online has posted a second video of her red carpet interviews at The Dome last week. (I think Bamber may be trying to kill us, fellow Shippers. Though he gets points for using the word "hot.") For anyone seeking Kristin's I *HEART* APOLLO tee or the FRAK OFF sticker, look no further.

Kristin also posted the rest of her "True, False or Frak-No-I'm-Not-Telling-You" game with Ron Moore. Hey, every tidbit helps when you're on Helliatus. places Katee Sackhoff at number 84 on their Hot 100 List. Umm, 84? Really? Katee, you ought to do something about that.

This opinion piece over at Entertainment Weekly has me even more confused than I already was. It is not the first time that I've heard this theory floating around. But if this is true, then what is going to happen if RAZOR ratings and DVD sales are fantastically good? *scratches head*

Changes to the Sitrep

The Galactica Sitrep is proud to announce the addition of a valued contributor to these pages. ProgGrrl who has written extensively about Battlestar Galactica for the BSG message boards on and on her own LiveJournal has joined the Sitrep.

So, now you can expect double the news, and twice as much fun. (And having her aboard will save me the trouble of stealing her great link finds. ProgGrrl always finds great BSG news!)

Welcome aboard ProgGrrl!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ron Moore and I, Robot

Ron Moore is writing the sequel to Will Smith's version of I, Robot. (By the way you can get a copy and read the greatest SF film never made, Isaac Asimov's I, Robot or read Asimov's original collection of short stories.)

Mary McDonnell spoke to The Envelope (The Awards Insider from the L.A. Times) about Battlestar Galactica and the prospects of Emmy nominations.

Bodie Olmos talked to SyFy Portal, saying he would like BSG to continue on for another decade. He also revealed who he'd like to see Hotdog hook up with. (Hint: Chief may not like it.)

TV Guide reports from the cast event at the Dome.

Slice of Sci-FI has a detailed rundown of the red carpet arrival interviews from the Cinerama Dome.

Monday, June 11, 2007

E! Video

Kristen Veitch of E! has posed video of her adventure at the Cinerama Dome event. She talked to Ron Moore, Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos, and had a close encounter with Jamie Bamber.

Ronald D. Moore updated his blog and comments on his reaction to the Soprano's series finale. Does Ron wish he could end BSG in a similar fashion?

SyFy Portal reports on speculation that we might see original Lorne Green era Galactica series type toasters in the BSG DVD/telefiilm "Razor". It's been rumored that part of "Razor" involves a flashback to a young Adama during the first Cylon war.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

All Access

TV Squad has a posted part 2 of their report from the BSG Cinerama Dome event from last week. talked to Ron Moore at the Dome.

And has video interviews from the Dome event, of Ron Moore, Mary McDonnell and Jamie Bamber, and Lucy Lawless and Katee Sackhoff.

Trek Movie Report gets Ron Moore's take on J.J. Abrams directing Star Trek.

Friday, June 08, 2007

So Say We All

Writer Clark Perry provides an in-depth report from the BSG Cinerama Dome festivities on his blog.

BSG co-exec producer Mark Verheiden briefly reflects on the Dome event and thanks the fans for always supporting the show and expresses his hope for more BSG events of this type.

Sci-Fi Pulse has video of Katee Sackhoff and others at the Saturn Awards.

David Eick told Sci-Fi Wire he hopes to use as many BSG actors as he can in the new Bionic Woman.

ABC will finally be bringing the works of great science fiction writers to TV:

ABC will finally air episodes of Masters of Science Fiction in a four-week run starting Aug. 4, reported.

From the same producers as Showtime's Masters of Horror, the anthology series was initially considered a mid-season show; ABC ordered six episodes, but now plans to air only four in the death timeslot, Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

There's no word yet on which four installments will air. The hourlong shows feature adaptations of stories by such SF masters as Robert A. Heinlein and Harlan Ellison, as well as Walter Mosley. Actors taking part include Terry O'Quinn (ABC's Lost), John Hurt (V for Vendetta), Anne Heche, Judy Davis, Sam Waterston and Malcolm McDowell (NBC's Heroes), the site reported.

Ain't It Cool Dome Report

Moriarty & Hercules report for Ain't It Cool News on the BSG Dome special event.

IESB now has video interviews posted from the arrivals at the Dome with Ron Moore, David Eick, Jamie Bamber, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackoff and Lucy Lawless.

Edward James Olmos led the crowd waiting to get into the Dome in a chant of "So say we all." See a bit of it here: (YouTube link).

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Katee at the Dome

More Dome coverage

TV Squad adds to the coverage of the BSG Cinerama Dome Event.

BSG Cinerama Dome Event

Read about and see pictures from the Battlestar Galactica All Access event held at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California.


Live Journal report.

BSG Blog.


Live Journal photos.

Live Journal more photos.

Minor spoilers from the brief trailer of the BSG two hour telefilm "Razor".

Full reporting of the Dome events as they happened.

Golden Toaster Awards

Golden Toasters promo:

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Round Up

The CG Society of Digital Artists has an article about Atmosphere, BSG's effects house and their work on Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.

Kindreds a Helo/Sharon fan site, has an awesome interview with Tahmoh Penikett where he talks about his role as Helo and his thoughts on entering BSG's final season.

BSG co-exec producer Mark Verheiden reports that he and almost all the other BSG writers will be attending the special event at the Arclight.

Sci-Fi Wire has a bit about the Eick/Moore telephonic press conference from last week.

Sam Witwer, "Crashdown" has a new gig in the realm of Star Wars.

Monday, June 04, 2007


Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune's "Watcher" blog has posted a full report and transcript of Ron Moore and David Eick's interesting and entertaining media conference call held last week to discuss Battlestar Galactica's epic conclusion in season 4.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Through the Portal

SyFy Portal has some updates here and here about the culmination of season 4.

Babylon 5

What to do over the summer with no new installments of Battlestar Galactica or Lost to view?

Well, thankfully Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, a new B5 movie comes out direct to DVD on July 31st. If you like the intricate story arcs of Lost and BSG, you'll probably like B5. Here are some promos:

Check out the B5: The Lost Tales MySpace page.

Also on YouTube I found some really moving tributes to two late B5 actors who departed far too soon, Andreas Katsulas who portrayed G'Kar and Richard Biggs who portrayed Dr. Stephen Franklin.

Cylons, Earth and America

Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune has more on the end of Battlestar Galactica, as does The Hollywood Reporter, and Sci-Fi Wire.

And here are highlights from the Moore/Eick conference call with the press, as reported by TV Squad and Buddy TV.