Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Television blogger Michael Ausiello is having an Ebay auction for charity of numerous swag items that are given out to members of the media. The collection includes items from many shows including Battlestar Galactica. Among the items, a framed and numbered rare print of The BSG Last Supper:
Place a bid for the chance to own this rare promotional art collectible from the fraktastic Syfy smash BATTLESTAR GALACTICA — and support one of my favorite charities in the process!
In celebration of the beginning of the fourth season of BSG in April 2008, Syfy had the cast pose for this dramatic “Last Supper” recreation (first seen by the general public in Entertainment Weekly’s January 11, 2008 issue).
Lucky TV journalists like myself were gifted with this rare collectible art print. This limited edition piece is framed and double-layer matted. For more details on this incredible BSG momento click here.
The frame measures 16 by 20 inches, and the art within the matte is 13.5 by 9 inches.
This piece is numbered 886 out of 1850.
Also check out these promotional screener DVD packages from season 1 and season 3.
And attention Browncoats, check out this awesome unopened press kit Firefly cargo crate.
The auction ends soon, so hurry.
In other cool merchandise news, Intrada records has something awesome:
World premiere release of complete Stu Phillips soundtrack from 3-hour pilot episode of costly, spectacular Universal sci-fi series starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch. Complete 1/2" multi-track stereo session masters survive in perfect condition in vaults at NBC Universal, including all format music (main titles, bumpers). This first volume in ambitious CD series focuses on entire pilot score, includes both original opening sequence plus post-production edited version as well as composer's lively disco source cues heard during Carillon sequence, also presented in stereo. ("Love, Love, Love" vocal was not written by Phillips and was recorded elsewhere. It is not included here due to contractual reasons.) Phillip's prepared a 40-minute LP in 1978 using meld of soundtrack performances by full Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, made at 20th Century-Fox Studios Scoring Stage, plus re-recorded cues by same players at later sessions.) Intrada CD presents every cue from LAPO recording sessions, premieres wealth of previously unreleased stereo music. For some episodes of single-season show, Universal commissioned new scores, recorded at Universal Scoring Stage with orchestras ranging from roughly 20-40 players, while other episodes simply tracked existing material. Multi-track stereo session masters were retained for many newly-scored episodes with other episodes stored in pristine condition on 1/4" mono formats only. Future volumes of this exciting Intrada series will cover remaining episodes from stereo session elements when they were made plus mono session masters when those were the only recordings prepared. (TV series, of course, was produced and broadcast only in mono back in 1978-79.) Stu Phillips supervised new digital mixes at Universal and editing sessions at Intrada, producing this definitive CD presentation of his landmark and justifiably famous score. Stu Phillips conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. First volume in series, released as part of Intrada Special Collection and limited to 3000 copies!
Order the 76 minute CD and listen to clips here.
I have the original soundtrack release of that album that came out in 1978 on vinyl, so an upgrade might be order. And thank the gods of Kobol that "Love, Love, Love" isn't on this new special edition.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Which side will you choose - Human or Cylon? The choice is yours with Battlestar Galactica Online: the free-to-play, browser-based MMO by BigPoint. Immerse yourself within the exciting universe of the hit re-imagined series from Syfy. Interact with your favorite key characters, complete challenging missions from your commanding officers, and fly a Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider - or command ships never seen before now. But first, you must decide: will you stand with humanity, or against it?
Friday, February 04, 2011
Above is a photo posted to Twitter by SyFy exec Mark Stern of a Blood & Chrome production meeting. You can see David Eick to the immediate right of the frame. (click to embiggen.)
And here's the new rookie viper pilot William Adama, call sign "Husker" to be portrayed by Luke Pasqualino:
Entertainment Weekly broke the casting news:
Syfy has cast Luke Pasqualino (Skins — U.K.) as Adama. While Ben Cotton (Hellcats, Riese) is the other lead, playing Adama’s commanding officer.
First, here’s some official character descriptions that give you some new details about the show:
Pasqualino will star as the young, talented fighter pilot William Adama, a recent Academy graduate who finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with Coker (Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 45 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.
Blood & Chrome is set during the 10th year of the first Cylon war. The show will debut with a two-hour pilot on Syfy, executive produced by David Eick.
Several sites have read the script for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome either in full or in part, and if you click on the following links you will find spoilers here at, io9, Trek Web, and Spinoff Online. Readers are reacting positively to the storyline as Charlie Jane Anders wrote:
The best thing I can say about Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is that it feels like BSG. More than the BSG TV movies, more than Caprica, this feels like the gritty, intense show about real characters in impossible situations that we fell in love with. Of course, this time around, we’ll know how everything turns out in advance — but the journey may actually be pretty gods-damned compelling, judging from these pages.
In other news....
Check out this highly detailed map of the Twelve Colonies that you can order from Quantum Mechanix.
Ronald D. Moore's original Series Bible for Battlestar Galactica has been leaked online, and reveals the original shape of the show and the plans for the first season. (Or is this the real show Bible?)
CNN profiled Jane Espenson.
Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer were recent guests at the Women of Sci-Fi Expo in Texas where they talked to fans and did an Acting Outlaws live stream.
And Jamie Bamber has a new BBC show, Outcasts which looks to have some BSG qualities. Watch the trailer here.