Monday, February 27, 2006


There's a really awesome interview with BSG composer Bear McCreary that you can listen to at Film Music The program runs for an hour and a half.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Quick Links

TV Squad has a short review of Downloaded. Matt Roush in TV Guide says Downloaded "is one of the best hours of TV in any genre you're likely to see all year. So many twists and revelations, including a welcome return to the Cylon-occupied planet of Caprica. It's smart, suspenseful, surprising — just a wow of an episode."

The season 1 two parter, "Act of Contrition" and "You Can't Go Home Again" have been nominated for the Nebula award.

BSG Media has some spoiler promotional photos from "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2".

Friday, February 24, 2006

Two Reviews

Dave Mason of the Scripps Howard News service has a review of episode 218, Downloaded, and Jonathan Harrop in The Arkansas Traveler writes about Battlestar Galactica, in general.

Also Ron Moore's podcast has been updated with commentaries for The Captain's Hand, and Downloaded.

And David Eick's video blog, installment 18, about the show's props, is now online.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Show Notes #10

Ron Moore interviewed in Now Playing magazine:

Katee Sackhoff interview in Time Out New York.

Tricia Helfer:
(The Helfer story was cut from the podcast, but here's the link anyway.)

Lucy Lawless on joining the Galactica cast:

Bear McCreary interview about the music for Lay Down Your Burdens: podcast with Bear McCreary during scoring session:

The first image of Dean Stockwell on Battlestar Galactica:

Aaron Douglas interview:

Music by:
Strange Ensemble, “Super Sonic Express”
Ash Verjee, “Is Magic Is Spaceship”


Now Playing

Now Playing Magazine has an excellent interview with Ron Moore. Ron talks about the next episode "Downloaded", discusses the Battlestar Pegasus, and the issues of stem cells and abortion that the show has recently raised.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The music of Battlestar Galactica

I really like this promo for Bear McCreary's Galactica music. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out.

Friday, February 17, 2006

In brief...

Ron Moore's podcast for the episode tonight, "The Captain's Hand" has been delayed.

David Eick's video blog has been updated with a behind the scenes look at a tone meeting.

And the podcast, Sci-Fi Talk has an old intereview with Andreas Katsulas. Sci-Fi Talk also has a recent interview with Richard Hatch.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Galactica Sitrep episode #9 Shownotes

Show notes:
90 minute season 2 finale for Battlestar Galactica:

Edward James Olmos in Battlestar Galactica Magazine:

Titan Magazines Official BSG magazine:

Diecast BSG replicas:

Katee Sackhoff in White Noise 2:

Saturn Awards nominations for Battlestar Galactica:

Andreas Katsulas’ passing:

Music by:
Strange Ensemble, “Super Sonic Express”
Ash Verjee, “Is Magic Is Spaceship”

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Episode 216

I thought "Sacrifice" was a pretty good episode. Not terrible, but not great either. For the most part it seemed built around the notion that they had to have a good way to kill off Billy. Still, there were enjoyable aspects. D. rejecting Billy's proposal was an interesting touch, so that now that Billy is dead D. and Apollo can go through some guilt, as their relationship progresses.

It was also fun to see Ellen Tigh again. And Dana Delany's performance worked very well. Starbuck's friendly fire on Apollo was good too. It's a nice piece of reality, since friendly fire happens all the time. Katee nicely played that out, conveying guilt and regret. (Last week she wanted to frak Lee, this week she shoots him.)

Edward Olmos as always delivered. Ron Moore in his podcast noted that Eddie improvised the line at the end of act 3, "Cut the wire," and that they don't even know what it means, but they liked it. I like it too. Knowing that he improvised it, makes it rather funny as well.

Sometime Edward James Olmos should be part of Ron's podcast, or do an actors commentary track for the future DVD release of some BSG episodes. I'm sure his insights are very interesting.

Also in Ron's podcast, he said that this was not one of his favorite episodes, but not as low on his list as Black Market. Well, it's certainly better than Black Market. Though, I'm not sure if I can explain why I like it. Maybe it was seeing Kara in civies. And it's nice to see that off-duty Marines wear Hawaiian shirts, just like if they were on leave from Pearl Harbor, or something.

So, "Sacrifice" -- a strangely entertaining episode.


I was never trilled with the original look of this blog, which had been selected from one of the many boring templates on Blogger. So, I snooped around and found a nice elegant WordPress style blogger template, and I hope you like it as much as I do.

I also corrected an oversight of mine, and have adjusted the commenting to "anyone" status, so to comment you don't need to have a Blogger account.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Show Notes #8

I’ve had a bit of a cold all week, even so, I think you’ll like the new and improved audio. Even with an annoying cold, I think the show came out better than usual. (Though I sound slow and tired, during the whole thing, because I am. Hopefully next week the show will have higher energy.)

Lucy Lawless joins the 3rd season:

Ron Moore to deliver a keynote at the GDC:

BSG cell phone game:

Scar's ratings:

Reviews of Scar:

Review of BSG:
Interview with Tahmoh Penikett

HNR on Tricia Helfer:

David Eick's latest video blog:

Photos from up coming BSG episodes:

Music from:

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Podcast 8 is online

Galactica Sitrep 008 is now online. I encoded it as a mp3 for people who wanted it as an mp3 instead of AAC.

You can get the podcast from the iTunes, or the XML feed link to the right of this page.

I'll post the show notes sometime later...

See also:

Monday, February 06, 2006

Mic (updated)

My new podcasting microphone will arrive tomorrow. Here's a look at the Studio Condenser Mic with USB Output - SAM C01U. So I hope that will vastly improve the quality of the podcast.

Naturally, though, I've caught a cold, and we'll see if my voice will function at all this week...

The mic arrived, and is excellent. I've done some test recordings, and it sounds great. I think everyone will be happy with the results. ...Now, I just need to get over my cold.


It looks like Lucy Lawless will be a member of the cast of season 3 of BSG, as a semi-regular, for ten episodes as the cylon/reporter.

Friday, February 03, 2006


Entertainment Weekly has a great review of Battlestar Galactica.

Ron Moore's podcast for Scar is now online, with additional commentary by writers David Weddle and Bradley Thompson.


Tahmoh Penikett is interviewed in Infuze. (Free subscription required.)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Show Notes #7

Rolling Stone article on BSG.

Reviews of Black Market--

San Diego Union Tribune.

Houston Chronicle.


Battlestar Blog.

Ratings drop for Black Market.

Spoilers for the rest of season 2.

Ron Moore on Abe Lincoln.

Jamie Bamber and Tamoh Penikett in Sci Fi Pulse.

Music in the show.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Adama's painting

I found a nice detailed shot of the painting in Adama's quarters, above his sofa. I believe that in the season 1 episode, Bastille Day, Baltar noted the name of the artist, or the title of the painting.