Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Approaches

Contemplating our place in the universe as 2010 ends, and 2011 begins....

Carl Sagan tribute by callumCGLP

Vids by Symphony of Science/Colorpulse

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Falling Skies & Other Notes

Trailer for the new project "Falling Skies" from Mark Verheiden (and some guy named Spielberg) coming to TNT in June.

Speaking of former Battlestar Galactica writers, Ronald D. Moore has joined Damon Lindelof and others on the WGA negotiating committee as negotiations will start soon with the AMPTP on a new contract for writers. It's been three years since the strike.

In other news, it was on December 29th, 2005, that the first post appeared here at the Galactica Sitrep.

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, you wonderful old....Blog!

And now, a message from Edward James Olmos:

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry GalacticaChristmas

Merry Christmas from your friends, at the Galactica Sitrep.

Also, while on Christmas Holiday at home in Oregon, Katee Sackhoff dropped by the Cort and Fatboy podcast show.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

First Look: Blood and Chrome

Preliminary concept art for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome has been revealed. Via, Blastr, HDR, io9, and Screenrant.

In a brief interview with the Galactica Sitrep, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome writer and executive producer Michael Taylor says about the artwork:

Those pics were just the first of the many concept art sketches we've been creating. They don't necessarily reflect any particular incidents in the script; as "concept" drawings they're helping us flesh out the new world of Blood & Chrome. And it is a new world, one that owes much to the BSG series of the past but at the same time uses CGI to open up that world in ways that we hope fans will find fresh and exciting.

As for the show's status, SyFy has officially green-lit a two-hour pilot, and we have begun pre-production, with filming expected to begin at the end of January, or very shortly thereafter. This is the fun part for me: seeing the script take tangible shape (or "virtually tangible" shape, since practically all of the pilot will be shot on green screen) as our director (Jonas Pate), DP (Lukas Ettlin), VFX supervisor (Gary Hutzel) and a host of artists -- and of course the cast that we'll soon be gathering -- bring it to life.

For more background on Blood and Chrome see our previous coverage here.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

The Complete Battlestar Galactica on Blu-ray.

The Science of Battlestar Galactica by Patrick Di Justo and Kevin Grazier, BSG's Science Consultant.

Bear McCreary's score for Human Target.

And check out this special Christmas Holidays presentation from Bear.

Life Day Approaches

With Beatrice Arthur!


Video by katamaran78, thanks to Mo Ryan for pointing it out.



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