Battlestar Galactica

Dirk Benedict cries about being castrated

Dirk Benedict hates StarbuckOne only needs to spend a little time on Twitter to understand the huge following the new re-imagined series of Battlestar Galactica has.  Huge numbers of people claim it as not only the greatest sci-fi series ever made, but also as the greatest television series ever made.  But not so the actor who played Lt. Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica series, Dirk Benedict. 

It seems that being shunned from the new series and having his character reinvented as a female has taken its toll on Benedict.  The aging actor (he’s 63 now) has posted a blog in which he shares his view on the subject and, well, it isn’t pretty.  Benedict can’t seem to let go of the fact that the new Starbuck doesn’t have his cigar (phallic pun intended) and that Richard Hatch made it to the new series whereas he didn’t (conveniently, he doesn’t mention Hatch once in his blog post). 

Clearly Benedict has more problems than the new BSG series.  He gets confused between Lorne Greene (a real person) and Adama (a fictional character). In fact, he hates the new series so bad that he even goes as far as to allude that he’s unlucky to be alive in real life, pathetically stating his opinion that Lorne Greene would be happy to be dead because of the re-imagined series.  Read the rest of this entry »

Battlestar Galactica returns with a bang – SPOILERS!

DuallaBattlestar Galactica returned after a very long wait and in typical form delivered knock-out punch shocks. 

!!!Dont’ read this article if you haven’t seen the latest episode because it will spoil it for you senseless.  Read on only if you’ve seen it, or if you don’t care if you ruin it for yourself!!!

Sometimes a Great Notion is the 64th Battlestar Galactica episode to air in the new re-imagined series; it is episode 11 of Season 4.  At the end of episode 10 (aired way back on 13 June 2008) the fleeing humans finally made it to Earth and despite their hopes for a new home, all they found was a nuclear wasteland.  In this episode, the aftermath of their find is portrayed brilliantly as the characters struggle to deal with the ramifications – and the revelations.

After waiting more than six months to see what would happen, Sometimes a Great Notion didn’t entirely disappoint.  Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslein (Mary McDonnell) wallow in self pity over the internal guilt of leading the human race to its doom.  Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) reels as she discovers her body in the wreckage of her previously destroyed Viper leading her to believe she is a Cylon, whilst four of the remaining five Cylons discover something completely unexpected – that they are actually from Earth and lived on Earth some 2000 years ago! Read the rest of this entry »

Battlestar Galactica Cylon life-sized replica

Battlestar Galatica Cylon Life-Sized Replica CollectibleI WANT ONE!!!  Hold on while I clean my drool off the keyboard…

I thought the life-sized Terminator T-800 was good, but I didn’t stare at that as long as I’ve stared at this.

This model is a perfect replica of the re-imagined Cylons from the current series of Battlestar Galactica.  It stands a full 7 feet tall and sports a glowing red light effect in the visor.  It actually has electronics built in that include stereo audio sound. This is as real as it gets, short of it being real of course.

I’m sure you’re wondering how much?  If you’ve got a $1 you’re almost there – you’ll only need another 7,899 to close the deal.  That makes it a fairly limited edition doesn’t it?

This is easily one of the most impressive full-scale sci fi collectibles around.  If you’ve got the money and want one, or if you just want to check out the cool images in the gallery, head on over to Sideshow Collectibles to check out the full details.

Even if you can’t afford it you can still enjoy the images of this awesome Battlestar Galactica Cylon.

Please God, give me one – I promise I won’t use it to conquer Earth.

Battlestar Galactica: Is Lieutenant Gaeta the final Cylon?

Lieutenant Felix GaetaOne of the biggest questions on the lips of sci fi fans, well, at least Battlestar Galactica fans (and there’s a lot of them), is the now long-running and burning question:  who is the final Cylon?  Cinemablend have just posted a very long and exceptionally good interview with Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, and one of the questions asked relates to how the final five Cylons were selected, to which Ron Moore states:

The final four came up literally in a moment in a writer’s room where we were struggling with the end of season three. And trying to figure out certain things. I just said because it was all about the trial of Baltar. And we had always set that up to be the end of the season. It was, the structure was working fine. But it just didn’t seem to satisfy. It didn’t quite seem as big an idea to me. I said, I just wish that there was, we had some bigger revelation here. I just said, you know, I just got this image of like four of our people walking from different areas of the ship and all ending up in one room together.

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Battlestar Galactica Webisode: The Face of the Enemy – Part 10

Part 10 of 10 of the Battlestar Galactica webisode series ‘Face of the Enemy’.

Battlestar Galactica Webisode: The Face of the Enemy – Part 9

Part 9 of 10 of the Battlestar Galactica webisode series ‘Face of the Enemy’.

Battlestar Galactica Webisode: The Face of the Enemy – Part 8

Part 8 of 10 of the Battlestar Galactica webisode series ‘Face of the Enemy’.

Battlestar Galactica Webisode: The Face of the Enemy – Part 7

Part 7 of 10 of the Battlestar Galactica webisode series ‘Face of the Enemy’.

Battlestar Galactica Webisode: The Face of the Enemy – Part 6

Part 6 of 10 of the Battlestar Galactica webisode series ‘Face of the Enemy’.

Battlestar Galactica Webisode: The Face of the Enemy – Part 5

Part 5 of 10 of the Battlestar Galactica webisode series ‘Face of the Enemy’.