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Richard Hatch Battlestar Galactica Dies at 71

07 Feb 2017

Richard Hatch who is famous for his roles in Battlestar Galactica first in the original as  Captain Apollo And then later he returned to the reboot as Tom Zarek passed away at the age of 71 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. A statement from his family of his death was posted on his website along with a link for fans to send condolences and share memories.
Personally it has never been easy to hear of the death of someone you grew up with. Even if that person was an actor who came into your living room once a week on the television. The memories of sitting and watching Battlestar Galactica as a child with my father who like me liked a good sci fi movie or series will always stick with me. So for that I will have to say thanks for the memories may you Rest in Peace .
The following statement comes from RichardHatch.com

February 7, 2017 -- Paul Hatch, on behalf of the Hatch family and friends, is sad to confirm the passing of his beloved father Richard Lawrence Hatch, who passed away in Los Angeles, California this afternoon.

He died peacefully with his family and friends at his side after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Richard was well known to legions of fans for his roles as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series and also as Tom Zarek in the 2003 remake of the series.

Born May 21, 1945 in Santa Monica, Richard was an actor, writer, and producer best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series, and also as Tom Zarek in the 2003 remake of Battlestar Galactica.

After beginning his career in Off Broadway theatre, in 1970 he joined the cast of All My Children and then went on to become a fixture as a guest star on numerous hit TV series and movie for television, eventually replacing Michael Douglas as Karl Malden‘s partner in the Streets of San Francisco.

In 1978 his starring role in Battlestar Galactica brought him worldwide recognition as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

In spite of significant roles in other series and motion pictures over the following decades, his connection with the original Battlestar as well as the remake, created an international following among science fiction fans. While continuing his acting career Richard was a popular figure at Comic Book conventions, science fiction forums and even hosted his own cruise ship events.

Further information on memorial services and tributes can be found here at.

For more on Richard Hatch's career and a short bio see Wikipedia


Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Finally hits SYFY

11 Feb 2013


Blood and Chrome was originally inented as a prequel series to the hit Battlestar Galactica TV Series. But SYFY decided not to go through with it as a series. How ever in 2012 the pilot was broken up into short webisodes that you can watch on Youtube or here on our video section via streaming.
The webisodes turned back into a pilot movie raises the question. Is SYFY contemplating making the series. I for one thought the pilot show was the best of the all the series pilots . The action and effects outdid its parent franchise and going retro on the cylons and their equipment did not hurt the argument for a series either. Like everything this hinges on fan support and how well the movie did last night. As of now no is the word but the move to convert the series to a tv event and bring it to DVD makes you wonder if the network is not throwing a line into the proverbial waters to see if its not worth another look. It would not be the first time and it sure will not be the last that a dead on arrival series got a second life on SYFY.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (a prequel to the critically acclaimed hit series, Battlestar Galactica) takes place in the midst of the First Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars 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 his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton). With only 47 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 escort mission with an enigmatic passenger (Lili Bordan) turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.


New Battlestar webisodes about the Cylon Wars

31 Jul 2010

Source Blastr.com

There will be a new Battlestar series but this time on the web. There will be about 10 - 10 minute webisodes of the series that is suppose to boast high tech effects.  This will be a post series epic about a young Adama and Cylon war. The webisodoes are suppose to bring to light the true horror of wars especially ground combat. It will be interesting to see the end results. As a big BSG fan of both the original and the remake I will of course keep my eye on the the whens and wheres this will happen and blog back when I hear anything.

"Blood & Chrome" would consist of nine or 10 episodes of nine or 10 minutes each, and it would make use of cutting-edge digital technology and special effects to depict the Cylon War. If it is greenlit to production, it will be filmed using green screens and virtual sets, not unlike Syfy's "Sanctuary" or James Cameron's "Avatar." Before "Battlestar Galactica" ended, high-tech scans were made of all the show's sets, so that the special-effects team will be able to re-create them (possibly even in 3D).

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Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica win DEG awards

10 Jan 2010

DEG (Digital Entertainment Group’s) annual awards presentation this past week  (January 7, 2010) at the CES show in Las Vegas gave both Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica awards for best DVDs. JJ Abrams Star Trek  won for the best home video or in the official terms the best theatrical title of the year. Meanwhile Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment won for the the best TV title of the year. Other winners was the Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Edition (Catalog Title of the Year), Walt Disney's  Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure ( Non-Theatrical Title of the Year), and the Rolling Stones -Gimme Shelter ( Music Title of the Year).


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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Earns Top TV DVD Honor

05 Jan 2010

Here is an article that sort of rounds off the Battlestar theme for the last two days. BSG complete series has won the top honors for the best DVD of the year.

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Earns Top TV DVD Honor

(Complete story at Earth Times )

Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s complete-series boxed set of the sci-fi series “Battlestar Galactica” has been named TV DVD of the year as part of the sixth annual TV DVD Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine, Agent DVD Magazine and TVShowsOnDVD.com.

A panel of judges, comprised of DVD critics and journalists, selected five finalists in each of 11 categories from a field....

Other sci fi related DVD's that earned honors was

Best Complete-Series Set: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series, Universal

Best Current Series Set (episodes aired 2008-09): True Blood: The Complete First Season, HBO Home Entertainment

Best Animation TV DVD: The Transformers: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition, Shout! Factory

Best TV on Blu-ray: Star Trek: The Original Series — Season Two, Paramount/CBS

Best Extras: Dollhouse: Season One, Fox


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