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March 12, 2003

Dirk Benedict March Newsletter

The Dirk Benedict March Newsletter is now online at The latest edition includes: Battlestar Galactica Celebrates 25th Anniversary, 2004 Mexican Riviera Cruise with Dirk Benedict, Dirk Audio Book Pre-Orders, New Forum Onsite, Scheduled Public Appearances, and the Dirk Benedict Discussion Group at Yahoo! Groups. For the latest on Dirk Benedict, be sure to visit

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March 12, 2003

New Confirmations Galore for Galacticon 2003! reports that Richard "Apollo" Hatch, Dirk "Starbuck" Benedict, Music Score Composer Stu Phillips, Anne "Sheba" Lockhart, Laurette "Cassiopea" Spang-McCook, Jack "Bojay" Stauffer, and Sarah "Rigel" Rush ARE attending Galacticon 2003! Also, invited but NOT CONFIRMED yet are: Herb "Boomer" Jefferson Jr., Noah "Boxey" Hathaway, Jane "Serina" Seymour, Patrick "Cylon Imperious Leader" Macnee, Terry "Tigh" Carter, and none other than-- Maren "Athena" Jensen! For more information, the latest cast and crew confirmations, and details on the event and how to attend, be sure to check out

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March 12, 2003

John Dykstra Interview Published at AICN

An interview with Battlestar Galactica special effects wizard John Dykstra is now published at Ain't It Cool News. For the complete interview, check out the following link at the AICN web site. Thanks to Peter Noble for posting the announcement at Colonial Fleets.

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March 12, 2003

Invitation to All Colonial Warriors

New announcement from Milton James: "The new Ronald D. Moore Battlestar Galactica Forum is open to everyone. Fans of the original TV series are the backbone of what has brought the current mini-series to life. Your feedback and kind words would be appreciated by the new generation of Colonial Warriors. Thanks once again for your time." A lot of Ron Moore fans visit the new forum, however Battlestar Galactica fans visit as well. The new discussion forum is located at the following link at EzBoard. Thanks to Milton James for posting the report at Colonial Fleets.

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March 6, 2003

Video Games Sales Sheets Are Up

Battlestar Galactica fan and Universal representative contact scifiman76 recently had four Battlestar Galactica video game screen shots posted at the Galactica 2003 EzBoard. The screen shots are reportedly for the Battlestar Galactica video game for XBOX and PS2 coming on September 17, 2003. Thanks to Milton James for posting the initial report at Colonial Fleets. bsg1.jpg bsg2.jpg bsg3.jpg bsg4.jpg

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March 5, 2003

New Battlestar Galactica DVD Collector Set Info

Battlestar Galactica fan and Universal representative contact scifiman76 posted another inspiring report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard regarding the Battlestar Galactica DVD Set: "Just got the good news from my Vivendi rep that the upcoming DVD set will retail for $99.99. It will be remastered and limited edition. Only 100,000 copies will be made available. Release date has been pushed up to Nov/Dec 2003 timeframe. More info will be available tomorrow for all fans." Thanks to scifiman76 for posting the additional news at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard.

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March 5, 2003

Moore's Galactica Is Less

Battlestar Galactica fan and CGI animator Steve Parady wrote an outstanding letter that was just published in the Sci-Fi Channel's Science Fiction Weekly - Letters to the Editor section. Steve Parady writes: "I happened upon the new Battlestar Galactica page at and read with great interest the letter from Ron Moore about the new project. Being a fan of the original, I am a little perplexed at some of news. I don't remember Starbuck being a woman in the old series. I can agree with much of what Ron Moore says, especially going into more depth and complexity in the characters. No one wants to see the clock set back to 1978 in this show. I do disagree with him on this though: Why can't the new show coexist with the storyline established in the original Battlestar Galactica, rather than denying that to us? Prequels worked with Star Wars and a continuation 80 years later worked for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Could Ron Moore's script be adapted to work in that way, too? Ron Moore speaks of waking a slumbering giant with this show. I'm afraid that with his current script, he is not waking up that giant, but substituting it with a white elephant." Many thanks to dvo47p for posting the report at Colonial Fleets.

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March 5, 2003

Battlestar Galactica DVD Set Release Date

Battlestar Galactica fan and Universal representative contact scifiman76 posted an inspiring report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard regarding the Battlestar Galactica DVD Set: "The Battlestar Galactica DVD set has been delayed till first quarter 2004. It will be released well after the new mini-series has aired and possibly after a regular series has been approved. Also in that same quarter is another single DVD called 'Battlestar Galactica' is due for release. No information provided on that disc but I am sure it is the Moore mini-series on DVD or maybe a re-release of the widescreen version of the pilot with sensurround sound instead of mono. Who knows... Anyways that is the info I have from MCA/Universal." Reports so far indicate that this may very well be accurate. Thanks to scifiman76 for posting the news at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard.


8. Latest Battlestar Galactica Media Articles

2003 04/03 - - Sci-Fi Announces New Season of Programming

2003 04/01 - Sci Fi Wire - SCI FI Announces Series Slate

2003 03/31 - - Building a Better Battlestar

2003 03/31 - - Minis Are Big on SCI FI

2003 03/30 - Colonial Fleets - Galactica defiant "The Dreamwatch article" - Lord Kingjason

2003 03/30 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - On the Eve - Ron D. Moore

2003 03/25 - - Newsletter

2003 03/25 - Colonial Fleets - Latest information (March 25th) - Michael Faries

2003 03/17 - - Denny Miller Interview

2003 03/14 - Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Miniseries have been Sci Fi Channel's booster rocket

2003 03/12 - - The Latest from Sarah "Flight Corporal Rigel" Rush

2003 03/10 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Kelly Hu Not Cast As Sharon "Boomer" Valerii - Atlantiaviper

2003 03/09 - - Zoic Studios to do Visual Effects for new Mini-Series

2003 03/08 - - Galacticon 2003 Is Coming

2003 03/07 - - Video Games Sales Sheets Are Up

2003 03/07 - - Dirk Benedict Central Newsletter

2003 03/06 - Ain't It Cool News - John Dykstra Interview

2003 03/06 - - Olmos To Star In Galactica Remake

2003 03/05 - - New Battlestar Galactica DVD Collector Set Info

2003 03/05 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Battlestar Galactica Collector Set info - scifiman76

2003 03/03 - Science Fiction Weekly - Moore's Galactica Is Less

2003 03/03 - Cinescape - Olmos and McDonnell Go GALACTICA

2003 03/03 - - Fans Will Battle(star)

2003 03/03 - Sci Fi Wire - Olmos To Star In Galactica

2003 03/03 - - Olmos, Lawrence in pilot seats

2003 03/03 - - ANNOUNCING: GALACTICON 2003! 25th Anniversary Salute

2003 03/02 - Coming Soon! - Olmos & McDonnell in Battlestar Galactica

2003 03/02 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - BSG Ratings Info from June 1995 Magazine - Dr_Zee

2003 03/01 - - Battlestar Galactica to Return

2003 03/01 - Battlestar Zone - The Lost Season: New Editorial by Susan J. Paxton

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