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Sign the four additional Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions

The four additional Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions are also available for you to sign and show your support for Battlestar Galactica. The Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch Petition respectfully requests that Richard Hatch make his trailer, "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming" available to be shown on the Internet. Richard Hatch -IS- listening! If you agree with the petition, then sign the petition to make your voice heard. The Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Management Petition requests a change in management at the Sci-Fi Channel. The petition urges the Sci-Fi Channel to focus more on sci-fi programming, including Battlestar Galactica, instead of broadcasting non sci-fi television shows, or axing sci-fi shows that have done well, such as Lexx and Farscape. The Battlestar Galactica Save Starbuck Petition is a humorous petition, but for a serious matter: Ron Moore's new Battlestar Galactica mini-series script for the Sci-Fi Channel calls for Starbuck to become a female! Starbuck, one of the original series' most popular characters, becomes Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in the new mini-series, and "Starbuck" is merely her radio call sign. If you want Starbuck to remain a male and make your voice heard, be sure to sign the Battlestar Galactica Save Starbuck Petition. Finally, the Battlestar Galactica No Re-Imagining Petition is a succinct petition that supports Richard Hatch's "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming" continuation concept over the Ron Moore re-imagining felgercarb. You can make a difference, so be sure to sign the four additional petitions, after you sign the five primary petitions!

Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch Petition

Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Management Petition

Battlestar Galactica Save Starbuck Petition

Battlestar Galactica No Re-Imagining Petition

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View the Intergalactic Calendars has published a series of Intergalactic Calendars that currently feature upcoming Battlestar Galactica Cast Appearances, Battlestar Galactica Cast Birthdays, and Battlestar Galactica Chat Events. Be sure to visit the Intergalactic Calendars to see what current events are happening in the universe of Battlestar Galactica and where you can participate!

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Subscribe to the Colonial Newsletter

Be sure to subscribe to the Colonial Newsletter at The updated Colonial Newsletter is published once per month via e-mail. As a subscriber, you will receive the latest news and information on Battlestar Galactica and important updates on the Revival.


6. Featured Updates:

Battlestar DVD Set

First Week of July, 2003

Our Battlestar DVD Set page is completely re-done, and now includes detailed information on the Battlestar Galactica: Complete Epic Series on DVD, including the release date, retail price, all of the technical information for each disc, and a list of all ten special features that are scheduled to be included in the Battlestar DVD Set.


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Intergalactic Calendars

Fourth Week of June, 2003 has updated the Intergalactic Calendar - Battlestar Galactica Cast Appearances through January 2004. In addition to the current listings of Cast Appearances, five events were added for Richard "Apollo" Hatch, one event for Herb "Boomer" Jefferson Jr., one event for Noah "Boxey" Hathaway, and five events for Stu Phillips (Composer/Conductor). Be sure to check out all three of our Intergalactic Calendars: Battlestar Galactica Cast Appearances, Battlestar Galactica Cast Birthdays, and Battlestar Galactica Chat Events, for the latest information. Many thanks to Jewels (and Shawn and Sophie) for providing several of the additional Cast Appearances for publication.

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Artwork Showcase

Fourth Week of June, 2003

Added four new detailed drawings from Battlestar Galactica fan artist Don McMurry: "Apollo Face", "Apollo Uniform", "Galactica Family", and "Galactica Viper". For the new drawings, be sure to check out the Artwork Showcase at!

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Battlestar XBOX/PS2 Game

Second Week of June, 2003

Our new Battlestar XBOX/PS2 Game page is now updated in the Interstellar Commodities section of the web site. Included on the page are two promotional box covers for the XBOX and PS2 versions of the new console game. Also included is the new press release from Universal Interactive, as well as six Game Sheets, and forty-nine Game Screens. Of the new Game Screens, four are Starships, four are Character Portraits, and four are special Posters for the new video game. Thanks to Jeff Kleist for reporting the new Game Screens and Character Portraits originally published on the Internet by



7. The Latest Battlestar Galactica News

July 1, 2003

New DVD Box Set Pricing and Supplement List

New DVD Box Set update from! "Universal has just given us the preliminary list of supplements for Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series. This list of extras, and the names they will go by, is not yet finalized and could be subject to change. As it stands right now, they look like this: Insight into the 'Making of' Battlestar Galactica, Creation of Battlestar Galactica: an Interview with creator Glen A. Larson, Deleted Scenes, Commentary for selected episodes by Cast/Crew, Visual Effects with John Dykstra, Sci-Fi Special: Making of the Show, Composing the Music: Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson, Production Notes, Sneak preview into the new Sci-Fi Channel Battlestar Galactica mini-series, and Interactive Game Trailer. Re-iterating the specs: This will be shown in the originally broadcast 4x3 aspect ratio, with both 2.0 stereo soundtrack and 5.1 Dolby soundtrack. French and Spanish subtitles are on board, along with Closed Captioning for the hearing impaired. As we said earlier today, the release date has been pushed back exactly one week, to October 21st. The S.R.P. will be $119.98 for this 6-Disc set with almost 20 hours of show... EVERY episode of the one and only season of the original Battlestar Galactica! For those of you interested in owning the alternate, theatrical cut of the pilot episode, 'Saga of a Star World' (with a shorter running time, and alternate scenes including a different fate for one major character), you'll be pleased to know that Universal is going to re-promote that old DVD on the same date (10/21), at a new lower SRP of $19.98." Many thanks to Kingfish for posting the report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums!

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July 1, 2003

Battlestar Galactica: Complete Epic Series on DVD

The Battlestar Galactica: Complete Epic Series on DVD Box Set is finally coming on October 21st, 2003! Disc Information for each Disc: Disc 1: 3 Hours 58 Minutes, Disc 2: 3 Hours 15 Minutes, Disc 3: 3 Hours 14 Minutes, Disc 4: 3 Hours 16 Minutes, Disc 5: 3 Hours 16 Minutes, and Disc 6: 2 Hours 27 Minutes. Technical Information for all Discs: Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround & English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, Captions: English, Subtitles: French & Spanish, Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1) Color. For more information, be sure to visit the following link at Universal Studios.

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July 1, 2003

Dirk Benedict June '03 Mini Newsletter

Tracy B. of has just posted the Dirk Benedict June '03 Mini Newsletter. Tracy reports that: "Dirk Benedict announces Last and Final Inaugural Caribbean / Mexican Riviera Cruise. All things must come to an end... and so it is with the unique experience Dirk and his fans (friends) have shared over the past 2 years. To the chagrin of many, the sadness of some, the 2004 Mexican Riviera Cruise will Be Dirk Benedict's last foray into the wonderful world of Cruising. Let's make it the best. Which won't be easy." For the latest on Dirk Benedict and information on how to participate in his final cruise voyage, be sure to check out the following link at Colonial Fleets and also visit!

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