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The Colonial Newsletter

Volume 4 Issue 1

January 2003

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Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2003!

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Contents of the Newsletter:

1. About the Battlestar Galactica Club

2. Cast Member Birthdays this Month

3. Cast Member Appearances this Month and next Month

4. Action Alerts: For All Battlestar Galactica Fans

5. Featured Updates: BattlestarGalacticaClub.com

6. The Latest Battlestar Galactica News

7. Latest Battlestar Galactica Media Articles

8. See Also: Additional News Sources

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1. About the Battlestar Galactica Club

The Battlestar Galactica Club was first formed online in 1991 as a fan discussion, simulation gaming and interest group. Since then, the Battlestar Galactica Club has grown to feature the largest and longest-running selection of interactive role-playing stories based on the original Battlestar Galactica television series.

BattlestarGalacticaClub.com is continually revised and updated, and is a leading provider of the latest in Battlestar Galactica and Revival News, and also offers extensive Special Features and Multimedia Collections, with Official Blueprints, Software Downloads, Articles and Fan Fiction, Collectibles and Shopping, DVD Gallery, Athena Gallery, Artwork Showcase, Techno Theme Song, Audio Clips and Music, and much more. There are many Battlestar Galactica resources available on this large web site, for fans and members alike!

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/

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2. Cast Member Birthdays this Month

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3. Cast Member Appearances this Month and next Month

Stu Phillips (Composer/Conductor)
Dates: January 4 - January 5
Crew: Stu Phillips (Composer/Conductor)
Convention: Monsters Among Us
Location: Los Angeles, California
Site: http://www.stuwho.com/
Thanks: BattlestarGalactica.com

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Dirk "Starbuck" Benedict
Dates: January 11 - January 18
Cast: Dirk "Starbuck" Benedict
Convention: Second Kamikaze Cruise,
on the NEW Holland American 'Zuiderdam' Cruise Ship
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Site: http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/cruiseintro.html
Thanks: Tracy B.

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4. Action Alerts: For All Battlestar Galactica Fans

Post Office Mail the Universal Entertainment Group

PRESS RELEASE: "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (4-hour miniseries) - SCI FI re-imagines the groundbreaking and beloved series in which 'a rag, tag fugitive fleet' of the last remnants of mankind searches for its true home. Fleeing the aliens responsible for the slaughter of their homeworld, the Battlestar Galactica survivors must meet a whole new set of challenges. This intriguing twist on a classic will be written by writer Ronald D. Moore (Roswell, Mission Impossible II) with Breck Eisner (Steven Spielberg's Taken; The Invisible Man) attached to direct. Distributed by USA Cable Entertainment, the Project will be executive produced by David Eick (American Gothic, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Spy Game)." The new miniseries is a re-imagining, and not a continuation, of the original Battlestar Galactica series, and may not include the original cast, characters, and themes! Send a post office mail to the Universal Entertainment Group! For more information, visit our Battlestar Galactica revival information page.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/revival.html

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Sign the four primary Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions

The four primary Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions are available for you to sign and show your support for Battlestar Galactica. The four petitions listed here are endorsed by BattlestarGalactica.com. Petition #1 is the Battlestar Galactica Revival Petition to signal the sincere hopes that original cast members (and their characters) be considered for regular roles in the new Battlestar Galactica pilot/ongoing series. Petition #2 is the Battlestar Galactica DVD Petition to urge Vivendi Universal and Studios USA to seriously consider the release of ALL episodes of the original Battlestar Galactica television series on DVD/VHS formats. Petition #3 is the Battlestar Galactica New Series Petition aimed directly at the current Sci-Fi Channel happenings and utilizes stronger wording. Petition #4 is the Battlestar Galactica Fight for Survival Petition to support the new Battlestar Galactica production only if it is done right with direct linage of the original series and includes core members of the original cast in their original roles and includes the original Galactica ship. These are four petitions that are endorsed by BattlestarGalactica.com and BattlestarPegasus.com. You can make a difference by signing the petitions yourself, and be sure to alert your family, friends, and fellow fans as well to visit BattlestarGalactica.com and sign the petitions!

Battlestar Galactica Revival Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/bsg2001a/

Battlestar Galactica DVD Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/bsg2001b/

Battlestar Galactica New Series Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/bsg1/

Battlestar Galactica Fight for Survival Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/bsgffs/

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Sign the three additional Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions

The three 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. Finally, 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. You can make a difference, so be sure to sign the three additional petitions, after you sign the four primary petitions!

Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/RH2002/

Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Management Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/eulogy/

Battlestar Galactica Save Starbuck Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/nopeepee/

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View the Intergalactic Calendars

BattlestarGalacticaClub.com 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!

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/calendar.html

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Subscribe to the Colonial Newsletter

Be sure to subscribe to the Colonial Newsletter at BattlestarGalacticaClub.com. 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.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/newsletter.html

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5. Featured Updates: BattlestarGalacticaClub.com

Artwork Showcase

Second Week of December, 2002

Just added to the Artwork Showcase: The collection of fan fiction sketches created by Battlestar Galactica fan artist Keith Marshall! Keith Marshall's collection of fan fiction sketches include: Adama, Apollo, Basestar, Battlestar, Freighter, Raider, Starbuck, Tigh, and Viper. Be sure to check out this excellent collection of Battlestar Galactica sketches by Keith Marshall at keith.marshall@foxinternet.net!

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/artwork.html

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Artwork Showcase

Fifth Week of November, 2002

BattlestarGalacticaClub.com has just posted the latest futuristic artwork rendition from Battlestar Galactica fan artist Sig! The new picture is entitled "Escort Viper" and is posted in the "Future Renditions by Sig" section in the Artwork Showcase. In addition to the new Escort Viper, check out the other updated re-designs from Sig, including Colonial Warriors, Count Baltar, Cylon Centurion, Cylon Gunship, Cylon Senator, Escort Viper, Shuttle Pod, and Venom Class Viper. More futuristic renditions from Sig are on the way, so be sure to check out the Artwork Showcase on BattlestarGalacticaClub.com for the latest pictures!

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/artwork.html

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Awards

Fifth Week of November, 2002

A brand-new section on BattlestarGalacticaClub.com has just launched: Awards! This section includes Battlestar Galactica specific Awards that we have won. Thanks to BattlestarNewYork.com for awarding our site the inaugural awards: Gold Award, This Site Brightens Up The Internet Award, This Site Is Hot Award, and Out Of This World Award. Battlestar Galactica Webmasters are invited to visit BattlestarNewYork.com to apply for the new web site Awards.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/awards.html

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DVD Gallery

Fifth Week of November, 2002

The brand-new DVD Gallery is now online at BattlestarGalacticaClub.com! The DVD Gallery features: Pilot Episode DVD Pictures (In Order of Appearance). Be sure to check out the DVD Gallery for some of your favorite scenes, including Special Features.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/dvd.html

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6. The Latest Battlestar Galactica News

January 4, 2003

Battlestar Galactica Marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel in February 2003!

Battlestar Galactica will be broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel from Feb. 17 to Feb. 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM. It looks like all episodes will be broadcast (17 total episodes, 24 total hours) so get your VCR and blank tapes ready!

http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/

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January 4, 2003

Battlestar Galactica DVD Petition Update

Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com posted a Battlestar Galactica DVD petition update on January 1st. In the report, Michael mentions that: "As of 1 January 2003: The Battlestar Galactica DVD Petition has 6321 total signatures from fans wanting Battlestar Galactica original series episodes released on DVD in all regions -- preferably with quality extras included, too. (Go figure that when I created it, I put the wrong title in, although the text description is accurate. My bad!)." To sign the petition, be sure to visit the following link at PetitionOnline.com.

http://www.petitiononline.com/bsg2001b/

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January 4, 2003

DirkBenedictCentral.com posts link to new "Zuiderdam" ship photos

Webmistress Tracy B. of DirkBenedictCentral.com has posted the link to "Zuiderdam" ship photos where the Dirk Benedict 2003 fan cruise starts in... yes... exactly one week from today! For more information about the cruise that starts in 7 days, be sure to visit DirkBenedictCentral.com. The following link at CruiseDiva.com features the new "Zuiderdam" cruise ship interior photos.

http://www.cruisediva.com/zuiderdam_preview3.htm

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January 4, 2003

SyFyPortal.com mentions mini-series in "Top Newsmakers Of 2002" article

SyFyPortal.com has published a brand-new article that lists the site's "Top Newsmakers Of 2002". The article mentions that: "It was a big year for science fiction, filled with hits and misses all over the place. SyFy Portal has compiled its list of the top newsmakers of 2002. They include actors, writers, producers and even creators." Included in the new article is a mention of the new 'Battlestar Galactica' mini-series: "3. Ronald D. Moore -- Oh yeah, the former executive producer of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' wasn't going to go away quietly, which is great for many fans. After spending a considerable amount of time on the failed series 'Roswell,' Moore took on a new project -- replacing Bryan Singer as the man in charge of re-imagining 'Battlestar Galactica' for the small screen. Fans will find out in 2003 just how well Moore did as a fan of the 1970s television series." For the complete article, check out the following link at SyFy Portal.

http://www.syfyportal.com/article.php?id=977

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January 4, 2003

Open Letter to Vivendi Universal about the intended return of Battlestar Galactica

Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com has just published an Open Letter to Vivendi Universal and the related Universal Studios divisions, including the Sci-Fi Channel. The letter is very inspiring and well written, and states one set of opinions that are shared by many fans. Be sure to read the new Open Letter published at BattlestarGalactica.com.

http://www.battlestargalactica.com/f...03/jan03a.html

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January 4, 2003

Boycott Sci-Fi Channel mini-series sponsors in 2003!

Two Battlestar Galactica fans have been compiling a sponsor boycott list for advertisers on the Sci-Fi Channel. Fans are urged to write to the sponsors, and indicate that you will not purchase their products if they sponsor the Ron Moore mini-series in 2003. Battlestar Galactica fan Jayworld has posted the following list at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums: AT&T (cable, DSL, etc.), IBM, Jack in the Box, Chevrolet, Kia, Nintendo, Mazda, and Sprint. Battlestar Galactica fan ojai22 at Colonial Fleets has compiled an impressive list as well that includes the sponsors and the postal mailing addresses to write to. For ojai22's list, be sure to visit the following link at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18296

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January 4, 2003

New 3D art renderings at Colonial Fleets (Cobra Viper, Python Viper, and Faster Zack)

Several new 3D art renderings have been posted at the Colonial Art forum at Colonial Fleets. Included are new Cobra Viper and Python Viper designs by Darrell Lawrence (Warrior), and a new mesh of the classic Cylon Raider by Richard (ricktu) featured in a 3D art rendering, entitled "Faster Zack .....". All of the new 3D art renderings are definitely worth checking out, so be sure to visit Colonial Fleets for the pictures!

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/f...s=&forumid=404

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December 28, 2002

FilmJerk.com posts detailed summary and review of mini-series script

Edward Havens of FilmJerk.com has posted his review of Ron Moore's mini-series script. Though the news is not good for Battlestar Galactica fans, the script review is a must-read, and provides a very detailed summary and objective commentary of Moore's script. Be sure to visit the following link at FilmJerk.com for the complete review.

http://www.filmjerk.com/archives/021...galactica.html

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December 28, 2002

Just heard from the Larsons...

New announcement from Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com: "Just heard from the Larsons... Too cool... I've been given a copy of what the second season of Battlestar Galactica might have been. While there are scripts for the second season (of which I have some paper copies, and John Dorsey's 'Sheba's Galaxy' site has reviews), this is a full outline of characters, revisions, plot summaries and other goodies which might have comprised a second season for Battlestar Galactica. My sincerest thanks to the Larsons. Wow. Truly WOW. It's interesting to note that a couple of tangents which were planned for the unfilmed second season were present within Tom DeSanto's production, like Starbuck becoming second in command. ;) Yes, you heard me right: Starbuck was promoted to Tigh's position. (Tigh isn't seen, nor explained away. And Apollo has reasons for not assuming the position.) I'm behind on updates for various reasons. I will endeavor to summarize some of the information for the web sites in the next couple of weeks." More detailed information will be posted at BattlestarGalactica.com and BattlestarPegasus.com when the report is completed.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/317110

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December 28, 2002

Mini-series script mentioned in SFX print magazine

The January issue of the SFX print magazine has a new article regarding the mini-series script. The article is based on the initial character breakdown that was leaked to FilmJerk.com, so there is no new information in the article for the most part. The article is still worth reading however, so be sure to check out the transcribed copy at the following link. Many thanks to Kingjason for posting the report at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18512

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December 28, 2002

Kenneth Thomson Jr. to review mini-series script

Battlestar Galactica fan CGI artist Kenneth Thomson Jr. has also obtained a copy of the script from a reliable source and will be posting a review soon. As of December 28th, Ken mentioned that: "I'm about half done with writing it. I want to be as thorough and objective and fair as possible. I anticipate it will go live within a few days." Thanks to Kenneth Thomson Jr. for posting this announcement at Colonial Fleets and the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18493

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December 28, 2002

New rendering of Cobra Viper and Colonial Viper

Darrell Lawrence the owner of 3DGladiators.com and Colonial Fleets has posted a brand-new rendering of a Cobra Viper and Colonial Viper flying over a California lake. Both Viper models are very impressive and has a realistic feel with the included photo of the California lake. For this new rendering and other images as well, be sure to check out the Colonial Art forum at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18492

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December 28, 2002

New Christmas holiday poem from Tracy B. of DirkBenedictCentral.com

Tracy B. of DirkBenedictCentral.com has just posted a brand-new Christmas holiday poem that includes Battlestar Galactica! Be sure to check out the new poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas (Battlestar Galactica version)" at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18481

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December 28, 2002

Holiday well-wishes from Richard Hatch!

New announcement from Michael Faries at BattlestarGalactica.com: "Battlestar Galactica's own Captain Apollo sends his season's greetings, plus tidbits about the next Battlestar Galactica novel (including the name of the new co-author) and some information on planned Battlestar Galactica 25th Yahren fan event in 2003!" For the latest from Richard Hatch, be sure to check out the December 2002 Newsletter at RichardHatch.com.

http://www.richardhatch.com/news_ins...ec23_2002.html

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December 28, 2002

Update from series music composer/conductor Stu Phillips

New update from Battlestar Galactica series music composer/conductor Stu Phillips: "Stu Phillips will be appearing at the Monsters Among Us convention on January 4th (from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM) and on January 5th (from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM). The convention is in L.A. at the Radisson LAX at 6225 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California. Any of the Battlestar Galactica fans in the L.A. area will have the opportunity to meet and chat with me face to face. I will also be signing my book and will have a limited number of the 4 CD package of Galactica available for sale and autograph as well as some other CD goodies. Now Available at: stuwho.com. The book: 'Stu Who? Forty Years of Navigating the Minefields of the Music Business.' ('Stu Phillips' incredibly varied career has included writing the music for Russ Meyer's Beyond The Valley of the Dolls. I wrote the screenplay. The story of that movie alone is worth the price of admission to this book.' Roger Ebert.)" Many thanks to Michael Faries for posting the update at BattlestarGalactica.com.

http://www.stuwho.com/

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December 22, 2002

Battlestar Galactica remake script reviewed

Just posted at BattlestarGalactica.com: "BattlestarGalactica.com and BattlestarPegasus.com have received a copy of the forthcoming Battlestar Galactica remake mini-series script from a source. We have been asked NOT to reprint the script online. However, a review of the script is now available. A basic summary of the script is still pending." Be sure to check out the brand-new script review posted this morning at BattlestarGalactica.com!

http://www.battlestargalactica.com/f...02b-plain.html

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December 22, 2002

Close Encounters Of A 'Ron Moore' Kind

Ian Cullen of Sci Fi Pulse just spoke with Ron More regarding the new Battlestar Galactica mini-series script. Check out the new article posted at the Sci Fi Pulse web site.

http://www.scifipulse.net/editorials/RonMoore.html

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December 20, 2002

The original Battlestar Galactica Fan Fic site by Robert Hanczyk is back Online!

The original Battlestar Galactica Fan Fic site by Robert Hanczyk is back Online! Announcement from Robert Hanczyk: "Hi everyone! Happy Holidays! A long time ago, in a rag tag fleet far far away, there existed a BSG Tigger page (bsgtigger.com). One day, the mean old company closed the page and never responded to me again. Last month, someone stole the bsgtigger.com name. Why in the universe someone would want Battlestar Tigger is beyond me. After finding a new and affordable home, and changing domain names, the page is back up and running. It's 11:28 AM EST. Sometime in the last hour it became available! Pull out the hidden reserves of chocolate!!!! Time to celebrate! ENJOY!!!!!!" The new domain name for Tigger's BSG page is: http://www.GalacticaFanfic.com/

http://www.galacticafanfic.com/bsg-page.html

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December 20, 2002

"Starballs-less" cartoon satire painting by artist David Hitchcock (U.K.)

Save Starbuck: Have you heard what writer Ron Moore has in mind for Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck in Moore's new mini-series? Check out the Save Starbuck cartoon satire painting "Starballs-less" by artist David Hitchcock in the United Kingdom. Thanks to BattlestarGalactica.com for permission to display the painting.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.com/artwork.html

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December 18, 2002

New Battlestar Galactica reference book coming in 2003

New report from Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com: "NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA REFERENCE BOOK COMING - Arrival: Some time in March or April 2003. Publisher: (not cited in release). From the authors: The official title will be 'Saga of a Star World: The Unofficial Battlestar Galactica Companion.' The authors anticipate it to be 300 pages (that is debatable and depends on the cast and crew's cooperation), containing a foreword by series creator Glen A. Larson, an introduction by Richard Hatch, interviews and recollections of the time on the set, and the background including Terminology, a comparison to Star Wars, as well other fascinating topics in the Battlestar Galactica Universe. The projected cost is $15 (U.S.) but that can change depending on how many pages the book is. Details on purchasing the book directly from either author will be made available when more is known. Their next announcement will be around late January, so stay tuned!" Many thanks to Michael Faries for posting this report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...=ST;f=19;t=814

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December 18, 2002

New poems for Battlestar Galactica written by Starbuckmate

Battlestar Galactica webmistress Starbuckmate has written two brand-new Battlestar Galactica poems at Colonial Fleets. The first poem is dedicated to the Battlestar Galactica 25 Year Reunion for next year, and the second poem is dedicated to the fans of Battlestar Galactica and the revival. Both poems are inspiring and very well written, be sure to check them out at Colonial Fleets!

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18408

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December 18, 2002

Sign up for the Battlestar Fan Force!

Battlestar Fan Force is now recruiting new members! T. Shawn Hardy has posted an announcement at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums where fans may sign up. Be sure to post a reply with your handle and e-mail address, and T. Shawn Hardy will add your name to the Fan Force member list.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...t=ST;f=5;t=853

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December 18, 2002

Battlestar Fan Force web site launches with a News Flash

Battlestar Fan Force has just launched a brand-new web site! The web site features news and articles, and is a place for Battlestar Galactica fans to participate, take action, and make a difference in the revival of Battlestar Galactica. For more information and to participate, be sure to visit the Battlestar Fan Force web site at the following link.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/colfleets/htm/home.php

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December 18, 2002

Battlestar Galactica mini-series script review delayed until later this week

Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com posted a report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard regarding his upcoming script review: "I had originally planned to deliver my script review early this week. It is taking a few extra days, due to storm damage in my area and power outages which still remain in effect. (Our utility company showed up today to begin work; I heard that some people won't get full electrical restoration until a couple of days before Christmas.) Rest assured, it is completed and requiring a review cycle before I can post it. I'm anticipating this Friday." Also, Edward Havens of FilmJerk.com is reported to be posting his own script review as well.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/316870

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December 18, 2002

Moore Addresses Some Of The Character Changes Made, Why is Starbuck a Woman?

Sci Fi Pulse has posted a new article that features a brief interview with Ronald D. Moore, writer of the proposed Battlestar Galactica mini-series on the Sci-Fi Channel. The article is entitled, "Ron Moore Provides Further Insights About His Take On Galactica". In the article, Ron Moore expounds on his infamous decision to change Starbuck from male-to-female, as well as his intention to create an estrangement between Commander Adama and Lee "Apollo" Adama. For the latest debauchery from Ron Moore, check out his interview at the following link.

http://www.scifipulse.net/battlestar...edbyMoore.html

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December 18, 2002

Article: Tom DeSanto versus Ronald D. Moore

Battlestar Galactica fan Scooter has just written a new article, entitled "Tom DeSanto versus Ronald D. Moore". The article is very well written and definitely worth reading. Be sure to check out the new article at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...t=ST;f=5;t=802

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December 18, 2002

Dirk Benedict Central December Newsletter is now Online

DirkBenedictCentral.com has published the new December 16th edition of the Dirk Benedict Central Newsletter. Included in the newsletter is an announcement that Dirk Benedict's second autobiographical book, "And Then We Went Fishing", is now on a pre-order status in audio format. This is a good opportunity for Dirk Benedict fans to pick up a personalized copy, since the paperback version is no longer in print. The audio book is narrated by Dirk Benedict himself. Also, the Caribbean fan cruise countdown is on! The cruise will take place next month from January 11th-18th. For more information, be sure to visit DirkBenedictCentral.com.

http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/newsletters.html

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December 18, 2002

Pledge support for a Battlestar Galactica revival advertisement in Variety magazine

Battlestar Galactica revival organizer Dan Bollinger has announced the possibility of a fan-designed revival ad for publication in Variety. The plan is in the initial stages, however if you would like to participate and contribute, be sure to post a reply at the following link at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=18353

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December 14, 2002

New Battlestar Galactica Java Applets

BattlestarNewYork.com has just created and published a collection of brand-new Battlestar Galactica animated applets written in Java. The collection currently includes Lake, Weather, Snow, and Fireworks. Each Java applet features Battlestar Galactica images as well as image and text animation. Be sure to check out the new collection of Battlestar Galactica Java applets at BattlestarNewYork.com.

http://www.battlestarnewyork.com/applets.html

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December 14, 2002

Battlestar Galactica RTS Game Project

New announcement posted at the BattlestarNewYork.com message board by Edwin Martens: "I started an open source project, a freeware Battlestar Galactica strategy game. Check out the very first graphics/AI demo at the following link. The graphics are from my old RTS project which was lost due to a hard disk crash, but I restarted the project and I will start all over again. I would like to have some help, so if anyone wants to help please do so. Since it's open source, anyone is free to obtain/improve my code, and of course I need artists, sprite/pixel editors, and/or 3D modelers (top view shots can be used as sprites), music, sounds, etc. As far as I know no one ever made a real Battlestar Galactica strategy game which is a shame. Also, you need DirectX hardware acceleration to run this since it's not optimized yet." If you are interested in helping Edwin Martens with the freeware Battlestar Galactica strategy game project, be sure to contact him at the following e-mail address and download the demo at his web site.

E-Mail: Ariesnl@yahoo.com

Download: http://www.il.fontys.nl/~aries/bsg.zip

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December 13, 2002

BattlestarGalactica.com Will Review Ron Moore's Mini-Series Script

Here's an amazing turn of events just announced by Michael Faries at BattlestarGalactica.com: "A source has provided me with a copy of the script. I will be spending this weekend reading/re-reading and reviewing it. Please do NOT ask me for individual items within the script; one of the conditions for obtaining it was a general review where I will provide: - The Pros - The Cons - My personal opinions (summary). Hopefully I'll have the review online by the middle of next week. It is a four hour story, spread over two nights. And, yes, the first filmjerk.com article was totally accurate. And I should mention: Starbuck isn't the only male-to-female change. And there are a couple of other original series characters appearing who weren't mentioned in the filmjerk.com casting sheet info. Are the characters identical to the original series? That depends. This is a remake, after all. Some similarities, some differences. I should point out, too: There are a LOT (repeat: a LOT) of new characters which the filmjerk.com article didn't cover. I'm not sure why casting information for these characters wasn't present, but the new BG universe has a lot more new faces than old ones, imho. Please PLEASE be patient while I work on my review. And again, I cannot leak anything in the meantime. I must provide the review as outlined above. That's just the way it has to be."

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...t=ST;f=5;t=812

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December 10, 2002

Online Protest -- Wednesday Dec. 11th

New announcement from T. Shawn Hardy of Radio Galactica and the Battlestar Fan Force! "Do you wish that we could all meet in front of Universal for a friendly protest to the new Ronald D. Moore project? Well this Wednesday we are going to have one right at the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica BBoard. It will look something like the post-athon but the difference is that we will be here for a reason and the reason is to make our voices heard as the fan base of Battlestar Galactica and show them our dismay over the latest news. It will be just like walking around with picket signs but the titles on the signs will be the titles of our posts. I understand that many of you are upset but like I said, this is a friendly protest that will show them once again that we are not happy with the latest developments on Ron's Galactica project. I will see you all then. OWD." Be sure to visit the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard tomorrow and participate!

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/browse.cgi/1/5/531

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December 8, 2002

NEW! Sign the Petition to Save Starbuck's Genitalia

Have you heard the official (confirmed) treatment of Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica mini-series script for the Sci-Fi Channel? 1) After decades of peace with the Cylons (robots BUILT BY HUMANS but with enough intelligence to turn against their designers), the HUMANS OF KOBOL are virtually annihilated in a sneak attack. With a small remnant of humanity surviving aboard the last remaining Battlestar, Commander Adama and President Laura Roslin opt to make a run for it in the Galactica, hoping to reach the humans' legendary homeworld of Earth, while pursued through space by the fanatical, now HUMANOID CYLONS... 2) LEE "APOLLO" ADAMA. A man with a LONG-SIMMERING BITTERNESS against his famous and respected father [COMMANDER ADAMA!], LEE believes that his brother Zak was forced into military service by their father, and that Zak's death was due to Commander Adama's demands upon his son. BARELY CIVIL TO HIS FATHER when they meet formally, LEE regards VISITS TO THE GALACTICA as INCIDENTS TO BE ENDURED. ["APOLLO" is only Lee Adama's RADIO CALL-SIGN!] 3) KARA "STARBUCK" THRACE, in ***HER*** late 20s to early 30s, is a loner, which makes HER an oddity among the Galactica's tight-knit crew of pilots. SHE'S tough and BALLSY with a certain worldliness. SHE'S as undisciplined and rebellious out of the cockpit as SHE is calculating and precise in it. HER mouth has definitely held back HER career. Not fond of COLONEL PAUL TIGH, the ship's Executive Officer, SHE enjoys both taunting him and beating him at cards. A take-charge woman who RUNS AROUND THE SHIP in a JOGGING BRA AND SHORTS, who might be attracted to LEE ADAMA. 4) GAIUS BALTAR is a literal genius. Elegantly dressed and aesthetically handsome, with the affected humility of the truly arrogant, BALTAR is a COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY DESIGNER who has won three Magnate Prizes. Sign the Petition to Save Starbuck's Genitalia, and speak out against this ABOMINABLE and RIDICULOUS script for a "Battlestar Galactica" mini-series on the Sci-Fi Channel!

http://www.petitiononline.com/nopeepee/

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December 8, 2002

For Better *and* For Worse?

Well, if the first announcement from FilmJerk.com was a bomb dropped on the Battlestar Galactica universe, the second announcement at least has some news for the better. Mister X at FilmJerk.com has stepped forward with an apparent "Mission Statement" from Ron D. Moore for the mini-series. The "Mission Statement" does contain at least some better news, following the notorious recent announcement that mentioned a script where Starbuck is a female, Apollo's name is "Lee", and Lee is bitter towards Commander Adama. There's no character breakdown in the second announcement, though special effects for the mini-series is discussed. Check out the following link at FilmJerk.com for the reported "Mission Statement" and commentary from the editor of that site.

http://www.filmjerk.com/archives/021...galactica.html

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December 7, 2002

Ron D. Moore Replies!

Well, the recent announcement of Ron D. Moore's script drew harsh comment over at the Sci-Fi BBoard for 5 days straight, and the storm hasn't cleared yet. The announcement drew titular comments such as: "damned freak", "butcher", "sickly schoolmarm", "Burden To Society", "Bizarro", "Disease of the week", "Cursed By God!", "Baby", "The Aids Virus Of Television", and even a death threat, as well as "HE HE HE HE HE HA HA HA HA HA" and "HAAAA!!! HAAAA!!!". And these are just the titles of some of the notes, I left out the scathing remarks and comments that made up the actual text of these notes. Well, look what the cat dragged in (or look what the cat barfed up, depending on your take on the script).

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...5/531/316256/1

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December 6, 2002

25th Year Anniversary is back ontrack

Finally, some good news after an otherwise abominable day for Battlestar Galactica. This just in from Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com: "25th Year Anniversary is back ontrack. I won't have specifics to share yet, but we're back on track for an event which celebrates 25 years of Battlestar Galactica. I'm not calling it the '25th Yahren' in my notes/e-mails, rather '25th Year.' Official news will come from the co-ordinator/event manager. I'll probably relay from my end/provide a conduit. I cannot divulge details at this time, but I would encourage people (of their own free will) to start saving funds so they can attend. It may kick MAJOR arse if it comes together as it appears it will. Will there be a web site? Possibly. I don't know yet if it'll piggy-back off of BG.com or be a separate entity. Please know: I cannot answer specific questions at this time. IF you have projects which you wish to debut/showcase at the 25th, it would be a good idea to contact me OFFLINE, via webmaster@battlestargalactica.com, so I can apprise the planners. I plan to have three entries of my own, plus I know of others who are planning to attend with some incredible projects of their own." Many thanks to Michael Faries for posting this report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...=ST;f=21;t=765

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December 6, 2002

Filmjerk.com Editor expounds a bit on the background of his report

Edward Havens the Editor of Filmjerk.com and author of the initial "mini-series shooting in March" and "character list, new Starbuck will be female" report of December 2nd expounds a bit on the background of his report and adds some additional comments. Definitely worth reading, check out the following link for Edward Havens' post at the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/316223

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December 5, 2002

New Letter from mini-series writer Ronald D. Moore

Ronald D. Moore who wrote the upcoming Battlestar Galactica mini-series for the Sci-Fi Channel replied to an e-mail from Battlestar Galactica fan computer artist Kenneth Thompson Jr., and gave permission for the letter to be shared. Kenneth Thompson posted a copy at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. The letter is an explanation of the news release, but be forewarned that none of the information is good for continuation supporters.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/316222

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December 5, 2002

Battlestar Galactica report is true and mini-series is green lit for production

BattlestarGalactica.com today confirmed that the report at FilmJerk.com is "the most accurate account of Ronald D. Moore's work" to date, and that the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica mini-series has been green lit for production. BattlestarGalactica.com reports that: "It's official: Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica has been green lit for production. (4.Dec.02) In speaking with BattlestarGalactica.com and BattlestarPegasus.com, Ronald D. Moore officially confirmed that his Battlestar Galactica production has been green lit for full production. According to Moore, 'Michael Rymer ('Queen of the Damned,' 'Haunted' pilot) has been confirmed as the director.' FilmJerk.com has confirmed numerous plot and character details. In response, Moore comments, 'Bear in mind that this jumble of story elements and descriptions is not the same thing as a true synopsis and doesn't really do justice to what we're trying to do.' We will bring you additional, official information as it becomes available."

http://www.filmjerk.com/archives/021...galactica.html

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December 4, 2002

Battlestar Galactica mini-series to start filming in March?

Battlestar Galactica mini-series to start filming in March? That's the rumor sparked by a report posted at FilmJerk.com, a rumor-reporting information web site. Check out the articles below, especially the first link at FilmJerk.com. The report is definitely an interesting read, though the news is not good for the Battlestar Galactica continuation supporters. Whether you support a continuation, or a re-make, check out the new article.

http://www.filmjerk.com/archives/021...galactica.html

http://www.comingsoon.net/cgi-bin/ar...8963811,48340,

http://www.corona.bc.ca/films/mainFramed.html

http://www.productionweekly.com/

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7. Latest Battlestar Galactica Media Articles

2003 01/02 - SyFyPortal.com - Top Newsmakers Of 2002

2002 12/27 - FilmJerk.com - Screenplay Review: "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries

2002 12/27 - Colonial Fleets - SFX Print Article

2002 12/23 - RichardHatch.com - Newsletter

2002 12/22 - BattlestarGalactica.com - Battlestar Galactica script remake review

2002 12/21 - SciFiPulse.net - Close Encounters Of A 'Ron Moore' Kind

2002 12/17 - SciFiPulse.net - Ron Moore Provides Further Insights About His Take On Galactica

2002 12/16 - BattlestarGalacticaClub.com - Article: Tom DeSanto versus Ronald D. Moore

2002 12/16 - DirkBenedictCentral.com - Dirk Benedict Central Newsletter

2002 12/10 - SciFiPulse.net - Natural-Star Galactica

2002 12/08 - FilmJerk.com - Moore on the upcoming "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries

2002 12/06 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Ron D. Moore Replies!

2002 12/05 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Filmjerk.com Editor expounds on the background of his report

2002 12/05 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - New Letter from Ronald D. Moore

2002 12/05 - SciFiPulse.net - Galactica Remake Greenlighted

2002 12/05 - Dark Horizons - Battlestar Galactica (TV)

2002 12/04 - Production Weekly - Battlestar Galactica Relaunch

2002 12/04 - Coming Attractions - "Galactica" Re-Imagined

2002 12/03 - Corona's Test Pattern - "Galactica" Re-Imagined

2002 12/03 - Coming Soon! - Battlestar Galactica Series filming in March

2002 12/02 - FilmJerk.com - Ronald Moore says "This isn't your old Battlestar Galactica"

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