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The Colonial Newsletter

Volume 4 Issue 3

March 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. Special Announcement: Sci-Fi Channel Marathon

5. Action Alerts: For All Battlestar Galactica Fans

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

Happy Birthday to Dirk Benedict "Lieutenant Starbuck" on March 1st

In Remembrance of Paul Fix "Commander Kronos" on March 13th

Happy Birthday to John DeLancie "Officer (Agent Emerz)" on March 20th

Intergalactic Calendar - Battlestar Galactica Cast Birthdays

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

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3. Cast Member Appearances this Month and next Month

None posted at this time

Intergalactic Calendar - Battlestar Galactica Cast Appearances

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

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4. Special Announcement: Sci-Fi Channel Marathon

Battlestar Galactica (and Galactica 1980) Marathons on the Sci-Fi Channel in March 2003!

Battlestar Galactica will be broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel on Mar. 11 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Two of the best episodes will be shown: The 3-hour pilot episode Saga of a Star World, and the 2-hour second episode Lost Planet of the Gods. Also, the much-maligned Galactica 1980 secondary series will be shown on Mar. 7 and Mar. 31.

07-MAR-03 11:00 AM GALACTICA 1980 GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH - PT 1
07-MAR-03 12:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH - PT 2
07-MAR-03 01:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH - PT 3
07-MAR-03 02:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 THE SUPER SCOUTS - PT 1
07-MAR-03 03:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 THE SUPER SCOUTS - PT 2
11-MAR-03 11:00 AM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - PT 1
11-MAR-03 12:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - PT 2
11-MAR-03 01:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - PT 3
11-MAR-03 02:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA LOST PLANET OF THE GODS - PT 1
11-MAR-03 03:00 PM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA LOST PLANET OF THE GODS - PT 2
31-MAR-03 11:00 AM GALACTICA 1980 SPACEBALL
31-MAR-03 12:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 THE NIGHT THE CYLONS LANDED - PT 1
31-MAR-03 01:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 THE NIGHT THE CYLONS LANDED - PT 2
31-MAR-03 02:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 THE SPACECROPPERS
31-MAR-03 03:00 PM GALACTICA 1980 THE RETURN OF STARBUCK

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

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5. 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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Boycott Commercial Advertisers of the Sci-Fi Channel

A brand-new web site has launched to support a boycott of commercial advertisers on the Sci-Fi Channel (and Vivendi-Universal, USA Networks/Studios USA). Fans are encouraged to visit the new site, and boycott any sponsor of the "Battlestar Galactica" re-imagining mini-series scheduled for the Sci-Fi Channel in 2003. The boycott site includes a link to the new Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Advertiser Boycott Petition (which we've also included in the list of primary petitions, below.) Also, the site features an extensive list of current advertisers on the Sci-Fi Channel, as well as a form letter that you can utilize. Help support the boycott of sponsors, and spread the word!

http://www.bsgboycott.cjb.net/

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Battlestar Galactica Prequel POLL (very important): Your feedback is requested

Important announcement from Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com: "This may be one of the most important polls I've ever posted in my history within this fandom. Let's just say that script rewrites are being ordered. And it would be interesting to see what fans might want in a Battlestar Galactica PREQUEL. There are three poll questions below. Please provide an answer for each one within THIS discussion thread; do not post elsewhere. At minimum, please answer questions #1 and #3." The poll is important, so be sure to participate and make your voice heard! The poll is available at the following link at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums, and is also available at Colonial Fleets and the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...=ST&f=5&t=1040

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Sign the five primary Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions

The five primary Battlestar Galactica Online Petitions are available for you to sign and show your support for Battlestar Galactica. The five 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. Petition #5 is the Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Advertiser Boycott Petition and states that the thousands of fans are left little choice but to fight back in the only way left to us. We will vote with our wallets and pocketbooks. To those advertisers on the Sci-Fi Channel, we caution you: Beware! We will boycott your advertised products for a period of two years if you sponsor the Battlestar Galactica re-imagining on the Sci-Fi Channel. These are five 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/

Battlestar Galactica Sci-Fi Advertiser Boycott Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/sfbsgfan/

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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

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/

Battlestar Galactica No Re-Imagining Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/nrfbsg/

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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.

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6. The Latest Battlestar Galactica News

March 3, 2003

Casting Announced for Commander Adama & President Roslin

New mini-series casting report from TheHollywoodReporter.com! "Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos is in final negotiations and Oscar-nominated actress Mary McDonnell is set to star in Sci Fi Channel's four-hour miniseries/backdoor pilot Battlestar Galactica. In Battlestar Galactica, an updated version of the 1970s sci-fi series, Olmos will portray Commander Adama, the role played by Lorne Greene in the original show. McDonnell will play the president of the futuristic society. (Nellie Andreeva)."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hol...ent_id=1828613

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March 3, 2003

Mini-Series Cast Photographs

Battlestar Galactica newcomer Milton James has just posted a new web page dedicated to the upcoming mini-series on the Sci-Fi Channel. Currently the web page features photographs of the five cast members confirmed so far: Jamie Bamber as Lee "Apollo" Adama, Katee Sackhoff as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Kelly Hu as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, Mary McDonnell as President Laura Roslin, and Edward James Olmos as Commander William "Husker" Adama. Of note to original fans, both Starbuck and Boomer are female in the new mini-series. Definitely worth checking out this page for the current casting photographs.

http://www.geocities.com/mcjames70/

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March 3, 2003

ANNOUNCING: GALACTICON 2003! The Fans' 25th Anniversary Salute

Just announced! "GALACTICON, INC. ANNOUNCES "GALACTICON 2003" Announcing The Fans' 25th Anniversary Salute to the Stars, Producers, Writers and Crew of the Original Battlestar Galactica series." The complete press release and announcement is a must-read! Be sure to check out the following link at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums for the complete report.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...ST&f=21&t=1206

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March 3, 2003

Slashdot - Battlestar Galactica to Return

Slashdot features a new discussion area regarding the upcoming Battlestar Galactica mini-series on the Sci-Fi Channel. Although you need to register to participate in the discussion, you don't have to register to simply read the notes. Thanks to Don Drews for posting the report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/03/01/0632213

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March 3, 2003

Battlestar Galactica Ratings Info from June 1995 Magazine

Dr_Zee at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard posted an interesting article from the June 1995 edition of Sci-Fi Universe. The article contains excerpts from the magazine and reports on how ratings affected the Battlestar Galactica series in 1978. The article is definitely worth reading, be sure to check out the following link at the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/319828

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March 3, 2003

The Lost Season - New Editorial by Susan J. Paxton

Susan J. Paxton of Battlestar Zone has just published a brand-new editorial at her web site. The editorial features an in-depth look at what may have been the second season of Battlestar Galactica, and is based on a document recently obtained by Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com. Be sure to check out the new editorial at Battlestar Zone.

http://www.geocities.com/sjpaxton/yeartwo.html

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March 3, 2003

Big News Coming!

Atlantiaviper posted an interesting report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. Atlantiaviper is reported/rumored to be an insider involved with the new mini-series. Atlantiaviper writes: "They are ecstatic over at Universal today, and when I say they're ecstatic, I mean they're downright giddy over there. My source couldn't talk openly this morning, but I managed to get enough to know that they've just made another casting coup for Galactica. The words 'Oscar caliber' and 'people will sit up and take notice' were used. How did they get this person? 'They thought the script was one of the best they'd read in years.' The production itself is still going before the cameras at the end of March and is battling to stay on budget -- even at $14-16 million, they're struggling. A Sharon Valerii has been cast as well -- Kelly Hu. Interestingly, Hu is also appearing in X-Men 2, produced by none other than Tom DeSanto."

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/319743

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March 3, 2003

Battlestar Galactica mentioned in DC Comics' Harley Quinn

Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com reports that Battlestar Galactica was recently mentioned in the latest issue of DC Comics' HARLEY QUINN (#29, by writer A.J. Lieberman). Thanks to Michael for posting the report at the Sci-Fi BBoard. For a screen capture of the comic page that mentions Battlestar Galactica, be sure to check out the following link.

http://www.geocities.com/flashman2u2002/HARLEY_Q_BG .jpg

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March 3, 2003

Herb Jefferson Jr. in the United Kingdom

Battlestar Galactica's Herb "Boomer" Jefferson Jr. is scheduled to appear at the next Memorabilia Collector Fair in Birmingham, England. The fair takes place April 5-6, 2003 in the United Kingdom. Thanks to Fingers for posting the report at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/

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March 3, 2003

Revival Update from Michael Faries

Michael Faries posted a new Battlestar Galactica revival report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. Although not all of the news is good, Michael does encourage fans to write Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of Universal Entertainment Group. This is a major opportunity to make a difference with the new production. Be sure to check out the complete report (with Barry Diller's mailing address) at the Sci-Fi BBoard, and send in your later to make your voice heard!

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/319486

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March 3, 2003

New Galactica Page at the Sci-Fi Channel

The Sci-Fi Channel has published a major update to their Battlestar Galactica web site. After the opening Cylon red-eye animation, there is a new mini-series logo and article entitled "Sci-Fi Readies Battlestar Galactica". The article mentions that: "SCI FI has signed director Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned) and actors Jamie Bamber (HBO's Band of Brothers) and Katee Sackhoff (Halloween: Resurrection) for the new four-hour original miniseries Battlestar Galactica. Production begins in Vancouver in March. Battlestar Galactica will air exclusively on SCI FI in late 2003. The beloved Battlestar gets a modern twist when SCI FI re-imagines the groundbreaking series in which 'a ragtag fugitive fleet' of the last remnants of humanity searches for its true home. Fleeing the mechanoid Cylon race responsible for the slaughter of their human colonies, the Battlestar Galactica survivors must meet a new set of challenges in order to escape pursuers hell-bent on human extinction. This intriguing take on a classic creates an epic miniseries with action, adventure and family drama. British actor Bamber, 29, will play Apollo, a role originated in the classic TV series by Richard Hatch. Oregon native Sackhoff, 22, will play a female Starbuck; the character, a male in the series, was played by Dirk Benedict. (See the SCI FI Wire story.) Produced exclusively for SCI FI, Battlestar Galactica is written by Ronald D. Moore (Roswell, Mission: Impossible II, Star Trek: First Contact) with David Eick (American Gothic, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) and Moore serving as executive producers." Also on the updated web site is a letter from Ron Moore that some have entitled, "Ron Moore Gives Fandom The Finger". Thanks to Kingfish for posting the initial report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/

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March 3, 2003

Act Fast! Message from KornFan2 and Scooter

Battlestar Galactica revivalists KornFan2 and Scooter recently posted a letter that was promptly pulled from the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard by the moderators. The letter discusses the revival as well as actions that fans can still take to make a difference in the new mini-series. Be sure to check out the letter, posted by Jewels at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...=ST&f=5&t=1191

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March 3, 2003

60 New Photos at BattlestarNewYork.com

BattlestarNewYork.com has just added over 60 new photos to the Galactica Gallery (Pages 9, 10, 11). Many of the photos have not been seen at other web sites, so be sure to check out BattlestarNewYork.com for the Gallery and additional new features as well.

http://www.battlestarnewyork.com/

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March 3, 2003

Battlestar Galactica Pinball Site Updated

New report from Dan B. at the Battlestar Galactica Discussion List: "I finally got around to updating my Battlestar Galactica Pinball website. Last month I changed all the plastics to a better looking design and did a couple of other updates. Some of the photos are large, but it was needed to see the detail. The site is still in the same place... just larger." Be sure to check out Dan's updated web site at the following link.

http://www.concentric.net/~Galacti5/.../bgpinball.htm

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March 3, 2003

New Home for MacManJWS Presents: Battlestar Galactica

Long-time Battlestar Galactica Webmaster Josh Spencer has just made some major updates to his web site, MacManJWS Presents Battlestar Galactica. In addition to the new Battlestar Galactica content, the long-running web site has a new home as well. Be sure to check out Josh's latest updates at the following new web address.

http://www.i2k.com/~macmanjws/galactica/

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February 19, 2003

Kobol.com Data Archive is Online!

Kobol.com has returned from the Delta Quadrant! The Battlestar Galactica Data Archives at Kobol.com is in the process of coming back online after a hiatus of several months. Sections coming soon are the Costumes & Props pages and incredible photos that made the site famous. Already back online is the Data Archives section, with information about all things Galactica. For more information and to visit this popular site, click on the following link to Kobol.com. Thanks to Jewels for posting the report at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.kobol.com/

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February 19, 2003

Dirk Benedict 2004 Mexican Cruise Announced

New announcement from Tracy B. of DirkBenedictCentral.com: "Dirk Benedict, star of the A-Team and Battlestar Galactica, invites YOU to sail on the Carnival Pride, Sunday January 18-25, 2004 roundtrip from Los Angeles, California to the Mexican Riviera. Sign up through Swain World Cruises web site to be invited to Dirk's Exclusive Member only events! Members Only Benefits: Exclusive events, private cocktail party, private photo session, are for Members only! You must sign up through Swain World Cruises to be a part of Dirk's special exclusive activities. Admission to Dirk's exclusive events will NOT be sold on board." For the complete details, check out the following link at DirkBenedictCentral.com.

http://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/mexicancruise04.html

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February 19, 2003

Sci-Fi Channel's Digitally Remastered Episodes

The Sci-Fi Channel recently broadcast a commercial regarding the Battlestar Galactica marathon taking place from Feb. 17 to Feb. 21. The commercial mentions that all of the Battlestar Galactica episodes have been digitally remastered. Battlestar Galactica fan LordStarFyre1 commented on this announcement with a note at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard: "Okay, let's clear this up. When Sci-Fi claims this is Digitally Remastered, they are telling the truth. They aren't claiming that the EFX have been re-done. Galactica (as well as any other TV series from back then) was shot on film, then transferred to tape, via telecine. What they did for this is went back and re-transferred all the film originated material, as well as the audio tracks, and put it into a digital format (most likely done with the DVD releases in mind). Granted, it might have been nice if they went in and paint boxed the scratches, but what I've seen so far is substantially better quality than what's been released to date." Many thanks to LordStarFyre1 for posting the update at the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...5/531/319030/3

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February 19, 2003

Dirk Benedict Mid Feb. Newsletter

The new Dirk Benedict Mid Feb. Newsletter is now online at DirkBenedictCentral.com. This month's newsletter includes information on the new Dirk Benedict Forum, More Cruise News, Book News, Public Appearances Calendar, and Site News. For the latest Dirk Benedict news, be sure to visit DirkBenedictCentral.com

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

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February 19, 2003

Battlestar Galactica 25th Anniversary Event

New report from Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com: "COMING LATE FEBRUARY 2003: Details about the highly anticipated Battlestar Galactica 25th Anniversary Event! Stay tuned!" For more information, be sure to visit BattlestarGalactica.com.

http://www.battlestargalactica.com/

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February 14, 2003

Battlestar Galactica: Paradis is now listed at Amazon.com!

Battlestar Galactica: Paradis is now listed at Amazon.com! The 5th hardcover novel from Richard Hatch, this time with co-writer Brad Linaweaver. The book is scheduled for release in July 2003. List price is $22.95, Amazon.com's price is $16.07 and eligible for free shipping on orders over $25. Visit the following link at Amazon.com for more information, including small and large full-color pictures of the new cover art. Thanks to Kingfish for posting the report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.richardhatch.com/store/

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February 14, 2003

This is Lee Adama. This is Kara Thrace.

For those interested in seeing pictures and more information about Jamie Bamber (aka Lee "Apollo" Adama) and Katee Sackhoff (aka Kara "Starbuck" Thrace), check out the following report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. The report is from Michael Faries, and features several links to web sites that are dedicated to both of the actors.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/318916

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February 14, 2003

Proposed changes continued...

Michael Faries of BattlestarGalactica.com posted a new article at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard that mentions proposed changes that he would like to see made to the new Battlestar Galactica mini-series script. The article is very well written and definitely worth reading.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/318892

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February 14, 2003

Sci Fi Names Galactica Leads

A new article was published at Sci Fi Wire (news service of the Sci Fi Channel). The article mentions that: "The Sci Fi Channel has cast the key roles of Starbuck and Apollo for its upcoming original miniseries Battlestar Galactica, based on the 1978-'80 TV series. Oregon native Katee Sackhoff (Halloween: Resurrection), 22, will play a female Starbuck in executive producer Ronald D. Moore's reimagination of the series, Sci Fi announced. Meanwhile, British actor Jamie Bamber (HBO's Band of Brothers), 29, will play Apollo. In the original series Starbuck was a male character played by Dirk Benedict, while Apollo was played by Richard Hatch. The four-hour Galactica miniseries, from Roswell and Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran Moore, is slated to debut later this year." Thanks to Charybdis for posting the initial report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-m...2/13/13.00.sfc

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February 14, 2003

New report from Chris Feehan of BattlestarFanClub.com

Chris Feehan of BattlestarFanClub.com posted some new updates at his web site: The site has grown from 1600 members to 1850 members over the past several months. Also, Chris reports that: "There is also a copy of the complete Ronald D. Moore Battlestar Galactica mini-series script (original draft) available in the Articles section, it was posted on the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. Decide for yourself what you think of what they are planning." Be sure to visit BattlestarFanClub.com for the original draft and additional updates.

http://www.curemode.com/battlestar/bgarticle26.htm

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February 14, 2003

OT: The Great War Of Magellan (Images)

There are nine images from Richard Hatch's "The Great War of Magellan" trailer posted at The Light Works. The images are of starships featured in the trailer. Thanks to dilbertman for posting the initial report at the Colonial Art forum at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.thelightworks.com/english...ces/ref_tv.htm

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February 14, 2003

OT: A-Team Reunion Con Cancelled

Tracy B. of DirkBenedictCentral.com posted a letter that she received from the Action Replay 2003 convention organizers. The letter mentions that the A-Team Reunion Con (Action Replay 2003) has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. For the complete letter from the convention organizers, check out Tracy's posting at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=19096

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February 14, 2003

SciFiPulse.net script review now online, Plus additional article for CultTV.net

Ian Cullen of Sci Fi Pulse has just published two new articles. The first article is Ian's review of the new Battlestar Galactica mini-series script at his SciFiPulse.net web site. The second article was published at CultTV.net where Ian is featured as a guest writer. Be sure to check out both articles at the following links.

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

http://www.culttv.net/index.php?cm_i...m_type=article

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February 14, 2003

Caprican Freighter Conversion

Awesome new 3D renderings were just posted at the Colonial Art forum at Colonial Fleets. The latest rendering is of a converted Caprican Freighter created by Darrell Lawrence of 3DGladiators.com. Definitely worth viewing the picture, check out the following link at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=19081

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February 14, 2003

Is this really the Moore script?

Michael Faries commented on the Battlestar Galactica remake script that is floating around: "For the record: The Battlestar Galactica remake script which seems to be circulating around IS the remake script. It isn't a phony. It's nearly identical to the one I was provided back in November 2001, save what I received was .rtf format (Rich Text Format) and the script floating around is .doc (Microsoft Word format). And for the record, in case anyone's curious: I did not leak the script that's floating around. I am understandably curious who did -- and where they got it from. Lastly, do note that there have been changes made to the script since that copy was submitted. Some of the reviews and fan feedback led to changes. Sadly, not enough changes, imho. Either Richard Hatch's or Tom DeSanto's efforts would have been vastly preferred." The script was recently posted at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard, then deleted a day later by BBoard staff. For Michael's complete report, be sure to visit the following link at Colonial Fleets.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=19074

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February 14, 2003

GateWorld.net Report

GateWorld.net posted a new report based on recent comments from Michael Faries. The report mentions that Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks and Ronny Cox are being considered for roles in the new Battlestar Galactica mini-series. For the complete report, check out the following link at GateWorld.net. Thanks to Joseph Beaudoin of TheGalactican.com for posting the report at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.gateworld.net/news/actorw...44550332,65256

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February 14, 2003

Letter from Richard Hatch

Richard "Apollo" Hatch sent a letter to BattlestarFanClub.com regarding his opinions on the recent poll conducted at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. For the complete letter, check out the following link at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums.

http://www.battlestargalacticaclub.c...=ST&f=5&t=1132

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February 14, 2003

Update from Michael Faries

Michael Faries posted a new report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard, and mentioned that: "I don't have the figures in front of me, and I doubt anyone within the production would go public with specifics for verification. I understand from sources that the production started with under $10 million (U.S.). I've been told it's closer to $9 million; others say it's closer to $10 million. - There haven't been any cutbacks. - No money is being pulled from the production; rather: - Production costs versus available $$ are a problem. - The production simply doesn't have enough $$, imho, to deliver an incredible production design. (I imagine the producers, set designer, and others aren't too thrilled by the barebones budget either.) The production, from what I understand, is discovering that casting isn't coming as cheaply as hoped. And set designs and potential f/x are being augmented to defray potential costs." For the complete report and more information, be sure to visit the following link at the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/318731

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February 14, 2003

New report from Shawn O'Donnell of BattlestarFanClub.com

Shawn O'Donnell of BattlestarFanClub.com posted a new report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. Among the several items mentioned in the report, Shawn stated that: "The budget of the new production continues to drop like a rock, falling from a proposal of around $10 million to now around $9 million, I would expect the budget to fall even further. Matter of fact a CGI effects person was so disgusted with the proposed budget that they opted out of doing the revised Battlestar Galactica and went back to the show that they were working on, with a low budget, but quite a bit better funded than this project." Shawn also states that: "Richard Hatch was indeed offered a cameo part in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica last week (note: I said reimagined and not prequel) and turned it down." Also reported: "Ronald Moore recently mentioned that he is focusing on 'Carnivale' more so than on Galactica at this time. That is just a decoy and untrue, he remains very involved, this is an attempt by TPTB to deflect the critics by appearing to move their Golden Boy to another project, this is to take the heat off of him and themselves while they continue to do what they've been doing. This is the commonly known 'bait and switch'. Fact: TPTB have lost hope in trying to convert the established Battlestar Galactica fans, they are now busy mining other fans bases (like Star Trek, for instance)." Shawn also mentions: "David Eick refers to this project as 'Melrose Place in Space', funny, I called it that a long time ago, guess he 'borrowed' my line. I think 'Battlestar 90120' or 'VERY Lost in Space' would be just as appropriate." For Shawn O'Donnell's complete report, check out the following link at the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/318729

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February 14, 2003

OT: A-Team's 'Face' drops in on Dáil

A new article was posted at Ireland Online: Dirk "Starbuck" Benedict who is also well known as "Face Man" in The A-Team TV series recently spoke at a debate on the eighties at University College Dublin, and also visited the Dáil on his way to a tour of the city's Guinness museum in Ireland. Although the article doesn't mention Battlestar Galactica, it's still worth reading for some of the latest news from Dirk Benedict.

http://breakingnews.iol.ie/entertain...960&p=5x55454x

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February 14, 2003

Attention Star Trek & Battlestar Fans

Battlestar Galactica fan and CGI artist Kenneth Thomson Jr. wrote an outstanding letter to the Star Trek & Battlestar Galactica fans at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. Be sure to read Ken's new letter at the following link.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/318670

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February 14, 2003

Unfilmed 1978 "Saga of a Star World" script

Michael Faries posted one of the various rewrites of the original 1978 "Saga of a Star World" script at Colonial Fleets. Michael reports that this script is one of the earlier rewrites of the original, before the final edition of "Saga of a Star World" (the Battlestar Galactica pilot episode) script was completed and filmed. Definitely worth checking out at the following link.

http://www.3dgladiators.com/forums/s...threadid=19032

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February 14, 2003

Casting Report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard

Michael Faries posted a casting report at the Sci-Fi Channel BBoard. The report mentions that: "Ronny Cox is on the short list to become William 'Husker' Adama, if he hasn't already been signed. Another cast member of 'Farscape' may join, too, although I haven't confirmed which one. There was also a rumor circulating that Stargate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson was considered as Baltar. That is not happening, though. (Anderson as Baltar??) And, yes, Mary McDonnell (Dr. Carter's mother from 'E.R.', the President's wife from 'ID4' and Stands-With-A-Fist from 'Dances with Wolves') is confirmed as a contender for Laura Roslin." For the complete report, check out the following link at the Sci-Fi BBoard.

http://bboard.scifi.com/bboard/brows...1/5/531/318565

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February 14, 2003

Artists needed for Battlestar Galactica 25th Anniversary

New report from Micheleh at Colonial Fleets: "That's right! I've just about finished the logo, and am ready to start laying out a poster design and designs for the programs, etc. I think it would be a great idea to use Battlestar Galactica artwork from the fans! At this time, we can't offer pay, but the artist will be credited, and all work should be signed, of course. Plus, the person or persons will just *have* to be at the convention to personally autograph their work! Character and ship scenes are both welcome. Anyone interested can PM me, or email me at the following address. Thanks!"

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2003 03/03 - HollywoodReporter.com - Olmos, Lawrence in pilot seats

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

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

2003 03/02 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Battlestar Galactica Ratings Info from June 1995 Magazine

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

2003 02/26 - Noah Hathaway Pictorial - Battlestar Galactica mention in DC Comics' Harley Quinn

2003 02/25 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Revival Update from Michael Faries

2003 02/24 - BattlestarGalacticaClub.com - Act Fast! Message from KornFan2 and Scooter

2003 02/17 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Sci-Fi Channel's Digitally Remastered Episodes

2003 02/14 - DirkBenedictCentral.com - Dirk Benedict Central Newsletter

2003 02/14 - BattlestarFanClub.com - Battlestar Galactica Mini-Series Script (Original Draft)

2003 02/13 - Sci Fi Wire - SCI FI Names Galactica Leads

2003 02/13 - SciFiPulse.net - Galactica Remake: Lead Actors Announced

2003 02/10 - CultTV.net - Galactica Remake Endures Fan Wrath

2003 02/10 - SciFiPulse.net - Sci Fi Pulse Reviews Galactica Remake Script

2003 02/08 - BattlestarGalacticaClub.com - Letter from Richard Hatch to BattlestarFanClub.com

2003 02/08 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Revival Budget Update from Michael Faries

2003 02/08 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Revival Update from Shawn O'Donnell

2003 02/06 - GateWorld.net - Shanks in Battlestar Galactica?

2003 02/05 - Colonial Fleets - Unfilmed 1978 "Saga of a Star World" Script

2003 02/05 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Casting Update from Michael Faries

2003 02/05 - SciFiPulse.net - Battlestar Galactica Game Coming In September

2003 02/04 - SciFiPulse.net - Richard Hatch Gives A Small Rebuttal To The BG Remake

2003 02/03 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Press release: SciFi Channel Boycott

2003 02/02 - RichardHatch.com - Newsletter

2003 02/02 - SciFiPulse.net - Ron Moore Leaves Galactica For Carnivale

2003 01/31 - United Entertainment Media - Enigma Signs on for 'Battlestar Galactica'

2003 01/31 - Zap2it.com - 'Roswell' Writer Leaves 'Battlestar'

2003 01/31 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - A Statement From Dirk Benedict

2003 01/31 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict Offered Cameos?

2003 01/31 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Bill Gates is a Battlestar Galactica fan

2003 01/31 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Battlestar Galactica Video Game Release

2003 01/30 - SciFiPulse.net - Bonnie Hammer Plugs Battlestar Galactica

2003 01/30 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Original Cast Members Offered Cameos?

2003 01/29 - Coming Soon! - A New Look for Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica

2003 01/29 - SyFyPortal.com - Battlestar Galactica: Reborn (Script Review)

2003 01/29 - TV Guide Online - The Battle Over Galactica Update

2003 01/29 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Revival Update from Michael Faries

2003 01/28 - British Columbia Film Commission - Mini-Series Listed

2003 01/28 - Colonial Fleets - Revival Update from Michael Faries

2003 01/27 - DirkBenedictCentral.com - Dirk Benedict Central Newsletter

2003 01/23 - About.com - Battlestar Galactica Remake Article and Poll

2003 01/23 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Revival Update #2 from Michael Faries

2003 01/22 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - Revival Update #1 from Michael Faries

2003 01/22 - TheGalactican.com - The Galactican E-Zine Volume 3 Issue 1

2003 01/20 - SciFiPulse.net - Galactica Marathon To Be Featured On The American Sci Fi Channel

2003 01/18 - DemonSlayers.org - Mini-series script review by Kenneth Thomson Jr.

2003 01/17 - Sci-Fi Channel BBoard - DVD Info from Michael Faries

2003 01/14 - Colonial Fleets - Australian DVD Set Delayed Indefinitely

2003 01/11 - SciFiPulse.net - Galactica Fandom Are Mobilising The Fleet

2003 01/08 - Ain't It Cool News - GALACTICA Script Review!!

2003 01/06 - BattlestarFanClub.com - Ed Begley Jr. Interview

2003 01/05 - BattlestarGalacticaClub.com - New DVD Information

2003 01/04 - BattlestarGalactica.com - Open Letter from Michael Faries

2003 01/03 - Battlestar Columbia-B - New Battlestar Galactica Canadian Newspaper Article

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

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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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