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Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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RICHARD HATCH RECORDS HIS BATTLESTAR GALACTICA MEMOIRS

Richard Hatch, known to millions of sci-fi fans as Captain Apollo and Tom Zarek, has recorded a two disc audio book of his memoirs of both the original and re-imagined versions of the show.

Hatch begins his story as a struggling actor before being cast as the idealistic Captain Apollo in the Classic 1978 version of the show. His experiences on Battlestar Galactica are vividly recalled as he shares many indelible memories of the iconic actors he appeared along side, and the challenges and barriers one of the most expensive shows in TV history faced at a time when networks were highly skeptical of Sci-fi in general.

The original Battlestar Galactica series took over 18 months to film, but lasted only one season, however, Hatch goes on to talk about his own revival efforts with 'The Second Coming' trailer. Recollecting the filming of this highly regarded presentation with the help of a team of industry professionals and fans from around the country, he shares his amazing story to demonstrate to the studios what an updated Battlestar continuation series could look like. Trailer in hand and attending every Sci-fi convention in the country Richard campaigned even on the relatively early internet to inspire a revival, but in the end the Networks and Studios turned down any attempt to continue the original BG series.

After co-producing the 25th BG anniversary convention and having a chance to meet Producer/Writer Ron Moore, Hatch finally agreed to accept a new role as convicted terrorist Tom Zarek in Moore's re-imagined vision of Battlestar Galactica.

The Zarek character had been imprisoned for 25 years, and a one shot episode turned into a continuing journey from convict to Vice-President and then President, during the show’s many twists and turns of elections and coups. Hatch's acceptance of the role eventually led to him overcoming his own prejudices about the new show and gaining a new respect for Ron Moore’s vision and the artistry of the actors, writers and production team. Hatch goes on to describe his own healing process of portraying a character which mirrored many aspects of his own life.

The conclusion of the second disc gives Hatch the opportunity to reflect on the two very different Battlestar series and the life changing journey he has taken over 35 years 'From Apollo to Tom Zarek'.

DISC 1: THE ORIGINAL SERIES

Becoming An Actor
Shoot For The Moon
The First Battlestar Scene
Life On Set
Getting Sealed
Executives
The Lost Warrior
Iconic Actors
Triad And Frak
Fire In Space
Challenging Material
The Hand Of God
The Second Coming:
Conventions
Licensees
Filming The Trailer
Presenting The Trailer

DISC 2: THE REIMAGINED SERIES

Transitions
Galacticon
A New Role
Meeting The New Starbuck
The First Day On Set
The Prison Barge
The New Apollo
The New Adama
Covering New Ground
Zarek's Journey
Zarek's Final Chapter
Conclusion
+ a multimedia section including
behind the scenes videos

The audio book has been released by Explore Multimedia and is exclusively available on double CD and selected digital retailers, such as iTunes

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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To my friends on Colonial Fleets:

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Richard on this release and I'm very proud to have completed the project and released it through my record label, Explore Multimedia.

Colonial Fleets is the only BSG forum on which I'm a member, but if you're a member of other BSG/scifi forums, please feel free to spread the word by copying the above text and linking to the image and audio clips.

Many thanks !

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Sounds very interesting. Would love to hear about those experiences from one who has been a part of both shows. Contrasts, similarities, conflicts, etc.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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I've listened to some of it and there's a lot of felgercarb spouted about the first Galacticon and 'fan hostility' to Ron Moore and the then new series.

I'm not saying there wasn't hostility, but the extent and proportion of it has been blown up out of all proportion over the years.

Those of you who attended know what really happened and the truth of the matter is that the reality is much more boring than the fiction spouted by certain Hollywood types who were there too.
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Just ordered mine today. It'll be next in the queue after I finish GRRM's "Dance With Dragons".
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Goes without saying I'm quite interested in reading about the original series and all that it entails. Dare I hope for some funny stories involving ol' Dirk?

And I might go on to the end.
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Goes without saying I'm quite interested in reading about the original series and all that it entails. Dare I hope for some funny stories involving ol' Dirk?

And I might go on to the end.
Hi Benedict,

Its a 2 CD audio book memoir, rather than a written book, but I'd certainly say there are some interesting anecdotes about the original series...
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Hi Benedict,

Its a 2 CD audio book memoir, rather than a written book, but I'd certainly say there are some interesting anecdotes about the original series...
ah well there you go. Thought it was also in good ol' paper form as well.

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Hi all,

The links to where this title can be bought have been updated, so I have edited my first post and here they are again:

CD: http://geni.us/Apollo
Download: https://geni.us/zlB
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Here's two more videos about this release:

https://youtu.be/OUxMJtYVXCw

https://youtu.be/kajfmEnwP5E

This audio book was released by Explore Multimedia in 2012 and is available on double CD and via digital platforms:

Amazon CD: https://geni.us/Apollo
iTunes: https://geni.us/zlB
Google Play: https://geni.us/F36dUfK
Spotify: https://geni.us/EZBXGfM
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