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Old August 6th, 2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default One BSG Rumor Confirmed: Hatch Will Be In Several Episodes

Well, one rumor reported by yours truly is confirmed.
Sci-Fi Wire today reported that Hatch will appear in several episodes.
Now if we can just get confirmation on Dirk's involvement.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-m...8/06/12.30.sfc

The full story follows:
Hatch Embraces New Galactica

Richard Hatch, who will guest-star in SCI FI Channel's upcoming original series Battlestar Galactica, told fans that it was difficult for him to give up his idea to continue the original series, in which he starred. Hatch played Apollo in the original Galactica in the 1970s and had mounted a one-man campaign to revive the original show, with many of the original actors. "It was very difficult to accept the reimagining, but I have nothing personal against any of the actors or the crew or the producers or the writers [of the new series]," Hatch told an audience at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "When they decided to go a different way, I was angry and as hurt as anybody. And finally, when they did the show, it was obvious to me that there were some very good elements. But it was very difficult not being biased and prejudiced as somebody who loved the original show, being able to even see this show through objective eyes. So I didn't want to unfairly judge it. And I watched it several times. And once I could get past the bias and look at it for what it was and not what it wasn't, ... I found interesting ideas. I found some interesting characters."

Hatch previously turned down a cameo role in the four-hour Galactica miniseries, which aired last December. But executive producer Ron Moore approached him again when the network gave the new series a green light. "I'm very, very proud that they actually invited me to come on," Hatch said. "[Moore] said, 'I don't know if you're willing to do this, but we would love to have you come on and play a role and guest-star on the show, and it could be a continuing role.' I was very, very impressed when I sat down and talked with him."

In several episodes of the new series, Hatch will play a "Nelson-Mandela-style political prisoner," fulfilling many of his hopes for the original series. "They're getting into the core stories," he said. "Core challenges about surviving, struggling, dealing with your issues, and that's what I wanted so much from the original show." But Hatch added that he has not given up his quest to continue the original series. "[Although] we're not getting the continuation at this time, hopefully, maybe sooner than later, a movie. Maybe a miniseries, something to resolve the original show. That's what I hope." The new Battlestar Galactica series will premiere in January 2005.

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