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Mr. Glen A. Larson
c/o Shapiro-Lichtman, Inc.
8827 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

The second round of letters, aimed at Bob Wright, President and CEO of NBC-Television (the new owners of Universal Studios, which will need to work in tandem with Larson/DeSanto to create a big-screen Battlestar Galactica), and should be mailed on 2 January 2004, with the goal of having the letters hit the NBC mailroom on or about 7 January 2004, the one-month anniversary of the airing of SciFi's mini-series. The aim of these letters is to convince NBC that there is a ripe market for a true revival of Battlestar Galactica created by DeSanto and Larson. While the authors of these letters will have the ability to cite DVD sales figures and miniseries ratings figures in support of a continuation, the main message should be clear, and along the lines of:

"We support a continuation of the Battlestar Galactica saga, in the capable hands of series creator Glen Larson and producer Tom DeSanto. If possible we would support the use of original cast members such as Dirk Benedict and Richard Hatch. We are also open to other ideas as well."

Letters (again, pen-and-paper letters, please; email should only be used to supplement a pen-and-paper letter) should be sent to the following address on 2 January 2004:

Mr. Bob Wright
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

We encourage every fan of Battlestar Galactica to take an active role in making this letter writing campaign the most effective in Science Fiction history. Rising together, and speaking in one unified voice, we will realize our dream.

Please check in frequently for any updates.


8. Action Alerts: For All Battlestar Galactica Fans

UPDATED! Sign the Battlestar Galactica Continuation Petitions

UPDATED! Sign the Battlestar Galactica Continuation Petitions and show your support for a continuation of the Battlestar Galactica original series! The first petition is the Battlestar Galactica Original Revival Petition for Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Dan Angel, Billy Brown, Glen A. Larson, Dan Pasternack, David Kissinger, Studios USA, Vivendi Universal, Sci-Fi Channel, and the Fox Network and states that We, the fans of the original 1978 sci-fi television series "Battlestar Galactica" are signaling our sincere hopes that original cast members (and their characters) are considered for regular roles in the new "Battlestar Galactica" pilot/ongoing series from Studios USA/Fox Network/Sci-Fi Channel in 2002. This is the Battlestar Galactica Original Revival Petition and currently has 17,400+ signatures. We still support this petition, so be sure to sign your name! The second petition is the Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch Petition and 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 third petition is the Battlestar Galactica We The Fans Petition and states that We the fans of the mighty Battlestar Galactica would like to see the combined work of Tom DeSanto and Glen Larson in a major motion picture. As fans we also hope and pray that these two men can bring about a possible continuation with both the characters and actors that made the show a worth while venture. We don't ask for much but hope for a show that will make those who passed proud (Lorne Greene, Lloyd Bridges, Jonathan Harris, and John Colicos). Finally we believe that actions can speak louder then the printed words and hope that both men will take this request to heart. The fourth petition is the Battlestar Galactica: The Continuation Petition and states that The word has been given at Galacticon. The fans want above all else a continuation of the beloved series with Richard Hatch (Apollo), Dirk Benedict (Starbuck), and as many of the other stars of the show who want to participate. I don't believe we are asking for to much as evidenced by the huge DVD sales for the original product. The fifth petition is the Battlestar Galactica Larson/DeSanto Petition for Mr. Glen A. Larson, Mr. Tom DeSanto, Mr. Bob Wright CEO of NBC, Universal Studios and states that We the fans have signed this petition to show support for a Continuation of Battlestar Galactica with the original themes/characters/cast intact, as was announced at Glen A. Larson and Tom DeSanto at Galacticon. We support a united Larson/DeSanto effort. This petition begins December 10th 2003, which is one day after the final installment of the Ronald D. Moore Psuedo-Galactica mini series which aired on the Sci Fi Channel, to show that even after it's airing, there is still support and interest in a faithful Continuation of the original Battlestar Galactica series. Make a difference, be sure to sign the five Battlestar Galactica Continuation Petitions, and spread the word!

Battlestar Galactica Original Revival Petition

Battlestar Galactica Richard Hatch Petition

Battlestar Galactica We The Fans Petition

Battlestar Galactica: The Continuation Petition

Battlestar Galactica Larson/DeSanto Petition

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9. Featured Updates:

Battlestar XBOX/PS2 Game

First Week of December, 2003

Our new Battlestar XBOX/PS2 Game page is now updated in the Interstellar Commodities section of the web site. Included on the page are 56 new Game Screens added in December. In addition, 63 new Game Screens were added in October. Links to 5 new and recent Game Trailers are also available for download.



10. The Latest Battlestar Galactica News

December 19, 2003

Aaron "Chief Tyrol" Douglas at Colonial Fleets

New report posted at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums: "Aaron Douglas who played Chief Tyrol in the mini-series is hosting a Q&A at Colonial Fleets for those interested. Chief Tyrol was one of the most popular characters among those who saw the mini-series, and is a purist fan of Battlestar Galactica himself! If you have any questions for him, post them as soon as possible at Colonial Fleets."

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December 19, 2003

A New Petition

New report from JJRAKMAN at the Battlestar Galactica Club Forums: "I wanted to start this petition exactly one day after the mini aired. As some of you may or may not know, Tom DeSanto said that the fate of a Battlestar Galactica continuation does not lie with how well or how poor the mini does in the ratings. But instead, it depends on if there is interest in a continuation movie after the mini airs. Let's show them there is. I know how some of you feel about petitions, that no one looks at them. Well sign it anyway, and let it serve as an affirmation to yourself and your fellow fans."

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