Friday, September 30, 2016

Liam Sullivan on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")

Liam Sullivan plays the leader of the Clone Council
in a Deleted Scene from Battlestar Galactica
("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")
The late Liam Sullivan (1923 - 1998) **almost** guest-starred in Battlestar Galactica ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero").  Bits and pieces of his (unnamed) character can be seen in the Deleted Scenes for this episode on both the DVD and Blu-Ray releases.  Sullivan plays an elderly clone, roughly the same age as Dr. Ravashol and is the leader of a Clone Council.  Apollo meets with the Clone Council and asks for their help to destroy the pulsar.  In a later scene, Sullivan's character is shown conspiring with the Cylons.  All of Sullivan's scenes from this episode were Deleted - he can be seen in a crowd scene at the end of Part 2 as the warriors say their goodbyes but he doesn't have any dialogue.

The Clone Council - Deleted Scene from
Battlestar Galactica ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")


Liam Sullivan's character conspires with the Cylons -
Deleted Scene from Battlestar Galactica
("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")
Liam Sullivan's only aired scene in Battlestar Galactica
("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero") - he has no dialogue.
Liam Sullivan guest-starred on some of the most famous sci-fi shows of all time, including Star Trek ("Plato's Stepchildren"), Lost in Space ("His Majesty Smith"), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ("Leviathan"), Logan's Run ("Crypt") and The Twilight Zone ("The Silence", "The Changing of the Guard").  Some photos below:

Liam Sullivan guest-stars on Star Trek
("Plato's Stepchildren")


Liam Sullivan guest-stars on Lost in Space
("His Majesty Smith")


Liam Sullivan guest-stars on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
("Leviathan")


Liam Sullivan guest-stars on Logan's Run
("Crypt")

Liam Sullivan guest-stars on The Twilight Zone
("The Silence")

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Star Trek - copyright (c) CBS / Paramount
Lost in Space - copyright (c) 20th Century Fox and Irwin Allen Productions
The Twilight Zone - copyright (c) CBS / Paramount

All photos are used for illustrative purposes only and are copyright the respective copyright holders.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

"The VIPER is the most advanced flying machine ever devised by man." - Captain Apollo

A Viper squadron - Battlestar Galactica

Aside from the Galactica, the most well-known ship in the Battlestar Galactica universe is the Viper.  This sleek one-man attack craft was seen in every episode of the short-lived series.  However, it's interesting to note that in the series blockbuster pilot movie "Saga of a Star World" - which took 50 days to film and many months of pre-production planning - nowhere in the movie is the name "Viper" mentioned!  Several times throughout the movie, the ships are referred to as either "fighters" or "fighter planes" - NOT Vipers!  The ships are not called Vipers until the second episode, "Lost Planet of the Gods".  The first four (captioned) photos below are from "Saga of a Star World" and the last photo is from "Lost Planet of the Gods", Part 1.







Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What is a "spacedrome"?

What is a "spacedrome"?

What is this Cylon talking about?  What is a "spacedrome"?  Whatever a "spacedrome" is, this scene featuring Baltar (John Colicos) and two Cylons is from the Battlestar Galactica pilot movie ("Saga of a Star World") which aired on Sept. 17, 1978.

Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

Battlestar Galactica, Voyagers!, The Greatest American Hero, Beauty and the Beast and Forever Knight - these wonderful, short-lived TV series always bring a smile to my face.  They are classics for the Ages...!  :-)


Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79) - 24 episodes
Voyagers! (1982 - 83) - 20 episodes
The Greatest American Hero (1981 - 83) - 45 episodes
Beauty and the Beast (1987 - 90) - 56 episodes
Forever Knight (1992 - 96) - 70 episodes



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Battlestar Galactica (1978) - promo segments



Today is the 38th Anniversary of the premiere of Battlestar Galactica on ABC-TV.  The series launched with the epic 3-hour pilot film "Saga of a Star World" on Sunday, September 17, 1978.  An estimated 66 million Americans watched the premiere movie, making it the highest-rated sci-fi episode of all time - a ratings record that still holds today!  TRIVIA:  ABC-TV aired "Saga of a Star World" only once - it was never rerun on the network (Why?).

Check out this fantastic YouTube video (LINK ABOVE!) compiling many of the ABC-TV promos leading up to the premiere.  These promos feature bits and pieces of alternate dialogue ("Right here, you creepy crawlies!"), a close-up view of the Imperious Leader and several alternate sound effects.


Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Is there a reference to THE STARLOST on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA?

The Starlost (1973 - 74)

There is an interesting line of dialogue in Part 2 of the Battlestar Galactica episode ("The Gun on Ice Planet Zero").  Leda (guest-star Christine Belford) says - ("We can find another planet.  Starlos isn't far.  We can pick up food and water, and fuel.").  Could the planet "Starlos" be an in-joke referring to the 1973 - 74 sci-fi / space adventure TV series The Starlost?



"Starlos(t) isn't far."  :-)
All photos and quoted dialogue are used for illustrative purposes only and are copyright (c) the respective copyright holders.

Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

GALACTICA: 1970!



The cast of Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79) appeared in a number of interesting movies and TV shows in the 1970s.  Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here we go...!  :-)

Anne Lockhart (Lt. Sheba)
 guest-stars on Cannon
 ("A Deadly, Quiet Town")
- is she wearing a wig?!?  :-)

John Colicos (Baltar)
 guest-stars on The Starlost
("The Goddess Calabra")

Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia) guest-stars on
The Streets of San Francisco ("Harem")
 - in this episode she plays a reluctant

 prostitute (socialator?)

Rick Springfield (Lt. Zac
from BSG: ("Saga of a Star World")
 guest-stars on Wonder Woman
 ("Screaming Javelin")

Jane Seymour (Serena) co-stars with Patrick Wayne
in the movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)


Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia) and
Christine Belford (Leda from the BSG
episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero")
guest-star on The Six Million Dollar Man
("Survival of the Fittest")


Edward Mulhare (John from the BSG episode
"Experiment in Terra")
 and Herbert Jefferson, Jr. (Lt. Boomer)
guest-star on Cannon
("Death of a Hunter")


Ray Milland (Sire Uri) co-stars with Rosey Grier
in the movie The Thing with Two Heads (1972)


Dirk Benedict (Lt. Starbuck)
 stars in the movie
SSSSSSS (1973)


Herbert Jefferson, Jr. (Lt. Boomer)
 guest-stars on
The Streets of San Francisco
("For Good or Evil")


Lorne Greene (Commander Adama) guest-stars
on The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
("The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula")


Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo)
 guest-stars on Cannon
 ("Sky Above, Death Below")

Herbert Jefferson, Jr. (Lt. Boomer)
 guest-stars on Night Gallery
 ("Clean Kills and Other Trophies")

Maren Jensen (Lt. Athena) guest-stars on
The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
("Death Surf")


Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia) guest-stars
 on The Secrets of ISIS
("The Cheerleader")


Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo)
 co-stars with Bruce Davison
 in the TV movie
Deadman's Curve: The Story of Jan and Dean (1978)



Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia) guest-stars on
Project: UFO

 (Sighting #4015: "The Underwater Incident")

Lloyd Bridges (Commander Cain) plays an
invading alien in the TV movie
The Love War (1970)


Lloyd Bochner (Commandant Leiter)
guest-stars on The Starlost ("The Pisces")


Dirk Benedict (Lt. Starbuck) guest-stars
on Charlie's Angels ("The Blue Angels")

Terry Carter (Colonel Tigh) guest-stars
on The Six Million Dollar Man
("The Solid Gold Kidnapping")


Frank Ashmore (Lt. Ortega from
 BSG: "Murder on the Rising Star")
 plays a clone in the movie
 Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979)

John Colicos (Baltar) guest-stars on
Wonder Woman ("The Queen and the Thief")


Anne Lockhart (Lt. Sheba) guest-stars
on Project: UFO

 (Sighting #4019: "The Believe It or Not Incident")

Jack Stauffer (Captain Bojay)
 guest-stars on
The Fantastic Journey ("Vortex")

John Colicos (Baltar)
 guest-stars on Night Gallery
("Lone Survivor")


Rick Springfield (Lt. Zac from
 BSG: "Saga of a Star World")
 stars in the animated
TV series Mission: Magic!


Lew Ayres (President Adar from
BSG: "Saga of a Star World") co-stars
with David Soul in the mini-series
  'Salem's Lot (1979)
Herbert Jefferson, Jr. (Lt. Boomer) guest-stars
on The Immortal ("By Gift of Chance")


Ed Begley, Jr. (Ensign Greenbean)
guest-stars on Wonder Woman
("Diana's Disappearing Act")




Reggie Nalder (the Pyramid dealer from
BSG: "Saga of a Star World")
co-stars as Barlow, the vampire
 in the mini-series 'Salem's Lot (1979)

All photos are used for illustrative purposes only and are copyright (c) the respective copyright holders.

Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) and trademark NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.