Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Imperious Leader vs. The Supreme Leader

...just a quick mention...!

Is it just me, or is The Supreme Leader from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) **very similar** to The Imperious Leader from Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79)?  Both of these evil characters (with **remarkably** similar names!) are mostly obscured by shadows and reside in a darkened chamber.  Both characters are depicted atop gigantic thrones / pedestals and "lord it over" their visitors.  Below are photos of both characters:
The Imperious Leader and a Cylon - Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79)
The Supreme Leader and Kylo Ren - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is copyright (c) Lucasfilm / Disney.
Star Wars - created by George Lucas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Out of Uniform - Jeffrey Jones

Re: VOYAGERS! opening credits.  I wonder why the producers chose to use a screen shot of Meeno Peluce not wearing his familiar red & white shirt - his Voyager "uniform"?  The clip they used is from episode #7 ("The Day the Rebs Took Lincoln").  Meeno looks pretty snappy in his houseboy - tuxedo though, doesn't he?

Meeno Peluce as Jeffrey Jones - Voyagers!
Voyagers! is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by James D. Parriott.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Captain Apollo meets Captain Crane!

 Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica) and David Hedison (Captain Crane on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) both guest-star on the 2-hour CANNON episode ("The Star") - aired on December 10, 1975.

Richard Hatch and David Hedison
Richard Hatch as Captain Apollo -
 Battlestar Galactica

David Hedison as Captain Lee Crane -
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Out of Uniform - Commander Adama

I've never been quite sure what to make of Lorne Greene's opening credits clip for Battlestar Galactica (1978 - 79).  The clip showing Greene (Commander Adama) is appropriately somber and dramatic - but - take a close look - he is wearing PAJAMAS - not his military uniform!  The Adama-in-his-Pajamas scene is from the pilot movie ("Saga of a Star World").

Lorne Greene as Commander Adama -
Battlestar Galactica

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