Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Both Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica feature young women named Miri.  On Star Trek ("Miri" - written by Adrian Spies; directed by Vincent McEveety), Miri is played by Kim Darby.

On Battlestar Galactica ("The Young Lords" - written by Donald Bellisario, Frank Lupo and Paul Playton; directed by Donald Bellisario) Miri is played by Audrey Landers.

Interestingly, both productions deal with children left to fend for themselves on a hostile planet.  Also, Star Trek's Miri falls in love with Captain Kirk, while Battlestar Galactica's Miri is interested in Lt. Starbuck.

Star Trek ("Miri")
 - Kim Darby and Michael J. Pollard

Battlestar Galactica ("The Young Lords")
- Audrey Landers and Dirk Benedict

Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.
Star Trek is copyright (c) CBS / Paramount; created by Gene Roddenbery.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Battlestar: JFK ("Let the word go forth...")

Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) quotes from President John F. Kennedy's inauguration speech ("Let the word go forth...") in this unforgettable scene from the Battlestar Galactica pilot movie ("Saga of a Star World").

("Let the word go forth...")

("...let the word go forth...")

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


The BIONIC WOMAN episode "Canyon of Death" (airdate: April 14, 1976) features a fun (totally unintentional) peek into the near-future of science fiction television when Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson) explains the functions of a high-tech flying suit ("...and now, we're gonna take a quantum leap into Buck Rogers.").  QUANTUM LEAP starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993 and
BUCK ROGERS in the 25th CENTURY starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray
aired on NBC from 1979 to 1981.

The Bionic Woman is copyright (c) and trademark NBC / Universal; created by Kenneth Johnson.