Ready for the onslaught?November 19, 2007
One of the best things about being the organizer of a fan club is that you get to meet other fans. Seeing as the club I run is a Battlestar Galactica fan club in Vancouver, where the show is made, I get to meet virtually, or in person, with BSG fans from all over the world.
The question I get asked most often is “If I come to Vancouver, can I see the Galactica Hangar Deck or CIC?” No. Unless you’ve got way better connections than I do.
Battlestar Galactica interiors are shot at Vancouver Film Studios. Unlike say Universal Studios or Disney in California, the film studios up here are not open to the public. Film crews go quietly about their business, generally not disturbed by the friendly Canadians. We like it that way. As I recently told a reporter who asked, rather than pestering the film crew, we would much rather they get on with the business of making the show we want to watch. (Of course, they’re not doing that right now, but that’s another blog post…)
One of the BSG fans from afar that we got a chance to meet recently while she was vacationing in Vancouver is millari. You’ll be hearing from her soon in this space. She can tell you about what an odd bunch we 13th Colonists are, and I must congratulate her on having the courage to meet up with us for coffee while she was in town!
I have a feeling Caprica is about to become a major geek tourist destination. That’s OK. The locals are friendly.