Archive for June, 2008

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The Beach Where Their Journey Ends…(maybe)

June 20, 2008

Beach Blanket BattlestarWe may not know for sure what planet the characters from both sides of the Cylon-Human war in Battlestar Galactica were standing on at the end of “Revelations,” but at least we can tell you more about where the scene was shot.

Blogger and BSG fan bloginhood was smart enough to train his family to location scout for him! When they saw the BSG crew out shooting late last year on a beach in Tsawwassen, they took some great pictures.

Check out his story here and let him know what you think.

And yes, that beach will be on the 13th Colony‘s location scouting list for this summer.

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More Caprica Location Pics

June 17, 2008

I don’t want to give anyone the impression that the 13th Colony is made up of a bunch of stalkerazzi, but once again, the Caprica production team has chosen to shoot in a public location REALLY CLOSE to where one of us works. Either we’re building quite a network up here, or we’re just getting lucky.

We have more exclusive Caprica set pics today. They could be considered spoilery, so they’re under a cut.

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The Galactica Cliffhanger Party

June 17, 2008

by spacepug

Alas, no one screamed at the end. Too stunned, I think. I will admit to a certain amount of excited squeaking of the “OMG, is he gonna do it?” variety about midway through the episode. But I wasn’t the only one! That’s the advantage of seeing the show with such a large group of people who are just as into it as you are.

Twenty-nine 13th Colonists gathered at Eighties Restaurant for our Frakkin’ Cliffhanger! Season Ender Party on Friday night. There were BSG discussion topics on each table, including “Michael Hogan deserves an Emmy!”, “The Chief is SO gonna kick Tory’s a**” and “Gaius is a wacko but we love him!” but the conversation never seemed to lag. There were all sorts of theories about what we would see, but I don’t think anyone expected what we got.

There were some scary moments right before 7pm when the broadcast signal went wonky, but Space Channel solved the problem (or the gods made the solar storms die down) so we had a great viewing party!

When the dust had settled after the broadcast, everyone got to vote on the entries in our “Artistic Challenge.” We had a clear-cut winner and he got a very special prize from our surprise guest. Eric Chu, the concept artist who designed so much of the look of the re-imagined BSG, from Centurions to Basestars to the Galactica herself, has been an undercover 13th Colonist for awhile now, and he let everyone in on the secret when he presented our winner with a wonderful signed poster of one of Centurions. Eric brought a friend along, Alex Leung, who did the blueprint view of the Galactica that is often visible on the screens in CIC. He’s obviously a big fan of the show and it was great to have him along.

We had some tough trivia questions at the end, for which the winners were handsomely rewarded for the depth of their geek knowledge. Not sure if our Seattle visitor will be able to play the vintage VHS tape of a classic BSG episode, but he didn’t refuse the prize!

So we’re back into another long wait, but they might just have given us enough to talk about for the next six months!

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Season Finale Review: “Revelations”

June 16, 2008

by millari

MIND=OFFICIALLY BLOWN

(It’s a review, so yes, there are spoilers behind the cut…)
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Just Any Old Caprican Diner

June 13, 2008

Wonder what Caprican food is like? Or Gemenese? For more pictures from more angles, check out the 13th Colony photo gallery over here at Meetup.

Gotta love the zeroes and ones in the logo. Probably not the final version of the logo, just one for their letterhead during production. For instance, when X-Files was in town under the name “Done One” their letterhead logo had a windmill (blades in shape of X) and a knight on a horse holding a lance. Likely not the one they’ll use for the theatrical release.

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Hungry for Caprican Food?

June 13, 2008

by spacepug

That’s the joy of being in Vancouver — nowhere else can you get sushi on one side of the street and Caprican or Gemenese food on the other!

The pilot for Battlestar Galactica‘s prequel project, Caprica, was shooting last night in downtown Vancouver. Popular filming location the Smile Restaurant was transformed into Sa’s Place, which serves Caprican and Gemenese food. The Smile was also noticeably used in Bionic Woman last year.

Better quality pictures will go up on the blog this weekend, including the Caprica filming logo, which is likely just a filler for now and not the final image.

13th Colonists are so lucky….we’re here and you’re not!

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Battlestar Back to Kamloops

June 13, 2008

I don’t even want to speculate why, but Battlestar Galactica is returning to Kamloops for filming next week. Kamloops is a city in central BC where scenes from the so-called Algae Planet and the Temple of Jupiter were shot for Season Three.

The exciting opportunity for BSG fans in Kamloops is that the production is looking for local extras! They are looking for men and women, of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, but you must “have an athletic build and a clean cut look or be slim with long hair or dreadlocks.” Here’s a link to the casting notice from a local paper, with the time and place for auditions.

Go for it, BC fans! Be a part of Galactica history…

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