Archive for December, 2008

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His own worst enemy?

December 24, 2008

Was it suicide or murder?

Lt. Gaeta wonders: Was it suicide or murder?

So, in the spirit of the British tradition of horror stories on Christmas Eve (think of all those ghosts of Christmas past, present and future in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol), our latest webisode installment, The Face of the Enemy # 5 brings us yet another murder mystery Lieutenant Felix Gaeta had better solve and quick, or he might be the next victim. That is, if he isn’t the killer himself. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Seasons Greetings BSG Fans!

December 24, 2008

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Suspicious Minds

December 24, 2008
An Eight model tells Lt. Gaeta he's the only who can hear her plan for getting their stranded Raptor home.

An Eight model tells Lt. Gaeta she's got a secret plan for getting home.

Note: This webisode review covers both Webisode 3 and 4. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Announcing: 13 Weeks of BSG

December 21, 2008

Since this is our last chance to show how dedicated the 13th Colony is to Battlestar Galactica, we’ve decided to go all out to give our favourite show a frakkin’ good send-off!

Since we call ourselves the 13th Colony, we just had to do….13 Weeks of BSG!

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We’re having viewing parties each and every week from the first weekend in January 2009 and continuing through the end of March. We’ll start with two 4.0 Refresher sessions, then settle in for ten Friday nights to watch the final ten episodes, and finish it off with a “cry over your coffee” post-mortem session after the dust has cleared.

Our location for all 13 events is the LaFontana Caffe in Burnaby, a cool coffee place with plenty of seats and one very big screen. The owner is a 13th Colonist, and he’s happy to have us over to watch with him. Since there’s no cover charge or event fee, we’re asking that everyone who shows up orders off the menu, to make sure it is worthwhile for them to have us there.

Of course, those of us in Vancouver are the luckiest of all, since we get to see the BSG broadcast on Space Channel at 7pm PST. We gather one hour early to fuel up, strap in and enjoy the ride!

If you would like to join us, please visit our Meetup site here for more details and to RSVP. (Click on the picture above for a view of our frakkin’ awesome poster, designed by Ryan Madden.)

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Totally frakked

December 16, 2008
Lt. Hoshi (Brad Dryborough)'s plea to rescue his missing crewman and boyfriend Lt. Felix Gaeta makes Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan)'s heart grow two sizes too big.

Lt. Hoshi (Brad Dryborough)'s plea to rescue his missing crewman and boyfriend Lt. Felix Gaeta makes Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan)'s heart grow two sizes too big.

What would you do if you had 20 hours left before all your oxygen ran out?

The second installment of the “Face of the Enemy” webisodes, which premiered Dec. 12, has our characters deal with this question. It then also introduces us to what seems to be a secret in Felix Gaeta’s recent past. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Worst vacation ever

December 13, 2008
In the webisode series "The Face of the Enemy" Alessandro Juliani as Lt. Felix Gaeta looks a lot less tidy than shown here.

Alessandro Juliani as Lt. Felix Gaeta in the webisode series "The Face of the Enemy", which premiered Dec. 12. In part one, he already looks a lot less tidy than seen here.

So for those of us who have been dying for even some scraps of BSG goodness, our wishes  came true with the premiere of “The Face of the Enemy,” ten short “webisodes” that focus on one storyline starring Alessandro Juliani and featuring Grace Park.

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Magazine Articles Galore

December 10, 2008

by spacepug

I dropped by one of my favourite magazine shops this evening and was thrilled to see Battlestar Galactica on not one but two magazine covers! One is the February 2009 issue of Sci Fi (official mag of Sci Fi Channel) and the other is TV Zone from the UK, Special #81, almost exclusively devoted to BSG.

twomagsI’ve read through most of the Sci Fi mag already and spotted two photos from 4.5, but I’d only rate them 1 out of 5 on the spoiler scale. Bigger news is that one of our favourite actors was diagnosed with cancer just a few days after wrapping work on BSG. No worries… she’s OK now. There are interviews with all of the series regulars, and extra updates on the upcoming Props Auction and “The Plan.”

I’ve been disappointed that there hasn’t been more magazine coverage of BSG, since I have such fond memories of leafing through magazines like Starlog and Famous Monsters as a kid, eager for the latest news on whatever science fiction show or movie I was into at the time, including the original Battlestar Galactica. Back then, magazines were the only source of information for most fans and each monthly issue was savoured and examined in detail. Even I don’t buy many magazines anymore, but I’ve wondered why “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Heroes” warrant their own magazines and BSG does not.

Ah well, the publicity machine is cranking up again, just in time for it all to end. I’ll be spending more time cruising the magazine aisle. Which is a good thing, except only for my wallet.

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The one and only Battlestar Blog

December 10, 2008

by spacepug

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Yes, I suppose you could call this a battlestar blog, but it isn’t THE battlestar blog.  That one is over in the Livejournal community battlestar_blog and if you haven’t already found it, you’ll want to go over here and take a look.

If you want breaking news & rumours, in-depth discussions, meta content or just your daily dose of BSG squee, you can find all of it at battlestar_blog.  It is one of the most active communities of fans I’ve come across and Grant does a great job of moderating.

You don’t have to be a member of Livejournal to view the community, but you will have to join if you want to contribute or comment.  LJ is free and an easy introduction to blogging.  Be warned though…once you start blogging, you might not be able to stop!

I have to say a special “thank you” to the people over at battlestar_blog.  I was lucky enough to be voted amongst the winners of their recent Halloween Costume Contest and got this beautiful die-cast metal version of Colonial One as a prize.  It now proudly sits on my shelf.

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