Picnic on Kobol, anyone?

July 5, 2007

Koerner on BSGWe’re at it again. The 13th Colony is planning the second of it’s Location Scouting Missions, to check out another cluster of locations used in the first Season of Battlestar Galactica. Our next stop? The campus of the University of British Columbia, which has doubled as the Rising Star in “Colonial Day” and Kobol in “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Pt 2”. The picture above is of the Koerner Library at UBC, which is where Starbuck found a certain valuable arrow. We’re planning on a walking tour of the campus, followed by a picnic on the beach, on July 21st.

Also coming up later in the summer is a tour of the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. The Orpheum was built in 1927 as a vaudeville theatre and has had a rich and varied history since then. It’s most recent claim to fame (and the one WE are so interested in) is that it has been featured prominently in the dreams of Laura Roslin and Gaius Baltar. The stage at the Orpheum is where the sequence of D’Anna finally seeing the faces of the Final Five Cylons was shot. This summer, the theatre is offering 90 minute public tours for $10, the proceeds of which go to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Tours start at 11am on July 7th and 14th, and August 11th and 18th. Click here for more details.

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