Magazine Articles GaloreDecember 10, 2008
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.
I’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.