Archive for February, 2009



February 27, 2009

Congratulations, Battlestar Galactica fans of Toronto, your luck is improving!

Well, not so much, you still have to live in Toronto….sorry, no Vancouverite can resist than jibe, but…

BSG fans in TO will have the chance to watch the series finale in the company of fellow fans, and on a big screen no less.  Thanks to an enthusiastic LJ blogger named noizangel, one of Toronto’s local theatres is opening their space for a massive finale viewing party.

The show starts at the Fox Theatre at 9pm on Friday, March 20th.  Tickets are $7, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank.  In return for a donation of canned goods at the screening, you can enter to win a BSG prize pack.  Tickets go on sale in early March.

For more information, check the following sources:

Best wishes to the TO fans for a frakkin’ great gathering!

**Sadly, this event had to cancelled due to a licensing issue.**


Well Deserved Accolade for BSG’s Doc

February 23, 2009

doccottlecropDonnelly Rhodes to be honoured by his peers in the Union of BC Performers, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rhodes is well known to Battlestar Galactica fans as the gravelly voiced Doc Cottle, a medic with little tolerance for fools, but surprising compassion and fierce dedication to his patients.  And of course, a cigarette hanging out of his mouth most of the time.

According to an article in the Province newspaper, “Rhodes is a household name in Canada and the U.S., having appeared in more than 100 television series, including the sitcoms Soap and Golden Girls, and the mystery Murder She Wrote in the U.S. In Vancouver he was in the long-running crime drama Da Vinci’s Inquest, and the family adventure series Danger Bay.”

Those of us who became fans of his work during the Da Vinci’s Inquest years or grew up watching him on Danger Bay, cheered to see him join the cast of BSG.  His performance gives the doctor layers a lesser actor could not find, and helps to anchor a science fiction show firmly in the category of realistic drama.

Rhodes is to be honoured at a luncheon in Vancouver on February 27th.

Congratulations, Mr. Rhodes.  Thank you for yet another wonderful character.



February 21, 2009
Bill, you're not the leader you were when we started.

Bill, you are not the leader you were when we started.

by millari
Screencap credit: Niciasus

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Cylons are Yummy

February 18, 2009


by spacepug

Would you like a Cylon Raider with a side of Algae?  How about a Mandala Burger?burgers

As a special treat for our big “Helo’s Dollhouse” event last Friday, the folks at the LaFontana Café made up a very special menu for the 13th Colony.   All of it was delicious and made the Battlestar fans feel a bit superior to all those Browncoats who showed up, but it was a friendly rivalry since many of us count ourselves in both camps.  They may not have made it in time for Darth Mojo’s culinary challenge, but I think everyone who got a taste will agree, it was an amazing gesture!  Thanks John!withalgae

We had 52 people out for the event, our biggest so far.  Can’t wait to see what the final five…episodes…bring us!

For more pictures, check here.


Machine vs. Machine

February 16, 2009
Just when you thought we were done with resurrection

Just when we thought we'd been through that.

by millari

The first time I watched this episode, I was honestly overwhelmed by what felt rather like an infodump on the part of the writers. I’d said I’d wanted answers, but jeez! I could barely absorb it all. But a second viewing helped a lot, and actually opened up some more questions too.

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Who you callin’ shiny?

February 10, 2009

What happens when Cylons and Browncoats get together? We’re going to find out!

browncoatcylonThe 13th Colony is joining forces with the BC Browncoats for a very special event this Friday night, called Helo’s Dollhouse.   As part of our “13 Weeks of BSG” the Battlestar Galactica fans will be meeting at LaFontana Caffe in Burnaby to watch the new episode “No Exit” at our usual time.  Not sure if Helo will have much of a story arc this week, but if we don’t see enough of Tahmoh Penikett at 7pm, we’re going to get another dose of the tall, handsome guy at 9pm, with the premiere of Joss Whedon’s long awaited new TV project, Dollhouse.

Penikett plays FBI agent Paul Ballard, a man obsessed with finding out about the Dollhouse.  Besides the obvious appeal to Browncoats of new Whedon work, the series also features former Buffy star Eliza Dushku  and former Angel star Amy Acker.

If those hardy Whedonites get out of hand, we’ll show them the real meaning of shiny….


Was it all for nothing?

February 8, 2009
It will never be your desk, Felix.

It will never be your desk, Felix.

Our usual reviewer, millari, is off at NYCC this weekend (Yes, we are all jealous but yes, we expect a con report), so we get a different point of view this week.

What follows is a review of “Blood on the Scales” by Gem.  Contains Spoilers.

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