Archive for October, 2009


Ramp Me Up, Tigh Me Down

October 21, 2009

One of the locations we’ve known about for some time but just haven’t got to yet is what we call the Cordova Ramp. In Season One’s “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down,” Six and Doral and walking down an empty street in Caprica City, talking about love.


Located on Cordova Street, near Thurlow, the ramp is the main access to traffic coming and going from Canada Place. I’d already learned how dangerous it is to take photos without the benefit of a film crew closing off the street, so the angle of our matching shot is a little off…but spacepug lives to keep scouting another day! More pictures from our downtown location scouting trip here.


BSG’s Final Location

October 13, 2009

Don’t worry, the 13th Colony hasn’t given up on Battlestar Galactica location scouting. In fact, we’ve been very busy over the summer and will be bringing you our findings over the next several weeks. First up is the last one. Our most recent mission was to the very last location seen in the series, the downtown modern-day New York locale where the “angels” Six and Baltar watched Ron Moore read a National Geographic magazine article about Hera. As it turns out, it’ was shot in a plaza near the corner of Hastings and Hornby in downtown Vancouver.


Over delicious hot chocolate at Mink, a chocolate cafe, we discussed what we thought of the final scene. More pictures here.


Because it is an Eloi-Nation

October 8, 2009

Apologies to AJ & Teddy, but here at 13th Colony, we consider Nat to be “one of us.”


Space Channel’s Natasha Eloi (seen above at the 13th Colony’s Frakkin End Party earlier this year) is in a fierce competition with her fellow Inner Space hosts to see who can sign up the most followers on Twitter. Her tag is EloiNation.


Hogan’s in the House

October 7, 2009

fri.hogan.cropMichael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh on BSG) is going to be on “Dollhouse” this week. It’s not surprising to see Hogan return to our TV screens, but there is something that makes this role a key point in the actor’s career, and it floored me when I heard it.

Canadians are familiar with Hogan, certainly. He’s been a recognizable figure on TV here for decades. But as he revealed at Dragon*Con last month, he has only just now got his first US work permit, his first LA manager, and his first LA audition. Which he nailed and got the part. Dollhouse. Think about that when you watch his performance on Friday night. Fans of BSG have known he’s a brilliant actor for a long time. Isn’t it about time he got the chance to prove it to the rest of the world?

*Special thanks to Paul, Esther and Laura for letting me hang out with them in line for the McDonnell/Hogan panel at Dragon*Con and then sit in the front row. Great to meet you!


Post Dragon-Con Post

October 7, 2009

Wonder why it’s been a month and no report about Dragon*Con from Frik or Frak?



‘Nuff said. Recovery continues. Truly, a real report will follow soon….from Spacepug. Frik will never be the same, I’m afraid.