Archive for February, 2011


Walking on Kobol

February 15, 2011

Episode #3 of the 13th Colony Video Files is up on Youtube.

Episode 3

Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver was a popular location with the producers of Battlestar Galactica.  They went back several times for Battlestar Galactica, The Plan and Caprica.

We’ve done something different with this episode, trying to give you an impression of how close together some of the various locations (and different planets!) really are.  From the parking lot off Capilano Road, you can get a clear view of The Lions, which were seen in Caprica‘s “The Heavens Will Rise” and in Battlestar Galactica‘s Season Two episode, “Home Pt 2.”  A short walk to the south where there are some picnic tables and a wooden fence is where Jordan Durham was shot later on in “The Heavens Will Rise.”  If you walk over the Cleveland Dam, turn left and walk up the hill, you will see a trailhead on the left that heads off into the trees.

You are on Kobol!  The first 500 metres of the Upper Shinglebolt Trail is where several sequences for Season Two of  Battlestar Galactica were shot.  We know The Plan was in there filming scenes at the camp of the Caprica resistance, and we suspect this is where Sam Adama and the Graystones went into V-World on horseback, looking for Zoe.

We’re going to take a couple of weeks off before we do the next episode.  It is winter in Vancouver, so it’s raining almost constantly.  Wonderful atmosphere for Cylon Earth, but much harder to shoot in.  I’m holding out for some sunshine! So Say We All!


13th Colony Video File – Cylon Earth

February 7, 2011

The second episode of the 13th Colony Video Files is now up on Youtube.

Episode 2

We visit “Cylon Earth” seen in Season Four of Battlestar Galactica episodes “Revelations” and “Sometimes a Great Notion.”  The joint human and cylon fleet hoped they had found a new home, but instead they found a dead, radioactive shell.

The actual location is Boundary Bay Provincial Park, south of Vancouver in Tsawwassen.  The day we shot was particularly cold and rainy, and perfectly captured the desolate mood we were going for.  Too bad we had to get so cold and wet in the process!

Hope you enjoy Episode 2 of the 13th Colony Video Files.  Here’s a link to Episode 1, if you haven’t already seen it.