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BSG Locations website goes live

November 12, 2011

Finding shooting locations for the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica TV series in and around Vancouver has been a favourite past time of 13th Colonists for a few years now.  Having inspired a couple of particularly ambitious ladies to take the idea and run with it makes this blogger very proud indeed.  Check out  for the most comprehensive centralized source of BSG locations info, with great site pictures and screen shot comparisons.  The designers have done their homework, and put in the hours finding sites.  They’ve had info directly from the source, BSGs Locations Manager Kent Sponagle, but these ladies have put in the hours in the woods trying to find just the right trees!

We tip our hats to them for finally finding one of our most elusive locations – where Laura’s dream sequence from “Flesh & Bone” was shot.  Turns out it’s in Robert Burnaby Park in nearby Burnaby, BC.  We’ve already scheduled a Locations Scouting Mission to head out and confirm their find!

13th Colony will continue to explore new locations and produce new video files (Yes, we know you’re waiting!  We’ve got several more episodes shot and waiting in post-production.) and we’re thrilled to be able to share all that with the new Battlestar Locations website.

Congratulations to Anne & Mo.  Job well done.  So say we all!


13th Colony on Twitter

December 17, 2010

While a few 13th Colonists have been on Twitter for awhile now, Vancouver’s Battlestar Galactica Fan Club now has it’s own Twitter account @13ColonyofKobol

Just because BSG and Caprica are no longer on the air doesn’t mean that the 13th Colony is going away.   We’ve got some exciting new adventures planned for 2011, and will continue to share them with our members across the globe, perhaps with some new formats.

In late January we’re planning to revisit the shooting location of the Fake Cylon Earth the fleet arrived at mid-way through Season 4 of BSG, where the Final Five found their birthplace and Starbuck discovered her ship and her self.   Just as Starbuck built a big bonfire on the beach to destroy what she found, we’re going to have a bonfire in her honour, offering up our own cardboard viper to the Gods.  It’ll be epic.  Frakkin’ cold, but epic.

Of course, you can still find us over at Meetup, Facebook, and of course, here on WordPress.


Happy Holidays

December 13, 2010


Too Frakkin’ Cute

August 3, 2010

Found my way to Cyberdrone’s Gallery and checked through the designs for his custom made “CubeeCraft” figures. He’s got tons of sci-fi characters to choose from, including those from Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and many others. Of course he has Battlestar Galactica Cylons!

If you check on the Sci-Fi Custom CubeeCraft category, and go to the second page, you will find designs for both silver and gold Centurions.

Enjoy! Frik and Frak give the result their seal of approval!


Latest news on Caprica

May 3, 2010

As Battlestar Galactica fans, we got used to the incredibly long hiatus. With Caprica, we seem destined to the same fate. But it appears there is some relief!

Want to follow the latest Caprica news during the hiatus? Try out The Caprica Times here. They have an excellent collection of articles and interviews with actors and Caprica production personnel.

In other news, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that BSG and Caprica creator Ron D. Moore has signed a two-year deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop new projects. That is a move from his former home at NBC Universal.


The one and only Battlestar Blog

December 10, 2008

by spacepug

Yes, I suppose you could call this a battlestar blog, but it isn’t THE battlestar blog.  That one is over in the Livejournal community battlestar_blog and if you haven’t already found it, you’ll want to go over here and take a look.

If you want breaking news & rumours, in-depth discussions, meta content or just your daily dose of BSG squee, you can find all of it at battlestar_blog.  It is one of the most active communities of fans I’ve come across and Grant does a great job of moderating.

You don’t have to be a member of Livejournal to view the community, but you will have to join if you want to contribute or comment.  LJ is free and an easy introduction to blogging.  Be warned though…once you start blogging, you might not be able to stop!

I have to say a special “thank you” to the people over at battlestar_blog.  I was lucky enough to be voted amongst the winners of their recent Halloween Costume Contest and got this beautiful die-cast metal version of Colonial One as a prize.  It now proudly sits on my shelf.


BSG Visual FX Mojo

May 12, 2008

by spacepug

Cylon VFXMost of the 13th Colonists (I’m speaking of the Vancouver BSG Fan Club variety) already have an idea of how much I love “the old guys.” I carried my old style Cylon Centurion mini-mate with me to nearly all of our events for the first year of the club, until his arms would no longer stay in their sockets. Now they’re stuck in permanently thanks to powerful glue, but the old guy sits on the shelf, as much a museum piece as the antique we saw destined for the Galactica museum at the beginning of the miniseries.

So imagine my thrill when I came across this blog by Darth Mojo, a member of the VFX team for the new Battlestar Galactica. He describes the process of re-creating and updating the old style Cylons for Razor, with anecdotes and pictures from designer Pierre Drolet.

Their results were certainly amazing. When our crowd gathered to watch Razor, they let out an incredible cheer when they saw and heard the old-style Centurions. You just know when something turns out that RIGHT, that true geek love went into the making of it. Thanks very much for sharing, Darth Mojo.

BSG fans have to check out his insider’s story about winning the Visual Effects Emmy last year. And if you’re a fan of Babylon 5, there’s some interesting behind-the-scenes tales from that show as well. Worth adding to your daily blog rounds.


Starbuck’s Mandala Hat – Knit Your Own!

April 2, 2008

mandala hatDo you think Cylons know how to knit?

I wish I could! At least I know a few avid knitters I can beg to or plead with to make me one of these…

WordPress blogger QuirkyKnitGirl has created a hat pattern inspired by Starbuck’s mandala from Battlestar Galactica. All the right colours, and it even has the twist. What a wonderfully warm way to honour your favourite show and identify yourself on the street as a BSG fan. Of course, you’ll have to duke it out with all those Firefly fans who are convinced the Jayne hats are more cunning…

Kudos toQuirkyKnitGirl!


Wanna know All About Tahmoh?

October 19, 2007

Tahmoh as HeloStumbled across a wonderful fan blog the other day dedicated to Battlestar Galactica’s “Helo,” Tahmoh Penikett.  Justine has done a great job with “All About Tahmoh Penikett,” with lots of pictures and info on his non-Battlestar projects. Since I know there are a lot of Helo fans in our ranks, I thought I would point out that he will be making an appearance on an upcoming episode of “Robson Arms,” playing himself! Seems he’ll have a run in with an awestruck female fan….