11 Days Later...

Not a lot of updates going on here lately, and I apologize. The Force Unleashed came out, and aside from other daily life, that seems to have distracted me from a lot of other stuff. Read my TFU review here. So, I've been having a romp in the Star Wars universe with Sam. Can you blame me?

BSG updates coming very soon. In the meantime, check out where www.samwitwer.com takes you! That's right, it's Sam's band which goes by the name - Are you ready for it? - "The Crashtones". The music player there doesn't work for me, so if you want to sample, check out The Crashtones on myspace.


Battlestar this Week

Whew! It's been a long week, and there's lots o' catching up to do...

Aside from work, one of the things that has kept me distracted is the release of The Force Unleashed, of which the main character played by Sam Witwer is the perfect tie-in between my two biggest fandoms. IGN posted an interview with Sam today (um, okay - I guess yesterday at this point), the release day for the game. Go read!

Kotaku also caught up with Sam at the launch party Monday night at Best Buy in San Fransisco.

iFMagazine.com posted the second part of their interview with Eric Stoltz (read part 1 here). Some mild Caprica spoilers!

Katee Sackhoff has been picked up to lead in the pilot for NBC's Lost and Found (Yahoo News) which also means she'll have to drop out of her role in Nip/Tuck, where she will be replaced by Rose McGowan (EW.com).

The BSG love is everywhere as confessed by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz at the Mercury News blog.

Battlestar wins a Tubey for Best Drama over at TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

Joss delays and rewrites for Dollhouse again, while the fans yearn for Tahmoh!

If you haven't heard... we got frakkin respect at the Emmys.


Gaeta and Dualla it is?

Closing at 26 votes, the poll shows that Dualla shippers have their work cut out for them. Could Gaeta or Dualla really be the final Cylon? I'd love to hear from Dualla voters as to why they think she's the one.

Otherwise, holding solo at second place is the glorious Romo Lampkin (of whom I think is a great candidate, but I have doubts that he's the one), and we have a 4 way tie for the bronze with Ellen Tigh, Tom Zarek, Zak Adama (w00t?) and Kendra Shaw. An honorable mention goes out to Captain Louanne Katraine (may she RIP) who stands alone at 4th place. Remember people, she did die of RADIATION POISONING! Cally, Racetrack, and Elosha came in next, followed by the trailing pack of Bulldog, Kara's mom Socrata, Husker's wife Carolanne, Crashdown (would be awesome but highly improbable), Boxey (gotta LOL), Billy (*cries*), Seelix, and the one and only Doc Cottle.

What? No Jammer love? What about the halfsie kids; Hera Agathon and Nicky Tyrol?

Before I post the final results for archival purposes, here's a profound LOL Cat I whipped up for my number one FC choice:

7 (26%)
7 (26%)
5 (19%)
2 (7%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1 (3%)
Ellen Tigh
4 (15%)
1 (3%)
Tom Zarek
4 (15%)
1 (3%)
3 (11%)
1 (3%)
1 (3%)
2 (7%)
Nicky Tyrol
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Admiral Cain
2 (7%)
Zak Adama
4 (15%)
Carolanne Adama
1 (3%)
Jaycie McGavin
0 (0%)
Socrata Thrace
1 (3%)
0 (0%)
Kendra Shaw
4 (15%)
0 (0%)
2 (7%)
First Hybrid
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1 (3%)


Farewell Salute to the Combat Information Center


The 13th Colony reports that the CIC stage set for Battlestar Galactica was dismantled (I just can't bring myself to use the "demo" word) yesterday at the Vancouver Film Studios. Fortunately, a 13thC Facebook member has been working at the location photographing the sets, so hopefully we'll be able to see tham all some day. I have to wonder if that really does mean we won't have any CIC scenes in "The Plan". Perhaps we'll see a little Pegasus CIC instead?


Super Trucco?

IS MICHAEL TRUCCO BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE NEXT SUPERMAN MOVIE FRANCHISE?? He's certainly got my vote! Cast your vote here at Coventry Telegraph.

More BSG cast in "The Plan", and other shiny stuffs

The Battlestar sequel movie begins filming this Monday, and according to The Watcher, more of the cast from BSG proper will make an appearance, including (but hopefully not limited to) our Cylon friends Tricia Helfer, Rick Worthy, Matthew Bennett, and Callum Keith Rennie. Michael Hogan and Rekha Sharma will also be making minor appearances unfortunately. But you never know until you see the final cut!

Ooh ooh! Maureen also notes that BSG writer Mark Verheiden will be writing for the second story arc in season 3 of Heroes! Additionally, no new word on whether or not Caprica will get picked up as a full series yet.

io9 posted some more info in their Morning Spoilers on Tuesday on some minor characters from the series who will get big parts in the prequel movie, as well as the general fate of the humans. Read more on this info gathered from Dragon Con at DoorQ.com (mild spoilers - not purist friendly! I know of some of you out there who won't be reading this!).

Also check out this entry at io9 for some very minor spoilers about what Olmos said about "the feel" of his character as the series draws to an end, as well as what SciFi EVP Mark Stern said about the final Cylon (from Huffington Post).

Other updates:

If you're an old school BSG fan and enjoy cruises, Galcticruise pushes off next week! I'm wondering what the future may bring us for RDM BSG fans. Space Shuttle tours perhaps?

Old school fans mourn the loss of Jeff MacKay who played Corporal Komma on the original BSG. MacKay died on August 22nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

NBCU reports that SCIFI has seen it's best summer ratings ever, and the scifi.com website hasn't been too shabby either with the Battlestar site hitting number 1:
"SCI FI ’s Website www.scifi.com had record traffic for the summer with double-digit increases among all key metrics year-to-year. SCI FI Rewind averaged 2.6 Million streams (+565% vs. last summer) and Battlestar Galactica was the #1 ranked section on the site with an average of 4 million page views (+141% vs. last summer). Battlestar Galactica also ranked first in video with an average of 1.2 Million streams (+343% year-to-year). "

Speaking of NBCU, Prez Bonie Hammer's hottest moment was giving Battlestar Galactica the greenlight at SciFi. (Conde Nast Portfolio)

AskMen.com is holding their own 2008 elections for the top 49 in several categories. You can vote for Ron Moore in the Cultural Icons section by clicking here.

Tricia Helfer adds to her resume of video game voice acting with the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive Spider-man: Web of Shadows, in which she voices Black Cat (she also voiced the same character in one episode of Stan Lee's TV toon The Spectacular Spider-man). Tricia also voiced in Command & Conquer 3 (Kane's Wrath and Tiberium Wars).

If you don't mind being spammed by the Think Geek newsletter (doesn't sound too awful), when you sign up for the newsletter you can enter to win a sweeet limited edition Cylon Raider model (the base is signed by Katee!). Click here, and while you're at it check out some of their other frakking awesome BSG merchandise like this "What the Frak" tee (hoodie also available), or the ever popular "How to Spot a Cylon" poster. The drawing ends September 30th,

Check out BSGCast's Part 2 of their video coverage (with always excellent commentary) of Eddy and Aaron at Toronto's Fan Expo '08. They have promises of part 3 (the final part) for next week!

There are all sorts of videos up of the Battlestar panel at Dragon Con 08. I haven't watched any yet, or read reviews from the event, so I can't testify for the spoiler content, but one would assume that they are keeping a very tight seal on what they do and do not say about the series finale. I've at least read around enough to be pretty sure there aren't any major spoilers leaked from the con, but there are certainly mild spoilers as to the general feel and content of the series end. I was about to dig in to nnaylime's youtube page for expansive video coverage of all things BSG (and related) from D*C.

Edit - Also found some D*C 08 BSG footage from this post by Livejournalist wisteria.

The after party hosted by The Colonial Fleet seems to have been a smash hit, with an appearance and speech by EJO. James Callis, Michael Hogan, Tahmoh Penikett, ad Aaron Douglas also showed up! Here's some video from said frak-down. Look for Part 2 in related video, and be prepared to have a strange desire to chug ambrose!

Whew! Enough for one post already!


Don't Believe the Hype

And bookmark this SCIFI Wire statement that the rumors flying about suggesting that the Battlestar series finale won't begin airing until April of 2009 are unfounded. Sciffy boldly states that it is indeed slated to begin in January of next year:
"12:00 AM, 02-SEPTEMBER-08

Battlestar Rumors Debunked

SCI FI Channel is calling "inaccurate" rumors that the second half of Battlestar Galactica's fourth and final season will be delayed and confirmed again that the original series will return with new episodes in January 2009.

Several Web sites, including io9 and Galactica Sitrep, have posted the rumors, reportedly based on comments made by Battlestar cast member Aaron Douglas at Dragon*Con.

The reports are erroneous, the channel confirmed to SCI FI Wire. "It is still slated to return January 2009," a spokesman for the channel said."

Frakkin Tribute

Although not as tight as the Lebowski cut, it's about time someone started editing these together. Ladies and frakkin gentlemen, The fraks of season 1 (It doesn't seem like much looking at it now!):

Not to be outfrakked, there's some insight to be had on our favorite word over at CNN.

Thanks to Club Jade for these frakking gems!

Maybe some of you have also noticed this - So as to not bother other members of the household when I watch my BSG DVDs late night, I put the subtitles on. I noticed that in the miniseries, and perhaps several episodes into the first season, the spelling was "frack" (as you'll notice from the CNN article, Larson's version was also spelled this way), then it switches over to "frak" permanently by the time you get to season 2 and onward. Pretty frakking interesting ;)