Category Archives: Battlestar Galactica

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 April 3

Robot Chicken visits the Mayo Clinic.  During Superman’s absence, Lois and Lana grow closer, as Chloe Sullivan becomes more entangled with Ally Allston’s cult. Joe Pesci makes a guest appearance as a mysterious new student at Smallville High. Will Sarah be enticed by his charms? The Flash raises a ruckus at a karaoke bar in Hawaii.  The Blacklist searches for people in the entertainment industry believed to be affiliated with communism. Picard, still stranded in 2024, stops at a Starbucks and realizes he’s in the wrong show. Moon Knight drops his pants. The cast of Riverdale recovers from a recent orgy.

Super Friends drops on Amazon Prime. This is not a revisiting of the 70s series, but an animated take on the classic 90s sitcom, in which the six superficially charming New Yorkers develop superpowers and use the Central Perk as the base for their crime-fighting operations.

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RIP Richard Hatch, BSG’s Original Apollo

Richard Hatch, the man who originated the role of Apollo on the 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica, has passed away at age 71. He joined the cast of the 2003 reboot as terrorist/political leader Tom Zarek.

He was no stranger to genre film (particularly the B-grade variety) and had appeared in the legally questionable Prelude to Axnar (and was set to appear in the full version, had that gone through).

In addition to acting, Hatch wrote a number of novels set in BSG universe. In 1999 he attempted his own reboot of the show that made him famous, producing a trailer for Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming.

He is survived by his son, Paul.

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Effects World Loses Two Greats, Gary Hutzel & Tony Dyson


Visual Effects genius and the man behind the effects of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, Gary Hutzel, has passed away at age 60. Mr. Hutzel, who was nominated for 20 Emmy awards and won four, was also the FX lead for the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Caprica, and Defiance.

MV5BODYwOTM5NDkzN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjMwMDMyODE@._V1_UY317_CR51,0,214,317_AL_In other news, the man who built R2-D2, Tony Dyson has also died. After his work on Star Wars, Mr. Dyson set up two clubs in the UK to allow people to build their own R2 units. Builders from those clubs were the ones that built the R2-D2 prop used in last year’s The Force Awakens.

Holy Frak, Remastered Original BSG Looks Good!

It’s just a demo reel, so don’t go hunting on Amazon for a remastered edition just yet.

I have to say, I wasn’t too sure about the remastering job they were doing to the original Star Trek, but after having watched a few episodes, I can honestly say they are an actual improvement (and not just a “Lucasing” of the old material).

I genuinely hope they go ahead with this since the old series  relied heavily on recycled stock shots throughout its short run.