Thursday, August 3

Planet plywood

Source: Kamloops The Daily News

The final frontier came to Earth Tuesday as cast and crew of the TV’s Battlestar: Galactica turned Kamloops into a futuristic war zone.
About 110 grips, sound men and camera operators joined stars from the popular sci-fi series in the hills near Harper Ranch for the three-day shoot. As reported last month on , the show has used locations that go away from it's central base in Vancouver. The Kamloops an area in the South East of British Columbia has been chosen as a backdrop of one of the new episodes of the forthcoming Third season of the hit sci fi channel show. Kamloops Mayor Terry Lake stated his delight of the injection of cash and exposure brought to the area which was seen to be in the region of $100,000 . " This is a coup for us as television series seldom film outside Vancouver, or they film very close to it because each episode is on a very tight budget." Mr Lake spent some time on the set "“It’s amazing the amount of work that goes into a show like this. They’re here for three days for just 20 minutes on the show. It’s really amazing.” Jamie Bamber who plays Lee "Apollo" Adama on the series gave the Daily news some insight into filming. "“We end up in a pitched battle...Battle scenes can be pretty confusing anyway. As actors we rely on our creative imagination." Jamie Bamber also enjoyed the setting and the location and was joined by Aaron Douglas, Nicki Clyne and Diego Diablo Del Mar. Bamber continued to add " “This is the first time we’ve been on a location outside of Vancouver. It’s great to have different locations for the show. It’s like holiday camp for the crew."

The New Series premiers on the Sci Fi Channel on the 6th October.

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