Sunday, November 16

'Galactica' gear will be auctioned

Source: fresnobe
The Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" will come to an end in 2009. That means some housecleaning.

Thousands of one-of-a-kind props, set pieces and costumes will be sold to the public through a series of live and online auctions. The first one will be held the weekend of Jan. 16 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Some of the bigger items to be sold include full size ships, Admiral William Adama's desk, a Cylon Raider and six to 12 costumes from each major character including Viper flight suits and Caprica Six's red dress. A portion of the proceeds will benefit United Way.

The auction begins with a preview starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 16. A series of live panel discussions with the creative team that developed all the props, costumes and set pieces for "Battlestar Galactica" will be held that day.

The live auction event will take place Jan. 17 and 18. It will feature items from the first three seasons of the show. Those who cannot attend can go to to bid electronically.

On Jan. 20, items will be offered on eBay for those who were unable to participate in the auctions over the weekend.

Additional items will be made available for auction each week on eBay in conjunction with the airing of "Battlestar Galactica" and will feature items that appeared in that particular episode. The first of these auctions will take place at 6 a.m. Jan. 23 and will end at 6 p.m. Jan. 30.
The items are from the remake of the science fiction series. Chowchilla native Ron Moore is an executive producer of the show. Just as in the original series, this new take is the saga of humanity's last remnants and its struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies.

The series has won three Emmy Awards and the George Foster Peabody Award. The show was recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the most outstanding programs of the year two years running.

The cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.

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