Monday, October 20

Bamber and Callis direct Season 4 webisodes

Source: galacticasitrep

We fans paying close attention have known about the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA season 4 webisodes for a few months now. Mo Ryan confirmed this week that this new set of webisodes will bridge the 4.0 and 4.5 episodes. No airdates for the webisodes or 4.5 has yet been announced.

Now comes news from Jamie Bamber that he and James Callis will be directing the webisodes, which begin shooting in the next month.

While speaking on the live internet radio show TV Talk with Shaun OMac this past Friday, Bamber mentioned that he and Callis are each directing 5 of the 10 web shorts. He also covers his feelings on the "pressure-cooker environment" on the battlestar, Lee in season 4, performing with Mary McDonnell this year, that infamous Towel Scene, what is going on with TV drama right now, and a film he's hoping to do called MINEVILLE. (Bamber's interview starts 18 minutes into the program.)

Edward James Olmos Says Final Galactica Episodes Are Devastating

The latest issue of Starburst magazine, just out in the UK, features a new interview with Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos and here are excerpts courtesy of Sci Fi Pulse.

"The main challenge for me this year when playing Adama has been the emotional stability of the character," Olmos told the magazine. "It's been a difficult journey for all these characters, and towards the end there doesn't seem to be too much hope left, so everyone is very distressed. I mean, it's really no different than any other season we've had on Galactica, but there are some moments this year when our people are quite desperate."

"I have to tell you that the last 10 episodes we've done have been mind - boggling. And after a scene we shot last Friday, it's been a downhill spiral and really bad for these characters. It's not a healthy trip. I can only hope that as a Human species living on this planet, we never have to go through this. May our lives never imitate art, because it would be a horrific journey for all of us. Just watching this story on TV you think, ‘Oh, my God,' and believe me, the second half of this season is devastating for all those involved."

The original report can be found at Sci Fi Pulse.

The full article can be found on the latest issue of Starburst Magazine, now on sale.

Saturday, October 18

The Last Episodes of 'Battlestar Galactica' announced

Source: Birmingham Post

Good news, Toaster fans. Sci Fi Channel has announced when the final episodes of its critically acclaimed series, "Battlestar Galactica" will air. Thankfully, it's not nearly as far off as many rumors had originally placed them. The last half of "Battlestar Galactica's" fourth and final season will begin on Jan. 16 and run for 10 straight weeks with the series finale airing March 20.
The last episode fans saw ended with our rag tag band at last finding Earth, only to touch down on a dead world that had apparently destroyed itself hundreds of years ago. As light and fluffy as fans are used to being served this current form of "Galactica," that could have been a fitting end to the series. So what can they possibly throw at us in January? For starters, we still have to find out who the final Cylon is.

Monday, October 13

Battlestar Galactica PC Mod Can Actually Hold Colonial Vipers, Raptors

Source: Gizmodo

This Battlestar Galactica PC is the most impressive case mods I've seen in a long while, from the front side-loading optical drive player—located behind a laser-cut transparent BSG medallion, so you can actually see the disc spinning—to the opening side bay to see the interior of the PC to the front LCD screens to the top spacecraft carrier bay, with functioning runway lights. Or maybe I have such BSG withdrawal symptoms that I find it cool no matter how tasteless it really is. In any case, the amazing craftsmanship its undeniable, as the extra shots clearly show.

The Medallion was laser cut in separate layers and pieces, then glued together. Red LEDs were added behind the bird inset to illuminate the dvd drive and provide a nice backlit effect.

The specs

• EVGA nForce 590 SLI motherboard
• AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU
• Two EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics cards in SLI
• 4GB (2x2GB) Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red DDR2 800MHz
• Cooler Master 850W modular PSU
• Pioneer slimline slot loading DVD drive
• Logitech G15 keyboard and G9 mouse
• IZ3D 22" 3D monitor
• Western Digital RaptorX 150GB HD (x2)
• Swiftech pump, blocks
• Black Ice Stealth 360 radiator
• PC Ice clear fluid
• Primoflex red tubing
• 10" LCD
• 2.5" LCD (x3)

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Sunday, October 12

Talking With Bear McCreary

Source: Geek In the City

Aaron, your friendly neighborhood Geek here, with an exclusive interview with composer; Bear McCreary. Thought of by many as the future of film and television music, Bear shares his thoughts on why the music from Battlestar Galactica resonates with so many... But that’s not all...

Want to learn what Stu Phillips has to do with the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica?

What frakking character do we learn is related to Bear?

Will Halo 4 have Taiko Drums?

Which Mega-Man character never fails Mr. McCreary?

Want to be able to challenge Bear’s Rockstar band on XBox Live?

Want to hear what the FINAL EPISODE of BSG sounds like?

You can learn all of the above and more... But, only on Geek in the City!

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Special thanks to Cort and Fatboy Show of the Cort and Fatboy Show on 101 KUFO for geeking out with me; and of course, special thanks to Bear McCreary for taking time to talk with me.

Battlestar Season 4.0 Region 1 DVD Set details

Source: BuddyTV

Battlestar Galactica has had a strange history on DVD. Seasons 1 and 3 of the Sci Fi Channel series were released in box sets that contained every episode from each season, while season 2 was split in half, forcing fans to buy two full-priced box sets to get the same number of episodes. It's possible Universal Home Video split the season to tide fans over during BSG's lengthy mid-season hiatus, or it's possible they simply did it to make more money.

Unfortunately for those who hate buying split seasons, it looks like season 4 of Battlestar Galactica is going to be released in two separate sets. TV Shows On DVD recently revealed the release date and extras for the BSG Season 4.0 DVDs.

Season 4.0 of Battlestar Galactica will be released on January 6, which is a good indication that the remainder of the season will debut on the Sci Fi Channel later that month. The set will contain the 10 episodes from the first half of the season, as well as both the broadcast version and unrated extended version of the Razor TV movie. Razor was previously released separately, which means if you're anything like me you're now going to own it twice.

The extras on the set are as follows:

Disc 1:

Deleted Scenes
The Look of Battlestar Galactica
My Favorite Episode So Far
Season 4 Sneak Peek
Season 4 Trailer
Razor Flashback Minisodes

1. Day 4,571
2. The Hangar
3. Operation Raptor Talon
4. Free Fall
5. The Lab
6. Survivors
7. Escape

Commentary on Razor with executive producer Ronald D. Moore and writer Michael Taylor

Disc 2:

Deleted Scenes
Ronald D. Moore's Podcast Commentaries

Disc 3:

Deleted Scenes
David Eick's Video Blogs
"Faith" Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and supervising producers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle
"Guess What's Coming to Dinner" Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and writer Michael Angeli
Ronald D. Moore's Podcast Commentaries

Disc 4:

Deleted Scenes
The Journey
Cylons: The Twelve
Season 4.5: The Untold Story
The Music of Battlestar Galactica
"Sine Qua Non" Commentary with Ronald D. Moore and writer Michael Taylor
Ronald D. Moore's Podcast Commentaries

Though there are no concrete plans to release Season 4.0 on Blu-ray, The Digital Bits has announced that Battlestar Galactica will make its debut on the format later in 2009. The 4.0 box set will retail for $49.98, which means you can expect to pay the same amount for Season 4.5 in the future.

Friday, October 3

Battlestar Galactica season 4.5 - Teaser Trailer

Catch a quick glimpse of Battlestar Galactica season 4.5 right here, with a new teaser trailer...

The final revelation, teases this promo trailer for Battlestar Galactica season 4.5, is yet to come. Tell us something we don’t know!

But as the countdown to the final straight of Battlestar begins, here’s a 20 second teaser that has appeared online.

View it here