August 2005

Awesomeness Galactica

August 13, 2005 at 10:06 am | Fan Opinion

Just ran across a wonderful blog post from Derek Powazek about Galactica. It was written back in February, but really captures the essence of what makes the new Battlestar Galactica so great.

When writer/producer Ron Moore announced that he was “reinventing science fiction” with a Battlestar Galactica mini-series on the Sci Fi Channel last year, I wrote it off as yet more bombast in a particularly bombastic medium. But then I actually watched it.

It was beautiful. Spooky. Personal. Dark. Imagine a robot that looks like a human having a conversation about God with a human scientist who’s given up on his humanity. Imagine spaceships that travel silently through space with maneuvering thrusters that account for actual physics - the ships keep going when the engines go out as they would in space. And, of course, imagine menacing mechanical evil - not the cheesy Terminator kind, and not the sprawling dirty Matrix kind - a truly robotic kind, scary because of how little of it is revealed.

Derek Powazek: Just a Thought: Awesomeness Galactica

New BSG icons from the Iconfactory

August 11, 2005 at 11:54 am | Fan Art

Legendary icon artist Corey Marion (from the Iconfactory) has posted a new set of Galactica icons.

The set includes a Viper patch, the Arrow of Apollo, Viper wings, Pyramid cards, a Galactica emblem, and a handwritten note from Laura Rosslyn (with ‘Olympic Carrier’ written on it).

BSG icons from Iconfactory

Download icons: Mac OS X | Windows XP

Galacticaa Widget 2.0

August 10, 2005 at 1:20 pm | Site News

The new version of the Galacticaa Dashboard widget is now available!

Galacticaa 2.0

We originally planned to release this widget at the very start of Season 2, but it took a bit longer to develop than we had expected. But those of you who downloaded our original Season 2 Countdown widget should be very pleased.

Here’s a quick list of features:

  • Get the scoop on the next episode of Battlestar Galactica!
  • Get episode name, summary, photo, and airdate for each new episode
  • Display time remaining until the next episode of Galactica starts (optional)
  • Customize episode start time to match your preferred viewing time
  • Find out if the next episode is new or a repeat
  • Relish in the BSG-inspired interface, including cut corners!
  • …and a few surprises!

Special thanks to Ted O’Connor, Chris Radcliff, Danny Markham, and David Bills for extensively beta-testing this widget.

Download Galacticaa 2.0

Galacticaa is back!

August 9, 2005 at 8:37 pm | Site News

Sorry for the radio silence.

We’ve been working on our new Dashboard widget like mad. Now that it’s done, the site will again be posting daily updates on the world of Battlestar Galactica. (And check back tomorrow to download the new widget.)

So say we all!