Bear McCreary hits the road with BSG show

June 25, 2009 at 9:41 am | Battlestar News

BSG Concert poster

Talented composer and all-around nice guy Bear McCreary, along with his BSG band compadres, is once again hitting the road with a live show of Galactica music.

The group will be doing three performances at the House of Blues in downtown San Diego on July 23, 24, and 25, right during the peak of Comicon craziness. Tickets are either $55 or $145 for VIP (which includes a backstage meet-and-greet, free copy of the new Caprica score CD, and a signing).

Personally, I think the VIP tickets are the way to go. Since the House of Blues is just blocks away from Comicon, it’s a good bet that other folks from the Galactica cast and crew may drop in.

Readers of this blog may remember my previous post about the BSG Season 2 CD Release party. These concerts promise to be equally awesome.

If you’re lucky enough to live near San Diego, this is definitely something you should thing about attending.

Battlestar Galacticsimpsons

December 13, 2006 at 11:59 am | Fan Art

LiveJournal user pantsketch has made an awesome set of “Simpsons” characters for the entire Galactica cast.

My favorite is this portrait of Roslin and Adama. (Holding hands… awww.)

Roslin and Adama 4 ever

But the rest of the bunch are pretty awesome too.

The Roombas have a plan!

December 1, 2006 at 10:54 am | Fan Art

(Thanks to “someone” for this clip.)

Galactica moves to Sundays?

November 21, 2006 at 11:31 am | Battlestar News

This just in from the Sci Fi Wire:

SCI FI Channel’s award-winning series Battlestar Galactica will move to a new timeslot starting Jan. 21, 2007: Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, following the premiere of the new original series The Dresden Files at 9 p.m.

Is it me? Or does this seem pretty stupid?

In general, moving a show to different timeslot in the same season is a recipe for disaster, and often a sign of that something isn’t working (and even impending cancellation).

Now I’m sure BSG isn’t at risk of being cancelled, but it seems like SciFi would do better to bolster up their Friday evening programming, and move BSG back to 10pm.

One suggestion… how about re-airing Heroes in the time slot before BSG? Now that would be a Sci-Fi Friday!

UPDATE: Variety explains the motivation behind the move:

Sci Fi exec VP of programming Mark Stern said there are two reasons for moving the series.

“Broadcast and cable networks realized Friday was not such a bad timeslot, so it’s not the easy lay-up it once was,” he said.

In addition, he added, Sundays have bigger HUT levels and will be less competitive come January when football leaves the sked.

Frosh one-hour “Eureka” showed that “we can launch a show successfully on a new night beyond Friday,” Stern said. “Sunday is the home for premiere programming and for us, that’s ‘Battlestar.’ ”

Sci Fi Channel also will debut its detective drama “The Dresden Files” Jan. 21 at 9, where it will lead into “Battlestar.” Stern said the cabler is hoping that “Dresden” will bring in a new and broader audience to the latter.

BTW, HUT levels = households using television. My final thoughts: it’s a risky move, but let’s hope SCI FI rolls a “hard six”.

I voted for Roslin!

November 7, 2006 at 2:04 pm | Battlestar News, Fan Art

Vote for Roslin

Galacticaa is officially endoring Laura Roslin’s candidacy. Via The Shape of Days.

Easiest Halloween Costume Ever

November 1, 2006 at 11:34 am | Fan Art

From the Greenhorn web comic (via BoingBoing):

Greenhorn web comic

Battlestar Funtopia, starring Dirk Benedict

November 1, 2006 at 9:44 am | Galactica '78

Doug says:

Actually, I’m not sure if it’s news… but I found it
interesting! YouTube’s got a new video featuring
Dirk Benedict playing himself as if he’s auditioning
for a new show called Battlestar Funtopia. I can’t
really explain it better than that. It’s very funny.
Dirk is hysterical. Thought you’d want to know.

Here’s the link:

Happy Halloween, Galactica(a) fans!

October 31, 2006 at 8:20 am | Fan Art

kirinqueen says:

This is the modern centurion rather than the old-school one that’s been going around recently. This one doesn’t have lights, either, of course.

Galactica Cupcakes!

October 15, 2006 at 11:28 pm | Fan Art

This year, Sarah and I decided to throw my birthday party at our house. We weren’t sure if anybody else was going to bring cake, and there were around 25 people coming, so that meant several cakes.

Naturally, the first thing that popped into my head was “colonial fleet”.

Thanks to my lovely wife Sarah for helping me bake and decorate these all day!

Full photoset on Flickr. Via BoingBoing.

I love Doc Cottle

October 14, 2006 at 5:43 pm | Episode Reviews

I love Doc Cottle. He’s like Switzerland, but with balls. He never chooses sides but seems all the stronger for it. I’m just saying.

…from Bringing Up Baby, Entertainment Weekly’s take on last night’s episode.