"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."

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JULY 1, 2020 - OFFICIAL 20th ANNIVERSARY 

When I was a baby, my parents took me to Universal Studios in Hollywood. They took me to see all the shows, like Backdraft (screamed my head off), Miami Vice (screamed my head off), and in fact, I didn't stop screaming my head off until the backlot tour tram got captured by Cylons and saved by a Colonial Warrior. At least, that's how the story goes. I choose to believe it. It does sound like me.

 

Years later, (or should I say "yahrens"? I always get tripped up on the translation) I actually watched the 1978 movie. Not long afterward, a squadron of lego Vipers and a tiny ragtag fleet appeared in my bedroom. Thus began my quest for my warrior uniform. Being pretty much flat broke, I rightly concluded that I would have to make mine from scratch. Weeks of searching, sewing, accessorizing, agonizing, begging mom for help, and finally just resigning myself to the outcome produced something that looked like a baseball uniform with a brown curtain draped over it. And that is still what I have to work with. But it is mine, and it is brown, and it has four shiny gold...I'm not sure I'd call them buckles...pseudo-buckles? Maybe it's an act of desperation, obsession, or insanity. But it's a brown coat. (with sparkly gold, rhinestone, and pearl viper pilot pins XD)

 

Well naturally, my wearing of this thing started getting me attention. That, and the (I will openly admit AWFUL) fanfiction I was writing. A friend of mine started to read this fanfiction, without having seen the series, and in spite of the awfulness of my original character, decided she liked BSG enough to start watching it. Voila, a new convert! We marathoned the series and to this day, she still goes by Athena. (and they call ME crazy!)

 

So there it is, my Battlestar history. Oh, and I met a Muffit suit at the EMP science fiction museum in Seattle. I have the beginnings of my own little museum, myself, got some old BSG books and action figures, some of the Majestics collectible dolls, anything I can pick up here and there. I may not be quite as obsessive as I used to be about the show...but who knows, the craze will probably come around again!

 

 

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