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A Galactica Christmas

A Galactica Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas,
And all through the Bucket,
Not a creature was stirring,
Until Tigh muttered, “F#$@ it!”

Ambrosia in hand,
Sporting his eye patch,
He ran down to the hangar
And threw open the hatch.

To what to his wondering eye should appear,
But a fully stocked bar and a crowd full of cheer!
With Starbuck as bartender, manning the still,
Tigh ordered the Squadron their glasses to fill!

Unsteadily raising his beer stein aloft
The pilots all worried that perhaps he’d gone soft.
But he opened his mouth, assuring he was the same,
As he grumbled and shouted and called them by name,

To Tyrol, to Starbuck, to Hotdog! He cried,
To Racetrack and Gaeta, even Boomer, who lied.
It’s my honor to serve with the best crew in the fleet,
And here’s to a brutal Cylon defeat!

The Skin jobs were sleeping all snug in their Hub,
While visions of Resurrection flowed through their tubs.
A red-hat-wearing Cavil, with an Eight and a Five,
Magically pressed buttons that brought them alive!

Away to the Raiders they flew like a flash
Setting off “Con one,” on Galactica’s dash.
But before the humans could scramble out of Joe’s Bar
The hatch opened up to a sight so bizarre.

A Six in a red dress, trimmed with white fur and bells,
Backed by an army of Centurion Elves!
The Toasters marched up to the Galactica crew
Handing each human a present, or two.

Then Adama walked in and surveyed the scene,
He glared at the Six and the Cylons in green.
He paused for a moment at a tall Cylon elf
He wavered, then grinned, in spite of himself.

Climbing up on the bar to stand beside Tigh
The “old man” raised his mug and began with a sigh,
“All this has happened before, and will happen again
But at least for today, we’ll pretend to be friends.”

“The holidays are a time for great joy and of peace,
So, let’s set aside our differences, on this day at least.
A toast to lost loved ones, let’s reflect and recall
My friends, Merry Christmas! So say we all!”
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Great interview I did with Jack...hope you enjoy!



"I recently sat down with Jack Stauffer... Jack on the west coast, myself on the east and had a little chat about Battlestar Galactica and just as importantly his other various works on television, cinema and theater...the insights on All My Children will be very interesting I think! Enjoy!" - Shawn O'Donnell

BGR: First off, let's look at Bojay or rather the character of Bojay...when you went into that role what things do you think you brought to it or what was the outline for that particular character?

JS: The character of Bojay, the reason he was brought in was to stir the pot, The plot dynamics at that point in time seemed to be the same every week – the fleet vs. The cylons. They wanted a very dynamic force to come into the Galactica fleet, and create chaos.

"The Living Legend" introduced the Pegasus and its crew. Cain, Sheba, and Bojay were all strong characters. They immediately challenged the power structure of the Galactica. Commander Cain challenged Adama, and Bojay challenged Apollo for authority. Sheba, aside from her warrior and leadership qualities was to be a love interest for Apollo. Anne Lockhart was hired to be a full-time cast member from the beginning. I wasn’t. In the original draft of "The Living Legend" Bojay got killed!

So when we actually got into filming, it was obvious the Richard and I got along very well. We really bounced off each other. The line producer, Guy Magar, noticed this right away and sort of became my champion. I assume it was he who suggested to Glen that I be kept on board. So, about the third week of shooting – somewhere in the second hour of "Living Legend" I get summoned to Glen’s office. Naturally, I figured I was going to be fired – typical actor paranoia.

But, as it was, Glen said to me "Look it's very obvious that you would be a great asset to the show...I'd like you to stay on". I can still remember the first thing that flashed in my head. I wasn't available! I was booked to go off and do a two hour "How The West Was Won" right after "The Living Legend". Unbelievable! All the time you sit around waiting for your agent to call. It never rains but it pours!

So I explained all this to Glen and he was very, very gracious to me. He said that, in reality, he had no idea what to do with me anyway. The show was really man heavy! If you look at it, you had Richard, Dirk and Herb - three pretty strong personalities. What are you going to do with another strong male personality? There wouldn’t have been enough dialogue to go around.

Also, I think it would have raised havoc with the female leads whose characters by this time had been ripped apart. Laurette's solicitator, which was a wonderful role in the pilot, was now because of network censorship, a med-tech! What is that? Maren Jensen got less and less to do every week. So basically there were no strong women’s parts. Annie’s character at least gave some dignity to the females. But, there was no way you could have immediately added another male presence.

Glen told me that my immediate unavailability would be a blessing. He would include me in several episodes as a presence and in the second year Bojay would become a regular character.

So it was always my understanding that Bojay would eventually become an integral part of the show. My guess, and I'm only surmising, because we never got to that second year, is that they would have eliminated some lesser characters. I have nothing to base that on, of course, except my own intuition.

This is the reason why there are no cards or toy figures of Bojay. The merchandising rights belonged to Universal, and I wasn't contracted to Universal. I was just hired to do the show as a weekly player.

BGR: So that was the Bojay story?

Yep – although I am told the episodes that the fans seem to like most are "The Living Legend" and "War of the Gods" - four out of the five I did.


BGR: I guess another question is of course, what do you personally think the future of Battlestar Galactica is?

JS: I remain optimistic. I think there's a tremendous opportunity for it. You couldn't have better timing than you have now. I think as I said in the three-part interview on, Babylon 5 is off the air, Star Trek is gone, Star Wars has been played out. There's really nothing really good sci-fi wise on the air right now, in my opinion, with the exception of The X-Files.

Now, again I'm not a die-hard science fiction fan. For me to watch it, it has to be really, really good dramatically and not just CGI effects. I thought Stargate was good when it first started, but to me the quality of that show has deteriorated - and Richard Dean Anderson is a fine actor! I tried watching all the sci-fi cable shows. Now, I hesitate to bad-mouth other shows and other actors - I am the one who is out of work. But, I can't watch! I just don't understand, with all the good actors and writers that exist, why they don't put better people in these things.

And here comes the old man talking, maybe it's because they make twenty-year-old children, with no acting experience, the stars! The best thing you could do with a show is take new people and put them in with veteran actors that can help them. I will say that till the day I die.

One of the great things about Galactica was the presence of Lorne Greene and when I came on the show, the addition of Lloyd Bridges. These two incredibly good actors set a standard that the young people had to adhere to. I've said it many times; I would have been scared to show up on the set not fully prepared with those two people there! And it's not a matter of intimidation; it's a matter of professionalism.

I was fortunate. I had been well trained from my theatre experiences and from my four years on "All My Children". I was taught to show up knowing all my lines.

But, getting back to your question - what do I see as the future of Galactica? If the rights issues can be resolved, there are endless possibilities. I see this as a terrific series of mini-movies or even as a weekly series with Richard's concept of combining the original cast with a newer cast of younger warriors born in space. This will allow for all sorts of plot scenarios other than just kicking the Cylons around!

The people born in space don't all necessarily have to be humanoid either. If the fleet in its journey came upon other civilizations, you could have other races of individuals. But again, I support the generation aspect of the show. When you combine older actors with younger actors, you just have more to do. That's where I see the future of Galactica going. The CGI effects will take care of themselves - they always do! Look at the special effects in the trailer. They were wonderful.

BGR: What do you think makes Galactica work?

I think it was probably the mythology of the show. If you go back to the original three-hour movie, it was the highest rated movie in the history of television. It was the one that beat "Brian's Song". The fact is - it wasn't supposed to be a television series. They rushed it into production. That’s why some of the early episodes leave a little to be desired.

But, the mythology of Galactica, this search for origin, I think offers up a scenario for the viewers that challenges their imagination. I think that's what really makes Galactica special. You could explore all sorts of philosophies and could go anywhere. That's why Galactica: 1980 was such a travesty, because they found their origin!

I think what made Galactica good was this long-range scenario that kept viewers coming back. I think the closest thing to compare today is the long-range aspect of The X-Files. Every four or five episodes or so of The X-Files, they will come back to the original plot line - "The Great Conspiracy". In between, Chris Carter writes wonderful individual episodes. But, I don't ever see Carter solving that plot line till it goes off the air.

To me, a lot of the sci-fi stuff is just shoot em up - local threat and stuff without any long range scenarios.

Along with Galactica’s premise, you also had very likeable and interesting characters. You also had good actors in the show, like Lorne and Lloyd. Richard's a good actor. Dirk's a good actor. Herb, Annie, and Laurette are certainly fine actors. Hell, John Colicos is renowned Shakespearean actor. And, why not - I think I'm a pretty good actor! You had quality people in that show. Good acting will hold a show together; it'll hold viewers too.

BGR: Let’s change the subject. All My Children - I'm sure that you have some interesting stories!

JS: I have lots of them! I can honestly say my years on All My Children were the happiest. If I could go back and undo one decision, it would be my decision to leave that show.

"All My Children" was unique. This was the first time daytime television ever attempted to make young actors the stars of the show. This is no big deal now given today’s television lineup, but in 1970, this was a huge risk. ABC went out and got four untested actors in Karen Gorney, Susan Lucci, Richard and myself and said we're going to build a daytime drama around you.

However, as I so adamantly stated before, they took us four young people and surrounded us with the creme de la creme of daytime television. Rosemary Prince, Mary Fickett, Ray McDonald, Ruth Warrick from Citizen Kane Fra Heflin (Van Heflin’s sister), Hugh Franklin, Kay Campbell - all these people were veteran daytime actors. AND THESE PEOPLE TAUGHT US! These people set a standard for us, they helped us, they were on our team, and they were our mentors. I learned most of what I know about acting from these people.

Now today - take a look at the teen shows. Do you really think the acting is good? Take a look at shows like Pacific Heights and stuff like that – you tell me.

AMC was a family environment that lent itself to being really, really creative. The producers and writers of All My Children were incredibly good about giving us creative freedom with our characters. Our suggestions and ideas about character, dialogue, etc were always listened to. Sometimes they agreed with us and made changes; sometimes they didn’t. The point is, THEY ENCOURAGED US TO THINK! I can remember years later when I was doing another soap, I raised several questions about character and dialogue. I was told to shut up and just say the words that were written. I left that show after nine months.

I don’t want to give the illusion that we ran the show on AMC. Once decisions were made, we stuck to our scripts. But even then, in rehearsal, we could transpose a line or change some wording if we felt it helped our character, as long as it stayed in the storyline. It wasn't - Do it this way! Do as your told!

OK – stories. One thing that most people don’t know today is 1970 was the early days of videotape. AMC was done "live on tape". What this means basically is we did the show live. Unlike today where every show has its own tape facilities, we shared with "One Life To Live" and ABC News. We had forty minutes to do a half-hour show. Then we lost the tape facilities!

The show was shot from beginning to end - like a play. And like doing a play in front of an audience, if you made mistakes or forgot a line you had to get yourself out of trouble. There wasn’t a lot of time to go back and edit. Editing also cost extra. So - you had to know you're words and your blocking, because if you didn't, they fired you!

There were several very well known actors who did not make it on that show. Robert Urich was one. Joanna Miles, the original Anne Tyler - wonderful actress - couldn't handle the stress of doing the show and not being able to make mistakes. It drove here crazy. They had to let her go. A year later, Joanna Miles won an Emmy for "The Glass Menagerie". She just couldn’t handle the stress of daytime.

We had forty page scripts to learn every day. You blocked and rehearsed it in the morning. You got into your makeup and wardrobe and had a dress rehearsal. Then you shot it like a play. They rolled the tape, and they went from beginning to end - and you tried not to screw up!

Naturally there were goofs - and, there were some wonderful, funny stories of stuff that happened!

A classic sequence was in the Martin living room with Tara, Phil, Chuck, Ruth, and Joe coming in on a winter day when it's snowing outside. There were big rollers up above the set, full of foam or ivory snow or whatever it was up in there, and they would turn them, and the snowflakes would come down outside the windows. The sequence was that Ray McDonald and Mary Fickett, (Joe and Ruth) Karen and Richard and myself come into the Martin living room, and the dialogue was something like, "Kids, give me your coats and I'll hang them up," and Ray hung them up in the closet. Richard and Karen (Phil and Tara) were having some teen crisis, and they went around the fireplace to have this secret conversation. That was kind of the whole sequence.

Well, we walk in the door and Ray McDonald says, "give me your coats", and Richard and Karen give him their coats. They then walked to the fireplace. Ray says to me "Chuck, give me the coat, and I give him my coat, and he opens the closet door - and it's snowing in the closet! THE ROLLER HOLDING THE SNOW IS EXTENDED TOO FAR. Now the tape is rolling and Ray McDonald never bats an eye. He looks at me and says "Chuck, y'know, when the storms over we gotta get up and fix the hole in the roof!" Well, that did me in! I just blinked my eyes! Mary Fickett choked - she was laughing so hard. I thought, My God, they're going to have to stop the tape! BUT THEY DIDN'T! I'm dying - 'm dying. - it was my line. I couldn't say it. I didn't know what to say! So Ray said my line. Then Mary Fickett started to gag, and went up to the bay window and started looking out the window, and all I could see were here shoulders going up and down, she was laughing so hard. So Ray said all of her lines. Then Richard walks up and just stands there with his mouth open, so Ray said all of Richard's lines. Ray just did this monologue, and finally everybody got laughing so hard, they had to cut. That was one of the few times that we stopped! That was a classic example of stuff that could go wrong!

BGR: Did they manage to keep any of the sequence?

JS: No, that was one they had to redo. There are a couple other classics. My Grandfather on the show, Hugh Franklin, played the elder Dr. Charles Tyler. Ray played Dr. Joe Martin, and I think this was the third year of the show, and I was a young intern at this point. Now, for some reason Hugh always got the medical terminology, and he had the worst time saying those eight syllable medical terms. And naturally Ray knew this, and he would look at Hugh with this "I know you are going to screw this up" expression on his face. And, of course Hugh would screw it up.

The sequence has Chuck going into the doctor's lounge, and his Grandfather and Joe are there, and he says, "Grandfather, I'm having a problem with this diagnosis, can you help me out?" Hugh's line was, "Chuck, it's very simple. That’s a classic case of myocardial infarction." Well, Hugh couldn't say it!

He would go "Chuck, it's a classic case of myocranial infriction, myracladial infraction, iocardiowhatchit - OH SHIT!!!

This goes on through every rehearsal, and Ray is just standing there with "the look", and Hugh can’t look at Ray without laughing. So we get all the way to the air show, and now the tape is rolling. We get up to this scene, and I'm standing outside the door to walk in, and I realize the entire crew is now standing around this part of the set - to see if Hugh can get the words out. I walk in the door and I go "Grandfather, can you help me with this diagnosis?" and Hugh goes, "Well, Chuck, it's a classic... Joe, I taught you...why don't you tell him?" And Ray looks at me and goes, "Why, sure, that's a classic case of miocarido...miocarido...miocardiowatchit!..Chuck, why don't you just go look it up?" So I blinked my eyes and say, "Well okay, I'll do that!". and I walked out the door! And I had about ten more lines I was supposed to say. That went on the air! And if you listen to the tape you can hear the crew choking and spitting trying not to laugh out loud.

Another classic one was the day the building blew up next door to the studio. It did! They were tearing down an old building next door to make way for an addition to the studio, and a gas main, I guess, blew. We were on a soundstage that was sound proofed, .so you didn't hear the explosion - but you felt the concussion. And the flats that were the walls ( like on a stage) - when this thing blew up next door, this pressure wave went right through the studio. All these flats started to wave back and forth. Ray McDonald and I were doing a scene - on the air - and all of a sudden - "Whoomp! Whoomp!" And the flats are going "Whoosh! Whoosh!", and Ray just put his hand against the wall and kept going. I stared in awe at him. That went on the air!

I remember learning the hard way about memorizing your lines and not reading stuff off the prompter. A teleprompter has the entire script printed on a role that scrolls down as you say the lines. It’s there to help the actor pick up his line in case he forgets. Anyway, I got lazy one day, because I had this whole phone conversation with Mary Fickett. I thought, I’m all alone in the room with the phone. There isn’t any other actor to relate to. I'll just read it off the prompter!

Okay, so we do it in rehearsal – fine. Now the tape was rolling, and Mary and I are having this conversation and I’m reading my lines off the prompter. All of a sudden somebody comes up and taps Irwin on the shoulder, and he turns around to see who it is. AND NOW THE PROMPTER IS FACING THE WRONG WAY! I can't see it! I've got no idea what my lines are! So Mary Fickett said all her lines and all my lines. Basically it was something like this. She would say, "What are you doing this afternoon?" and my answer would have been something like, "I'm going with Phil to the movies." - something like that. I've got no idea what to say. I haven't got the prompter! So Mary would say, "What are you doing this afternoon?" and I'd go, "Well...uh...uh..uh..uh.." And Mary would go, "Didn't you say something about you and Phil going to the movies?" "Yeah....yeah, that's it...that's what we're going to do!" It went on like that. "Are you going to see that new movie at the Coronet?" "Yeah. .I guess we could do that. . mumble... mumble. Mary just paraphrased all my lines, said all her lines, they kept the camera on her and it went on the air like that!

Today they would just stop and do it over again - Not in those days, you kept going!

Finally, there is my favorite Susan Lucci story. I don’t know how I got away with this. I think I was just about to leave the show or something. Anyway I wasn’t actually fired for it. The scene was for Chuck and Erika to meet in the park and discuss some nefarious plot that Erika was hatching. They built this little mound on the set to look like I was coming up a hill. Now in rehearsal every time I walk up this mound to meet Erika, all I can think about is that this whole scene reminds me of something out of a bad Nelson Eddy Jeanette McDonald movie. So right before we go to tape I sneak into wardrobe and find this Mountie hat and a red coat. And I walked on to the set dressed like that, whistling "I’ll be Calling You". Susan just stared. Nobody said anything. The crew is dying. Finally, over the PA I hear, "Jack, will you come into the control room please". So anyway, those are a few All My Children stories!

BGR: So, how was it to act with Susan Lucci? This is actually kind of a two part question...besides acting with her, how did you feel about her finally getting the Emmy?

JS: Well, we all started together. In fact, Susan and I did our very first scene together. I can still remember half the dialogue. Susan Lucci bet me two Jefferson Airplane albums that she could break up Phil and Tara before Christmas!

Erika and Chuck did a lot of scenes together in the first years. Susan and I worked together all the time. We were very close friends. Her husband and I were very close friends. I still get Christmas cards from them. If I go to New York, I call Susan to see if she's on the set, and I go say hi to her. She's just an incredibly nice individual!

How glad am I that she won the Emmy? It was way, way overdue! A lot of this is jealousy. A lot of it is payback. Susan is the number one person in Daytime TV. In fact a few years ago some woman’s magazine did a survey on the most recognized women’s faces in the world. Number 1 was Princess DI. Number 2 was Susan Lucci. She is the highest paid performer in daytime and probably nighttime too. You don't have as much power as Susan and not create ill will within your peer group. I think a lot of people voted against her simply because they were jealous of her status.

I think after a while too, it became the "in" thing not to give it to her, and Susan always made jokes about it. But, if you looked at her face and watched her emotional turmoil when she finally got it, it became very obvious how much it hurt her all those years that she didn't get it, and how glad she was that she finally won it.

So, I was incredibly glad for her. However, there was a part of me that wished that they had had enough foresight to do something truly spectacular. She won it on the nineteenth try. What they should do now is create the Susan Lucci lifetime achievement award for excellence in daytime drama. And give her the first one! That's what I'd like to see happen.

BGR: You've been professionally acting since '68, and you started with All My Children in '70. What did you do those first two years?

JS: My Father was a producer. He did not want me to go into show business, but it was in my blood. It was what I wanted to do since I was seven years old...I always knew it!

My graduation present from college was a car, which I got in my junior year for my senior year. When I graduated my father said, "Look, your a big boy". You want to go and be an actor, you're on your own. You gotta sink or swim. Go sell your car and move to New York, become an actor if that's what you want to do. I'm not going to subsidize you". He did say, "What I will do is, if you want to take acting classes, or anything educational...I will pay for that...other than that, you're own you're own."

So I moved into New York with a friend of mine into a studio apartment and I started pounding the pavement. I also met my first wife, who I had actually spent four years at Northwestern with but had never known. Figure that one out. Her mother was a manager, and she took me on as a client. I think I had sold my car for $1,600, and I was down to $36 in the bank when I got my first commercial!

I started doing commercials and then in 1969 I did a season at the Coconut Grove in Miami, and then I started doing stuff like the auto shows - you did what you needed to do!

The auditions for All My Children started around September of 1969, so it was basically a year and a half before I landed All My Children. I did enough commercial work to keep my head above water, but All My Children was my big, big break.

BGR: What was that first commercial?

JS: The first commercial I ever did actually was something for the Heart Fund. I think the first big commercial I ever did was for Clearasil. I remember getting out of the phone booth and looking at these two teenagers next to me and going, "Well...I got MY date!" It was because my skin was clearer with Clearasil! You always remember the first one...and I think since then I’ve filmed around two-hundred and fifty commercials.

BGR: Why exactly did you leave "All My Children?"

Ah – one of my greater career decisions. When I started the show I was dating my first wife, an actress by the name of Renne Jarrett. We actually broke up when she moved to the West Coast to further her career. Bicoastal romances don’t do very well. She immediately became a hot property of Columbia TV and starred in a TV series called "Nancy". It was about the daughter of the president of the United States. It starred her, Celeste Holm, and an actor named John Fink. The show lasted a year and a half.

Anyway, she was out west filming, and at some point she came back to visit. We got together, told each other how much we missed each other, yadda yadda yadda, and decided to get married. But there was this big condition. Renne made me promise that when my contract expired on All My Children, we would move to the West Coast. Now, at the time (in hindsight, that was a very bad decision) at the time it didn’t seem like such a big deal. Daytime was not what it is today. All My Children was the bellwether of all modern daytime. But it wasn't till 1976 and General Hospital's Luke and Laura that it crossed over into fully big time. Ok, so at the time, I never made any bones about it. I always wanted to be a star and to achieve that goal you had to be on the West Coast. I agreed.

Renne and I got married in the fall of 1971 and my contract ran through 1973. Renne went on "Another World" for a year - we lived in New York – every thing was fine till my contract came up for renewal, and the All My Children producers took us to dinner. We go to this fancy restaurant and have a little gourmet food, some vintage wine, and over coffee, Doris Quinlan (the executive producer of AMC) says, "Jack we certainly want you to remain on the show, and I know you are planning to move to LA, but what if we doubled your base salary right away and then gave you 20% raises every year for the next three years?" Then she turned to Renne and offered her the same package. I almost fell of the chair. This was 1973 folks, and I can tell you that between the two of us, our base salary would have been over $100,000. And that was just the base salary. You always worked more than that. This also didn’t count commercials or anything. Now a hundred grand ain’t chicken feed today – hell I’d like to make a hundred thousand bucks this year. Figure what this was worth in 1973-74 dollars. – at least half a million, probably more.

I was calm – Oh yes, I was calm - I WENT CRAZY! It was the first huge fight that Renne and I ever had. I thought we were nuts to turn this down. I wanted to take the money! And then cam the tears, and the screamin', the yellin', the weepin' and the wailin'! So I called Doris and turned down the offer. I had to honor my promise.

BSR: I also wanted to touch on the episodic stuff you've done on television. What were some of those?

As I said, at the time Columbia Television wanted Renne big time. I was the player to be named later in the trade - y'know know how you trade for a big baseball player? - You get the slugger outfielder and two utility infielders - I was the utility infielder!

But, after we got to LA, Columbia Television kept every promise to me – and I will always be grateful to them for that. I wasn’t the one they really wanted, but they put me to work. In fact they put me to work before they put Renne to work. The very first thing I did on the west coast was an hour and a half movie of the week for daytime which was me, DeForest Kelley, and June Lockhart – Star Trek and Annie's mother of all things!

Anyway, we both just started to work. The whole system was different then. The studios had casting departments. Quinn Martin was a big production company. He had like five shows on the air. Universal Television had all these shows on the air. And you got in with these people. I was a regular with Quinn Martin. The very first show I did for Quinn was "The Streets of San Francisco". I did all the Quinn Martin shows every year. And I played the same character in every show! I got killed in every show! I was the victim.

Funny stories - One day, I was sitting in the commissary with the head of casting for Quinn Martin, and Quinn came over and sat down at the table. I looked at him and said, "Can I ask you a question?" He said, "Absolutely". And I said, "Why can’t I play the hero or the bad guy and be around till the end of the show? You're always killing me on page fifteen." Quinn said, "Nope! Never happen! You're the best victim I ever saw!" So, I got killed in every Quinn Martin show!

But that's what you did. You did a lot of episodic television. The television shows lent themselves to that in those days. If you go back and look at a "Streets of San Francisco", or a "Barnaby Jones" or any of these shows, each hour was an individual unit. There were no anthology shows. The anthology shows with big resident casts started with Dynasty. When that started, episodic television went the way of the dinosaur. If you weren’t a regular cast member you rarely got a chance to be on the show. Except for maybe a one line part or something like that. But I think over the years, I’ve guested on over forty different shows! I did four Streets, two Barnaby's. I did all the Quinn Martin shows. I think I was on every Bionic Show for Universal. I did The Six Million-Dollar Man, The Fall Guy, The Bionic Woman. I did The Rockford Files twice. I did all the Universal shows.

I did Police Story. That won an Emmy. In fact I did three or four Emmy shows. Police Story won it for best show of the year. I did Eleanor and Franklin, which won for best show of the year. Police Story will always be special to me because I became good friends with David Jansen. Now - there are some stories – The David Jansen stories. We will save them for another time.

I did pilots for my own series three times. The first one was a thing called "The Steamers" later renamed "Mobil Medics". It starred me and an actor named Ben Masters and really is what ER is today. It wasn’t picked up. The second pilot I did for my own series was called "The Incredible Island". That lasted two episodes and went down the toilet! I remember everyone in the cast called it "The Incredible Turkey".

That was another Columbia show. Then I did "Alex and the Doberman Gang" which was the Doberman Gang for television. That show was actually on the schedule and was replaced with Benji at the last second!

So, if you do three pilots and they don't sell for one reason or another, the studios and the networks feel you aren’t a bankable actor. They simply stop hiring you. You see - they always blame it on the actors. God Forbid the show they wrote, produced, and conned the network into doing was a piece of shit. If it fails, blame the actor. That’s why actors come and go but the producers always stay. Anyway, my status started to fall.

But, I had some great years. Galactica came along when I was working all the time. I think I have said before that I was hired because ABC thought it would be good to put Richard and me back together.

I would say that what notoriety I may have had reached it’s high point in the late 70’s and ended in about 1980-81. Then it just kind of slid downhill, and it kept sliding and sliding - until you're kind of an also-ran. But, I went back and started doing a lot of theatre, a lot of musical stuff - just whatever it took to pay the bills!

BGR: Another big thing to touch on is the Theatre work that you've done. What are you're thoughts on that?

JS: My roots are in theatre. If you're trained as an actor in college, you're roots are always in theatre.

My true love will always be theatre. I love theatre much more than I love television. There is immediacy to it. The audience is there in front of you, the instant feedback - it's wonderful. You get to go from beginning to end. You run the gamut of the emotions every night. I just love live performance. I also like being in front of the audience. I started out as a theatre major, did a lot of musical stuff early on. Then I had my throat ruined by a singing teacher in New York, and it wasn't till 1990 that I went back and started doing musicals again.

I founded my own theatre in 1983 - APTA - with my sister. We kept going for two years. I lost my shirt. You always lose money in theatre unless you’re endowed. For a while it was a tax write-off. When my studio income deteriorated it became just lost money. But I learned some valuable lessons. The success of any theatre production is in direct proportion to the size of the cast. They all bring relatives!

But, it was a great love. I learned how to produce. I learned why I hated producing! I lost money on APTA, but it was a wonderful experience. I remember fighting so hard with Equity. I tore up my Equity card and threw it in they're face! The cabaret that I do at the conventions is all show tunes from musicals that I've done. I'm always looking for a musical to do, or a good play to do.

BGR: You're a co-director of the Northridge Young Performers, right?

JS: Yes, I love to direct. I don't direct as much as I like to, but every summer I co-direct a youth musical for young people from seven to fifteen. I've been doing that for seven years. I avoid being the head director because that involves dealing with all the parents. Never deal with stage mothers. I stage a percentage of the show, but mainly I focus on dramatic interpretations of the music and dialogue. Until the last week – then it’s just walk over here and say it like I do. I have a confession though. Directing is a lot of fun till everyone goes up on stage. Then I stand in the back and bounce from one foot to the other and wish I were up there too!

BGR: You directed at the Westchester playhouse as well?

JS: I directed "Mr. Roberts" at the Westchester playhouse. It is absolutely my favorite play. I’ve done it four times and directed it twice. I think it's one of those rare perfect plays and it really strikes a cord in me. I think I've done practically every role in it except for Doc, and one of these days I'll do Doc in it!

BGR: it must be gratifying that Meilin Tu (former student) was the U.S. Open Junior Champion...what are you thoughts on that?"

JS: Meilin was a wonderful experience. She was one of those rare prodigies. Her older sister played tennis and went on to play for UCLA. Meilin started when she was 11 I think. She couldn't get enough of the game. Her mother was the pushiest Chinese lady I ever saw. The family didn't have enough money for lessons so her mom literally badgered everyone she knew to teach Meilin for free. And we did. I was part of a tennis club at the time. Mrs. Tu would schlep Meilin over after school. She wanted to play with everybody. If there wasn't a game, she did her homework. Five days a week for four or five hours she would be there. I know of at least four pros who taught her. Plus there were at least a dozen So. Cal. ranked players at that club, and they all played with her. I worked with her till she got too good for me. She then became part of the USTA junior program and went on to more prestigious instructors. I have the picture of the scoreboard at Flushing Meadows proclaiming her the US Open Junior Champion. The girl she beat in the finals - Martina Hingis. Unfortunately, Meilin never quite made the final jump to greatness. She plays alot in satellite tourneys, but just wasn't able to make that final step up to the big time.

BSG: What are your future plans in the acting profession and are you continuing discussions with David Kelley's people?

JS:I have been asked two or three times for availability. David changes his scripts and adds and deletes characters up till the last minute. I can only surmise that the part they wanted me for got written out.

"I want to thank Jack for the time he took out to chat with me...this has certainly been a show biz eye opener!"

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Richard Hatch interviiew I did back in 2001

This is something that I just pulled off my original site Battlestar Galactica: intervew I did back "in the day"...hope you enjoy!



Richard "Apollo" Hatch
Field:Actor, Producer, and Apollo from BSG.

Battlestar Galactica: Resurrection recently spoke with Richard Hatch about Battlestar Galactica's past and its future.

BGR: What was it that got you started in the acting profession?

RH: Well, it happened by default. Basically, I was going to college, not knowing what I wanted to do, taking a general liberal arts course and literally was more interested in sports, athletics and music.

I was a classical pianist, had studied classical piano from the time that I was a child and had always been drawn to music, but didn't really know if I was going to have a career in music or not.

I was really kind of undecided between the two and then I fell into an oral interpretation class, which was an elective, an English elective that was available to me or rather the only English elective available to me that I could take one semester, due to the fact that everything else was filled up.

So essentially what I got into was a public speaking class, which is probably the number one horror, actually I think it IS number one with death is number three on the list of horrors for human beings!

BGR: Did you have any idea as to what the class would entail?

RH: No .and for Richard Hatch, the shy, introverted, scared to death human being who could not even imagine talking face to face with a girl he was interested in!

And here I was standing up in front of a whole room of people having to talk about different subjects.

Essentially I almost failed the class, that is until I was given a particular challenge to go out and find an article that was meaningful to me and bring it in and read it.

So, I brought in an article based on the assassination of President Kennedy and I remember how touching it was.

It was actually in the sports section of the paper, which at that time was about the only page I read.

It started out with "Today we're not going to talk about basketball, we're going to talk about...."

It was a very moving article.

BGR: So this is what you presented to the class?

RH: Yes, So I started in about President Kennedy and I remember how emotionally it affected me and as I started reading it, it was like every other thing I'd done in class.

I could barely whisper I was so nervous!

Nobody could hear me and everybody thought I had a speech impediment because the fear would make my tongue do weird things!

But what happened was as I started reading the material, I slowly started to get into it and as I got into it I got emotionally moved by it and then I basically forgot myself and all of a sudden my voice came out and I started speaking like a human being.

My so-called speech impediment went away and all of a sudden I started making eye contact and projecting, it was like a transformation took place!

By the end of it I got this standing ovation in class and all of the kids in class, most of whom were actors came up and said, "God! You should take acting!" and "What happened to you?" and "Jesus! that was amazing!", it was like everyone COULD NOT BELIEVE that this shy scared to death kid who could not do anything right in that class all of a sudden metamorphosed into this performer.

BGR: So this is what started to steer you towards the acting field?

RH: I didn't know what had happened, all I know is that it was an incredible experience and after that I got more and more interested in the world of theater and also I got more involved in politics and got more involved in the arts altogether.

That included music of course and slowly after a couple of years the curiosity led me to an acting class.

There is a back-story to my getting into the class, though.

In the meantime I had started dating a girl from Beverly Hills, I had met her during the summer when I was down at the beach lifeguarding and surfing...which was my big profession during the summer.

So I started meeting all these other kids whose parents were producers, directors, actors and stuff, so I started getting introduced to the Hollywood scene, but I still considered myself a surfer, kind of one of those guys from the other side of the tracks. And here I was, little surfer boy... in the midst of all this money and wealth and fame and it was a very, very weird place to be! But I did meet some very interesting people, one of which was a man by the name of Elliot Mintz, who was a radio disc jockey and also was a manager for Sonny and Cher, before they became Sonny and Cher... back at that time they were called "Caesar and Cleo"! Actually he was managing a bunch of people.

This man was THE YODA of Hollywood, I mean he used to talk for hours about philosophy, religion, spirituality, politics, about anything in life.

We'd just sit around and talk and talk and talk. Anyway, one day he recommended something to me, he said "You should go to this acting class!" and I said, "Me? an actor?", and then he said, "Well, you know its a class where you learn about yourself", he knew how shy I was and he says "Everybody recommends this class, a lot of my friends have gone to it". And here I was, me, surfer kid, going to this acting class, walking in and it had a sign up above the door saying "NO ACTING PLEASE"...and I thought how interesting for an acting class to have a sign that said "NO ACTING PLEASE". On entering the class found a lot of very New York types, very artsy and there I am,, a California surfer boy feeling very out of place.

BGR: Some interesting people in that class I take it?

RH: Oh, yeah..I mean people like Jack Nicholson and Sue Lyon who played the original Lolita and Hampton Fancher who co-wrote the screenplay for "Blade Runner" were hanging out in that class.

So anyway, they thought I would come and go like so many other people did, but for whatever reasons I really ended up getting a lot out of the class and I learned how to be comfortable in front of people. I learned how to deal with my emotions and feelings and how to embrace those emotions and feelings and not feel so weird about them. Also I got comfortable expressing them.

I mean the whole class was teaching me how to undo all the bad habits I had learned in life, how a person holds it all in, the insecurities that keep us from being honest and true to ourselves and here was a class, an acting class, by God, that was teaching me how to be more honest with my emotions and feelings

Basically teaching me how to communicate and express what was going on inside of me and how to really open up and creatively express myself. So, I ended up really loving the class, but never thinking about acting at all as a profession, but I really loved that class!

BGR: So was it long before you found yourself performing?

RH: Well, after about a year I did a scene from This Property is Condemned in class.

Now, this was after all the millions of exercises our teacher, Eric Morris would put you through to get in touch with what you were feeling and how deal with your parents, etc., etc.

The man dealt from a psychological place, he was always helping you to work through your psychological walls and blocks and fears.

And after about a year of this work I got to the point where I could relax enough in front of the class and doing the dialogue from that play, and for the first time I started to connect to the material.

I started to connect to the other actors and all of a sudden it was like breathing.

We were really all relating to each other and from moment to moment this organic life was happening.

Just like that experience in speaking class, just like that transformation, another transformation took place and I realized this incredible feeling of expanding beyond this concept of who I thought I was into this magical place where I felt like anything was possible.

I realized this acting experience was a lot more than I thought!

BGR: So that's when the acting bug bit?

RH: Well, Eric Morris said to me after that, "You know Richard, if your willing to work very hard and really deal with all these little insecurities and issues and stuff that get in the way of expressing yourself, you could be an actor, a professional actor if you really wanted to".

And at that point I still didn't take it seriously, but I continued to take the class and then I started getting advice from the other actors who suggested that I go out and do a play etc., and I went out and auditioned for a couple of things, and all of a sudden I was starting to enjoy getting up on stage and performing and having my parents come see me!

Slowly I was starting to do a lot of community theater and then I got into another acting acting company actually.

Then I started doing plays and theater... again still not taking it too seriously...just thinking it was fun, having no concept or idea or ever even imagine myself being on television or movies, that was another world!

But I did get into this acting company with a bunch of serious actors who wanted to go to New York, and I ended up going with them.

BGR: That must have been an experience going from California to New York City, quite a change.

RH: Yes, I ended up living in a little, empty ballet studio, sleeping on the floor and eating Campbell's soup for about six months and doing one act plays and poetry readings.

That was when some agents came out to see some of our readings and one of them decided to handle me.

That was when I actually started getting sent out for television stuff, commercials and that type of thing.

So did I ended up getting a couple of commercials.

Of course four or five months had gone by and New York was going to Spring to Summer to Fall and into Winter, which was a very scary thought!

I had never been through a frozen Eastern Winter before and I was sleeping in this VERY cold empty ballet studio and all of the people in my group decided to leave for Italy

That's when I decided I wasn't about to leave New York!

BGR: What made you decide that?

RH: Well, I thought... here I am in New York... I'm thinking I'm an actor and this is a cool place to be and I ended up staying.

I actually ended up moving into an even SMALLER room about nine flights up, it was the basically the size of a bathroom, with no kitchen, no stove, no nothing.

You had to walk nine flights down to go to the bathroom!


So finally around Christmas, I auditioned for a soap opera called "All My Children" with Susan Lucci... and I got the role!

I read about twenty-two times and tested three times and finally they went with an unknown, inexperienced actor and it was my first big break.

I finally got started to get paid for what I do and obviously I started to earn the money to be able to get myself a small little apartment, which I did, but that was the beginning of the acting.

BGR: Regarding Battlestar Galactica, what impassions you so much about doing the project?

RH: First of all, I love science fiction, I love the genre.

I'm not that much into the B-movies that science fiction has been relegated to though, but more into the science fiction that explores the human condition, that explores theoretical

probabilities and possibilities and really deals with it in a more philosophical, more spiritual way.

I just think great science fiction has the ability to tell phenomenal stories that allow us to peer into where we're going as the human race, or where we could go, depending on the choices or the decisions we make and I just think that it stimulates the brain, but it also stimulates the heart and emotions.

I think it's a great one-two three punch when it's done right.

Those are the kinds of movies I've always wanted to make and I've always felt that Battlestar was that kind of a story, it was very epic, it was about the human struggle, it was political, it was spiritual, it was philosophical, and the mythology was wonderful.

I just love those type of stories, they are very archetypal, and I think that's why most people love to go see them.

That's also why people fell in love with Battlestar.

BGR: So you see a lot of untapped potential in Battlestar Galactica?

RH: I've always felt that this show never really got the chance to do what it was capable of doing.

If your an actor and your going out and auditioning for lots of shows after five or ten years of doing the same stuff, you realize that you didn't get into this business to do the same thing over and over again

You get into the business to do something extraordinary, to go on a journey.

For me everything is a journey to expand and explore my soul, my spirit, who I am and all those unanswerable or unanswered questions that constantly confront us...and Battlestar did that, and I couldn't shake that Battlestar Galactica story!

Finally, after hearing so many people talking about Battlestar but nobody doing anything about it, I thought, God, somebody's got to do something!

This show deserves a real FIRST chance!

So I just started, from the point of view of an actor and somebody not really empowered or very confident about putting anything together...just started on a journey of exploring how one would bring back a show like this.

BGR: So how did you go about it?

RH: Over the last four or five years I just began learning and reading books and then slowly moved into developing the comic books, then the novels that brought back Battlestar.

And of course getting more involved in the business end and learning how to put projects together.

Then finally putting together the Battlestar trailer.

It just kind of grew, little step by little step.

BGR: As far as epic stories, what really stands out to you?

RH: I think for me, Battlestar really epitomizes the kind of story that I love the most.

There are other science fiction stories that I love as well.

The Dune trilogy for instance.

There are a number of great science fiction writers... Philip Wiley who wrote "The Disappearance" is one.

That was a wonderful book I would love to do as a movie.

I also developed my own story, "The Great War of Magellan".

It has allowed me to develop and create and expand into an entire Universe and fill it with wonderful characters and really kind of create all those things that I love so much about Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar, all those shows.

BGR: How would you describe the thinking behind The Great War of Magellan?

RH: Well it's an original story with new characters and I'm able get into those issues and explore those challenges that we as a human race are facing and I can put it into a very, very interesting context which I think will illuminate and allow us to look at it from a new perspective.

Again, that's my whole purpose as an artist.

I think that's what an artists reason is, to explore the underlying mystique of who we are, why we are, where did we come from, where are we going and I think any story I would be involved with would deal with some of those elements and The Great War of Magellan certainly does.

BGR: There has been quite a bit of suspense regarding the revival, who will make it and so on.

Universal up to now hasn't made any kind of commitment, what are your thoughts on that?

RH: I would love to do Battlestar Galactica!

And if not Battlestar Galactica, I'll do Great War of Magellan, actually I want to do both.

Regarding Battlestar...if down the road they finally come to a point of decision...which may be sooner than we think...I would be very, very willing to put together a team to do a new series and/or movie, but again the issue is not the will, its not the ability. It's not even the assets.

We have all of those, I think we have some of the most talented, gifted people in the industry!

We have the money that we need, we have everything we need to make a great Battlestar Galactica series and/or movie, and we have all the companies and artists, all the technicians who have come on board.

The key again is Universal, Universal has to come to a point of decision.

They have to recognize the worth of Battlestar and they have to be willing to either come onboard and do a joint partnership or put together a deal themselves.

The problem is: we don't know if Universal does it alone or with another company, or if they will turn out a great movie.

But, who knows?

In the past, most of these big companies haven't done a good job of bringing back wonderful shows and making them into new series or new movies.

They seem to forget the very core essence of what made those shows special, they throw that away and they sometimes just take the more superficial elements of the show and try to work with that...and fill that vessel with new water.

Unfortunately, very rarely does that work.

Very rarely does any show work.

When your dealing with a successful show you have to break it down and understand what made it successful in the first place and not just recreate it, but take that essence, that core heart of the show and then progress it, expand upon it, evolve it.

But if you lose the core essence, the core heart of the show, then you've lost any chance of succeeding as far as I'm concerned.

So, we'll keep our fingers crossed.

So if Universal does it or if Universal does a partnership with Glen or Glen does it or if they give our team a chance to do whole premise is that this show, if its done right, with the right heart, the right spirit, the right people could be a monumental success and franchise for Universal.

The question is up to God.

I always say not my will, but "Thy will be done".

BGR: What's the best advice you have for the fans?

RH: I would say this, I feel it in my gut that Battlestar Galactica is coming back.

Whether its now or twelve months from now, or eighteen months from now...I feel very strongly that something is going to happen here.

I think that Battlestar Galactica has a destiny, Battlestar has a story, and it has something about it that has touched people very profoundly.

And people...and this is just like anything in life...we have to commit to what we believe in, we have to do what our heart believes in and we to have to have patience.

You have to be willing to forgive, you have to be willing to build bridges but you have to be willing to keep going the distance doing whatever is necessary in order to follow your heart, follow your truth.

If you believe in something enough, there's always a way to either bring something back or to create something that has the same spirit that something had before, you know there are more ways than one to skin...

BGR: A Daggit?

RH: Skin a Daggit!

I think the key in life is to be creative and realize that every challenge is just an opportunity to challenge yourself to go to a higher level of your ability.

What I've learned in life is that no is just one step closer to a yes, every no gets me ten times tougher, ten times more creative, gives me ten times more energy and I go out there because there's always a way.

That's what I'm looking to do and I'm going to find every way I can to do Battlestar Galactica.

Like I said, if for some reason I can't do Battlestar I'll do another show that I can believe in with the same heart and the same spirit, because in my life, what's the use of doing something if you don't believe in it?

I mean, I've made millions of dollars, I've been famous all over the world.

You know, for me just to be famous or make more money is not enough, I want to do something in my life that means something that touches peoples hearts and challenges peoples minds and foremost inspires them.

I think the greatest joy of any artist and certainly myself is to inspire people to go out and know that anything is possible if you believe

Life is unlimited and though it sounds corny maybe, I believe it, I've seen it, and I've experienced it myself.

That's why I speak the way I do at conventions and that's why I'm doing what I'm doing now.

No matter what happens with Battlestar, I have learned a tremendous amount, I've gotten a college education in filmmaking.

I've gotten a college education in building self worth.

I've learned how to deal with fear and rejection.

I've learned how to deal with humiliation.

I've learned how, again, to take no's and turn them into yes's.

And I've really in a sense, grown up as a human being.

I don't feel like I'm a child waiting for someone to love me anymore, I feel like I'm empowered and I have the ability, the God given ability to go out and create it!

To mobilize people and bring them onboard and create something extraordinary.

People are dying to be part of something wonderful and if you have the courage to step out there and go for it, you'll find that there are a lot of people out there that will come onboard and support you and you learn nothing ever gets done alone.

Honestly, everything ultimately everything becomes a collaboration, its a synergistic relationship between you and a bunch of wonderful people who believe in something and co-create it together.


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Charter: Effective 1/1/2012

From the President of BFC


Charter of the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club


The Battlestar Galactica Fan Club, to ensure stability & to maintain more effective communication regarding the affairs of the organization, to better promote the agenda of the organization & to ensure the best possible experience be brought to its members, does establish this charter.

Article I

Section I

Member Rights

The Battlestar Galactica Fan Club is declared to be based upon basic fundamentals, firstly as a gathering place & organization for fans of Battlestar Galactica in all its incarnations.

This organization respects the equality & diversity of its membership & the international nature of said membership.

Section II

The Battlestar Galactica Fan Club will neither tolerate nor condone any policy or policies of discrimination against any person wishing to join the organization, nor will it discriminate for any reason against a person wishing to obtain a leadership position within the club.

Section III

The specific categories of non-discrimination, but not limited to are based upon: Race, Religion, Sex, Color, Nationality, National Origin, Political Beliefs, Disability or Sexual Orientation.


This policy explicitly will not tolerate any form of discrimination, either verbal or in practice by one or more members against one or more members or by policy or by an outside source.

Section IV

All members are guaranteed the freedom of expression in the form of commentary, written & visual as long as the commentary is not of a nature that infringes upon the rights of other members.


Article II

Section I


Leadership of the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club

Executive authority for the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club is vested in the office of the President.

The President sets overall policy for the organization upon the advice & consultation of the collective leadership known herein as the Directorate.

Section II

The office of Vice President is the second ranking position within the organization. The Vice President will assume the office of President upon the vacancy of that office.


The Vice President will assist the President in his/her duties & will serve as the Chairperson of the Directorate.

Section III

The office of Deputy Vice President is the third ranking position within the organization. The Deputy Vice President will assume the office of Vice President upon the vacancy of that office.


The Deputy Vice President will assist the President & Vice President in their duties.

Section IV

The three offices listed herein are hereby known as the Presidium.

Section V

Upon the vacancy of the office of Deputy Vice President, the President shall appoint a new Deputy Vice President.


Article III

Section I

Site Maintenance


The Webmaster is empowered with discretionary authority over all aspects of the website in form & function working in consultation with the Presidential Authority.


The Director of Graphics will work in conjunction & in active participation with the Webmaster on agreed upon design & updates therein.



Section II


The Directorate

The Directorate is chaired by the Vice President who shall act as its chief presiding officer.


The Director of Communications is responsible for internal correspondence with the various members as well as sources outside of the organization.


The Web Store Master/Mistress is responsible for the upkeep & maintenance of the store & graphic content within plus reporting sales on a timely basis to the full Directorate.


The Director of the Colonial Defense Forces shall be the formal liaison officer to the fleet & shall direct all activities of said fleet within the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club.


The Director of the Battlestar Fan Club Fleet will work in conjunction with The Director of the Colonial Defense Forces as the active Commander of all Battlestar Galactica Fan Club Fleet members.


The Director of Site Security is hereby empowered to approve all new members, disallow memberships based upon violation of stated regulations & infringements.


All moderators will report to the Director on issues of site security.



Effective Date: 1/1/2012

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Happy Holidays

12578016265?profile=originalI just wanted to take the time to wish everyone in the fleet a very safe and happy holiday season and hope that you all get what you want this year like new FTL Drives or Tylium and by all means A marry charismas and hope we all find earth. (or in my case.... a job this New Year) SO SAY WE ALL! 

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Cast of pilot blood and chrome

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Cylonboy Limited Edition Print

Alicia Hollinger is a talented artist & most recently a new member of the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club & she did something wonderful to mark her foray into things Galactica.

If you go to her page here on the site you will see some of her work of course, but she created something special not only to honor the Fan Club but Battlestar Galacica overall: yes, you got's Cylonboy!

This great piece of art is now available in a limited edition, numbered & signed by the artist herself!

All of you can now get an advance copy (yep, not available to the general public just yet!) by going to Alicia's site & clicking on the order prints section.

Click on "email me" with your order & she will honor the original convention pricing, plus shipping, handling & a small paypal fee.

Sorry guys & gals, but I got copy #1!

The Holidays are coming up, make that special Cylon in your life happy!


Wonderland Art by Alicia Hollinger

Alicia Hollinger is a Los Angeles based digital artist and writer. Her artwork has been shown at Nucleus Gallery, Meltdown Comics, Titmouse Studios, for Comic Book Sunday events,  at Long Beach Comic-Con, Comikaze, and Bent-Con.
Digital CG art specializing in pop culture pin-ups and 
artistic and realistic beautiful women. Sci-fi, comic-book, fantasy, video game, pop culture, fashion, children's art, entertainment and beauty. 

Prints in various sizes and commissions available.

Also graphic design and CGI services for marketing, promotion, ads, websites, book, CD, DVD covers, games, movie one-sheets, etc...






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