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Hello Colonials!

Again, a chance for me to bend some ears for at least a few moments (or at least divert some eyes!)...anyway...quite a bit to go over in a few paragraphs, so I will get on with it.

First of all, welcome to the new members of the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club & a thanks to all of you for being a part of our ever growing family.

Speaking of family there are a few things I must share with you all...Sophie LaPorte, an old and great friend of mine is in the midst of some very serious health issues right now & of course concurrent financial issues as well.

 Let me begin by saying that Sophie really was my very first contact in the show biz the time she was Richard Hatch's agent (and we are going back a number of years) so I will have to say that without her, well...a lot of things that have transpired in the BSG universe might not have happened.

Having said that, I am but one person & I get a lot of plaudits from people but I am truly a modest person, I tend to downplay my "effect" on things BSG, but enough of a realist to know that I have played a role in the stream of things.

Again, without Sophie those things would not have happened.

I have two emails I want to share that came from Mike, Sophie's boyfriend...typing because she has been physically unable.

Mike here, typing for Sophie. She had another stroke yesterday morning and so far has been unable to move her left side at all. I hope it is temporary... She has finally regained access to her email, of course, now that she's not well enough to type... The computer had crashed and I now finally working again, but not the keyboard! Sophie explained to me how to use the virtual keyboard that comes with Windows but it is NOT practical... She also couldn't access email on the cell either... Long story... I wanted to give you an update. She made it until the 1st thanks to the couple of people who decided to help her out. The, she sold  $6,000 fur for $600 and that pad for her treatments until now. The consulate promised to have all her papers for her by early Aug, so after that, she should have no more problems as she will be able to go to any pharmacy instead of being restricted to only 1, and only when the pharmacist she knows is there. When she went to pick up her meds almost 2 weeks ago, she was told not only that they hadn't gotten any delivered, but that there were 4 people in front of her! She's been really down because of it, and that's very unusual for her who is always so positive... So now, the key is to make it for the next 2 weeks and she is out of trouble...
So essentially you have it there...basically Sophie is doing investment pre-sales for her blog which will generate revenue through advertising...she has a broad history working in Hollywood, not only moving in the circles with Star Trek and the producers there but of course with Battlestar Galactica...not only that but she is also offering her own jewelry line here:
Nuuhiva Designs & something else I would like to draw your attention to as well: Pay If Forward so any help that you can provide is appreciated. Please contact Mike & Sophie at:
Of course some of you do recall Sophie, may know her as a matter of fact...but if you do have questions still...two old associates of mine I do think will be more than willing to say good things about being Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek) & Jack Stauffer (Lt. Bojay)...both of these gentlemen will tell you good things about her & will agree that she is in serious circumstances...I'm sure neither would mind a reference (you can contact both on the Fan Club site or Facebook).
Speaking of RIchard Hatch, with ComicCon San Diego coming to a close I hope that a goodly chunk of you were able to see Richard at the Con & attend his panels.
I have gotten word that both Noah Hathaway was there along with Bear McCreary...both posting from the Con itself as well as Edward James Olmos.
For those who have been asking THE there going to be a Galacticon IV?
The answer is a resounding yes!
We will be making a formal announcement soon, so bear with us on that detail.
Last but not least, it is of course time for the Hero award.
He is a versatile British born Canadian actor who though acting in many roles...he holds a famous (or infamous) place in every Battlestar Galactica Fan's heart...that of Leoben Conoy is the re-imagined series...the award goes out to Callum Keith Rennie!
So Say We All!
Shawn O'Donnell
Battlestar Galactica Fan Club
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Battlestar Raven Panel at Space City Con



We just wanted to put the word out there that Battlestar Raven, Battlestar Galactica Fan Club Flagship Chapter, has been scheduled by Space City Con to do a panel on August 4, 2013 between the times of 10:00-11:30am.  The time is subject to change depending on they have going on at the convention.  But for now, this is the panel time.  Battlestar Raven will be joined by members of the Blackstar Squadron (Classic Series) along with other members of the Battlestar Raven (representing the RDM Series).  We will also have a Cylon present there as well.  So for those planning to go and or already going, please don't hesitate to come and join us at the panel and meet members of our infamous group and have fun and share lots of laughs with us there.


~Raven Actual

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Okay, much like all of the wonderful people that put on the supershow Galacticon 3. I help in large part for a convention here in Tulsa called. Tokyo in Tulsa. ( So with the show in oh good lords of Kobal, 3 week time. I am going to be super busy. On top of this I am doing my college courses at the same time so a lot of my time and energy is going to be taken up. 

I still check on the messages on here and actually have some snippets of writing that I am contemplating putting into a Battlestar Raven book. 

Thank you for listening and supporting me in my endeavors.

And on the goofy side of things, working on my third play thru of Xcom Enemy Unknown I am going to be using Characters from this board as part of the teams and Once I am done I will post results of that run thru. Just imagine the aliens in the game being toasters and it works..

Wish I had the PC version and some people who were good a Mods. That just became a great idea for a computer mod game..

Sorry for the squirrel moments


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Galactica News!

Hello Colonials!

Another weekend & another Hero award to pass along...but first of all news from the BIG FISH of Conventions...of course that being the San Diego ComicCon beginning this coming week.

You may have seen Richard Hatch's schedule that I posted to all of you these past weeks, but as a reminder I'm posting a message directly from his fanpage on facebook as a reinforcer!

Hey Richard fans, if you're attending San Diego Comic-Con International next week, here are the details for his panel, workshop and autograph signings:
BSG 35th Anniversary Panel - Thursday, July 18 from 10:30-11:30am, Room 6BCF
**Viewing of trailer for Cowboys & Engines pilot during panel.

Acting/role playing workshop - Friday, July 19 from 7-8pm, Room 30CDE

Thursday, 7/18: AA20 12pm-4pm
Friday, 7/19: AA10 10am-2:30pm
Saturday, 7/20: AA10 10am-2:30pm
Sunday, 7/21: AA10 10am-1:30pm
**Autograph Area is located in the Sails Pavilion on the top floor of the San Diego Convention Center

More info. at

‪#‎richardhatch‬ ‪#‎sdcc‬ ‪#‎battlestargalactica‬ ‪#‎cowboysandengines‬ ‪#‎scifi‬


Unfortuantely, I'm not making it down to the Con this year, but last year I sat in with Richard for the duration and we had a blast with the fans.

So be sure to go see him and have a chat & be sure to NOT miss those panels...some very special guests will be joining him for his 35th anniversary panel.


Of course, this message would not be complete without our Hero award....and this one goes out to a very pivotal character in the reimagined series....and as often as not, this character was full of surprises and one who stirred as much controversy as Richard's character...Tom Zarek...did on the show.

Hero of Villian?

It depended upon your point of much as real world politics is concerned & I will borrow the phrase "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" that particular description is aptly applied here.

As much as his character fostered political commentary and discussion....the actor himself contributed mightily to the BSG universerse and we honor him today.


Alessandro Juliani everyone!

So Say We All!


Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club



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Battlestar Raven would just like to wish the following three Raven Members:  Benjamin B., Raven's very own Asst. Chief Engineer and Diego Gustavo Rafti.  May the three of you have a great one.  From all of your fellow crewmates here on Battlestar Raven.

On a side note, I just wanted to personally wish my Asst. Chief Engineer, a very HAPPY Birthday.  Chief Beaton, I hope you have a great one.  I owe you a drink when I get back at the ship lounge.  Until then, keep our birds up and running at 1100% percent capacity at all times especially the Raven's FTL's.  And if anyone of our viper pilots harm your babies down in Engineering, well, you know what to do to the offenders and may the Lords of Kobol help them LOL. ;-)


Raven Actual

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Set Condition "One" through out the ship, fire in starboard hanger bay, request Emergency Fire crew and Damage Control party ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Birthday Chief Beaton!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK Chief, you can put out the fire now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your the best Chief any Battlestar could ever hope to have. Keep em Flying Chief!!!!!!!!!!!!

After you finish with your cake, the Flying Tiger's have provided live entertainment for your viewing pleasure in the ships lounge.

12578042481?profile=originalSO SAY WE ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This Week

Hello Colonials!

Hopefully everyone ine the United States has fully recovered from the July 4th Holiday (and in some cases long weekend)...anyway, I hope all had a good Holiday with family & friends.

First off I need to post (in addition to last week's autograph schedule) Richard Hatch's panels for the San Diego that they have been officially published!


35th Battlestar Galactica Celebration
Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), director Michael Nankin (BG, Defiance, Blood and Chrome), Dr. Kevin Grazier (consultant, Defiance, BG, Falling Skies, Caprica), producer/writer Michael Angeli (Battlestar Galactica), write/producer Kevin Murphy (Defiance, Battlestar), Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), producer Paul Leonard (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), and surprise BG guests discuss and celebrate the 35-year history and future of the three Battlestar Glactica series and franchise. Includes Q&A, theatrical trailers and discussion.
Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF


Acting and Role Playing
With host and Golden Globe nominated actor/director/teacher Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek, Phil Brent, All My Children). Richard will share his career story and the art, craft, and business of becoming a highly skilled, successful actor in today's world. Master fear and create a positive mindset for success.
Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 30CDE

So if you are in attendance this coming weekend, please stop in to Richard's panels...and if you got last weeks email (which I'm sure you all did) you'll know exactly where to find him in autograph alley for the full convention run!

Of course, the week would NOT be complete without our Hero of Battlestar Galacica without further was an honor to meet him at the 2003 Galacticon event in Los Angeles...a British actor who put himself in American homes before Battlestar Galactica with his performance on the "The Avengers" (no, not the Iron Man Avengers!).

He was the voice of the Imperious Leader...and he was the evil Count Iblis...both in the original series...and two points of interest on that one...firstly there WAS a connection between Iblis and the Cylons (whole other storyline on that one!) AND of course his very name is a hint about how bad he is...Iblis is an Arabic name & you will find that he plays the role of the bad guy in Islam...well, google it and it should become apparant.

Let's just say you'll "recognize" him...

HOWEVER the man is a absolutely charming and really a nice guy & great talent.


The Hero of Battlestar Galactica this week: Patrick Macnee!

So Say We All!


Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club

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Happy Independence Day (4th o July)



I just wanted to quickly wish each and every of you out there especially our men and women in uniforms, past or present, along with my all my members on the Raven and their wonderful families, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY (4TH OF JULY).    I just want to thank my fellow brothers and sisters at-arms(regardless of branch of service), for all you do, stateside or abroard.  Be safe out there and come back home safely to your love ones.  Being away from love ones is the hardest thing of all when performing ones duty in service to this great country of ours. Many holidays, many birthdays, one child's birth, children's school acitivities are miss.  So to our love ones, thank you for all your support.


Cherry "DragonLady"

BFC Vice President

Commanding Officer-Battlestar Raven-BFC 002

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 I’ve been thinking about adopting this song with a few changes for Raven airwing for a while now. After Ensign Hitman’s request today for Buzzsaw to come up with a new song, I decided to stop thinking about it and make it happen.

The original song was written by Robert Crawford a long time ago before the birth of the USAF. Many of us know it, but I’m sure that many have never heard the song before. For those of you that either never heard the song before, or you just need to hear it to refresh your memory so you can hum the tune to the new Raven airwing version, go to this link and listen:

This version is only audio but gives you an idea of the tune:

Note: This version sung by Bing Crosby is incomplete:

Finally, this is what I was looking for and it’s beautifully illustrated as well:

Launch All Viper's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






SO SAY WE ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lt Reamer




Raven Airwing Anthem based on the Original Army Air Corps Anthem

by Robert Crawford edited by Lt Reamer of the Flying Tiger's Squadron


Off we go into the vacuum of space,
Climbing high into the nebula;
Riader’s jump into meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun!  
Down we dive, spouting missiles from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the Raven Air Wing!

2nd Verse:

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it out into space;
Hands of men blasted the stars asunder;
How they lived Gods only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of worlds to conquer,

Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With Raptors before And Vipers galore. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the Raven Air Wing!

 Bridge: "A Toast to the Host"

Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of space,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all for us,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the mighty Raven Air Wing!


Off we go into uncharted space yonder;
Keep the wings level and true;
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the darkness beyond!
Flying men, guarding the Colonies of Kobol,
We'll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the Raven Air Wing!




The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics by Robert Crawford

Courtesy USAF Heritage of America Band

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Additional verses:

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer

Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

 Bridge: "A Toast to the Host"

Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!


Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true;
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!)
Flying men, guarding the nation's border,
We'll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!


Notes: Crawford didn't write "Hey!"; he actually wrote "SHOUT!" without specifying the word to be shouted. Wherever they appear, the words "U.S. Air Force" have been changed from the original "Army Air Corps." Words in parentheses are spoken, not sung.



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Hi! I wanted to let the Battlestar Fans know that I have started a fitness blog: ME TARZAN! I post the blog every Friday. I hope you will take the time to check it out. I welcome your comments, questions and feedback. If I hadn't stayed fit throughout my 50+ year career, I would never have had the acting opportunities and incredible experiences I have enjoyed! I hope I can encourage people/fans to get off the couch and start moving - toward a better, healthier lifestyle! As a Physical Educator, I wrote my new book "ME TARZAN...YOU TRAIN...WITHOUT PAIN!" and this blog to encourage people to do painless exercises daily and reap the physical and mental benefits! For more information check out my website:




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Hello everyone,

Again the week rolls around and I would have sent this message out a few days earlier, except that I was waiting to confirm some information about a few things.

Thanks to all of you on behalf of Sophie LaPorte, again she appreciates the support...I am sure that a lot of you might be  interested in her jewelry design (she had sent me the link just prior to her recent issues last week) & I wanted to share that with all of can find the link to Nuku Hiva Designs here.

Some other news for those attending San Diego ComicCon...if you are looking for Richard Hatch, I certainly want to make sure you find him, his signing location/schedule is as follows:

Thursday: AA20 12PM-400PM

Friday:     AA10 10AM-230 PM

Saturday: AA10 10AM-230 PM

Sunday:   AA10 10AM-130 PM

Richard will also be conducting his 35th Anniversay panel on on Thursday & his actiing panel on Friday...when we have a firm confirmation of locations/times we will pass that on to everyone.

Now of course, it IS our weekly ritual...the Battlestar Galactica Hero of the week....always something of interest and anticipated I think.

This week out, the honor goes to a man who has a long history in television & film...he began his film career in 1945 actually.


As a matter of fact, here is his image from a 1950 film called "Stars In My Crown"...look familiar?

Here is another hint...he played Al Calavicci on Quantum Leap...another hint?

OK...How about John Cavil on Battlestar Galactica?

The Hero of Battlestar Galactica this week goes to Dean Stockwell!

So Say We All!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club


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I just wanted to quickly let everyone know, as the eve of the Raven's first site launching approaches, the Raven is on its way migrating to her new and permanent home.  The current site she is on right now, was just her temporary home that I launch so I can give her an identity after I took Command of her August 1, 2012, in order to get her squared away.  Now that she is well on her way and proudly leading the way, I decided to give her a home much more fitting for her stature now in the Sci-fi Community.  A home deserving of her current designation as the Flagship Chapter of Battlestar Galactica Fan Club.  This site has been in the works on the side but due to my real life responsibilities, progress has been delayed.  But now, it is well on her way of being finished.  She has a large file and  I can only work on it at night or on my spare time. I try not to do anything relating to science fiction on the weekends because that is dedicated to me spending some quality time with my family.   I am hoping I can launch her new home before the current one expires. So stay tune for that everyone.  

Raven Engineering Department, you will have your hands full when her new home launches.  You are the department that will keep her FTLs running at 110% capacity at all times.  You are the Raven's Guardian.

Keeping the fate!!!!!!  So Say We All!


Raven Actual

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