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Battlestar all the time!

Hello Colonials!

Welcome to all and a special greeting to all of our newest members.

It is Hero time everyone!

For anyone who doesn't know about the Hero's...I'm sure our new people may not, it's a weekly award presented on behalf of an actor, writer, director, producer, fan etc. that has had a profound impact on the universe of BSG.

12578046863?profile=originalWithout further ado,  here is the newest entry...he played Barnabus Greeley on Caprica and is well known for his role as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel.
The Hero goes to: James Marsters!

So Say We All!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club


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The Adama Gambit Part Two

It's not often that I sink my teeth into something like a film, a book or in this case a comic book story and do a formal review.
Sure I have opinions...and I voice them all over the place about a variety of things...things in general, Battlestar Galactica in particular...but a formal, up & down, documented opinion of a particular work.
But, but...the folks over at Dynamic Forces said "Hey, check this out" so I said "Why not?".
I am of course speaking of the Battlestar Galactica comic book line they are producing.
I just finished reading "The Adama Gambit Part Two"...and I came away impressed.
(Sometimes hard to do with me, I will admit).

12578064291?profile=originalLook, over the years...there have been a just a few Battlestar Galactica comics that have been put out, with varying degrees of success and THIS one looks like it's pushing all the right buttons.
It makes me want to read more...and if that's the case....then I'm willing to bet other people will too!
The creators obviously know the show...the original Battlestar Galactica that the dialogue rings true and because of that and the interaction that you know you are seeing those characters.
If any written (or drawn in this case) storyline, puts those characters in your head (yes, the magic mind movie that people get from reading a book)...then it's doing it's job.
In this this story you see the classic elements...Man vs. Cylon of course, which is always the basic premise of Battlestar Galactica (at least one of the basic premises I should say)...and it's straight forward.
At the same time, the dialogue flows along and the story moves with you see a Commander Adama who is shown to be perfectly human...with human doubt...but has an internal redemption because the warrior in him takes over.
(Showing a little bit a Commander Cain streak in him!).
Tie that all up with artwork that is is realistic (my biggest complaint against a lot of contemporary comic book art is that they have become in some cases TOO cartoony) is not realized here.
The people look like real people and thankfully like the actual characters.
On this one, I have to give it a solid thumbs's good to see the classic crew taking the fight to the tinhead's once again....and The Adama Gambit does not disappoint!

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Spotlight on Claudia Christian

This is a series of interviews that will be done with various actors & actresses exploring their thoughts about the convention scene and what is going on in the universe around them.
Our first interview is with Claudia Christian, who is probably best known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on Babylon 5.
Her first television role was a guest appearance on Dallas & then as series regular Melody Hughes on the drama Berrenger's, followed by appearances in The Hidden, Maniac Cop 2 & Hexed before finally appearing on Babylon 5.
She has also appeared in Freaks and Geeks & She Spies.
Claudia returned to her stage beginnings in the US premier of Michael Weller's What the Night is For in 2004.
She also appearances in the BBC comedy series Broken News as well as the Doctor Who audio drama "The Reaping" as well as Showtime's LOOK: The Series.
Claudia also has a music career, having released a solo CD called Once Upon a Time, a single called "Taboo" as well as a project with other Babylon 5 cast members on the album The Be Five. All told Claudia has appeared in over 40 films & 35 television series!

Shawn: What was the first convention that you attended?

Claudia: I don't recall, but I think it might have been the UK one with the whole cast of Babylon 5...

Shawn: So how did it go?

Claudia: If it WAS that event it was shocking, we had no idea that the show was that popular!

Shawn: What would say was probably the best Convention you've been to?

Claudia: I have had some fun DragonCon's and some great Cons overseas....I can't really choose one perfect event, but the Phoenix 20th anniversary reunion for Babylon 5 was darned near perfect!

Shawn: OK, how about the worst Convention?

Claudia: There was one a military base years ago...9 people showed up...I was with some Xena actors and it was just colossally awful...

Shawn: What would you say was the strangest or most unusual fan encounter you've had at an event?

Claudia: You can read about that in my book "Babylon Confidential"
It involves a man in a Tribble suit!

Shawn: How about an actual bad experience at a show?

Claudia: Check out the Tribble story...and in my own words:

Shawn: Scary

Claudia: It was a doozy!

Shawn: Well, in retrospect what would you do differently if you were running a Convention?

Claudia: I tried to to throw my own Con in London...the riots and a huge bicycle race happened to occur on the same was a LOT of work for very little profit, but the fans had a decent enough time and so did I!
I think Cons should allow the friendly guests (like me) more access to the fans such as with breakfasts and casual photo ops...things are becoming too expensive for most fans...

Shawn: Have you ever wanted to get an autograph from someone?

Claudia: Well, I did ask Parker Stevenson of the The Hardy Boys for a photo when I was 13...

Shawn: So what are your current projects?

12578063684?profile=originalClaudia: A new novel released by Tor called "Wolf's Empire", a TV show called Runestone, selling my documentary "One Little Pill" and running my non-profit counseling addicts and trying to save more lives.

Shawn; How about future projects then?

Claudia: Everything foundation is my reason to get up every morning...helping people who suffer from AUD (Alcohol Use Disorder) is my life's work!

I want to thank Claudia for taking a few moments with me to answer those questions and shining some light on her thoughts and personal experiences. You can also find Babylon Confidential on

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The Hero Strikes Again!


Hello to all & welcome to our newest members as always.

I'm a little overdue with last weeks Hero award, but better late than never!

So here it is...

12578062683?profile=originalPatrick Gilmore is the actor who portrays Rafferty in the Re-Imagined series episodes "Deadlock" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

He also portrays Dale Volker on Stargate Universe and Trennan on the steampunk Riese the series.
He has also been seen in Eureka and is one of the first actors to appear in all three Stargate TV series.

We salute this versatile Canadian actor!

So Say We All!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club


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12578062088?profile=originalATTENTION ALL DECKS: Operation Zoe Viper, 7242NC,  after an extended transit flight and several conferences with Cueball, has been inspected, fueled and armed. She is cocked and locked and ready to rock. Request and forms will go to CAG with a request that she be listed as "Mission Ready" for Houston appearance. Will advise. End of transmission.

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Ravens Honoring A Fallen Comrade/Family



It is never an easy thing to lose someone very close to you whether you are directly related to them or whether you are very good friends with them.  

Please keep in your prayers, the family of a very good friend of the Raven's very own Chief Engineering Officer Jeff "Gambit" Phillips and the Raven's very own Communications Officer Shane "Ogre" Coble. Gambit lost a very dear friend of his who was almost like a brother to him named Dan Moore, to brain cancer over the weekend.  Gambit and Ogre especially Gambit, I am here for you, along with the rest of your fellow Ravens ( all over 200 of them ) hailing from all parts of the world.  Like I said, WE ARE A FAMILY here on the Raven.  And when one goes down, WE ARE ALL HERE to support each other.  

Gambit, in honor of your very good friend Dan "Kazado" Moore, I AM ORDERING the Raven to dim her lights until he is laid to rest and run a missing man formation with all viper and raptor squadron participating.  Per Ogre's request, he will have the honor of flying in a multi squadron man formation.  And since Dan "Kazado" Moore was almost like a brother to you from what I was told, it is just befitting that he become a member of the Raven's Family and Friends Circle.  So I hereby announce, that for this day forward, the 18th of May 2014, effectively immediately, Dan "Kazado" Moore, is now an official HONORARY MEMBER of the Minotaur Viper Squadron.




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Two new convention Banners will be making its debut next week that will be representing not only Battlestar Raven, but the mother club ,  Battlestar Galactica Fan Club. These two new convention banners of course will be accompanied by the Raven's original banner as well.  The two banners will also become what I call "the Traveling Banners".  It means, where the Raven is being represented by other members of Battlestar Raven other than myself, these banners will be there.  The original Raven banner if far too important and precious to be shipped around as it contains signatures from cast members of both the TOS BSG Series and RDM Series.  Those signatures were obtained by those Raven Members who were with me at Galacticon 3, as a gift to me which I dedicate to my whole Staff and Crew.  Without them, there is NO Raven.  I am approaching my second year as her Commanding Officer this coming August 1, 2014. And I will say this, it has been such an honor and such a pleasure so far, leading a group that is full of class act and talented members.  The Raven has truely indeed evolve!  And as I stated early this year, it will be THE YEAR OF THE RAVEN!

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BFC Vice President

Commanding Officer-Battlestar Raven-BFC 002

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Dinner with a friend

Hello Colonials!
I bid you a good day or evening...depending on when you read this!
Though it took a little playing catch up, with these two Hero awards we are now currently up to date with them.
Without further ado, (and with all thanks to the Battlestar Wiki in this regard)...our TWO newest Hero's!).

12578057876?profile=originalArlene Martel is an American actress whose TV career stretches as early as 1958, starring in many popular (now considered "classic") shows such as Death Valley Days,' The Twilight Zone, Bewitched, and Columbo.
Many science fiction fans may remember Ms. Martel best as the betrothed, scheming Vulcan wife of Mr. Spock, T'Pring, in the episode "Amok Time" from the original Star Trek series.
Ms. Martel guest-starred as Adulteress 58 in the Original Series episode, "The Long Patrol."

12578058497?profile=originalLarry Cedar is the actor who played Cadet Shields in the Original Series episode, "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I".

His work in the Star Trek franchise includes the roles of Nydrom in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's "Armageddon Game", Jal Tersa in Star Trek: Voyager's "Alliances", and Tessic in Star Trek: Enterprise's "Marauders".
He has also appeared in Stargate SG-1 as Prior #2 in the Brad Turner-directed episode, "Origin".

Now you may wonder WHY I called this message "Dinner with a friend"...well, let me tell you (and from personal experience too!)...conventions are a GREAT way to bond and find fellowship while you break bread with someone...over the years I've had some very interesting dinner companions in the atmosphere of conventions...some famous, some not...but ALL were people I would sit down to dinner with again.

For instance, the aforementioned Arlene Martel....yup, I had lunch with T'Pring!

Last year as matter of fact...actually with Arlene, Richard Hatch, Kate Vernon & her Personal Assistant Lynda King...NOW don't get me wrong, I'm not personally boasting about who I have meals with, have had or will have...I AM trying to say that YOU all have (when you go to a Con) the opportunity to do the this case share a table with fellow fans (and friends) & some of those people you see on television or film.

There is also Sci-Con in beautiful Tampa Florida...and I AM looking forward to spending some time in Florida for this one!

Something a little different...though not a Con but an acting workshop is Columbia Gorge Acting Intensive

later this year...

Of course the big Kahuna in all this is of course Galacticon IV

The biggest Battlestar Galactica event at any time....and while next years event will include guests from other shows...the overriding premise is based upon Battlestar Galactica and it's stars...and OF COURSE I will be at this one!

So get out there and have dinner!

Bon Appetit!

So Say We All!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club


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Just wanted to give you guys an update. I am officially on the liver transplant list at UNC Chapel Hill. I still have a long way to go including 3 kidney stone removal surgeries over the next month. My wife and family have set up a page on facebook if you would like daily updates, as I am usually incapable of giving them myself due to all the travel and meds associated with this life saving journey. You can look it up on face book under: Bryan's Journey to a New Liver. I really miss hanging out with all of you, and sharing all our thoughts and imaginations of this wonderful show and group of people. But I know you guys will be here as soon as Im ready to climb back aboard. Thank you again ...So Say We All!!! Bryan "GreyW0lf" McMinn...
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new members


 I'm Ernie Miller and as the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club Adminstrator of Colonial Affairs,    I welcome you on behalf of the leadership of the BFC.

 Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you on the site"

 Welcome   So Say We All !!!!!!

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Hero's at last!

Fellow Colonials!
Hello to all & welcome as always to our newest members...we are always moving forward!
Finally able to get "caught up" from the whirlwind of activity that has been going on and as promised we are going to be catching up with our Hero's at last.
Without further ado, here we go:

12578052688?profile=originalSamuel Stewart "Sam" Witwer  is an American actor and musician. He has portrayed Lt. Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome in Smallville, and vampire Aidan Waite of the US/Canadian remake of BBC's supernatural drama series Being Human on Syfy in the US and Space in Canada. He also voiced main protagonist Galen Marek/Starkiller in the successful multimedia project Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as well as The Son & Darth Maul for Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series).

12578053297?profile=originalKerry Norton is an English Actress & former gymnast.Kerry had a small part on the American TV series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch in 1996. The episode, entitled "A Girl and Her Cat", saw Norton putting her years of gymnast training to the test. Norton played the part of Lulu, a very flexible gymnastic witch, who was engaged to Sabrina's second cousin.
She has made several guest appearances on Battlestar Galactica as paramedic Layne Ishay (with her real-life husband as Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama). Ishay saves Commander Adama's life when shot by Sharon "Boomer" Valerii. She was in the first three episodes of season 2, "Scattered", "Valley of Darkness" and "Fragged", and a later episode entitled "Downloaded". She also appeared in the season 3 episode "Taking a Break from All Your Worries", and the season 4 episodes "A Disquiet Follows My Soul", "No Exit", "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" and "Daybreak, Parts 1 and 2".
She also played the leading role of Anne Alstein in The Screwfly Solution. She played the part of Maxi Purvis in Bad Girls' third and fourth series and was a member of the original cast of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners.
She also appeared in a Fairy Liquid television advertisement in 2010.

12578053481?profile=originalColm Feore is a Canadian-American actor born in Boston, Massachusetts. Within the Galactica universe, Feore appears on-screen as Richard Adar, the President of the Twelve Colonies at the time of the Cylon attack.
Feore graduated from Ridly College in St. Catherines, Ontario, and attended the National Theater School in Montreal, Quebec. He became a member of the Acting Company at the famous Stratford Festival of Canada, where he performed such roles as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and the title characters in Richard III and Hamlet.
While not performing at Stratford, Feore appeared in minor roles in American and Canadian film and television productions. He shot to fame in Canada by portraying former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in a 2002 CBC miniseries. The actress portraying Trudeau's then-wife Margaret, Polly Shannon, is the real-life girlfriend of Callum Keith Rennie, better known in Battlestar Galactica as Leoben Conoy, a Humanoid Cylon.
Feore is perhaps best-known internationally for his intelligent portrayals of varying characters as diverse as pianist Glenn Gould and Marcus Andronicus in the 1999 remake of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. He also portrayed the Necromongers' Lord Marshal in The Chronicles of Riddick. He recently appeared in the film Bon Cop, Bad Cop, which has become one of the highest-grossing Canadian films of all time.

And there you have it!

Major thanks to the resources of both wikipedia & the battlestar wikipeidia on all that!

Tomorrow a major announcement from Galacticon IV so stay TUNED!

So Say We All!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club


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