Galactica 1999

Richard Hatch as Apollo in BSG: The Second ComingBack in 1999, Richard Hatch (who played Apollo on the original BSG and who plays Zarek on the new one) created a trailer for a proposed BSG continuation that would ignore Galactica 1980. For a long time this trailer has been unavailable online for legal reasons. Right now it’s on YouTube, but I don’t know whether the legal obstacles have been resolved, so watch it now in case it vanishes.

It’s interesting to see what Hatch had in mind – and strange to see him looking halfway between his Apollo and Zarek selves in appearance. For those who only know the new series, the guy with the scarred face and creepy smile who says “greetings” is the original Baltar (played by John Colicos, who some may also recall as the Klingon Commander Kor from Star Trek).

3 Responses to Galactica 1999

  1. Gary Chartier March 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    Galactica 1980 was dreadful–this, by contrast, seems to me to have had possibilities. Thanks so much for sharing the link.

  2. Brian March 2, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    It’s cheesy, but for something that was one man’s labor of love done on a shoestring, it’s pretty good.

  3. iceberg March 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    Copyright, shmopyright- did they think no one would notice that they used copyrighted music from “Independence Day 4” for their trailer? In case you’re wondering, its the track named “Fire Storm” from composer David Arnold, the same genius responsible for the music in Star Gate.

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