Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Galacticon 25th Anniversary Celebration|
Actors: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Glen Larson, Ron Moore, Terry Carter
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
This video commemorates the Galacticon 25th Anniversary Salute to the Stars, Producers, Writers and Crew of the Original 1978/79 Battlestar Galactica television series.Join the cast and creative team of Battlestar Galactic... more »
Apollo and Starbuck
Yendor | Gilroy, CA United States | 07/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If one remembers the tv series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA it is hard to realise that it was on for only one season. Yet, its cult status has risen almost to the level of Star Trek/trekkies and has a devoted fan base. This DVD is a celebration of the 25th Anniv of the show at Universal Studios for a three day convention. It is an insightful look at a couple of the two main co-stars Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict who played Apollo and Starbuck respectively on the series. Anyone who has been to sci-fi and comicbook conventions all ready know that Richard Hatch (NO!..not the one from the reality series SURVIVOR...but this is the actor who replaced Michael Douglas on tv's SREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO and was brilliant in the tv-biopic of pop duo Jan & Dean playing Jan Berry in DEAD MAN'S CURVE) has a passion for sci-fi and his former series 'Galactica'. He has been for years writing novels based on the series and has unsuccessfully tried to relaunch the series for tv or for a feature film. He has even produced a lengthy trailer/promotional short with some of the original cast members (including himself) and excellent special effects that is so good that one would believe that a film or tv series is actually going to be made. This reviewer has seen him at the SD ComicCon International and for several years has attended Richard Hatch's panels. He is a very passionate, motivated, and positive speaker. So, seeing him in the segment on the DVD is not anything surprising or new. The real find on the DVD is actor Dirk Benedict. He bears some of his soul and reveals some personal insights about himself and behind the scenes stories of 'Galactica' and of course, his other series, THE A-TEAM (His character on the show 'The Faceman' was voted one of the worst characters in tv history..???). When he first arrives on stage at his panel, there is a certain uneasyness, then he gets comfortable and humorous and then it becomes an excellent hour of Mr. Benedict's acting and personal history etc. The rest of the DVD showcases some of the other characters of the show and other aspects of the convention. These are entertaining of course. However, the GALACTICON 2003 DVD highlights belong to actors Hatch and Benedict.
It is what it is - a great convention DVD
J. H. Lesher | Canton | 09/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've attended many conventions and bought these type of videos and DVDs of the events before. This is a great one and captures what went down at the 25th Anniversary con pretty well it seems. I couldn't make it to the convention and this DVD helped me to deal with that fact by bringing me the highlights. It's true that you have to turn up the volume to catch all the questions being asked and that sort of thing is often a common factor of these kind of DVDs. I love GALACTICA so I shouldn't be surprised that the people who made the show so much fun all come across as extremely entertaining folks on this DVD. This is a great purchase."
A Thrill seeing the Whole cast of BsG together again.
Victor R. Maniglia | Lakeland, FL USA | 08/27/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It was a thrill seeing the whole cast (Except Lorne Greene and John Colicos, since they both have passed away -- weep) minus the cast member who protrayed Athena, Including young (back then) Sarah Rush and to keep up with their careers.
The Audio quality has everything to be desired though since during the Question and answer period the only parts you could hear and understand were the cast members answers and NOT the Questions from the audience."
Good for What It Is
T. C. Coxon | San Diego, CA | 07/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is good for what it is, a recording of the Battlestar Galactica 2003 convention. If you're into this sort of thing, it will be very enjoyable given Dirk Benedict's participation. He's very funny in person. The audience interview with Ron Moore (is that his name?) put to rest my complaints on why he did what he did in the re-imagination of the show (recently shown on the Sci-Fi channel). He really didn't have a choice but to re-imaginate the show, given that the studios had already shut down the idea that the new show could be a continuation of the old."