Obituary: Richard Hatch

Actor Richard Hatch (b.1945) died on February 7. Hatch was best known in genre circles for creating the role of Apollo on Battlestar Galactica in 1978 and in subsequent projects. He also appeared in the rebooted Battlestar Galactica as Tom Zarek. Other genre projects included the Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar, Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses, and Prisoners of the Lost Universe. Hatch also co-wrote the Battlestar Galactica novel Armageddon. He was nominated for a Golden Glove for his portrayal of Apollo in 1979.

Potter & BSG in Seattle

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” opens this weekend at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center. On the other side of Seattle Center, the exhibit “Battlestar Galactica” opens at the Science Fiction Museum. The Harry Potter exhibit, which debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, is touring and making its fourth stop, its first on the West Coast. The Battlestar Galactica props, which include three spaceships, fifteen costumes, and more, are now part of the SFM collection and will be sent on tour in about 18 months.

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The Science Fiction Museum in Seattle has announced that it will host an exhibit on Battlestar Galactica in cooperation with Universal Cable Productions and Syfy. The display will open on October 23 and will include props from the recently aired show, including three full sized spaceships and costumes. The exhibit will run through March 4, 2012.

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Television Critics Awards

The Television Critics Association has announced their annual awards. Below are the winners with genre interest.

  • Program of the Year: Battlestar Galactica
  • Outstanding New Program: True Blood
  • Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: The Big Bang Theory
  • Individual Achievement in Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

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Obituary: Harvey Frand

Producer Harvey Frand (b.1940), died on July 23. Most recently, Frand worked on Battlestar Galactica, but his prior genre credits included the 1985-7 version of The Twilight Zone, The Lazarus Man, and The Pretender. Frand won an Emmy for his work on Battlestar Galactica: Razor in 2008.

Auction Galactica

Props and costumes from Battlestar Galactica are being auctioned off on E-bay. Some of the items include a full size raptor, various chairs from the ships, rank pins, and photographs of President Roslin and her family.

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