Interview with Kevin Grazier

ScriptPhD.com has an interview up with Kevin Grazier, the science advisor for the show.  If you’re like me and love science as much as the creative process, you’ll definitely want to check this out.


Speaking of Faith: TV Parables and BSG

The podcast Speaking of Faith took a look at how faith is played out on television and BSG was one of the shows discussed (as well as other shows like The Wire, House, and Lost).  To listen to the podcast, go here.


The Plan on DVD

A press release was on the wire last week about the upcoming release of the made-for-TV movie, The Plan.  Even though the Edward James Olmos directed movie about the Cylon backstory to the series isn’t set to air on SyFy until November, it will come out on DVD on October 27 (the day before my birthday, just in case you’re feeling generous).  I’m not sure why SyFy is once again releasing a DVD before something airs on TV like they did for the backdoor pilot to Caprica.  Does it get them more money?  I don’t know about these things.  But I’m very excited about seeing The Plan whether it be on TV or DVD.


Twitterverse

If you’re on Twitter, here are a couple of BSG-related accounts you can follow.  The first is writer/producer Jane Espenson.  Currently she’s twittering about the first day of shooting Caprica post-pilot episodes.  The other is Craig Engler, a VP twittering on behalf of SyFy.  Through him you can learn things like how Virtuality won’t be picked up (which  I’m not surprised about after watching the pilot) and how Warehouse 13 (which I stil hav eyet to watch, sadly) is doing in the ratings.  And if you’re really bored, you can follow me, too.


Emmy Nominations

Sadly, once again this year (and for the last time) stellar performances by the likes of Edward James Olmos and Mar McDonnell were overlooked when the Emmy nominations were announced this morning.  Michael Rymer did receive a nom for directing the series finale, and the webisodes (Face of the enemy) were nominated, too, but I just feel like this cast has been absolutely robbed on the credit they are well overdue for the ability and talent.


Michael Trucco Married

Actor Michael ...
Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Sorry, ladies.  According to Katee Sackhoff‘s Facebook page, Michael Trucco married actress Sandra Hess this past weekend in Mexico.  I know several girls who will be saddened to hear this, but we wish Michael and Sandra the very best.  On the upside, now you have a link to be friends with Katee on Facebook.


Tricia Helfer in tonight’s Warehouse 13

Tricia Helfer at Scream Awards 2007
Image via Wikipedia

Even though I haven’t seen the pilot episode (sorry for slacking), I can tell you that Tricia Helfer, aka Six, will be guest starring in toinght’s episode of Warehouse 13 on Syfy (I have no idea why they thought it was a good idea to change their name to that).  The episode starts at 9pm/8c.  If you watch it (or have seen the first episode), leave a comment and tlel me hwat you think.


Want a Cylon Toaster of Your Very Own?

In honor of Comic-Con, NBC’s online store has a couple BSG items up for sale.  The first is a Cylon Toaster that will sear the image of a Centurion’s head on one side with the words “Frak Off” on the other side of your toast.  And really, who doesn’t want to start off their day like that?  The other special item is a Caprica Serge USB key chain.  Not only special because it’s for Comic-Con but because it’s the first piece of Caprica merchandise to be produced.  To order the toaster, go here; for the USB key chain, go here.

Comic-Con Battlestar Galactica LED Toaster Comic-Con Caprica Serge USB Keychain


Reason #417 Why I Wish I Were Going to Comic-Con

While the whole convention would be amazing to attend, this event here would be unforgettable to me:

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BEAR MCCREARY: THE MUSIC OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA AT COMIC CON JULY 23-25
HOSTED BY EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (THURS/FRI) AND GRACE PARK (FRI/SAT)

*** SPECIAL PRESS EVENT – FRIDAY, JULY 24****
La-La Land Records to Release Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 Soundtrack July 28

Burbank, CA – June 30, 2009– Universal Cable Productions presents Bear McCreary and the music from Battlestar Galactica for three nights at the House of Blues in San Diego from July 23-25th – during Comic Con! The concerts will be hosted by Admiral William ‘Husker’ Adama himself, Edward James Olmos (on Thursday and Friday) and Grace “Boomer” Park (on Friday and Saturday). The concerts will celebrate the July 28 release of a special 2-CD set, Battlestar Galactica: Season 4. La-La Land Records is releasing the Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group.

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 will be available in stores nationwide and online on www.lalalandrecords.com and www.amazon.com. The two-CD soundtrack will feature music from seasons 4.0 and 4.5 and the music from “Daybreak,” the stunning series finale. Also available from La-La Land Records are McCreary’s soundtracks for Battlestar Galactica Seasons 1, 2, and 3, Caprica and Eureka.

UCP Presents Bear McCreary: The Music of Battlestar Galactica will feature special guest hosts and surprise celebrity appearances. Special Battlestar Galactica merchandise will also be available for sale at the concerts. La-La Land Records will be selling copies of the soundtrack for Caprica, and all of the Battlestar Galactica soundtracks, including advance copies of Season 4.

In addition to general admission tickets, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for all three nights. VIP Tickets include special entry and access to the hosted VIP-only balcony seating, bar and Delta Lounge, a meet-and-greet and autograph signing with McCreary and the BSG band, and a VIP gift bag which includes the Caprica Soundtrack CD.

“Bear McCreary’s music was an integral part of the re-invention of Battlestar Galactica. Its complexity, depth, and breadth helped elevate the series beyond a simple ‘Space Opera.’ We couldn’t be more excited to see Bear’s music embraced by fans and music aficionados as something to be celebrated on its own,” said Mark Stern, EVP, Original Programming, SCI FI Channel and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.

The emcee the first two nights, Edward James Olmos agrees. “The day has finally come when I will be able to experience live the sights and sounds of Bear and his friends. Wow…. what a privilege!”

“This great series has come to an end, but I’m thrilled that my original score can live on in soundtrack albums and on the concert stage,” said McCreary. “I can think of no audience who will appreciate the shows more than the fans at Comic Con, and I am grateful to UCP for this opportunity to bring the music of Battlestar Galactica directly to them.”

Season 4 composer McCreary was recently called one of the top 10 composers “that make space adventures epic” by www.io9.com. His work on the television series Battlestar Galactica has been described as offering “some of the most innovative music on TV today,” by Variety, and his blog www.bearmccreary.com/blog, which features in-depth inside looks at the process of scoring Battlestar Galactica, was called “one of the best blogs in the business. It’s a fascinating look at the process of making music for film and television and the care he takes with aligning the score with the twists and turns of each character’s plot lines,” by The Hollywood Reporter.

McCreary’s feature film credits include Wrong Turn 2 and the Rest Stop films. He also scores the series Eureka and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and will be scoring the upcoming SCI FI series, and Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica and the Capcom video game Dark Void. McCreary was among a handful of select protégés of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein and is a classically trained composer with degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music.

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: BEAR MCCREARY
THE MUSIC OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO
All shows are 21 and older, doors open at 7PM


New Trailer for The Plan

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Gah, is it November yet?


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