Honestly, I just thought this video was too cool to not share. As a big fan of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica pretty much anything about it grabs my attention. That’s doubly so when it has to deal with the awesome music from composer Bear McCreary.
The Sacramento Jazz Singers performed a version of Bear McCreary’s arrangement of Jimi Hendrix’s All Along The Watchtower, and it turned out wonderfully. The really cool thing is that the instrumental parts from the original work was done via a wide range of voices. If you have a sec, check out the video below, it really is pretty cool.
Via: Topless Robot
March 19, 2010
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It’s a mixed bag of news for Battlestar Galactica fans right. Lets start with the good news for all the fans out there. SciFi Channel is supposedly considering doing another spinoff of the hit TV show. I tend to think this might actually happen when the SciFi Wire blog reports it. Since the blog is run by the SciFi Channel they probably have a fairly good idea of what may or may not happen. Mark Stern, VP of development was quoted as saying:
“We’re looking for other ways to spin-off ‘Battlestar’ beyond ‘Caprica,’” he said. “That world is so rich. We’re sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series.”
That’s some hope right? Well we have some more news on the potential spin-off. Ron Moore, the brains behind the rebooted BSG, seemed to be a bit reserved when it came to the possible spin off.
As for that other potential BSG-related project, Moore insisted it was “really nothing yet.” Syfy approached him and producing partner David Eick, and it’s still early stages. “[They] said, ‘We have this concept for a format in which to do a show. Would you be interested?'” Moore recalled. “We kind of said, ‘Yeah, that’s interesting. What would it be?’ And we had some conversations about what the parameters of the show would be. We’re really at the very beginning of that whole process, so there’s really nothing definitive yet, but we are sort of talking back and forth about what it might be. It’d be in this [BSG/Caprica] universe.”
Personally I think this is pretty promising to create another series. I’ve really become a convert to Caprica and have thoroughly enjoyed the show so far. But, if we could get a new space drama similar to the BSG I love so much I’d be ecstatic. Here’s my idea of what it might be for the spin-off… the first Cylon War. We’ve already gotten the flashbacks in Razor but this would be a chance to fully see how the war progressed. Additionally we might get some really good character development when it comes to showing how William Adama and Saul Tigh become such great friends. If anyone from SciFi channel is listening, please take this idea! Just think, we have the BSG shows that showcase the birth of the Cylons, the rise to power of the Cylons, and then the fall of the human race. It’s quite the trilogy that’s put together there!
Here’s the downside to all this news. SciFi channel still hasn’t announced whether the critically acclaimed Caprica will be renewed for a second season. I certainly hope so, but I think Caprica’s renewal is going to hinge on the ratings from here on out. Supposedly there’s a lot of big revelations coming up and that could draw in new viewers. But lets remember that this show his given new definition to the term slow burn. My only concern is that the SciFi executives might be considering this new spin-off as a Caprica replacement. We’ll keep an ear to the ground and let you know what else we can find out. Until then lets hope Caprica gets renewed and we get the spin-off.
March 3, 2010
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I know there’s been an absence of Caprica posts lately, and I have a simple reason for that. Up until yesterday I had only watched the premiere and the first episode. To get caught up I watched a mini-marathon. I intend to have a post on my initial thoughts on Caprica up later this week.
Until then, here’s a copy of the opening credits, to hopefully grab a few more viewers. As always, Bear McCreary has done a phenomenal job on the music. Though to be fair, I don’t think he’s ever had any bad music on either BSG or Caprica.
June 20, 2009
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It’s the beginning of day 2 and it’s been fun so far. Got to meet Edward James Olmos and Michael Hogan from BSG today. Really nice guys the both of them. I mentioned The Plan to both. Hogan had just seen the final cut last night and said that it was really good. EJO said it would blow me away so I can officially say I’m pumped for The Plan.
I put a picture of my first fanboy moment below. I’ll fix the formatting when I’m back on my laptop instead of my iPhone.
Autographed BSG Photo
June 17, 2009
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I’m going to be going to Wizard World Philly this weekend. I have every intention of taking tons of pictures of the events and some notes from the panels that can/will be added to the site. The real question is there any interest in live blogging and/or tweeting from the event? Let me know in the comment section.
As of right not I have plans on attending the BSG panel conversation but as for the rest I’m taking things as they come. I think the BSG panel should be good because Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh) will be on the panel in addition to others.