Gaius Baltar has no friends, except maybe Cylon & Garfunkel.
Quantum Mechanix Inc., purveyors of kickass movie replicas and prop-restorers extraordinaire, have just announced adorable plush versions of two key ships from Battlestar Galactica: the Cylon Raider and the Colonial Viper.
Shut up and take my money! So say we all!
Lego builder Garry King, whose particular obsession is constructing Lego models of spacecraft from Battlestar Galactica, recently finished a truly massive model of the Battlestar Valkyrie, the ship commanded by William Adama prior to the Second Cylon War.
The model's size alone is complete mindblowing: it weighs in at over 110 lbs, measures just over 10 feet long, and contains 42,341 individual pieces. To get the ship into his garage for photos, King had construct a special rolling platform.
And what about the Battlestar Galactica? King's built that, too, in its 1978 series form.
He hasn't yet added the Galactica to his amazing collection of Battlestars from the modern series, but when he does, it's certain to be awesome.
So say we all!
The DeRose Family has a history of bringing awesome projects to Maker Faire, including a fire-breathing dragon, a potato gatling gun and a replica of the Metroid Varia Suit. This year, they've outdone themselves by creating a working flight simulator based on the Colonial Viper fighters from Battlestar Galactica.
The DeRoses and their collaborators built the cockpit, controls and various blinking lights, and wrote custom software that's displayed on three screens in front of the pilot to create an immersive experience.
The finished product can rotate 360 degrees on two axes, creating the potential for a pretty wild ride.
The Viper will be on display at Maker Faire Bay Area, which kicks off on May 19th.
Just days after Battlestar Galactica fans had their spirits lifted by the WonderCon debut of the first footage from proposed BSG spinoff Blood and Chrome, SyFy has announced it won't be airing the show, but may consider launching it at as a web series.
Blood and Chrome, which started as a TV proposal back in 2010 and has been discussed as a web series since last year, follows the adventures of a young and rebellious William Adama during the early days of the Battlestar.
"Though the vision for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned," said SyFy programming chief Mark Stern.
"We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen."
There is some good news, though: Stern promised that the 90-minute pilot for Blood and Chrome would still air on SyFy in the future.