FAN FILM FRIDAY: "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming" (1999)

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Some months ago, we did an entry about "The Battlestar Galactica You Never Got To see," an attempted revival by Richard Hatch. Here's the old entry Now, this trailer was amazingly hard to come by for the longest time. Our own Republibot 2.0 actually helped work on the project back in the day, and even he never got to see a copy of it until it turned up on youtube last year, so, honestly, it's rare as hen's teeth. When we did that earlier story, we had to content ourselves with a crappy video camera copy of the trailer, in which it was mostly impossible to make out what was going on. "Pat" over at the United Worlds forum, however, has uncovered an actual decent copy, however, and I felt this was post-worthy. Just click on through to see what might have been, but probably couldn't.

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I was very surprised to see "Xavier" from Galactica 1980 in there, or at least the actor who played him. Evidently, he's standing in for Patrick "Count Iblis" McNee, who wasn't available for the shoot. And of course it's always great to see the late John Colicos, God rest him. He was just effortlessly scenery-chewing. Though this trailer is less than five minutes long, I'm told the actual filmed version had a script, and was about 20 minutes running time, with them culling the best scenes for this. Presumably, the rest is in the can somewhere, waiting to be seen.

Mister Hatch, if you've stumbled across this somehow, we would *love* to talk to you about this project, and your plans for it, and so on. We know it's basically dead, but it's no less interesting for that. Please contact us through this website. After this, Hatch made another self-funded trailer to pitch a new series called the "Great War of Magellan." I'm looking for a copy of that now...