Battlestar Galactica Vault
Forget Star Wars – TV’s Battlestar Galactica has always been the best epic sci-fi franchise, as this book explains
Author Paul Ruditis attlestar Galactica tells of the struggle between humans and evil robots known as the Cylons. The story was visualised as a popular TV series in 1978, and was rebooted in 2003 as an innovative, almost documentary-style experience. The Battlestar Galactica Vault takes a look at the tale of the two series.
Every bit as important as Star Wars in bringing science-fiction to a mainstream audience, the original series was nonetheless derided by
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Available Now critics who compared it to George Lucas’ blockbuster at every opportunity. Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica shared concept artist Ralph McQuarrie and effects guru John Dykstra, and it has to be said there are similarities in the spaceship designs.
The majority of the book, though, is dedicated to the well-received reboot, and its 2010 spin-off Caprica. Battlestar Galactica was portrayed as a grittier and more realistic tale, using handheld camera work and a cast of largely unknown character actors to bring the universe to life. And this approach to filming was successfully reflected in the design work.
The Vault is a letter of love from author Paul Ruditis to Battlestar Galactica, and it’s peppered with fascinating behind-the-scenes shots and concept art that bring the story of the series to life. It’s a perfect companion to a reinvestigation of both the charmingly retro original series and its ground-breaking revision.
One of a series of concepts for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.