Posts Tagged ‘Battlestar Galactica’

Eye Candy on The Drex Files

Snurched from the LiveJournal of Dayton Ward

The regular updates on Doug Drexler’s blog continue to wow me. Among his latest posts are cool on-set photos from the set of Battlestar Galactica‘s combat information center, or CIC; and a high-definition CGI render of the classic Enterprise that he and his associates had prepared in the hope that it might be used in the new Star Trek film.

Alas, Doug’s vision of the Enterprise didn’t make it into the new feature film, but it makes a lovely wallpaper:


Full resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels

About the BSG Join the Fight e-mails

To everyone on my f-list who received e-mail invitations to join my daytime employer’s new toy, the Battlestar Galactica Social Network:

If you actually join and want to link up with me on the network, my user name there is Fireball, and I’m on the human team. If you haven’t received an e-mail invite from me to come play, but would like one, let me know your e-mail addy and I’ll send you one.

That is all.

Why Am I Smiling?

If you’d seen me this afternoon in real life, you’d have seen a man with a grin on his face. Why?

Because today I had the pleasure of meeting actor Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama on Battlestar Galactica, Gaff in Blade Runner, etc.).

EJO was the original inspiration for the character of Commodore Diego Reyes in the Star Trek Vanguard series I developed with editor Marco Palmieri. Today, I got the chance to tell Mr. Olmos that, and give him signed copies of Harbinger and Reap the Whirlwind. He remarked that he had been asked several times to be “on Star Trek,” and I replied, “Well, in my version of it, you are.”

In case you’re wondering, Mr. Olmos is an incredibly funny, charismatic, and generous person. Gregarious and charming, he energized the room just by being there, and when he smiles everyone smiles with him.

Helluva guy. Glad I had the chance to shake his hand.

And then I came home to find I’d received a residual check from the Writers Guild. Sweet.

Yes, a fine day, indeed. 🙂