Saturday, July 24, 2010

Classic and new Battlestar Galactica costumes on display...

In 1978 Glen A. Larson created the Battlestar Galactica TV show, which was later re-imagined in 2003 by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick as a mini-series, which then spawned a critically acclaimed TV series that ran from 2004 to 2009.

The sci-fi shows followed the survivors of the Twelve Colonies, which had been decimated by the robotic Cylons, as they searched, in a fleet of ragtag spacecraft led by the last Colonial warship Battlestar Galactica, for the fabled Thirteenth Colony of Earth.

Classic and new series Battlestar Galactica costume exhibit
at Universal Studios Hollywood
Battlestar Galactica costume exhibit
Original Battlestar Galactica costumes
Actual Battlestar Galactica outfits
This fantastic costume and prop exhibit was photographed at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 21, 2010, with outfits from both the cult classic 1978-1979 series and the re-imagined show on display.

1970's Battlestar Galactica Colonial Warrior costume
Classic Battlestar Galactica Colonial Warrior costume
Battlestar Galactica Colonial Warrior costume
Jean-Pierre Dorleac was the original series Costume Designer and was also responsible for other great wardrobes in 1980's TV shows like Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Airwolf, Automan and Quantum Leap, to name but a few.

Classic Battlestar Galactica TV poster
Original Battlestar Galactica poster
Gleene Campbell was the Costume Designer for the modern day version of Battlestar Galactica and was even nominated along with his team for a 2004 Emmy for Outstanding Costumes for a Series.

Admiral Duty Blues costume worn by
Michelle Forbes in Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Duty Blues costumeAuthentic Battlestar Galactica costumes
This 'Duty Blues' outfit was worn by Michelle Forbes when she notoriously guest-starred as 'Admiral Helena Cain' in Battlestar Galactica episodes 'Pegasus', the two-part 'Resurrection Ship' and the 2007 TV movie 'Razor'.

Michelle Forbes in costume as Admiral Cain
Michelle Forbes Battlestar Galactica
Also on display with the original costumes was this 'Top Gun' tankard prop used in the season two episode 'Scar'. 'Starbuck' (Katee Sackhoff) concedes the title of 'Top Gun' to her rival pilot 'Kat' and lets her drink from the coveted beer stein after she shoots down a scarred Cylon Raider that has been stalking the fleet.

Beer stein prop from the 2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica tankard prop
Finally be sure to check out Katee Sackhoff's 'Starbuck' Viper pilot flight-suit that was previously on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Buy the cult classic TV series: Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series

2 comments:

  1. Jean Pierre Dorleac won the best costume Emmy for the 1978-79 Battlestar Galactica. It was one of 2 Emmys won by the one-season classic.

    Regardless of the generation, good costume design seems to garner peer acknowledgements for BG.

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