Armageddon (Battlestar Galactica, #1) by Richard HatchTheres a lot to like about this book as a fan of the original Battlestar Galactica. It introduces a lot of new angles to the characters and situations of the series which make sense (and a few that dont quite work) 18 years after the events of the TV series. It seems to have been the inspiration for some aspects of the reimagined Battlestar series of the 2000s. The only major drawback to the book is the immense number of typos, at least in my copy, a first printing of the hardcover edition. My full study of the novel is up at http://battlestar.popapostle.com/html...
Richard Hatch of 'Battlestar Galactica' Dies at 71: We'll Miss You, Apollo
Most remakes or re-imaginings turn out to be crap; the people that make them very rarely understand the fans or scifi. This is, honestly, a rarity. Would you still want that? A: If it was viable and I was able to do it, I would love to. Tom DeSanto is a huge fan.
Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series. He is also widely known for his role as Tom Zarek in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. He grew up with 4 siblings. The assassination of President Kennedy in , while Hatch had just started college, turned him towards acting; he had been enrolled in a required oral interpretation course at the time, and following the assassination, presented an article written about Kennedy upon which he said: "As I began to read this article, I got so affected by what I was saying that I forgot myself. I was expressing feelings and emotions I tended to keep locked inside of myself.
He was The character was regularly featured alongside his best friend, Lieutenant Starbuck, played by Dirk Benedict, as they and other humans fought for survival against warrior robots called Cylons. The series also starred Lorne Greene. In the reprise of the series, which was broadcast on the SyFy network for five seasons starting in , he played the charismatic political leader Tom Zarek. He continued to make guest appearances on various shows over the next three decades. As a young man Mr. Hatch originally had dreams of competing in the Olympics as a pole-vaulter.
Richard Hatch, a veteran actor known for his portrayal of Captain Apollo, the hotshot pilot on the s science-fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and a political leader in a reboot of the series more than two decades later, died on Tuesday. He was His death was confirmed by his son, Paul, who said in a statement that Hatch had pancreatic cancer and died in Los Angeles. Ronald D. The original series, which ran from to , told the story of humans fighting for survival against warrior robots called Cylons. Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional. His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.
In the rush to emulate the success of Star Wars, there were many imitations and rip-offs. The television series Battlestar Galactica was one of the most charming, thanks in no small part to the actor Richard Hatch, who has died aged 71 of pancreatic cancer. The case was settled before reaching court in , though by that point the series had already been cancelled. With his dazzlingly bright teeth, glossy locks and boyish handsomeness, Hatch was almost ridiculously good-looking. The limitations of playing the squeaky-clean hero, though, were immediately apparent to him. The original show, in which some of the last remaining humans are pursued across the universe by an evil robot race known as the Cylons, ran for only one series but generated a sizeable fan base and considerable affection, with Hatch nominated for a Golden Globe.