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Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming

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I've been looking for this piece of work for a while.

This is basically the trailer Richard Hatch used to carry around the turn of the century to try and revive the BSG series. Would anyone here happen to have this preserved?

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Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming

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Gonna be impossible to find. The licensing he secured in order to make the trailer specified that this couldn't be sold or shown outside of conventions, otherwise he'd have to pay penalty fees. It was never taped, never digitized and never made available on the internet anywhere.

There's a few production photos, but the trailer itself is pretty much nada.
The Best Show You've Never Heard
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that's the official word, but we all know there are other sources out there. they aren't just coming out. hopefully someone fesses up.

anyone? bueller?

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Tellin ya, not gonna happen. It's been too long and word is Hatch actually KNOWS all the people who could possibly leak it out--so anyone wishing to do so would be getting a call from him personally. The crew wasn't that big, so you won't get an internal leak, and the people at the cons who saw it never taped it.

It never leaked. That's not even official word, that's word from the people who WOULD be leaking it, if they could. They just can't
The Best Show You've Never Heard
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heh.. oh well. i can dream..

I know i read on a site a while back about him trying to release it online, but that was a couple years ago. nothing yet. must be stuck in legal.

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oh, trust me, I went on the same mission you did earlier this year--even talked to a guy who was ON the production. He spoke like a man who feared he'd lose a limb if he even THOUGHT of leaking the thing

I think if there was a chance of him releasing it, it got squashed by the fact he's on the new show and it's doing so well and he's a pivotal character. Why allow it to "leak" out now? He's getting paid well, he's doing the best work of his career, and chances are it'd look corny in comparison.

I'd still LOVE to see it, if only to see Colicos doing Baltar one last time
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Maybe the 30th anniversary in '08 will finally shake this one loose. No way Universal isn't going to try to make a few bucks off of that!
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Where were you in '77?

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I managed to find some timecoded outtakes from this, but that's all I've ever seen. I never got to see the trailer proper. Since the Galactica revival as both Richard Hatch and Brian Singer envisioned it is moot now (I don't think the original series will ever be brought back, since the new one is considered far superior--and with good reason), I hope somebody finds a way for Hatch's trailer to be released.

--SKot

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