BSG star Tricia Helfer and TV writer/journalist Marc Bernardin do an episode-by-episode rewatch of Battlestar Galactica in its entirety, diving deep into the themes of the award-winning sci-fi classic and revealing behind the scenes details that only a true BSG insider like Tricia would know. In addition, the podcast will welcome members of BSG’s cast and crew into the airlock to share their memories of making the groundbreaking series.
BONUS: 'The Plan' with writer Jane Espenson
Marc Bernardin and Tricia Helfer are joined by Jane Espenson, writer and executive producer of the BSG TV movie, The Plan.
BONUS: Making music with composer Bear McCreary
In this bonus episode of Battlestar Galacticast, Marc and Tricia talk with composer extraordinaire Bear McCreary about getting his big break on BSG.
Season 4, Episode 21: Daybreak Part 3 - Mary McDonnell
Marc and Tricia are joined by Laura Roslin herself, Mary McDonnell, in watching and discussing the final episode of Battlestar Galactica.
Season 4, Episode 20: Daybreak Part 2 - Ronald D. Moore
Join Marc and Tricia as they're joined by a fella named Ron Moore to discuss what's technically the penultimate episode of Battlestar Galactica: "Daybreak Part 2."
Season 4, Episode 19: Daybreak: Part 1 - Katee Sackhoff
Let there be no illusions! This is likely to be a one-way trip. So don’t volunteer out of sentiment or emotion.” We’re really in the home stretch now as Marc and Tricia are joined by special guest Katee Sackhoff to discuss BSG Season 4 Episode 19: “Daybreak Part 1.
Season 4, Episode 18: Islanded In A Stream Of Stars - Edward James Olmos
Marc and Tricia are joined by special guest Edward James Olmos as they revisit BSG Season 4, Episode 18: “Islanded in a Stream of Stars.” The discuss Eddie’s roles as both actor and director in this episode, the timelessness of the series, and quarantining in the BSG bubble. Also, random cameos by Eddie’s dog. Join us.
Love Battlestar Galactica, More Tricia Helfer
I am a huge fan of the show and have watched the BSG-TRS series many times through. This podcast came at a perfect time, starting just before the COVID lockdown. Revisiting all the political, religious, and social theme in BSG during this season was epic.
There are a couple things I found annoying:
1) the podcast doesn’t really know where they want to stand on spoilers. Since they are including guests (and some for only a single episode!), it would have been nice to not worry about the spoilers. After all, it has been more than a decade, let the people tell their stories!!).
2) Marc Bernardin, who is no doubt a clever writer, does a lot of mansplaining as a podcast host, especially when there are female guests on the show. I’m guessing this is why so many reviewers have called him “annoying”. He probably doesn’t realize that he defers to male guests, but talks over and rambles on with female guests (including sometimes even his co-host, Tricia, who is amaazzzzzing!!).
All said and done, I loved listening to the podcast. Thank you for revisiting this show in a format I can enjoy while out for a walk.
The political commentary is condescending, and not necessary.
A great companion to the series
Tricia and Marc make a great team, dissecting one of the best TV series of all time. The early 'drunk' episode may have been fun to record, but it was annoying to listen to. I'm glad it was not a case of "All of this has happened before and all of this will happen again." Thank you, Marc. Thank you, Tricia. I hope your cats are doing well!