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Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years

7/25/2015 12:01pm EDT
Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years
Next week, the Battlestar Galactica community will be coming together for Galacticon, a celebration of one of TV's most memorable sci-fi franchises. That includes actress Nicki Clyne, who played the fan favorite role of Cally in the 2004 edition of BSG, and who joined Starpulse recently to look back on her Battlestar experience.

"Having so many of the BSG gang together at GalactiCon is definitely the most exciting thing for me; it’s basically a family reunion for us," Nicki told us. "No matter that we live in different places or have moved on to other endeavors, we share something truly sp...

12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

8/30/2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...

5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal

7/9/2014 6:00pm EDT
5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal
Admit it, you have Game of Thrones withdrawal. It's OK, we're not judging you here at Starpulse, mainly because we're in the same boat! We miss Game of Thrones as much as you do, and the idea of waiting for season 5 when it airs sometime around April 2015, well, is tearing us up inside. After four years of investing our time, patience, love, hate and endless fan chatter about the characters of Game of Thrones, to have them snatched away from us yet again is genuinely cruel.

However, there is hope! While you may have to wait just under a year until you get your Game of Thrones fix, there ...

20 Of The Coolest Aliens From Pop Culture

6/7/2014 9:00am EDT
20 Of The Coolest Aliens From Pop Culture
We have a fundamental obsession with the idea that aliens exist. In all probability they do - but we've got no actual idea what they might look like, sound like, think like or smell like. And if there's one thing the human mind does when it's not sure about something - it's create an identity from scratch. And that's what some of our most prolific directors and writers have done with some of the most beloved science fiction series in pop culture.

The result is a near infinite library of alien species that could very well be more extravagant than anything nature can produce. This library of...

The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television

3/26/2014 1:34am EDT
The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television
Sci-fi shows have a lot to offer - intriguing storylines, alien encounters, paranormal activity and, more often than not, beautiful women.

Today's sci fi is no longer geared to just nerds and homebodies. With compelling story threads, many tune in to find out what happens to the characters each week. But having a little eye candy doesn't hurt either.

Who makes our list of the sexiest sci-fi stars on television?

Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) from Almost Human (2013-)

FOX's "Almost Human" is a police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved h...

Q&A: Sam Witwer Back For More 'Being Human'

1/11/2012 11:10am EST
Sam Witwer
You've got to keep your eye on Sam Witwer.

As the vampire Aidan on SyFy's Being Human, he could take a bite out of you if he wanted. But offscreen, the Battlestar Galactica veteran's wit as is sharp as his alter-ego's fangs. He's also a man of multiple talents, not only an actor but a musician.

As Being Human starts its second season on January 16, Sam sat down with me to discuss what's next for his character, what he's up to when the cameras aren't rolling, and if being a sci-fi success also allows him to be a fanboy.

"It's interesting," he said of coming back for a sophomore run. "We a...

5 New Mid-Season Television Shows To Check Out...Or Not

1/2/2012 10:00am EST
The Firm
Every Jan. 1, I heave a sigh of relief because I not only made it through another year and survived the frenzied stress of the holiday season but also because mid-season television shows will be unveiled. Like Christmas presents from an adoring aunt, mid-season shows can be just what you need or exactly what you don't.

Check out five new shows you may or may not want to check out:

The Firm (NBC)

NBC took John Grisham’s best-selling novel and big screen hit, “The Firm,” and continued the story in the spin-off of the same name. It follows Mitch McDeere, the Memphis lawyer who brought ...

Jamie Bamber To Exit 'Law & Order: UK,' Reunite With 'BSG' Boss

2/15/2011 2:52pm EST
You know how they say to take the good news with the bad? This is one of those times.

TVLine has broken the news that another Digital Airwaves favorite, Jamie Bamber, has landed a lead role in NBC's new series 17th Precinct, opposite Stockard Channing (The West Wing). Yes, that's me squealing that you're hearing. The job reunites Bamber with his former Battlestar Galactica boss, Ron Moore. Called "an ensemble cop drama with a sci-fi spin," the project is already generating plenty of buzz. Bamber is set as Caolan, an "extremely focused" detective.

Unfortunately, that presumably means we've...

TV Book Club: The Science Of 'Battlestar Galactica'

1/23/2011 3:00pm EST
Science of BSG
As regular readers may know, I've recently started watching Battlestar Galactica. Anytime I start watching a sci-fi series, my mind is always drawn to the question of what in the fictional world is even remotely plausible. I love knowing what makes these universes tick. Thankfully, Wiley-Blackwell has a handy book to help answer that question: The Science of Battlestar Galactica, by Patrick Di Justo and Kevin R. Grazier.

The Science of Battlestar Galactica answers all those questions fans want to know about the series' underlying science (in fact, some parts of the book include exc...

'Battlestar Galactica' Beauties Tricia Helfer & Katee Sackhoff Do 'Voodoo'

9/12/2010 10:47pm EDT
Tricia Helfer
Former "Battlestar Galactica" co-stars Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff are motorbiking to the Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana to raise cash for charities working to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill.

The sexy stars will set off from Los Angeles in the week before the event, which is scheduled to run over the Halloween weekend.

They have asked famous friends and businesses in Tinseltown to sponsor their big ride, which is expected to take them 28 hours and cover 2,000 miles.

Once at the festival, the biker girls are expected to check out performa...

Katee Sackhoff: Hot Or Not?

1/19/2010 11:52am EST
Katee Sackhoff
Katee Sackhoff is one of the new faces on 24 this season, and it's one we're glad to see. The former Battlestar Galactica star plays Dana Walsh, Chloe's boss.

She sizzled on screen as Starbuck, and we figure she'll do the same with Jack Bauer. She recently told Starpulse, "I think that every role that I play, I try to give it a little bit of pizzazz to put it in the vault, like that was a good character. She (Dana Walsh) definitely is. She has her moments and I'm excited."

What do you think of Katee? Is she hot or not? Click through our photo slideshow, and let us know!

- Click p...

Pamela Anderson Unveils New PETA Campaign To Save The Seals

10/23/2009 12:35pm EDT
Pamela Anderson against seal slaughter
Pamela Anderson just unveiled PETA's new campaign against Canada's commercial seal slaughter. The ad series features Anderson and other celebrities calling for an end to the annual massacre of baby seals, the largest mass killing of marine mammals in the world.

Says Pamela, "I can only hope that by bringing attention to the slaughter, the international outcry will force the Canadian government to end this shameful practice. Canadians aren't cruel and indifferent, but our leaders have been on this issue."

For the new ad series, celebrities around the world are posing in PETA's striking...

New TV On DVD, July 28

7/28/2009 8:00am EDT
In Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku as Echo, an operative in an underground organization that provides hired personas for various missions. Season one is now on DVD. Also in stores: Battlestar Galactica the complete series and Knight Rider the complete series.

Two Sci-Fi Shows We Can't Wait For This Fall: 'V' & 'FlashForward'

7/9/2009 10:08am EDT
Science fiction has taken somewhat of an upward turn in recent years, becoming attractive to more than the small cultish fan groups and growing to the universal mainstream.

With the success of shows like "Lost," "Fringe," "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and "X-Files," sci-fi is steadily becoming worth investing in by the bigger networks.

Starting in the fall, ABC is releasing two new big sci-fi shows to the mainstream to see if we have a taste for it, and if you're any kind of sci-fi fan at all, these are the new shows you should be looking forward to.


Although an exact da...

'Battlestar Galactica' Recap: 'Someone To Watch Over Me'

3/3/2009 12:17pm EST
Battlestar Galactica
Okay, Boomer, now I'm just pissed. This episode of Battlestar Galactica, "Someone to Watch Over Me," proved to us once and for all the true nature of Boomer, which had previously been pretty murky due to her mistreatment at the hands of both humans and cylons, her traumatic murder and rebirth as a cylon, and her flip-flopping allegiances between New Caprica and the Cylon Civil War. All of those overwhelming experiences, coupled with the fact that the girl just can't seem to catch a break from either side, would frak with the head of anyone, biological or machine. Thus, I rooted for her, and...

'Battlestar Galactica' Recap: Deadlock

2/23/2009 4:50pm EST
Battlestar Galactica
This week's Battlestar Galactica episode, "Deadlock", had some good moments, but unfortunately didn't quite keep the fire of the last three weeks burning. After two episodes of bloody mutiny and life-or-death character moments, and then last week's heroin overdose of information and backstory, simply watching Ellen Tigh work her usual manipulations didn't have quite the impact to provide an adequate follow-up. We've seen it all before with Ellen; the only difference is that now she's a jealous, catty, sex-crazed, selfish shrew, and a Cylon. I suppose it's comforting in some small way to see...

Top Five Questions We'd Like Answered In 'Battlestar Galactica's' Final Season

1/12/2009 10:21am EST
Battlestar Galactica
Sometimes, when letting my mind wander to the various odd and fluffy locales it frequents while unoccupied (read: at my day job), I find myself smacked in the face anew by the sobering realization that, beginning January 16th, we are in a ten-episode sprint to the Very End of what many have deemed to be one of the Best Shows Ever. Indeed, Battlestar Galactica returns in one week, with ten final episodes in its brilliant four-season (and two-TV-movie) run. While I'm obviously thrilled and teeth-gnashingly excited for new episodes, I'm also a bit antsy-there are, after all, a LOT of loose e...

Our Favorite TV Ensembles

6/12/2008 9:00am EDT
An ensemble cast is a group of actors in which each character/actor is assigned an equal level of importance to the story. Sometimes even if there is an established "main character," a show can be considered an ensemble because individuals are treated with the same care and development as everyone else on the show.

This sort of cast style gives the audience a chance to connect with several different characters rather than just one; if a viewer does not like one of the characters or cannot relate to them, there will be several more to choose from. It creates very broad storylines and v...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

6/2/2008 8:53am EDT
Law and Order CI
Monday, June 2

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Casey considers asking ex Evan to help her study for the LSATs. Yeah, a lot of studying is going to get done there.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Barney tries to tame a cougar/law professor played by Jane Seymour, who turns out to be a tough grader of Barney's, um, performance, in this repeat.

Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Haylie Duff hosts the search for Broadway's next Elle.

Tuesday, June 3

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Disaster strikes again as one chef get to close ...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

5/27/2008 9:17am EDT
Tuesday, May 27

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 9 p.m.) - Cynthia Nixon guest stars in this rerun as a woman with multiple personalities who may have harmed her own child.

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - The winners of tonight's relay race get to surf the waves, while the losers sweep the kitchen floor.

Samantha Who? (ABC, 9 p.m.) - Back to back repeats are capped with a memorable episode in which Sam tries to get rid of her dad's car after crashing it.

Wednesday, May 28

Men in Trees (ABC, 10 p.m.) - The recently canceled romantic dramedy comes back to the schedule temporaril...

'Battlestar Galactica' Recap: Double Dealing & AirLocking

4/22/2008 8:36am EDT
Battlestar Galactica
With 17 more episodes of "Battlestar Galactica" to go, "The Ties That Bind" did well to position the various factions in respect to each other and possibly on their way to Earth, which they will reach, one way, or another before this whole thing ends. And we're off.

The Cylon Insurrection

The model 6 led revolt took a dramatic upturn as hostilities continued and power bases were solidified. The Cavil that got smoked last week by the newly sentient Centurions woke up in his new skin, and he was not too happy about it. Boomer was there to greet him and let him know how he died and what...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

4/21/2008 10:15am EDT
Gossip Girl
Monday, April 21

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - OMG, it's back, finally! Judging from tonight's episode title - "The Blair Bitch Project" - Jenny is not going to be sitting pretty for long.

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - A flashback episode sheds light on how the Casey/Cappie/Evan love triangle started during freshman year.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - The 80s make a return in tonight's Robin Sparkles comeback episode, which features James van der Beek, Tiffany and Alan Thicke in a music video for Robin's break-up ballad, "Sandcastles in the Sand."

One Tree Hil...

TV Remakes We'd Like To See, Vol. 1: 'Gilligan's Island'

1/4/2008 8:00pm EST
It seems that these days television has been hurting for some new show ideas, and with recent remakes of old shows like Battlestar Galactica (huge hit!) and The Bionic Woman (tanked!) we thought we'd come up with some of our own ideas for remakes, complete with new casts but the same 'ol plot lines. Well, maybe we'd update the plots to reflect the times...

Gilligan's Island

The old 60s hit show that critics jeered and audiences cheered would make for great TV viewing these days. With reality shows like Survivor and, of course, the short-lived reality series The Real Gilligan's Islan...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

1/2/2008 3:00am EST
Tricia Helfer
Happy Birthday to "Superman Returns" actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).

Sci Fi's Development Slate Delivers Mix Of Fantasy, Mythical Adventures & Superpowered Comedy

7/16/2007 10:43am EDT
Ben Browder
Sci Fi's 2007/2008 original programming roster will feature new offerings from the critically-acclaimed, hit series Battlestar Galactica and collaborations with top-tier creative talent such as Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Thomas Jane, Steve Niles, Ben Browder and Andrew Prowse.

From mythical landscapes and dangerous gods to quirky animated comedies and thoughtful explorations of new worlds, SCI FI's original programming remains unmatched in its reputation for innovative, high quality entertainment.




Sci Fi Channel Maps Out End Of 'Battlestar Galactica'

6/1/2007 12:01pm EDT
Battlestar Galactica
The producers of SCI FI Channel's Battlestar Galactica confirmed that the upcoming fourth season will be the show's last. Executive producers Ronald Moore and David Eick said that it was a creative decision to end the acclaimed series with the upcoming 22-episode season.

"This show was always meant to have a beginning, a middle and, finally, an end," Eick and Moore said in a statement on May 31. "Over the course of the last year, the story and the characters have been moving strongly toward that end, and we've decided to listen to those internal voices and conclude the show on our own ...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

4/28/2007 3:00am EDT
Jessica Alba
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 8

4/8/2007 3:00am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Happy Birthday to "Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff (1980), rapper Chino XL (1971), "Medium" star Patricia Arquette (1968), actress Robin Wright Penn (1966), DJ/rapper Biz Markie (1964), British musician/singer Julian Lennon (1963), Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin (1962), "The Dukes Of Hazzard" star John Schneider (1960), New York Yankee pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter (1946; d. 1999), and legendary Canadian actress Mary Pickford (1892; d. 1979).

Celebrity Birthdays, February 24

2/24/2007 3:00am EST
Edward James Olmos
Happy Birthday to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (1981), quarterback Jeff Garcia (1970), late comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968; d. 2005), "Titanic" actor Billy Zane (1966), singer Michelle Shocked (1962), musician Sammy Kershaw (1958), "Battlestar Galactica" commander Edward James Olmos (1947), English musician Rupert Holmes (1947), "Spin City" actor Barry Bostwick (1945), "Uncle" Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese (1931), "Animal House" dean John Vernon (1932; d. 2005), "Law & Order" actor Steven Hill (1922), 'living' actor Abe Vigoda (1921), screen actor Zachary Scott (1914; d. 1965), '...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

1/2/2007 3:00am EST
Kate Bosworth
Happy Birthday to "Superman Returns" actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).