So Long Apollo


“I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They’re always misunderstood, but they’re the ones who are standing up for human rights.” ~Richard Hatch

This is  probably  a strange place to do a memorial for an actor of a cult  science fiction series. When I first watched re-runs Battlestar Galactica as a kid it was a campy, short-lived ( A pox on all the NBC executives that did not give the series a chance) show that many ERRONEOUSLY compared to a poor man’s Star wars.

BSG was and still again almost thirty years later, in an re-envisioned form, a nuanced show with a compelling story. The story was  not a singular mission to crush some ridiculous bad guy in a cape, ok the show did have Robots that resembled  toasters–a pejorative I don’t condone; it was at its core the story of humanity and its future. Richard Hatch’s  character Captain Apollo was central to the story  on the original late 70s series and reflected on social topics of the time such as single parenthood.

In the 2004 re-boot Series the story is the same humanity seeks a mythical  world called earth after being attacked and constantly hunted by  the killer Cylons, this time some made of flesh, again the series deals with contemporary topics, this time with a darker feel.

Richard Hatch returns, not as the idealistic warrior from the original series but as a Tom Zarek,  a terrorist that eventually, for a short time, becomes President of what is left of humanity. Before you dismiss the plot as farfetched science fiction remember that in 2016  the American people elected a sociopathic fascist as President of the United States of America. His acting in the 2004 is far edgier than the original series and is a huge part in making it a widely successful reboot series.

Richard Hatch had a successful TV career but his work on BSG was his greatest achievement and  I’m sure that it will live long in syndication, “SO SAY WE  ALL,” yes a geek reference that you’ll have to watch the series to understand. RIP Richard.

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333 Responses to So Long Apollo

  1. fancykat says:

    North Korea fired an unidentified type of ballistic missile on Sunday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, quoting the country’s military.

    There were no further details.

    The test adding to rising fears the rogue nation will act on its threat of targeting the U.S. with a nuclear weapon, and came as President Donald Trump met in the U.S. with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/11/north-korea-fires-off-new-ballistic-missile-as-trump-meets-with-japans-pm.html

  2. Jack says:

    For all the Ladies…and FHTAGN too!

    • fancykat says:

      Working people fighting for their healthcare

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      In the two weeks since Trump’s inauguration and his Executive Order urging agencies to “ease the burden of the ACA”, thousands have joined dozens of actions across the state. They are showing no signs of it slowing down . And it’s working.

      by Rachel Warino
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    • MSolomon2 says:

      saw that on Maher last night /em shudder!

  3. fancykat says:

    Working people fighting for their healthcare

    Take note, elected officials: working people are organized and ready to mobilize for our healthcare! With a President who took office insistent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) without any feasible replacement option, California’s working people didn’t waste a second to take action. Rain or shine, working people have turned out in record numbers throughout the state to send a clear message to their elected officials: don’t cut our healthcare!

    In the two weeks since Trump’s inauguration and his Executive Order urging agencies to “ease the burden of the ACA”, thousands have joined dozens of actions across the state. They are showing no signs of it slowing down . And it’s working.

    by Rachel Warino
    February 7, 2017

    http://calaborfed.org/working-people-fighting-for-their-healthcare/

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