Wednesday, February 8, 2017

RIP Richard Hatch

Confession: I liked both Battlestar Galacticas - the corny original and the much deeper and more philosophical remake. They were very different shows (The remake might have been better had it been an original show not a remake).

So, apparently, did Richard Hatch. The actor, who starred as Apollo alongside Dirk Benedict's Starbuck in the original came back for the 2003 remake as a very different character, Tom Zarek, a populist leader who was a constant thorn in the side of the government.

Hatch died yesterday at the age of 71 - he was also involved in the "fan made" Trek movie Axanar (which might not go forward after Paramount basically told them to file off the serial numbers - this is another blow to the project).

He will be missed.