Bill Gordon is a lifelong fan of “Battlestar Galactica.” Thirteen years old when the series first aired, Bill joined the revival effort at age 14. While he has given up on a continuation, he holds out hope for a faithful remake. Bill is co-owner of the Tombs of Kobol (www.tombsofkobol.com), the Internet’s premier site for original series information, as well as information on “X-Men” producer Tom DeSanto’s derailed 2001 continuation effort. In 2003, Bill served as president of the Colonial Fan Force, a group that raised $12,000 to take out pro-continuation ads in Daily Variety, Cinescape and Dreamwatch. In his non-Galactica life, Bill serves as a communications specialist at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington D.C. He climbs onto the stages of various theatres in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area himself from time to time, and he believes that “Firefly”/“Serenity” (which he’d also like to see continued) constitutes the most innovative science fiction franchise since the original “Star Trek.” He subscribes to the following axiom, put forth by legendary television director/writer/producer Kenneth Johnson: “… execs need to re-imagine because they can’t simply imagine.”
By Bill Gordon
from So Say We All
This is one essay from the anthology So Say We All
The science fiction television series “Battlestar Galactica” is known for raising thought-provoking questions concerning martial law, artificial intelligence, power and corruption, and ultimately what it means to be human. What ethical complexities come into play when one mistake could mean the annihilation of the human race? How do you maintain faith in the Gods when you’re involved in an Armageddon of your own creation? What is the distinction between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? These questions are given an intelligent and insightful examination in this engaging collection of essays.
About the Author
Richard Hatch has portrayed “Battlestar Galactica’s” Apollo and Tom Zarek. A Golden Globe Award nominee, he is a veteran actor on screen—films and television—as well as the stage.