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Richard Hatch, Battlestar Galactica Star, Dies at 71

Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo on the 1970s sci-fi television series Battlestar Galactica, has died following a brief battle withpancreatic cancer. He was 71. The actors numerous other credits included Dynasty, Hotel, The Love Boat and Santa Barbara. Richard Hatch passed today around1:30 p.m.after a battle with pancreatic cancer.His son Paul was by his side in a home in Santa Clarita. He is also survived by his brother John, his personal managerMichael Kaliski confirmed in a statement to TheWrap Tuesday afternoon.   ...Read More... //www.thewrap.com/richard-hatch-battlestar-galactica-star-dies-at-71/

Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dies

  The television writer and producer Glen A. Larson, whose oeuvre includes hit television shows from Battlestar Galactica, Quincy M.E. , Magnum, P.I. , Knight Rider , and a number of others died Friday night in Los Angeles, California. He had been battling esophageal cancer. He was 77.   Larson's first writing credit was for The Fugitive , and he later worked his way up the ladder, creating his first show, Alias Smith and Jones in 1971. He later made Battlestar Galactica , which lasted for just a season in 1978-79, because of high production costs. The show is best known now for its beloved rebirth in the mid aughts on Syfy. His biggest hits would come in the '80s with the mustachioed Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. and Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff. He earned three Emmy nominations for McCloud and Quincy, M.E.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/11/battlestar-galactica-creator-glen-a-larson-dies.html

Geek Week: Great But Canceled Geek Shows

As SideReel's Geek Week continues, we're taking a look at our favorite geeks on TV , but we can't skip over our favorite geeks in front of the TV! Ah yes, the honorable geek viewers who can be credited for many a wonderfully geeky show staying alive. But sadly, as for any group of TV fans, these viewers have had their losses as well. So let's take a moment to honor some of the great but canceled geeky shows of our time! Firefly Carnivale Freaks and Geeks Arrested Development Battlestar Galactica (1978) V: The Series Deadwood Push, Nevada Jake 2.0 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Having only recently begun my geek TV education, I figured it best to leave you to check out the full list and explanations from greatwhitesnark.com: Top 10 Most Tragic Geek TV Show Cancellations Photo courtesy of wired.com