I just want to acknowledge the passing of actor Richard Hatch, best known for his role on the original Battlestar Galactica. The show aired on television in 1978, a year after the great success of Star Wars: A New Hope. All these years later it remains one of my all time favorite television shows. Richard Hatch is a big reason for that. His portrayal of Captain Apollo really helped to elevate an already great show. Battlestar Galactica had a great cast, which included Jane Seymour, Lorne Greene and Dirk Benedict, which was led admirably by Richard Hatch.
This great show was on the air for only one season, but what a season it was. It goes down as one of the great science fiction shows on television. It contained great characters, great storylines and incredible special effects. But the focal point of the show was always on the characters and their relationships with one another. I applaud Richard Hatch’s effects over the years as he attempted to keep the show alive, despite being shot down numerous times.