Episode 80 – Six Of Best BSG – Tricia Helfer
This podcast is the first of in a series of what Eugenia and Gerri call a triptych about the re-imagined series Battlestar Galactica. BSG (re-imagined) one of the few series in recent times to look at the fundamental issues of what and who we are! BSG is a darker story than the show that was made in 1978, which had a more optimistic premise, fought alien baddies, (with swishy back and forth red eyes, very sinister) on their journey finding a new home. In this episode Eugenia and Gerri discuss the differences in both of the incarnations and in particular they look at the Cylons and the impact they had in both versions. For those of you that have not watched the original series the difference between the portrayals of this enemy are significant and interesting with the TOS having them as the mechanical army of an alien race and the new series as a “people” searching just as much as the 12 ships on which the humans search for a new home. So, is this going to be a dark and dreary podcast, no way! Still wanting to hear the old Cylon byword of “At your Command” Eugenia and Gerri discuss all of the above but they also get to have a chat with the Cylon of Cylons Number Six herself, the very beautiful and charming Trisha Helfer. They would like to thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Tricia.