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Osi Osgood
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From: #399R K.O.A. Mountian Home, ID. 83647
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 - posted February 08, 2017 11:54 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Richard Hatch, the actor who played "Apollo" in the original Battlestar Galactica, has passed on at the age of 71. I always admired his character, (though, I must confess, that I wanted to be Starbuck more, the "Rogues" are always more fun to play), and I think I'll pull out those 2 600ft Universal 8 digests that I have and watch them tonight, in honor of the gentleman ...

He also had a small but returning role in the new Battlestar Galactica series as well. If I remember, he was a prisoner on the prison ship. He also attempted to start a new Battlestar galactica series as well and made a short pilot "episode" for it, but wasn't able to sell it sucessfully, which is a shame, as he was actually able to get John Colicos (Balter) and the second in command of the Galatica to act in it as well, as well as, of course, himself playing "Apollo"!

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Tom Spielman
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I actually thought his role in the most recent Galactica series was better than Apollo. A much more interesting character.

He started out as prisoner on the prison ship but his character took on more importance over time. He was a political prisoner that was soon freed and slowly started to build an opposition party of sorts.

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