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  • ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Cast Voices Support for Co-Star Michael Hogan After ‘Massive’ Brain Injury

    “Battlestar Galactica” actor Michael Hogan has been hospitalized since earlier this year after suffering a “massive brain bleed” from a fall, according to a GoFundMe page set up over the weekend.“Michael was in Vancouver participating in a Battlestar Galactica convention, and at dinner following his day’s work, he fell and hit his head. Hard,” Hogan’s wife Susan said in a statement shared on the page. “He went to bed that night not realizing that the impact had caused a massive brain bleed. He was unable to be woken the next morning and was taken to Vancouver General Hospital and emergency surgery performed. It took 57 staples to close the part of his scull [sic] they had to remove in order to reach the damage.”The actor suffered “complete paralysis on his left side, memory loss, cogntivie [sic] impairment and an inability to swallow” in the days following the February accident.Also Read: 'Battlestar Galactica' Reboot From Sam Esmail in the Works for NBCUniversal Streaming ServiceA number of Hogan’s former castmates voiced support for the actor and the fundraiser on social media on Monday.“Our amazing XO has been fighting for months now,” wrote Tricia Helfer, who starred as Number Six on the Sci-Fi series. “Michael Hogan is one of the dearest, funniest, most talented men I know, and is going through an incredibly challenging time.”“Whatever you can give, nothing is too small,” Mary McDonnell added. “And send all your love towards Michael’s valiant struggle.”Producer Jane Espensen also shared the GoFundMe on Twitter, writing that Hogan “is a wonderful, kind soul who could use our help.”As of Monday afternoon, the page has collected $65,000 of its $150,000 goal.“The real goal is to have Michael back – that sweet, funny, teasing, impish spirited bright light and brilliant actor and friend,” the fundraiser’s organizer, a family friend, wrote on the GoFundMe page. “And if at all possible, one day back in his home on Bowen Island with his dog Harley, his family, and treasured parts of the life he knew. But practically speaking, the goal is to give Susan a way forward without the crushing financial weight of the ever changing costs for his care.”Read original story ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Cast Voices Support for Co-Star Michael Hogan After ‘Massive’ Brain Injury At TheWrap

  • The It List: 'Deadliest Catch' captains face off against the Russians, 'In Living Color' turns 30, 'Mrs. America' debuts and the best in pop culture the week of April 13, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for April 13-19, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • 'Friends' reboot? Why streaming giants are cashing in on revivals

    “Friends” might be getting a reboot on HBO Max while Netflix secures a one-time licensing deal with Paramount for the fourth installment of “Beverly Hills Cop." Why reboots are all the rage as platforms look to beat out streaming competitors.

  • NBCUniversal Unveils Originals Slate, Name For Streaming Service

    NBCUniversal has unveiled a broad range of programming for the first slate of originals for its streaming service, which has officially been dubbed Peacock. Perhaps the biggest titled announced for the service is a reboot of the classic sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica," with "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail executive producing. This is the third version […]

  • 40 years ago 'Battlestar Galactica' debuted — and George Lucas sued

    "Battlestar Galactica" arrived with much fanfare, high ratings, and a lawsuit claiming it ripped off "Star Wars."

  • 'Smallville's' Allison Mack married 'Battlestar Galactica's' Nicki Clyne in 2017: Prosecutors

    Last year, Smallville star Allison Mack — who is facing criminal charges for her alleged connection to controversial self-help group Nxivm — got married to Battlestar Galactica actress Nicki Clyne, federal prosecutors said in court transcripts obtained by PEOPLE. Nxivm’s one-time publicist tells PEOPLE the union was at the behest of Nxivm co-founder Keith Raniere, who faces sex crime charges along with Mack.

  • Breaking down [spoiler]'s cameo in the 'Star Trek: Discovery' finale

    Our resident Trekkies beam in to break down the major cliffhanger, speculate what it means for the show's future, and give their perfect formula for a second season.

  • 'The Magicians' Season 3 premiere postmortem: Inside Eliot and Margo's epic pop-culture chat

    Executive producer Sera Gamble and actors Hale Appleman and Summer Bishil dish on the "love letter to author Lev Grossman" and "genre fans."

  • Donnelly Rhodes Dies: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ & ‘The Flash’ Actor Was 80

    Donnelly Rhodes, the Canadian TV actor best known for his roles in ABC comedy <em>Soap</em> and cult hit <em>Battlestar Galactica</em>, has died. He was 80. Talent agency Northern Exposure said Rhodes, who most recently starred as Agent Smith in <em>The Flash </em>and <em> Legends of Tomorrow</em>, died of cancer at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, BC. Widely considered one of Canada's leading character actors, Rhodes appeared in more than 160 films and TV series during the past 60 years. Born and…

  • The best and worst TV prequels ever

    In honor of 'Young Sheldon,' we’re taking a look back at the best and worst TV show prequels.

  • ATX Television Festival Founders on the Lessons They've Learned

    In most parts of the world, you don’t have to look very far to find a film festival. At least, it was before the ATX Television Festival flickered to life in Austin in 2012. The brainchild of TV lovers Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland, this four-day celebration of all things televised has quickly grown from its humble freshman year origins to become a major destination for people who might otherwise be loathe to leave the company of their DVR.

  • 20 Memorable Backstory TV Episodes We Love

    In honor of "Better Call Saul’s" return, here’s a rundown of 20 of our favorite flashback and total recall episodes.

  • ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Buffy,’ and Other Series That Genre Show Producers Believe Deserved More Emmy Love

    Leading up to the 20th anniversary of the March 10, 1997 premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yahoo TV is celebrating “Why Genre Shows Matter” and the history of how these shows have tackled universal themes (e.g., how much high school sucks) and broader social issues. What’s one Emmy nomination you would have loved to see a genre show receive over the years? It’s a question we posed to more than 30 executive producers of current sci-fi/fantasy series who agreed to take part in our Why Genre Shows Matter survey over the last month, either by email or phone.

  • Bryan Cranston Makes ‘Electric Dreams’ Come True With Philip K. Dick Anthology Series

    Bryan Cranston is finally making his “electric dreams” come true! The Breaking Bad star inked a deal with Amazon to create an anthology series based on the writings of Philip K. Dick. Electric Dreams will team Ronald D. Moore, showrunner of Outlander and Battlestar Galactica, with Justified EP Michael Dinner and Cranston to write and produce ten episodes all based on different short stories by Dick.

  • Richard Hatch, Star of Battlestar Galactica, Dies at 71

    Richard Hatch, the star of Battlestar Galactica, has died. A representative for Hatch told the Associated Press that the actor passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hatch’s manager Michael Kaliski said the actor’s son, Paul Michael Hatch, was beside him at the time of his death.

  • ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71, Hailed as ‘Gracious Man’

    Richard Hatch, who originated the role of Battlestar Galactica‘s Apollo, died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Hatch’s early career included the role of Phillip Brent on the daytime soap opera All My Children, while his first major primetime role was in the late 1970s’ The Streets of San Francisco, […]

  • The 10 TV Elections to Watch on Election Day

    Election Day is here at last, and the fractious nature of this year’s cycle means that we’re going to be spending much of Nov. 8 glued to our news station of choice as the future occupant of the Oval Office is decided. But you’re going to need a break from our real-world election at some point during the day, especially before the trickle of results turns into a flood in the evening hours. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of 10 election-themed episodes and storylines you can binge on in between poll results. Battlestar Galactica (Hulu)

  • From ‘Buffy’ to ‘Once’: Jane Espenson on Creating TV’s Best Female Friends

    What’s the common link uniting such popular contemporary genre shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13 and Once Upon a Time? The Comic-Con faithful know the answer to this one: Jane Espenson. Since joining the Buffy writing staff in 1998 during its legendary third season, the Iowa-born writer — who got her start penning scripts for such sitcoms as Dinosaurs and Ellen — has enjoyed a nearly two-decade career in the world of sci-fi and fantasy television, with the occasional digression into “real world” series like Gilmore Girls and The Inside.

  • ‘Marcella’: A Netflix Cop Show That Asks ‘What Happened?’

    "Marcella," the new eight-episode Netflix offering, stars Anna Friel ("Pushing Daisies") as a London police detective searching for a serial killer and trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her own personality.

  • 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Finds Writer, Eyes 'Hunger Games' Director

    Westworld scribe Lisa Joy has been set to adapt a Battlestar Galactica film for Universal, sources confirmed to Variety. Bryan Singer had been attached to direct, but has since moved on. The studio is now eyeing Hunger Games helmer Francis Lawrence, though sources say discussions are early.

  • 'BSG' Flashback: The Time Jump that Changed Television

    Ten years ago today, 'Battlestar Galactica' took a time-jump that shocked and awed fans, and changed how TV tells stories.

  • 'The Flash': The Turtle Speeds Up The Show's Emotional Impact

    Tonight’s mid-season return episode of The Flash, titled “Potential Energy,” is a good example of the way the series has made its audience as invested in its characters’ emotional lives as it is in the show’s super-heroics. In the episode airing on Tuesday night, the show brings into its TV mythology an exceedingly minor DC Comics villain, The Turtle. This Turtle is embodied by Aaron Douglas, better known as Battlestar Galactica’s Galen Tyrol, aka, The Chief.

  • The 99 Greatest TV Characters Since Tony Soprano: #69-60

    On January 10, 1999, a bathrobe-clad Tony Soprano first bent over to pick up a Star-Ledger in his driveway — and TV changed forever. No reality TV here, folks: just the 99 richest, most fascinating fictional characters from both comedies and dramas to grace the small screen over the past decade and a half.