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Battlestar Galactica Props Are For Sale

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the where-the-auction-is dept.

Sci-Fi 65

will_die writes "The SciFi Channel's Battlestar Galactica will be holding multiple auctions to sell off props and costumes. The first auction will be Jan. 16-18, with a print and online catalogs coming out in December; the second will be in April, catalogs at a future date. The auction site is the Pasadena Convention Center but they will be offering Internet bidding, with live Internet broadcasting, and will handle world-wide shipping at extra cost. These auction are for the key items on the show such as Adama's lighter, Arrow of Athena, and maybe even a Viper. During the final ten weeks of the show they will be holding Internet auctions on items of lesser importance (and price). Until the auction begins, they are highlighting items as they catalog them and posting them on the website where you can subscribe to receive notifications by RSS feed or email. So far the posts have been interesting, with pictures of the items, screenshots of the item in the show, a history of the item, and how it was made."

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65 comments

Did you know... (-1, Offtopic)

Luke727 (547923) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714559)

...Jews did 9/11. Now you know.

Re:Did you know... (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#25725557)

...Jews did 9/11. Now you know.

Also, your mom.

Bit premature? (3, Interesting)

kaos07 (1113443) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714579)

Or has the final seasons already been filmed?

Bit premature?-Financing. (4, Funny)

Ostracus (1354233) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714613)

Or has the final seasons already been filmed?

Well they have to pay for those upcoming episodes somehow.

Re:Bit premature? (1)

josephpate (317462) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714617)

Yeah they should have finished filming the last half of the last season.

Man I wish I could get my hands on that "Lest we forget" poster in the president's office.

Re:Bit premature? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25714647)

Pretty sure it's done or close to it.

And how very appropriate the timing is - a tv show that glorifies a warmongering religious authoritarian dictatorship goes off the air just as it's real life near counterpart is thrown out of office by the people.

Re:Bit premature? (4, Insightful)

kaos07 (1113443) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714977)

On behalf of all fans of Battlestar Galactica, I say "Woosh.

Re:Bit premature? (2, Insightful)

PhrostyMcByte (589271) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714809)

They wrapped a while ago. Said so at Comic-Con which was 4 months ago, when someone asked if Tahmoh Penikett (Helo)'s time would be split between BSG and Dollhouse.

Pay attention, Joss Whedon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25714607)

Battlestar Galactica got multiple seasons because it was good.

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (0, Troll)

khellendros1984 (792761) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714731)

I see what you did there, you mischievous little troll, you!

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25714757)

Battlestar Galactica got multiple seasons because it got ratings.

I sure wouldn't credit to it's Star Trek: Voyager level writing, which is shrouds under a few layers of violence and darkness.

You forgot the copious amounts of sex (5, Funny)

patio11 (857072) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716751)

Granted, Firefly was not exactly shy in the innuendo department (one of the main characters being a prostitute and all). However, if it were like BSG, every named female character would have been shown having sex by the end of the season. With, if I remember correctly, an exception for President Roslin. Having difficulty thinking of another female character who didn't.

This is to say nothing of what they did to Six, which was so exploitative as to make this Republican feel tinges of wistfulness for when we had a viable feminist movement for condemning that sort of thing. I think I know what the meeting sounded like:

Writer A: "Needs more sex."
Writer B: "Its a show about a bunch of fighter pilots, what are we going to do, have one of them jump an engineer in the closet?"
Writer A: "Did that first episode already."
Writer B: "So you just want me to write in an adolescent male sexual fantasy?"
Writer A: "Wait... I like the sound of that. Can you make it a character?"
Writer B: "You mean an actual sexual fantasy as a recurring character?"
Writer A: "Exactly. Except, make her real. Ambiguously real. Because ambiguity spells deep, except with more letters."
Writer B: "That's going to get pretty boring after a few years of it."
Writer A: "Threesome with Lucy Lawless."
Writer B: "... *sigh* This is going to be SO un-PC."
Writer A: "Nonsense! We'll have naked white chicks, naked black chicks, naked Asian chicks, it will be an entire United Nations of naked chicks."
Writer B: "I think I'm going to be ill."
Writer A: "I call that empowering!"
Writer B: "Is Bill Adama ever going to get 'empowered' onscreen?"
Writer A: "Are you crazy? Teenage boys don't tune in to watch middle aged men do it."

Re:You forgot the copious amounts of sex (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25717967)

This is to say nothing of what they did to Six, which was so exploitative as to make this Republican feel tinges of wistfulness for when we had a viable feminist movement for condemning that sort of thing.

Typical smug Republican son of a bitch -- never happy unless they're exploiting any available social movement to lay the bitch on what someone else thinks is perfectly OK.

Get used to it, shitboy -- you fucking bastard control freaks are out of power and you'll be treated exactly as you did to the Democrats for six years -- not a chance to add even a pissant little amendment to any law.

Bwaaahahahahaha.

Of course you'll all be writing your little books about the unfairness of it all. Just like that bitch Nancy Reagan with her simpering little screed she called "My Turn"

Now bend over so we can start taking "our turns" on your unlubed assholes.

Fucking morons.

Re:You forgot the copious amounts of sex (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#25721161)

I think I know what the meeting sounded like:

Writer A: "Needs more sex."
Writer B: "Its a show about a bunch of fighter pilots, what are we going to do, have one of them jump an engineer in the closet?"

You obviously haven't watched the show past the credits.

Writer A: More sex.
Writer B: [morphs into a Japanese tentacle rape creature]
Writer A: Oh God! NO!
[Zoom in to R&D TV logo]

Re:You forgot the copious amounts of sex (1)

Smidge207 (1278042) | more than 5 years ago | (#25725275)

Can I mod this 'insightful'? If so, how? If not, why not?

=Smidge=

Re:You forgot the copious amounts of sex (2, Insightful)

Drake42 (4074) | more than 5 years ago | (#25722525)

Yes, yes. Blow people up, Nuke millions, fist-fights, shootings, betrayal, lies: all good fun.

But the implication that adults actually enjoy sex more than they enjoy killing each other: BLASPHEMY!

When it comes to sex Americans are sick and stupid.

Murder=good / Sex=bad: OMGWTFBBQ???

Re:You forgot the copious amounts of sex (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25723351)

Parent is a self-proclaimed 'Republican'; what did you expect?

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (3, Funny)

Skrapion (955066) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716093)

While I disagree with your assertion that Firefly wasn't good, I completely agree with your use of the word 'was'.

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (3, Interesting)

RustinHWright (1304191) | more than 5 years ago | (#25717447)

BSG got multiple seasons because it wasn't made under contract to a company that hated the show from the very first episode and did their damnedest to kill it.

Tell me, when was the premiere of Firefly shown?
What was the time slot for Firefly?
When were the last two episodes aired? The eps that cost a bucket of money and that pretty much everybody outside FOX and the time and since say are amazing?

All of the above are trick questions. And anybody who knows anything about Firefly understands that they did an astounding thing even lasting as long and telling as complex stories as they did.

Fox never wanted Firefly to be what Whedon wanted it to be. They were fighting from day one.

Oh, and by the way, did you catch the tribute shot to Firefly in the first part of the first ep of BSG? It was there because the BSG production crew was and is well aware that they could never have done BSG without a whole range of techniques and approaches that Firefly did before them.

Howsabout this, you go out, you create, find financing for, and get shot and aired a better show than Firefly. Then you come back and tell us how easy it all is. Until then, bugger off.

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (1)

N1AK (864906) | more than 5 years ago | (#25718143)

Oh, and by the way, did you catch the tribute shot to Firefly in the first part of the first ep of BSG? It was there because the BSG production crew was and is well aware that they could never have done BSG without a whole range of techniques and approaches that Firefly did before them.

I thought it was because the spec effects people for Firefly were the spec effects people for the first few episodes/series of BSG (thus the reason Galactica was snuck into the Serenity movie)?

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#25724379)

There are people out there that cite the reuse of those 3D models as proof of an established continuity between the shows (usu. by extension to the so-called Tommy-verse of St. Elsewhere) instead of just an in-joke among the production staff. You might as well say two sitcoms share a continuity because a character in each wore Jordache jeans.

Re:Pay attention, Joss Whedon (1)

RustinHWright (1304191) | more than 5 years ago | (#25743279)

To some extent they were the same team. But that wasn't all. Firefly was where that team, at the specific request of Whedon and others, learned how to do a lot of the techniques that are why BSG has had such a compelling, gritty, feel. As I discussed here [slashdot.org] , they were encouraged to simulate lens flare and other artifacts of actual photography, they were encouraged to allow actors to move as they pleased rather than just standing on a choreographed sequence of marks, and the enemies were nowhere near as clearcut as they would be in a typical show.
 
This goes way beyond just dropping in refs to a previous project. Firefly pioneered a much looser approach. One that was, actually, a consequence of the Firefly team having a far better understanding than others of the things that newer tech like lighter cameras, smaller lights, better non-linear editing systems, and so on and how much more freedom they allowed.
 
Firefly changed the way that shows are done. Frankly, afaic, it should now be thought of as Miami Vice is, a show that raised the bar for everybody and whose impact will be felt in coming years all through motion media. Twenty years from now, when you're sitting and watching any kind of video, even an orange juice commercial, part of what will contribute to its possible high quality will be the results of one little show that never made it past fourteen episodes.

As the (3, Interesting)

sleeponthemic (1253494) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714633)

proud owner of Dirk Benedict's mustache I can assure you that these babies just keep on getting more valuable.

Re:As the (2, Funny)

camperdave (969942) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715601)

Neither Starbuck had a moustache, so it is of no interest to BG fans. Go peddle your wares at an A-Team convention.

Re:As the (2, Insightful)

sleeponthemic (1253494) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715757)

Neither Starbuck had a moustache, so it is of no interest to BG fans. Go peddle your wares at an A-Team convention.

At first I thought you were serious, and that the joke had gone right over your head.

Now I realise you are pointing out the amusing scenario whereby if Dirk did wear his mustache during the BSG years, that you'd be interested in purchase.

Re:As the (1)

RustinHWright (1304191) | more than 5 years ago | (#25717459)

Ah, but Dirk *did* wear his mustache while walking past two Cylons.

In an ep of The A-Team.

Best break of the fourth wall I've ever seen. I damn near fell out of my chair.

Re:As the (1)

sleeponthemic (1253494) | more than 5 years ago | (#25718733)

The mo had to go in the the a-team. You can't trust a conman with a mustache. Total giveaway.

Re:As the (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 5 years ago | (#25729061)

Ah pity th' FOO' that doesn't trust a conman with a mustache!

aww man... (4, Funny)

Digitus1337 (671442) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714691)

They listed "signed poster of final cylon" and it's a picture of President Roslin!

Re:aww man... (4, Funny)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715293)

That's funny, I coulda sworn it was Sarah Palin! *rimshot*

Re:aww man... (2, Funny)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715873)

Wow, Battlestar Galactica has been on hiatus since June and Sarah Palin has come and (hopefully) gone. That feels really weird.

Re:aww man... (2, Funny)

Chuck Chunder (21021) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716609)

That's funny, I coulda sworn it was Sarah Palin! *rimshot*

I can't see how the AI on the model would have fooled anybody.

Re:aww man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25717631)

Obviously you've never met the people from "Real Caprica".

Re:aww man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25715603)

Have you really not figured out who the last cylon is?
Starbuck's mother makes five. (seriously)

mm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25714737)

Dibb's on Tricia Helfer's panties.

captcha: arouses

Re:mm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25715807)

I will be purchasing Tricia Helfer as I have received a special Rabbinical dispensation that allows me to own Canadians whether Dr. Laura approves of not.

I'm sure we can come to some reasonable agreement regarding Tricia's panties.

caprica? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25714767)

Are they doing this to finance the production of Caprica?

I'll take a Number 6 please. (4, Funny)

victim (30647) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714783)

That is all.

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (2, Funny)

msu320 (1084789) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715081)

hold the clothing ;)

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (1)

DanWS6 (1248650) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715927)

Only one? I want the entire line.

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (1)

techno-vampire (666512) | more than 5 years ago | (#25717439)

I am not a number! I am a free man!

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (1)

Admiral_Grinder (830562) | more than 5 years ago | (#25719147)

mwhahahahahahaha

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25718599)

nah your better off with the Lucy lawless model number 3 - It's still in the box.

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (1)

Ifandbut (1328775) | more than 5 years ago | (#25721489)

I'll see your 6 and raise you two 8s.

Re:I'll take a Number 6 please. (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 5 years ago | (#25723043)

They will sell a number six, but without the fleshy bits [kamikazcomics.com] .

relics (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#25714833)

I wonder if they're going to auction off any relics that they find on Earth that was.

W00t!!! (1)

naz404 (1282810) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715061)

How much for the Number Six Tricia Helfer cylon model? :D

Re:W00t!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25715379)

How much for the Number Six Tricia Helfer cylon model? :D

If you're Bill Gates a divorce and 50% of everything you own. You won't be buying her but you'll get a few years of rental before divorce number two.

But,,, but... (1)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715481)

Now how are they going to film Galactica 2010? You know, the one with Starbuck guiding the cute kids with super powers on Earth?

Re:But,,, but... (1, Interesting)

Lije Baley (88936) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716127)

Frak you, Hater.

Re:But,,, but... (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716189)

That was totally insensitive. Starbuck had to _die_ for Galactica 1980 to be a reality.

Where are Starbucks undies? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25715617)

Yeah, I'm the only one who has thought about Starbuck's undies (prefer re-imagined series, will consider all offers).

How much for the CGI source files? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25715683)

I will resurrect Pegasus. :)

10,000 Quatloos! (1)

KwKSilver (857599) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715795)

For Number Three/DiAnna! Hot, hot HOT!

Re:10,000 Quatloos! (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#25725889)

I'm bidding on a Boomer model Cylon. I figure if I marry an Asian chick, my kids won't be so pale.

RIP (1)

dmhorus (968775) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715835)

One of the best scifi series to be on tv in a long time. Gone before its time.

Re:RIP (0)

jackb_guppy (204733) | more than 5 years ago | (#25715995)

To me it "jumped the shark" when it landed on planet and everyone got off.

But the picture to BG jumping into to sky and falling then jumping away was just great video. Very believable.

Re:RIP (2, Insightful)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716679)

With regards to the scene you described (jump into atmosphere, unload fighters, jump out), that was probably one of my favorite parts of the series.

Re:RIP (1)

pturley (412183) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716841)

Me too. That was one of too few cool moments.

useful props (1)

mdg137 (1347799) | more than 5 years ago | (#25716885)

in the pilot episode someone picked up a transmitter and boomer asked if he was qualified to use it. it was a green fluke ocsilliscope. anyone see any other useful items in the show?

Why Pasadena? (1)

trainman (6872) | more than 5 years ago | (#25717247)

BSG is filmed here in Vancouver, why Pasadena???

Have the auction here, in the city that proudly loves and supports the series (and so many other series beloved by slashdot readers...).

Think of the environmental footprint and cost of shipping everything to California first. Just to have to ship that Viper back when I put in the winning bid. :)

Re:Why Pasadena? (1)

icebrain (944107) | more than 5 years ago | (#25719249)

I'd give my right nut for a working Viper; screw the environmental impact.

Re:Why Pasadena? (1)

buzy buzy (594932) | more than 5 years ago | (#25721453)

I never realised that operating with only 1 nut increased your carbon (or is that methane? )emissions.

Re:Why Pasadena? (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#25724735)

Vipers cost two nuts so that you won't mind flying solo.

A Raptor, now that's a ship with room to party in the back.

FACT (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#25723135)

Bears Beats Battlestar Galactica.
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