Tomorrow marks a new beginning for Battlestar Galactica as it heads to a different realm: charity auctions. Costumes, set pieces and props from the acclaimed series will be sold at a live event in California's Pasadena Convention Center, beginning on May 8 and wrapping up on May 10, Sunday.
Battlestar Galactica actors have donated a number of items, all geared towards their particular causes. Some of the well-known personalities who have participated include Grace Park ("Sharon Valerii"), Michael Trucco ("Samuel T. Anders") and Kate Vernon ("Ellen Tigh").
"We have really put together a fantastic experience for fans and collectors for this final auction," said Kurt Ford, Senior Vice President Production Services, Universal Media Studios.
"Where else would you be able to get your photo taken in a life-size Viper, listen to the actors and production team talk about the making of this incredible program and see the items that made it come to life on screen, all in one place? We know that anyone who joins us for this auction in person, or on the Web, will not be disappointed and will have a chance to own a piece of a very unique show."
There will be an auction preview scheduled for today, followed by a panel discussion with the series' creative executives and some of the actors. The auction will be streamed online, and will feature items like Number Eight's original flight suit and the "Saul and Ellen Tigh" wedding rings.
The former will benefit Harvest India, a humanitarian, non-profit organization based in southern India that also functions as a non-profit ministry in the United States. Meanwhile, the rings will accompany a special blue dress that Vernon wore during Battlestar Galactica
's "No Exit" episode. Once proceeds are gathered, they will be donated to aid breast-cancer research.
Another item on the list is Trucco's Anders" Caprica Buccaneers uniform, which, upon being sold, will be helpful to Food on Foot. It's a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing and assistance.
Fans of Battlestar Galactica
should ready their wallets and head to Pasadena, especially if they want a piece of sci-fi history.-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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