By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on July 24, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Exclusive News

Now that Sci-Fi Wire has issued their low-key press release-slash-news blurb about the Battlestar auction*, I’d like to take the opportunity to formally announce Battlestar Wiki’s (and my own) involvement with it.

If you check out the Battlestar Props website, particularly the “About” section, you’ll see a familiar name there. Yes, that’s me. It’s not a Cylon copy.**

Anyway, I’ve been very, very silent about this for about a month and a half now, mainly because I had my personal doubts as to whether or not this was going to come to pass, and the fact that NBC Universal are the people behind it… Not to mention the fact that I have my own boss, PropWorx CEO Alec Peters. Afterall, everybody’s gotta serve somebody.

In any event, I’ll have much, much more to blog about—via the Battlestar Props website—when I get up to Vancouver. (Yes, I get to go to Vancouver. More on that later.) The Battlestar Props site will be

The slew of behind-the-scenes information I—and, by extension, all of you—will have access to will be tremendous, and will go up on the Wiki. A small, but influential core of volunteers have already been working on getting things prepped for all the information that’ll go online on the Battlestar Wiki, the new Props wiki (still under construction), and the Battlestar Props website. Of course, new volunteers are welcome, and you’ll likely get something out of it (DVD boxset or something like that, hell, maybe a prop, who knows), although all the volunteers are working pro bono. There might be some fame, maybe a splinter, but I’m not in it for the fame. I’m in it because I’m a fan who passionately loves—and hates, at the same time!—the show, and having funded and helped to build the Wiki, we’ve reached a plateau that very, very few fan sites will ever reach.

For me, having never dreamed something like this was ever possible, I find myself continually astonished and deeply humbled at all those who have aided us in our mission to chronicle the series.

Now, before I go off ramblin’ like an prideful father, I’m going back to the tylium mines of Carillon while I still have energy left in me to work through the night.

Updates as I get them! Good night and good luck, and thank you for your belief in us!

* The announcement was supposed to come out Friday. Or at least, that’s what we were told.
** As I am the Final Cylon (hey, I’m not in that infamous, vastly overrated “Last Supper” picture!), I do not have copies of myself available. Sorry. I’ve always been a Cylon, and have been from the start. [cue Watchtower music]

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