Battlestar Galacticast


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Subscribers: 447
Reviews: 5

 Jan 27, 2020
it's a real treat having this podcast companion.

Barb G
 Jul 12, 2019
Great way to do a rewatch without having to watch. And love all the guests!! To get to listen to how they made 1 of my favorite shows ever is awesome, and makes me love it AND cast even more. Tricia and Marc are also great on their own.

 Jul 3, 2019
Really fun to hear beyond the scenes chat from Tricia and guests. Also loving some of the analysis of deeper themes and ideas. Occasional sound issues but otherwise great.

 Jun 20, 2019
Love these two(and guests). I have tremendous love for BSG, my favorite Scifi drama, and hearing the the cast and Mark break it down and tell stories about such nostalgia, is delightfully fulfilling.

 Dec 19, 2018
Love the show, love the podcast.


BSG star Tricia Helfer and TV writer/journalist Marc Bernardin do an episode-by-episode rewatch of Battlestar Galactica in its entirety, diving deep into the themes of the award-winning sci-fi classic and revealing behind the scenes details that only a true BSG insider like Tricia would know. In addition, the podcast will welcome members of BSG’s cast and crew into the airlock to share their memories of making the groundbreaking series.

Episode Date
Season 4, Episode 1: He That Believeth in Me

Tricia and Marc are flying into Season 4 of Battlestar Galactica with Episode 1: "He that Believeth in Me." What better way to do that than with their special guest, director Michael Rymer? Join us!

Jul 07, 2020
Battlestar Galacticast Season 4 - Coming July 7th!

Listen up you frakking toasters! Battlestar Galacticast is back! Starting Tuesday, July 7th, join Tricia Helfer and Marc Bernardin as they take on Battlestar Galactica Season 4. So say we all! Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode.

Jul 07, 2020
BONUS: Razor

Hey, remember the Pegasus? Michelle Forbes as Admiral Helena Cain? Go back to the timeline from around the middle of Season 2 and join Marc and Tricia as they discuss Razor, every BSG fan’s favorite MOW (Movie of the Week, y’know) that isn’t The Plan.

Jun 16, 2020
Season 3, Episode 20: Crossroads (Part 2)

All Along the Watchtower! Our company is all met as Marc and Tricia are joined by Michael Trucco (Samuel T. Anders), Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol), and Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster) to discuss the final episode of Battlestar Galactica Season 3: "Crossroads Part 2."

May 27, 2020
Season 3, Episode 19: Crossroads (Part 1)

We have a timeline! Join Marc and Tricia in a discussion of the penultimate episode of Season 3, "Crossroads Part 1," featuring the further exploits of Gaius Baltar's ethically slippery attorney Romo Lampkin, played to shady perfection by Mark Sheppard. Gas, grass, or snacks - nobody rides for free!

May 19, 2020
Season 3, Episode 18: The Son Also Rises

We're in the home stretch of the third season as the crew of the Galactica deals with the loss of Starbuck and security surrounding the trial of Gaius Baltar (who has a new defense attorney after the old one had an, uh, accident). Join Marc Bernardin and Tricia Helfer as they discuss Battlestar Galactica Season 3, Episode 18: “The Son Also Rises.”

May 12, 2020
Season 3, Episode 17: Maelstrom

Ready to revisit THE Starbuck episode of the third season? Marc and Tricia are joined by writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle as they discuss Kara Thrace's nervous breakdown (and major mommy issues) in BSG Season 3 Episode 17: "Maelstrom."

May 05, 2020
Season 3, Episode 16: Dirty Hands

Nature finds a way! Marc and Tricia continue Battlestar Galacticast under lockdown this week with special guest Aaron Douglas, aka Chief Galen Tyrol. Together, they discuss a particularly Chief-centric episode: Season 3, Episode 16: "Dirty Hands." Listen in and watch out for Tricia's foster cat's willy.

Apr 28, 2020
Season 3, Episode 15: A Day in the Life

Be friendly with yourself as Marc and Tricia are joined by director Rod Hardy in a discussion of BSG Season 3, Episode 15: "A Day in the Life." A giggle and a "Hmm" from Laura Roslin can fix anything.

Apr 21, 2020
BONUS: A Special Table Read of '33'

What happens when Marc and Tricia get Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), James Callis (Gaius Baltar), Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama), Katee Sackhoff (Kara Thrace), Michael Trucco (Samuel T. Anders), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster), Bodhi Olmos (Hot Dog), Kerry Norton (Layne Ishay) and more into one (beforetimes) room? An old BSG script is read out loud, and there is much merriment. Relive all the thrills and chills of BSG’s pilot episode "33" from the comfort of Tricia's den.

Apr 20, 2020
Season 3, Episode 14: The Woman King

It seems like a perfect time to revisit an episode about disease and quarantine, doesn't it? Wash your hands and listen in as Marc and Tricia are joined by writer Michael Angeli in a discussion of the oddly timely BSG Season 3, Episode 14: The Woman King. Also, Tricia discovers Reality TV. How much longer can this stay-at-home thing go on?

Apr 14, 2020
Season 3, Episode 13: Taking a Break from All Your Worries

A global pandemic can't stop the Galacticast! Join Marc and Tricia from a safe distance as they frak down BSG Season 3, Episode 13: "Taking a Break From All Your Worries." Yes, that's "Worries," not "Sorrows." This is important. Here we go!

Apr 07, 2020
Season 3, Episode 12: Rapture

Welcome to the Day 1 of a brave new world. For the first time, Marc Bernardin and Tricia Helfer are not recording together in the same room, but that's not going to stop them from frakking down BSG Season 3, Episode 12: "Rapture." Order some Domino's or Pizza Hut (from a safe distance) and listen in as they discuss this sweaty gun show... and beware of bad ADR and green screen.

Mar 31, 2020
Season 3, Episode 11: The Eye of Jupiter

Greetings from six feet away! Marc and Tricia are joined by BSG writer and executive producer Mark Verheiden (calling in from a safe distance) to discuss Season 3, Episode 11: "The Eye of Jupiter" (formerly known as "The Eye of Zeus"). It's a dirty, hot, sweaty episode, and a tale of algae for our times. Take shelter with us. From a safe distance.

Mar 24, 2020
Season 3, Episode 10: The Passage

Greetings from the apocalypse! Pull up a roll of toilet paper and join Marc and Tricia as they discuss BSG Season 3, Episode 10: "The Passage." This is an episode in which everyone is tired and starving so, y'know, hey. Also, hear many (many) variations on the pronunciation of the name 'Dracula.' So many.

Mar 17, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: The Resistance (Webisodes)

In this special bonus episode, Tricia and Marc set their sights on Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, a 10-part web series originally exclusive to The story takes place in-between Seasons 2 and 3, which raises the question: how much supplementary material does an audience need to consume in order to get the "full story"? It's a pickle. Also, math is hard.

Mar 12, 2020
Season 3, Episode 9: Unfinished Business (with Jamie Barber and Edward James Olmos)

Check out THIS peanut gallery! You need an extended crew for watching down an extended cut, so Tricia and Marc are joined by Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama), Edward James Olmos (William Adama), and Kerry Norton (Medic Layne Ishay … and also Jamie's wife! In real life!) to discuss the long version of BSG Season 3, Episode 9: Unfinished Business. Find out why a smile from Chief Tyrol can brighten even the darkest hour… and much more.

Mar 10, 2020
Season 3, Episode 8: Hero (with David Eick)

There's wine here... and there's a guest star! Tricia and Marc are joined in the House of Cats by writer and executive producer David Eick to discuss BSG Season 3, Episode 8: "Hero." Who needs the south of France when you have outer space? Also, hear about how Edward James Olmos learned to love Lucy Lawless.

Mar 03, 2020
Season 3, Episode 7: A Measure of Salvation

Get the drums out! Tricia and Marc are here to talk about BSG Season 3 Episode 7: "A Measure of Salvation." There's lots of goo and slobbering and grossness in this episode, as well as a beach sex scene that ended up being shot in a studio because, well, beaches aren't the most private places in the world. Pour yourself a cup of Pink Lady Apple and listen in.

Feb 25, 2020
Season 3, Episode 6: Torn

In this episode, Marc trades his bronchitis for dumbass dental pain as he and Tricia discuss BSG Season 3, Episode 6: "Torn." Put on your night glasses as they discuss the woes of recording ADR for beach scenes, mourn their lost youths as they admire Tricia's much-flatter stomach circa 2006, and cry foul with Fat Lee Adama becoming Not Fat Lee Adama in record time. Also, not one meow from any of Tricia's cats in this episode! Bask in the silence.

Feb 18, 2020
Season 3, Episode 5: Collaborators

Marc isn't feeling well, but that’s not going to stop him and Tricia from discussing BSG Season 3, Episode 5: "Collaborators." It's a pretty heavy episode, but at least you get Baltar in a bathrobe for most of it and Lee Adama dropping "half a stone" (it's the metric system - in space!). Pour yourself some Happy Time Tea and keep jumping.

Feb 11, 2020
Season 3, Episode 4: Exodus Part 2

Combat landing! Tricia and Marc are coming in hot for BSG Season 3, Episode 4: "Exodus Part 2." This is a heavy one, full of emotional monologues followed by tons of explosions and stand-up-and-cheer moments. Also, musings on bad lighting on Fat Lee Adama and why ships (and other vessels of transportation) are usually considered female. Join the dynamic duo as they journey down the weirdest cul-de-sacs.

Feb 04, 2020
Season 3, Episode 3: Exodus Part 1

Allergies and post-holiday exhaustion's not gonna stop Tricia and Marc from breaking down BSG Season 3, Episode 3: "Exodus Part 1." Tune in as they geek out over Amanda Plummer's bizarro performance as Oracle Selloi, gaze in awe upon Fat Lee Adama, and muse over the fact that Cylons do, indeed, dream of electric sheep (and babies!). Sh** is getting real.

Jan 28, 2020
Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2: Occupation/Precipice (with RONALD D. MOORE)

Welcome back to Battlestar Galacticast! Tricia Helfer and Marc Bernardin kick off their Season 3 discussion with a very special guest: the man responsible for most of all of this: executive producer Ronald D. Moore. Tune in as they talk the first two episodes of BSG Season 3: "Occupation" and "Precipice". Spoiler Alert for Season 3!

Jan 21, 2020
Battlestar Galacticast Season 3 - Coming January 21st

Listen up you frakking toasters! Battlestar Galacticast is back! Starting Tuesday, January 21st, join Tricia Helfer and Marc Bernardin as they take on Battlestar Galactica Season 3. So say we all! Subscribe now so you don’t miss an episode.

Jan 17, 2020
BONUS RE-RELEASE of Season 1, Episode 7: Six Degrees of Separation (with James Callis)

RE-RELEASE! As we wait on the new season of Battlestar Galacticast, SYFY WIRE is re-releasing some of our favorite episodes. Today, it’s no more Mr. Nice Gaius! James Callis (Dr. Gaius Baltar) joins Tricia and Marc to discuss Season 1, Episode 7, “Six Degrees of Separation”. So say we all.

Oct 31, 2019
BONUS RE-RELEASE of Season 1, Episode 9: Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down (with Edward James Olmos)

RE-RELEASE! As we wait on the new season of Battlestar Galacticast, SYFY WIRE is re-releasing some of our favorite episodes. Today, we’re going back to season 1, episode 9, “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down” with the one and only Edward James Olmos. So say we all!

Oct 31, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Galacticast Secret Origins with John Carroll Lynch

You thought we were done for the season but you (kinda) thought wrong! Dig this here bonus episode featuring Tricia and Marc digging deep into the secret origins of the Battlestar Galacticast … accompanied by special guest John Carroll Lynch! And how does Simon Pegg fit into all this? Listen and learn! 

Oct 15, 2019
Season 2, Episode 20: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2)

Tricia and Marc are joined by special guest Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster) as they revisit the Season 2 finale, "Lay Your Burdens Down, Part 2." So say we all.

Oct 08, 2019
Season 2, Episode 19: Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1)

Sky rockets in flight! Tricia and Marc are all up in Season 2, Episode 19: "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 1," the first half of the second season finale. This week's bonus digressions include references to Marvin Gaye, the dangers of losing and gaining weight for a role, and the sweet taste of moonshine (apple pie!). Special thanks to Ron John Moore, wherever (and whoever) you are. 

Oct 01, 2019
Season 2, Episode 18: Downloaded

Tricia and Marc are joined by a very special guest: Tricia's Lucifer co-star Tom Ellis, the man who actually named the Battlestar Galacticast podcast! Together they revisit a wonderfully Tricia-centric episode: Season 2, Episode 18: "Downloaded," aka The Tricia Helfer Emmy Reel. Hey, you should get something for spending a shooting day or two in a vat of semen. Onward! 

Sep 24, 2019
Season 2, Episode 17: The Captain's Hand

As you wish, goddammit! Join Tricia and Marc as they revisit Season 2, Episode 17: "The Captain’s Hand," guest-starring the late, great John Heard, aka The Dad From Home Alone. Dig Marc's impersonation of Foghorn Leghorn, which ends up sounding more like a basic cable baptist preacher. Also, what kind of lover is Apollo? And how is it that Tricia has never seen Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? Also, how many times can the phrase "You have your pound of flesh; I suggest you take your victory and move on" be said in one podcast? Listen and learn.

Sep 17, 2019
Season 2, Episode 16: Sacrifice

Tricia and Marc are joined by a very special guest as they discuss Season 2, Episode 16 - the man whose character made the "Sacrifice" itself, Paul Campbell! Paul played Billy Keikeya, aka Billy the Assh*** (not to be confused with Paul's character Billy Morgan on Knight Rider). Misguided. Misunderstood. And dead, in this episode. Join this delightful trio in a recap and find out why an appropriate alternate title for BSG would've been Holy Sh**!

Sep 10, 2019
Season 2, Episode 15: Scar

Talk about a Writers Room! Tricia and Marc are joined by BSG scribes and writing partners Bradley Thompson and David Weddle to talk about Season 2, Episode 15: "Scar." Find out what goes into penning an episode of Battlestar Galactica ... it involves more than just coming up with a lot of words!

Sep 03, 2019
Season 2, Episode 14: Black Market
Aug 27, 2019
Season 2, Episode 13: Epiphanies
Aug 20, 2019
Season 2, Episode 12: Resurrection Ship (Part 2)
Aug 13, 2019
Season 2, Episode 11: Resurrection Ship (Part 1)
Aug 06, 2019
Season 2, Episode 10: Pegasus
Jul 16, 2019
Season 2, Episode 9: Flight of the Phoenix
Jul 09, 2019
Season 2, Episode 8: Final Cut
Jul 02, 2019
Re-Release! Season 2, Episode 7: Home (Part 2)
Jul 01, 2019
Season 2, Episode 7: Home (Part 2)
Jun 25, 2019
Season 2, Episode 6: Home (Part 1)
Jun 18, 2019
Season 2, Episode 5: The Farm
Jun 11, 2019
Season 2, Episode 4: Resistance
Jun 04, 2019
Season 2, Episode 3: Fragged (with Sam Witwer)
May 28, 2019
Season 2, Episode 2: The Valley of Darkness
May 21, 2019
Season 2, Episode 1: Scattered
May 14, 2019
Battlestar Galacticast: Season 2 - Coming May 14th
May 14, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Mary McDonnell at Emerald City Comic Con 2019
Apr 09, 2019
Season 1, Episode 13: Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 2) - with RONALD D. MOORE!
Apr 02, 2019
Season 1, Episode 12: Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 1)
Mar 26, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Battlestar Twitterverse Q&A
Mar 19, 2019
Season 1, Episode 11: Colonial Day
Mar 12, 2019
Season 1, Episode 10: The Hand of God
Mar 05, 2019
Season 1, Episode 9: Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down (with Edward James Olmos)
Feb 26, 2019
Season 1, Episode 8: Flesh and Bone
Feb 19, 2019
Season 1, Episode 7: Six Degrees of Separation (with James Callis)
Feb 12, 2019
Season 1, Episode 6: Litmus
Feb 05, 2019
Season 1, Episode 5: You Can't Go Home Again (with Rekha Sharma)
Jan 29, 2019
Season 1, Episode 4: Act of Contrition (with Tahmoh Penikett and Rekha Sharma)
Jan 22, 2019
Season 1, Episode 3: Bastille Day
Jan 15, 2019
Season 1, Episode 2: Water
Jan 08, 2019
Season 1, Episode 1: 33 (with Katee Sackhoff)
Jan 01, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Michael Hogan at Northern FanCon 2018!
Dec 25, 2018
Mini-Series: Part 2
Dec 18, 2018
Mini-Series: Part 1
Dec 11, 2018
Battlestar Galacticast - Coming December 11th
Dec 03, 2018