FAN FILM FRIDAY: "Battlestar Galactica: The 14th Colony" (2005?)

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Half a decade ago, I stumbled across mention of a fan film project called "Battlestar Galactica: The 14th Colony." Eventually, I found the trailer for the project, which revealed very little about it, but it did make it clear that it was a continuation of the 1978 Galactica, and probably a reaction to the RDM Galactica to some extent. The tag line was "Some Still Believe..." which certainly makes one think that, anyway.

I checked back periodically to get new information, and people did seem to be working on it, though, as with many Fan Films, it seemed mired down in production woes and technical problems.

This week I decided to hunt around for more information, and I'm pretty sure the entire project has been abandoned. The most recent information I could find was from 2007, and it was mostly repeating information that had been first posted in 2005 (As near as I can tell). The official website of the project is long dead, and I can't find any mention of it anywhere else.

So here's what we've got:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n-X_hT7GaY

One of my friends informs me the heiroglyph scene was likely filmed at Bush Gardens, Florida, by the Montu roller coaster, where they've got a big Egyptian themed pavilion.

I'd love to know about this project. I'd love to know if it is truely dead, or if it's still simmering along. I'd love to know how far they got before it died, and what the story was. I'd love to know what happened to cause it to all unravel. I mean, given how tough fan films are, it's a miracle any of 'em get completed, but it's always interesting to know when and how things went off the rails, and it's helpful, I think, to be able to pass that information along to others so they can maybe hope to avoid those pitfalls in their own productions.

So: If you're reading this, and if you were connected to this production in any way, please drop me a line at Three@republibot.com as you have much you can teach us, and we'd love to hear about this film.

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