Thursday, October 16, 2014

TBT: The Caprican Years

Yours Truly with Scott and Meldee
(The vehicle behind us was a converted Zamboni - an original from the TV series)
There's an old, animated feature-length cartoon that has a line in it that goes: "We were young.  We were wolves."  My friends and I often quote that.

Because we're weird.

We weren't actually EVER really wolves.  It's just a thing to say.

Because how do you explain all the odd things we used to do?  Yeah.  We played dress up and had lots of parties in fake, alien surroundings.  We spent a lot of time in outer space. And we had a LOT OF FUN doing it.

Recently my friend Scott in Indiana unearthed a centuries old photo (see above) of some interesting aliens: a couple of Caprican women and a dashing Colonial fighter pilot.

Okay.  We were really into the original Battlestar Galactica TV series at the time.  You know, the one that Glen A. Larson produced as a "Wagon Train to the stars"?  The one that starred Lorne Greene and had a bunch of evil robots called Cylons in it?  You remember.

Or, maybe you don't remember.  It came out in 1978.  That's a long, long time ago.  It now also seems like it took place in a galaxy far, far away.

That's why I decided I had to share this with you for Throwback Thursday!

I think we did a pretty good job of copying the costumes:

Actress Jane Seymour as a Caprican woman
It suddenly occurs to me that I still have that dress... in a closet somewhere...

The Original Cast main characters were played by
(L to R) Maren Jensen (seated), Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch and Loren Greene

Halloween was a lot more fun back then.  

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