In Memoriam: In this classic interview, actor Richard Hatch talked about his still popular version of “Battlestar Galactica” and what he hoped for.
Video Content: Richard Hatch (2007)
In this 2007 interview taped at WonderCon, Richard Hatch talked to then-host Rafael Siegel about the status of his “continuation” version of “Battlestar Galactica” and his own current sci-fi project, “The Great War of Magellan.”
Born in Santa Monica, California, actor Richard Hatch is best known as Captain Apollo in the original sci-fi series, “Battlestar Galactica.” Before “Galactica,” Hatch replaced Michael Douglas’ character as the new partner to Lt. Stone (Karl Malden) on the fifth (and final) season of “The Streets of San Francisco.” Hatch’s other TV series and film roles include: “All My Children,” “Santa Barbara,” “The Ghost” and “Deadman Curve.” He has appeared in plays and musicals, including “P.S., Your Cat is Dead,” “Pepper Street” and “The Name Game.” Additionally, Richard lectures and conducts workshops around the world on self-expression, communication, and acting. He has authored several “Battlestar Galactica” books and was one of the leaders in starting a revival of the classic series, which, ultimately, went toward a “re-imagined” version on the Sci-Fi Channel (now known as Syfy) instead of a continuation. Although his version never materialized, Hatch joined the cast of the new series in the recurring role of Tom Zarek. Hatch passed away on February 7, 2017.
Recorded: February 2007
Videographer: Justin Langston
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: The staff of WonderCon, ABC, NBC Universal