User talk:MASON

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Galactica (TOS) and Pegasus (RDM) Comparison Images[edit]

I edited the images myself, the Pegasus was taken from a screenshot of the Pegasus (210) preview video at, and the image of the Galactica was taken from

Nice image, thanks a lot. Welcome to the Wiki. It's good to see new faces here. --Talos 21:58, 8 October 2005 (EDT)

Comments from Pegasus(RDM) designer[edit]

The comments I added to the notes section of the Mercury Class Battlestar page were from direct correspondence with Jose A. Perez. He has a great website and seems very enthusiastic about his work.

Very nice. :-) Would it be possible to post snippets of the e-mail -- with Mr. Perez's permission, of course -- in this subpage? Thanks! -- Joe Beaudoin 21:48, 12 October 2005 (EDT)
Well, with the exception of his greeting, I included all his text, in the same order as it originally appeared. I edited some punctuation but no more. :)
I'll post my correspondence here for you to judge whether it requires its own page:

From: Jose A Perez Subject: Re: Pegasus Design Date: October 12, 2005 6:17:05 PM EDT (CA) To: Greg Perkins

hello there...

The new design was somewhat of a cross between the look of the old class battlestars, and yet with elements of the new one..Aside from that, it has mostly hull plating (to absorb more damage) , as opposed to the Galactica which has more ribbing...

The harder edges were intentional as well, to match the interior style of the sets more.

Jose A Perez Visual FX Artist

On Oct 12, 2005, at 3:17 AM, Greg Perkins wrote:

Name: Greg Perkins Comments: Would you be able to comment on the design of the new Pegasus? Was the new design meant to resemble the original series' Galactica and Pegasus Battlestars?

I'm asking in order to make an update to the BSG Wiki:


Greg Perkins

ZOIC interview[edit]

There's a new ZOIC interview over at battlestargalactica-online, which provides some more canonical information about the ship designs in Battlestar Galactica. Although, they refuse to confirm, directly, whether Serenity or a Constitution Class Enterprise appeared in the BSG miniseries

By your command,

--Mason 00:55, 18 November 2005 (EST)

Very cool. Thanks for the heads up, Mason! -- Joe Beaudoin 08:24, 18 November 2005 (EST)

Non-Canonical Information[edit]

The recent RTF ship updates by Eyrezer have me puzzled. Are we not avoiding the use of info for the site, because it has proven false in the past? --Mason 23:23, 6 December 2005 (EST)

I'm not entirely thrilled with it, but those ships can all be seen on-screen in background shots. We've actually used scifi as a (tentative) reference on occasion, particularly when they were still keeping track of Vipers back in season one. It can stay, with a little cleanup. --April Arcus 05:43, 7 December 2005 (EST)

Interesting "Real World" Trivia[edit]

I can't figure out what section the following bit of trivia should fall under.

On the NBC announcement of Battlestar Galactica's availability for download in the Apple iTunes Music Store:

" 'Battlestar Galactica' is the most stolen show online there is. Rather than have people steal it, they can pay us to see it." --Jeff Zucker (the head of NBC/Universal television)

Any help? --Mason 00:35, 8 December 2005 (EST)

You can probably put it under the Battlestar Galactica (RDM) page. Perhaps we should start on an article which covers Battlestar Galactica and internet downloading, seeing as this issue reared its head before the series ever aired in the States. -- Joe Beaudoin 09:23, 8 December 2005 (EST)
I agree, I think a new article would be a good idea, for although we clarify and index canonical information from the show, I think it would also be worthwhile compiling the history of its process of production and renewal. For instance, the SciFi Network was reluctant to air the first season in the United States, and it was only after SkyOne aired season one in the United Kingdom, and massive online file-sharing of those episodes, that the SciFi Network was convinced of Battlestar Galactica's success, and renewed it for a second season. I believe Ron Moore made a plea on his blog asking viewers not to steal the show, online. I suggest that information of this kind be collected in an article entitled Battlestar Galactica(RDM) Production History. I think there is enough official material (podcasts, Ron Moore's Blog, DVD commentaries and featurettes) that this information can be included into the wiki under its current guidelines. I would discourage public news article contributions unless they contain quotes. --Mason 10:04, 8 December 2005 (EST)

Most wanted[edit]

You're #1 on the "Most Wanted" page. I'm not sure what the bounty is at, but it might be a good idea to fill something in on your user page before Boba Fett or some other merc tries to collect... --Steelviper 13:20, 15 January 2006 (EST)