Margaret Edmondson is a fictional character in the television series Battlestar Galactica, portrayed by actress Leah Cairns. Racetrack is a lieutenant assigned to the Battlestar Galactica, piloting Raptors and "backseating" as an Electronic Countermeasures Officer, she first appears in "Kobol's Last Gleaming, part two" as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii's ECO, becoming the first human to see the inside of a Cylon Basestar. On their return, she is a witness first to Boomer's attempted assassination of Adama and of Cally's successful assassination of Boomer. In between these events, she is instrumental in Lee Adama's plan to jailbreak Laura Roslin. During this phase of the show, Racetrack is and visibly more traumatized and wounded than the rest of the crew. Racetrack is a witness to the arrival of Adm. Helena Cain and the Battlestar Pegasus before we see her volunteering for a risky SAR to Caprica. On the first jump, a computer error sends her Raptor to the wrong coordinates. Presidential candidate Gaius Baltar makes colonization of this planet an issue in the election, after his victory, settlement of the planet, now named New Caprica, begins.
Many crew members settle. When the Cylons locate and occupy the planet a year Racetrack is part of Galactica's remaining skeleton crew, leads the Raptor mission to draw the Cylon forces away from New Caprica while Galactica covers the civilians' escape. With the Pegasus destroyed in the escape from New Caprica, the combined air wing embarked on the Galactica has an excess of qualified pilots. Desperate to keep up her flying hours, Racetrack volunteers to serve as Sharon "Athena" Agathon's ECO reclaiming a Raptor of her own. During this period, she has repeated close-calls with death both from equipment malfunctions and assassination attempts on people in that she is tasked to transport. At the end of season three, she seems to have won some personal respite, until one, last split-second escape in "Crossroads, part one." In "Crossroads, part two," there is a harsh, brittle edge to her, by "Escape Velocity" and "The Hub"—in which she becomes the first human to have eyes on the eponymous facility—catatonia seems to be setting in.
When Felix Gaeta instigates a mutiny against Adama and her co-pilot Hamish "Skulls" McCall side with the mutineers, are detained. But when Adama calls for volunteers for a dangerous recon mission to locate the Cylon's home base, "The Colony," Racetrack volunteers, she succeeds, becoming the first human to see it, allowing Adama to plan an assault on the facility, but is killed in action during that assault after arming her weapons. Soon thereafter, at a critical moment of events, an asteroid bumps into the Raptor, Racetrack's hand slips onto the launch button, firing the Raptor's nukes. In "The Woman King," Charlie Connor—a resistance fighter on New Caprica turned barman in the pilots' lounge–refers to Racetrack as "Marge." He and Edmondson appear to have a fractious relationship. Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson at the Battlestar Wiki The Racetrack Chronicle, a novel covering Edmondson's backstory
Daniel Patrick Macnee was a British film and television actor. He was best known for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the British television series The Avengers; the elder of two sons, Macnee was born in Paddington, England on 6 February 1922. His father, a grandson of the Scottish artist Sir Daniel Macnee, trained race horses in Lambourn, was known for his dress sense, his maternal grandmother was Frances Alice Hastings, the daughter of Vice-Admiral George Fowler Hastings and granddaughter of Hans Francis Hastings, 12th Earl of Huntingdon. His younger brother James, known as Jimmy, was born five years later. Macnee's parents separated, his father moved to India, his mother began to live with her wealthy partner, Evelyn Spottswood, whose money came from the Dewar's whisky business. Macnee referred to her in his autobiography as "Uncle Evelyn", she helped pay for his schooling, he was educated at Summer Fields School and Eton College, where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps and was one of the guard of honour for King George V at St George's Chapel in 1936.
He was expelled from Eton for selling pornography and being a bookmaker for his fellow students. Macnee studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, but shortly before he was to perform in his first West End leading role, which would have had him acting alongside Vivien Leigh, he was called up for the United Kingdom Armed Forces, he joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman in October 1942 and was commissioned a sub-lieutenant in June 1943, becoming a navigator on Motor Torpedo Boats in the English Channel and North Sea. Reassigned as first lieutenant on a second MTB, Macnee caught bronchitis just before D-Day. Two of the crew received the Distinguished Service Medal, he left the Navy in 1946 as a lieutenant. Macnee nurtured his acting career in Canada early on, but he appeared as an uncredited extra in the British films Pygmalion, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, as well as some live TV dramas for the BBC, before graduating to credited parts in such films as Scrooge, as the young Jacob Marley, the Gene Kelly vehicle Les Girls, as an Old Bailey barrister, the war film The Battle of the River Plate.
Between these occasional movie roles, Macnee spent the better part of the 1950s working in dozens of small parts in American and Canadian television and theatre, including an appearance in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1959. Disappointed in his limited career development, in the late 1950s Macnee was daily smoking 80 cigarettes and drinking a bottle of whisky. Not long before his career-making role in The Avengers, Macnee took a break from acting and served as one of the London-based producers for the classic documentary series The Valiant Years, based on the Second World War memoirs of Winston Churchill. While working in London on the Churchill series, Macnee was offered the part in The Avengers, for which he became best known; the series was conceived as a vehicle for Ian Hendry, who played the lead role of Dr. David Keel in a sequel to an earlier series, Police Surgeon, while John Steed was his assistant. Macnee, became the lead after Hendry's departure at the end of the first season.
Macnee played opposite a succession of glamorous female partners. Of the 161 completed episodes, Macnee appeared in all but two. Although Macnee evolved in the role as the series progressed, the key elements of Steed's persona and appearance were there from early on: the mysterious demeanour and the light, flirting tone with ladies. From the episodes with Blackman onwards, the trademark bowler hat and umbrella completed the image. Though it was traditionally associated with London "city gents", the ensemble of suit and bowler had developed in the post-war years as mufti for ex-servicemen attending Armistice Day ceremonies. Steed's sartorial style may have been drawn from Macnee's father. Macnee, alongside designer Pierre Cardin, adapted the look into a style all his own, he went on to design several outfits himself for Steed based on the same basic theme. Steed was the central character of The New Avengers, in which he was teamed with agents named Purdey and Mike Gambit. Macnee insisted on, was proud of, never carrying a gun in the original series.
Lumley said she did all the gun-slinging in The New Avengers for the same reason. However, the Internet Movie Firearms Database lists seven instances where Steed uses a firearm, all in the original series; when asked in June 1982 which Avengers female lead was his favourite, Macnee declined to give a specific answer. "Well, I'd rather not say. To do so would invite trouble," he told TV Week magazine. Macnee did provide his evaluation of the female leads. Of Honor Blackman he said, "She was wonderful, presenting the concept of a strong-willed and liberated woman just as that sort of woman was beginning to emerge in society." Diana Rigg was "One of the world's great actresses. A superb comedienne. I'm convinced that one day she'll be Dame Diana" (his predictio
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series)
Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced by Moore and David Eick as a re-imagining of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series created by Glen A. Larson; the pilot for the series first aired as a three-hour miniseries in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel, followed by four regular seasons, ending its run on March 20, 2009. The cast includes Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park The series garnered a wide range of critical acclaim both at the time of its run and in the years since, including a Peabody Award, the Television Critics Association's Program of the Year Award, a placement inside Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All-Time, Emmy nominations for its writing, costume design, visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, with Emmy wins for both visual effects and sound editing.
In 2019, The New York Times placed the show on its list of "The 20 Best TV Dramas Since The Sopranos", a 20-year period many critics call "the golden age of television."Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with an android race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. With the unwitting help of a human scientist named Gaius Baltar, the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William "Bill" Adama and now-President Laura Roslin, the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth.
The series spawned the prequel spin-off TV series Caprica, which aired for one season in 2010. Another spin-off, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, was released in November 2012 as a web series of ten 10-minute episodes, aired on February 10, 2013, on Syfy as a televised movie. Battlestar Galactica continued from the 2003 miniseries to chronicle the journey of the last surviving humans from the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, after their nuclear annihilation by the Cylons; the survivors are led by President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in a ragtag fleet of ships with the Battlestar Galactica, an old, but powerful warship, as its command ship. Pursued by Cylons intent on wiping out the remnants of the human race, the survivors travel across the galaxy looking for the fabled and long-lost "thirteenth" colony: Earth. Unlike most space opera series, Battlestar Galactica has no humanoid aliens, the primary armaments used by both military forces utilize bullets, rail guns, missiles instead of lasers, the series intentionally avoids technobabble.
Instead, most of the stories deal with the apocalyptic fallout of the destruction of the Twelve Colonies upon the survivors, the moral choices they must make as they deal with the decline of the human race and their war with the Cylons. Stories portray the concept of perpetuated cycles of hate and violence driving the human-Cylon conflict, religion, with the implication of a "God" whose angelic agents appear to certain main characters. Over the course of the show's four seasons, the war between the Colonials and the Cylons takes many twists and turns. Despite the animosity on both sides, the humans and a faction of the Cylons form an uneasy alliance, in the wake of the Cylon Civil War; the Cylon leader, a humanoid Cylon "Number One" named John Cavil, precipitated the schism in the Cylon ranks. Cavil deceives the other models by obsessively hiding the identities and origins of the remaining five humanoid Cylon models, the "Final Five", known only to him, are a more ancient type of Cylon, created by a previous iteration of human civilization.
Other plotlines involve the mysterious destiny of Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, the subject of a prophecy claiming that she is the "Harbinger of Death" who will "lead them all to its end", as well as the redemption of Gaius Baltar through the Cylons' monotheistic religion, after he becomes a pariah within the fleet. In the final episodes, an inexplicably resurrected Kara Thrace leads the surviving humans and their Cylon allies to a new planet, which Adama names "Earth"; the first group of survivors settle in ancient Africa. The "real" Earth that the Colonials had searched for during their years in space was revealed in an earlier episode to have been inhabited thousands of years before by a previous form of humanoid Cylons; these humanoid Cylons had created their own Centurion robotic slaves, who waged a nuclear attack against their masters, devastating the planet and making it uninhabitable. The new Earth is found to be inhabited by early humans, who are genetically compatible with the humans from the Galactica and the rest of the fleet, but who possess only the most rudimentary civilization.
The surviving humans and humanoid Cylons settle on the new planet Earth.
Lieutenant Starbuck of the Colonial Service, played by Dirk Benedict, is a fictional character in the 1978 science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. Starbuck is a Viper starfighter pilot, gambler and smoker of "fumerellos," or cigars, he is involved with Lieutenant Athena and socialator Cassiopeia, best friend of Captain Apollo. Orphaned at a young age in the Cylon attack on Umbra, a small agro community on Caprica at the edge of the thorn forest in yahren 7322, Starbuck never knew his parents; the man known as Chameleon, portrayed by Fred Astaire in the episode "The Man With Nine Lives," is discovered to be Starbuck's father, but Chameleon never reveals this fact to his son, instead trusting only Cassiopeia with this knowledge. Starbuck is close to the family of Commander Adama, who refers to Starbuck as a man "he loves like a son" in Galactica 1980: "The Return of Starbuck." Starbuck was well liked and had close friendships with some of the other colonial viper pilots such as Flight Sergeant Jolly and Lieutenant Boomer.
Starbuck is well renowned as an excellent fighter pilot, but nonetheless manages to crash a Viper four times, in "Saga of a Star World," "The Long Patrol," "The Young Warriors," "The Return of Starbuck," to crash a shuttle at least once, in "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero," or get into a difficult situation in a dogfight. Starbuck returned for one episode, "The Return of Starbuck," in Galactica 1980. In this episode, Starbuck is shot down by Cylon crashes on a remote planet. "The Wheel of Fire," an unproduced Galactica 1980 episode, reveals that Starbuck was rescued by the beings from the Ship of Lights and that the entire affair of Starbuck finding Angela, delivering her child, sending him to the Colonial Fleet was engineered by them, to test whether Starbuck was worthy to join them. Starbuck becomes one of the Ship's crew. Starbuck reappears in Richard Hatch's original Galactica novels, described as still the best pilot in the fleet though over 10 years have passed since the last episode and the start of the novel series.
He and Cassiopeia have a daughter named Dalton. He appears in the Maximum Press comic book series published in the 1990s, with one story seeing him stranded on a deserted planet and having to fight to survive much like the episode "The Return of Starbuck", his sole appearance in the short lived revival attempt Galactica 1980. Due to licensing issues, his likeness isn't based on Dirk Benedict. Dirk Benedict was cast in the somewhat similar role of Lieutenant Templeton "The Face-Man" Peck on the NBC television series The A-Team, after his work as Starbuck. In one episode, the second season's "Steel," while on the Universal Studios film lot, a Cylon walks past Peck, causing him to do a double-take; this shot was used on the second and fourth season opening credits for the series. The name of the character Starbuck is derived from the story of Moby Dick. In the novel, it is the name of the first mate of the whaling ship where most of the story takes place, the Pequod. “G. F. Starbuck” is referenced in the fake movie credits during Murdock’s escape in the A-team movie.
TV Guide ranked Starbuck # 21 on its "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends of All Time" list. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Lieutenant Starbuck's analog in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Starbuck at Battlestar Wiki
William "Bill" Adama is a fictional character portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series produced and aired by the SyFy cable network. He is one of the main characters, a reimagining of Commander Adama from the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series played by Lorne Greene. In the Caprica spinoff series, Markus Towfigh plays William "Bill" Adama as a young boy. Adama was born on the son of Joseph Adama and Joseph's second wife, Evelyn Adama. Though he's raised on Caprica, he states that he was a fan of the Picon Panthers, he is named in honor of his deceased older half-brother William "Willie" Adama in accord with Tauron tradition. Both were named after their grandfather, who along with their grandmother Isabelle was killed during the Tauron Uprising. Bill was the only child of Joseph and Evelyn, though he is Joseph's third child, a half-brother to Joseph's children Tamara and Willie with his first wife Shannon, who died in the year YR42 on the Colonial calendar.
Bill Adama had at least three uncles: Joseph's brother Sam Adama, Sam's husband Larry, Evelyn's brother on Tauron who owned a ranch near a river and used trained dogs to drive foxes into the river. Shannon Adama's mother Ruth was part of the Adama family during Bill's childhood, though not related to him by blood. Admiral Adama's Military service record is shown in the dossier prepared by Billy Keikeya in the episode "Hero", it listed the following events in his service history: D6/21311 – First commission: Battlestar Galactica air group E4/21312 – Commendation for shooting down Cylon fighter in first viper combat mission D5/21314 – Mustered out of service post-armistice R6/21317 – Served as Deck Hand in merchant fleet and as common aboard inter-colony tramp freighters D1/21331 – Recommissioned in Colonial Fleet D6/21337 – Major: Battlestar Atlantia R8/21341 – Executive Officer: Battlestar Columbia C2/21345 – Commander: Commanding Officer, Battlestar Valkyrie C2/21348 – Commander: Commanding Officer, Battlestar GalacticaAfter the death of Admiral Helena Cain, Adama is promoted to Admiral, in light of the fact that he now had charge of more than one battlestar.
He retains the rank. As depicted in Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, in the tenth year of the First Cylon War, Adama, is a new Academy graduate, assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica, his aviator call sign was "Husker" bestowed on him by his copilot Coker Fasjovik, using an Aerilon term for farmboy or hick, though Adama was raised in Caprica City. His first mission is to pilot a Raptor, taking a civilian software engineer into hostile Cylon territory. Following that mission, he was assigned a Viper and assigned to a joint special ops unit of fighter pilots and marines. In Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks, Adama becomes involved with a Raptor pilot named Jaycie McGavin. Arriving on the hangar deck for his first Viper combat mission, he found McGavin had been mortally wounded in combat due to her Raptor's control console exploding, he received a commendation for this mission. Adama was aboard the Galactica during the last week of the war when a Cylon boarding party attempted to kill the crew by depressurizing the ship.
Adama recalled that "two thousand men bought the farm."During a battle that took place on the last day of the First Cylon War, Adama became enraged by the destruction of the Battlestar Columbia and pursued two Cylon raiders into a planetary atmosphere. His Viper was damaged in a collision and he was forced to eject. Upon landing, he discovered a Cylon lab. Unable to rescue the humans held captive in the lab, Adama watched helplessly as the Cylons evacuated the base; when he called radioed for rescue, he was told. With the hostilities at an end, the Cylons carried away. After the war ended, Adama married his wife Carolanne Adama and fathered two sons with her: Zak and Lee. Adama relates to Captain Louanne "Kat" Katraine how, during both her pregnancies, Carolanne was convinced that she was carrying a daughter, was surprised by the arrival of a son. Adama himself would have liked a daughter, saying that "three's a good round number". Like many servicemen Adama was released from military career, he found himself serving on a commercial freighter on the Caprica-Tauron run, where he met a fellow former Viper pilot, Saul Tigh.
The pair forged a lasting friendship. During this period, Adama used his wife's family's connections in the Defense Council to get himself reinstated in the Colonial Fleet with a rank of Captain. Once he had been promoted to the rank of Major, he secured Tigh's reinstatement in the Fleet as well, he divorced Carolanne. As a Major, Adama served on the Battlestar Atlantia, where he had an ongoing feud with the ship's landing signal officer that inspired a celebration of his thousandth landing, he served as the executive officer of the Battlestar Columbia as a Colonel, skippered three Colonial escort vessels before earning his own command, the Battlestar Valkyrie. Adama brought his old friend, Saul Tigh, with him as his XO. At some point during this phase of his career, Adama either served aboard or visited a Mercury class bat
Laura Roslin is a fictional character in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, portrayed by Mary McDonnell. She is one of the primary characters in the show. Roslin's mother is revealed to have died from breast cancer, Roslin speaks of her mother's life and death in Season 4's episode "Faith". In "Daybreak", Roslin is shown to have had two sisters, one of whom is pregnant, a father prior to the Cylon attack on the Colonies; the morning after her sister's baby shower, two police officers inform Roslin that her family had been struck by a drunk driver and killed the previous night. Several months Roslin has become somewhat of a recluse and agrees to a blind date after turning down a position alongside her friend, Caprica City Mayor Richard Adar, running for President. Though her blind date turns out to be a younger man, a former student of hers, Roslin has dinner with him and sleeps with him that night, she calls and accepts the position with Adar, saying she will stick with it "to the end."
Just prior to the Cylon attack on the Colonies, Roslin is the Secretary of Education under President Adar. Roslin appears to have been in a romantic relationship with Adar, which fell apart when Roslin defused a large-scale teachers strike. Adar demands Roslin's resignation, citing the fact that he wants to use force against the teachers in order to intimidate the other unions on Caprica from striking. Roslin refuses to resign and vows to fight for her job, as she leaves for a doctor's appointment and the decommissioning ceremony for the Galactica. At her doctor's appointment, Roslin is told. Roslin attends the Galactica ceremony, upon leaving, the Cylons attack the Twelve Colonies. During the attack, Roslin responds to "Case Orange", the official Colonial Government emergency automated signal, is informed that she is the highest ranking surviving member of the Presidential line of succession, she was in fact the 43rd in line of succession, is sworn in as President. Her first actions include organizing all FTL-capable ships together and convincing Commander William Adama to abandon a retaliatory attack on the Cylons.
President Roslin and Billy Keikeya, her aide/press secretary/chief of staff, establish a working office space aboard her transport, renamed Colonial One. She clashes with Commander Adama, the ranking Colonial military officer, they make an uneasy truce — that Roslin will remain President of the Colonies but that any and all military decisions will rest with Adama. For the first few weeks, she acts as the sole voice of government, attending meetings and issuing orders alone. Soon after the conflict depicted in the episode "Bastille Day", Roslin bows to popular pressure and agrees to establish a new Quorum of Twelve. During the first meeting of the new Quorum, council member Tom Zarek moves to nominate a vice-president; the military and Roslin see this as a bid by Zarek to gain the vice-presidency so that he can have Roslin assassinated and assume control over the government. In response, Roslin recruits an old political ally, Wallace Gray, to run for Vice-President, but he fares poorly against the well-connected Zarek.
After he gives a stirring speech to the news media, it becomes clear that Dr. Gaius Baltar has become a popular individual in the fleet, Roslin pressures Gray to drop out so that Baltar can enter the race. With Baltar in the race, the vote comes down to a 6-6 deadlock in the Quorum, President Roslin breaks the tie in Baltar's favor. By the close of the first season, the soft-spoken Roslin has become a formidable and ruthless leader who not only authorizes the use of torture against Cylon agents, but orders their deaths by way of "airlocking". During the first season, Roslin treats her breast cancer through the use of an herbal drug called chamalla. After beginning the treatment, she begins to experience visions, which coincide with the Pythian prophecies contained in the ancient scriptures of Kobol, she comes to believe, based on the Pythian prophecies, that she is the spiritual leader of the Colonials and will lead the fleet to Earth. These beliefs begin to influence her decisions as President, including sending Kara Thrace back to Caprica against Adama's orders, in order to retrieve the mythical Arrow of Apollo in accordance with the Pythian prophecies.
As a result of this action, Commander Adama has her removed from power and thrown in the brig for breaking their agreement and interfering in military matters. During her imprisonment, Adama is shot, Tigh takes charge of the fleet. With the aid of Lee Adama and Tom Zarek, Roslin escapes, convinces a large part of the fleet to abandon Galactica and join her instead; as Roslin begins searching for the Tomb of Athena on Kobol, Adama attempts to find her and reunite the fleet. After being joined by Adama, with the help of Sharon Agathon, the group manages to find the tomb. With the Arrow of Apollo, the tomb reveals clues to Earth's location. After reconciling with Commander Adama, she is reinstated as President. After Roslin's reinstatement, her condition begins to worsen, she is told that she has, about a month to live. Shortly thereafter, Admiral Helena Cain of Battlestar Pegasus and Commander Adama came to the brink of a shooting war with each other over Cain's disregard for civil liberties and the civilian fleet.
Roslin realizes that Cain does not accept her as the true President, with her health deteriorating, convinces Adama to have Cain assassinated pending a major
Richard Hatch (actor)
Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor and producer. Hatch began his career before moving on to television work in the 1970s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series, he is widely known for his role as Tom Zarek in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Hatch was born on May 21, 1945 in Santa Monica, California to John Raymond Hatch and Elizabeth Hatch, he grew up with 4 siblings. While in high school, he aspired to become an athlete in pole vaulting, only had a passing interest in acting, as he considered himself too shy and insecure; the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, while Hatch had just started college, turned him towards acting. I was expressing feelings and emotions I tended to keep locked inside of myself." Hatch began his theatrical career with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater, as well as shows in Chicago and Off-Broadway. Hatch began working in television in 1970 when he starred as Philip Brent in the daytime soap opera All My Children, a role he played for two years.
In the following years, he made guest appearances in prime time series such as Cannon. In 1976, Hatch gained his first major television role as Inspector Dan Robbins on the detective series The Streets of San Francisco, as the replacement for Michael Douglas, who had acted Inspector Steve Keller in the series, but had resigned from the cast that year. Though the role was for only one season, Hatch won Germany's Bravo Youth Magazine Award for the role. Following this, he had a recurring role on the series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman for one season. In 1978, Hatch gained a starring role in Glen A. Larson's sci-fi series, Battlestar Galactica, which aired for a single season before its high cost motivated its cancellation by ABC-TV. Hatch was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the role. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Hatch made guest appearances on such series as Hotel. In 1990, Hatch appeared on Santa Barbara. Originating the character Steven Slade. In 2013, Hatch made a guest appearance in an adult-oriented episode of The Eric Andre Show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
Hatch made several low-key theatrical film releases, including Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen and Prisoners of the Lost Universe. An abridged version of the pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica was released in cinemas overseas and for a limited run in the U. S. as was a sequel film, Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack, made from episodes of the series. He starred with Leif Garrett with Arte Johnson in Second Chance. In the 1990s, Hatch attempted to revive Battlestar Galactica, he began writing novels based on the series, wrote, co-directed and executive-produced a trailer called Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming in the hopes of enticing Universal Studios - the rights holders for the franchise, into producing a new series. Hatch's series would have been a direct continuation of the original 1978 series, would have ignored the events of the failed spin-off Galactica 1980, in which Hatch had not appeared. Original actors John Colicos, Terry Carter and Jack Stauffer appeared in the trailer with Hatch.
Though the trailer won acclaim at science-fiction conventions, Universal was not interested in Hatch's vision for the revival of Battlestar Galactica, instead opted for a remake rather than the sequel for which Hatch had campaigned. Hatch, who had remortgaged his own house to produce the trailer, was bitterly disappointed by this turn of events and was critical of the prospective new series. In 2004, he stated to Sci-Fi Pulse that he had felt resentment over the failure of his planned Galactica continuation and was left "exhausted and sick... I had, over the past several years, bonded with the original characters and story... writing the novels and the comic books and campaigning to bring back the show." Despite his resentment, Hatch developed a respect for Ronald D. Moore, the remake show's head writer and producer, when Moore appeared as a featured guest at Galacticon and answered questions posed by a hostile audience. In 2004, Hatch was offered a recurring role in the new Battlestar Galactica series, which he accepted.
He portrayed Tom Zarek, a terrorist turned politician who spent twenty years in prison for blowing up a government building. After Zarek's death, Hatch commented that "never did I play this character as a villain nor did I think he was one and I still feel that way," and that he considered the character to be a principled figure, driven to violence after being "blocked in every way possible" by Roslin and Adama. "Zarek and Roslin all wanted power for the same reason, to make a positive difference." Alongside his attempts to revive the original Battlestar Galactica, Hatch created trailer for his own space opera ent