ON the weekend of May 8th, 9th and 10th, 2009, Battlestar Galactica fans will have a chance to own their very own piece (or pieces) of their favorite Sci-Fi TV show when NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group teams up once again with Propworx to auction off hundreds of items from the iconic Sci Fi Channel TV series, which ended its weekly TV run on March 20th, 2009. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit United Way.
Among the over 900 items included in this auction is Lee Adama's (Jamie Bamber) bomber jacket, which was worn in the "Daybreak" flashback scene, the abstract painting that Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) painted in her apartment on Caprica before the Cylon attack, Admiral Adama's (Edward James Olmos) desk chair, a full-size Viper Mark II ship and a full-size Blackbird Stealth ship. The auction will be held on the above dates at the Pasadena Convention Center (go to www.pasadenacenter.com for a complete schedule of events). The auction will also stream live at the Auction Network site (www.auctionnetwork.com). For more information and to view the auction catalog, please visit www.battlestarprops.com
FOR a very different perspective on your favorite comic book superhero, make sure to tune into Confessions of a Superhero. This feature-length documentary, directed by Matt Ogens, chronicles the lives of four ordinary human beings who make their living working as superhero characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. Joe McQueen a.k. a. The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to Los Angeles; Jennifer Gehrt, known as Wonder Woman, is a Midwest homecoming-queen-turned-wannabe-actress; Max Allen, who appears as Batman, struggles with anger and his resemblance to George Clooney, while Christopher Lloyd Dennis (son of Academy Award-winning actress Sandy Dennis), who has portrayed Superman on the boulevard for over 11 years, is consumed by the Man of Steel. Running 92 minutes, this documentary airs on the Sundance Channel on April 13th, 2009 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT.