Hello folks! I'm Briareos, or Brian if you will, and I'm a professional actor based out of Northern California, semi-professional property master (prop maker), and amateur costume and sound designer.
I'm very glad to finally post here after months of carefully perusing your forum; I only just finished watching the re-imagined series last month. I finally got into BSG this past summer and I LOVE IT! Although so many friends and acquaintances praised this show through the years, I was still catching up and finishing Star Trek and other shows through the wonder of Netflix. Then, on a whim, I put the BSG miniseries disc to the top of my cue and sat down with a few friends this past August- and we were HOOKED! I had never had such a bad case of TV crack before, past the degree I had with 24- and rightfully so. Battlestar is one of the greatest shows/stories EVER. Even though I will always be a lifelong Star Trek fan, (no disrespect here) in many ways R&D's BSG trumps it. I love the drama taken to the most extreme life-and-death stakes, the fearlessness of "going there", the awesome opportunities afforded the actors to explore, the amazing space battles, the cool costumes of Deborah Everton and Glenne Campbell, the beautiful and powerful score of Bear McCreary, etc etc. Though I feel like I've come very late to the party, I will be contributing a lot here and will do my best to keep the forum going strong! In particluar, I'll be asking a lot of questions concerning costumes- I plan (through the years) to make the OD BDU, Duty Blues, and of course, the Viper flight suit! Thank you guys for the wealth of information and research you've posted concerning the costumes, in particular Hairy43, dsw_777, and lostncybr. Furthermore, I'll be making the call in the proper thread to see what folks wanna go in on buying a bulk of Sommer's Chroma Satin stretch fabric for the flight suits. (On a different note, if you want to check out my Star Trek handiwork, search: Klingon Hamlet on youtube or follow the link here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiRMGYQfXrs)