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Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Video blogs & other behind-the-scenes vids (interview)






A compilation of Callum’s appearances in Battlestar Galactica videoblogs or dvd extras. Very short appearances in a few videoblogs (length mentioned is that of the total vid, Callum’s presence measures in seconds), they’re more like one short interview cut in several slices. Published in 2008 and 2009, they were filmed in 2008 with Season 4 and ‘The Plan’. The order they are presented is based on Callum’s looks (!). Also included, some vids where he appears without being interviewed.

Most come from video blogs which are / were available from scyfy.com, from Subduction Leads to Orogeny blog or from Season 4 dvd’s extras:

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Some are available only from Season 4 dvd’s bonus:

‘A Cylon ‘til the End’ (S4.5 DVD extras and on Battlestar Galactica dvd website).
‘Cylons: The Twelve’ (S4.0 DVD extras).
‘Actors Insight’ (S4.? DVD extra, from tv.com).

‘The Plan’ featurettes can be seen on syfy.com:

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What Next? What Now? from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (April 2008) and S4.0 DVD extras

Tagline: “The cast and creators talk about what's going on this season and what to expect in the future.”
Length: 00:03:32.
Cast interviewed are Callum Keith Rennie, Tahmoh Penikett, Aaron Douglas, Leah Cairns, Jen Halley, Allesandro Juliani, plus executive producer Ron Moore, co-executive producer/writer Mark Verheiden, and director Michael Rymer. The vid includes clips of behind-the-scenes filming from episode 4x05: 'The Road Less Traveled'. Callum is in it twice:

What's good about the show? What's good and weird about the show? A lot of times I don't know what's happening. I don't know what is going on, I don't know where we are. I don't know why I'm doing half the things I'm doing. And I mean that in the best way.

Things kind of start to piece together. Like- I kind of get- OK, we're moving towards some sort of idea with Starbuck and Earth and something, but a lot of it I don't know. I'm thinking about, how do I get David Eick to put me on Bionic Woman?

Links: c_regalis posted a picspam.

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Last Call, from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (June 2008) and S4.0 DVD extras

Tagline: “Two directors, two episodes, one set. The cast and crew talk about making the most of one location.”
Length: 00:03:15.
Various cast members are interviewed, including directors Michael Rankin and Michael Rymer, and Jamie Bamber. The vid is a behind-the-scenes for episode 4x10: ‘Revelations’, it includes a few shots of Callum, who is not interviewed.

Links: scriggle posted a picspam.

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Are You Frakin’ Kidding Me?! from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (June 2008) and S4.0 DVD extras

Tagline: “The cast talk about the most shocking things that have happened to their characters.”
Length: 00:04:12.
Actors interviewed are Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Callum Keith Rennie, Alessandro Juliani, Grace Park, Michael Hogan and Tahmoh Penikett. There is one line by Callum:

I really was surprised by the scene in that episode where I'm killed and I step over myself, that surprised me, I liked that a lot.

Links: c_regalis posted a picspam.

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Cylons: The Twelve, from S4.0 DVD extras (January 2009)

Tagline: “The cast and creators talk about what's going on this season and what to expect in the future.”
Length: 00:15:57.
Cast interviewed are Aaron Douglas, Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco, Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Rekha Sharma, Callum Keith Rennie, Jamie Bamber and James Callis. Each of the Cylon models is presented in numerical order, except for the final fifth who is discussed at the end, during a ComicCon panel with Ron Moore and David Eick. The vid includes excerpts and filming footage from 4x05: ‘The Road Less Traveled’, 4x07: ‘Guess What’s Coming for Dinner’, 4x10: ‘Revelations’ and 4x14: ‘Blood on The Scales’. And two lines by Callum:

They had a breakdown about all the Cylons, their specific deal was-, which I’ve never seen, and I was never talked about, so it’s a funny thing to read, to go, oh, that’s where it all comes from and that’s what my thing is and that’s how I approach the- the things that were happening around me as they happened.

I have no idea what’s going to happen or where we’re goin’ or how we’re going to get there.

Links: souncanadian posted a picspam.

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Life on the Cylon Baseship, from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (January 2009) and S4.0 DVD extras

Tagline: “Ron Moore, Bradley Thompson and some of the actors who portray Cylons talk about what it's like to live as one.”
Length: 00:04:11.
The actors interviewed are Michael Trucco, Rekha Sharma, Grace Park and Callum Keith Rennie, together with Ron Moore. The vid is about the Cylon story bible (a document called ‘Life on a baseship’). The bible excerpt for Leobens says Leobens — see life outside the box of the material world. They have found ways of calculating variables and data outside the [normal world, and this allows them] and other Cylons to see beyond the here and now. Commented by Callum (same line as above):

They had a breakdown about all the Cylons, their specific deal was-, which I’ve never seen, and I was never talked about, so it’s a funny thing to read, to go, oh, that’s where it all comes from and that’s what my thing is and that’s how I approach the- the things that were happening around me as they happened.

Also, one excerpt from the Cylon bible about clothing: Clothing being a purely aesthetic choice, there are times when we may wish to enter a room where total or partial nudity is on display, without it being remarked on by any of the Cylons. Commented by Grace Park (about nudity and the (female) Cylons): I don’t know why it’s never one of the Cavils, or the Simons, or the Leobens.

Links:
First Glimpses Of BSG's Infamous "Cylon Bible"
neu111 posted a picspam.

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Final Thoughts, from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (March 2009)

Tagline: “Ron, the cast and crew share some of their final thoughts on the show.”
Length: 00:04:00.
The vid includes again a filming footage of 4x14: ‘Blood on The Scales’ and one line by Callum:

I mean, it all has been really interesting, and it’s like, from my character, through the show, a lot of times, I just would be surprised by how many times they got the shit kicking.

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A Cylon ‘til the End, from S4.5 DVD extras (July 2009)

Tagline: “Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Feature Clip: interviews with Cylons”
Length: 00:02:05 online and 00:03:50 on dvd.
Cast interviewed are Grace Park, Rekha Sharma, Aaron Douglas, Tricia Helfer, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco, plus Ron Moore. The vid includes excerpts from 4x02: ‘Six of One’ and 4x05: ‘The Road Less Traveled’. Callum’s lines (the last one is familiar by now):

I actually never know what’s goin’ to happen. And I don’t know what kind of justice or due diligence… And it’s sort of - I don’t know how it’s gonna end, so - do this episode, and I come back, and do some more in a bit, and- I’m as surprised as anyone of what’s going to be picked up for real. I have no idea what’s going to happen or where we’re goin’ or how we’re going to get there.

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Still on the subject of Season Four, there are:

Actors Insight, from S4.? DVD extras

Tagline: “Hear the actors talk about their impression of the show.”
Length: 00:02:05

This one obviously features Callum, since there’s this shot of him as a link to the vid.

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And Too Bad, So Sad, from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (March 2009)

Tagline: “A Casino planet? Rolling around on skulls? Ideas that didn't quite make it onto the show.”
Length: 00:03:35.
The vid includes excerpts from 4x07: ‘Guess What’s Coming for Dinner’ and 4x05: ‘The Road Less Traveled’. Callum’s only in the excerpts, but Katee Sackhoff has some sad thoughts on Leoben:

Oh- and the relationship with Callum, with Leoben, I always thought – needed closure, and there wasn’t any, that’s frustrating.

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Cylon Intrigue, from David Eick’s online Video Blogs (February 2009)

Tagline: “Ron Moore, Jane Espenson, and the actors who portray Cylons talk about what makes Cylon culture so frakking interesting.”
Length: 00:04:01
Actors interviewed are Grace Park, Dean Stockwell, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco, Rick Worthy, Aaron Douglas and Tricia Helfer. The vid includes clips of episodes 4x02: ‘Six of One’ & 4x07: ‘Guess What’s Coming for Dinner’. Here’s Callum’s comment:

There’s an otherness, a hidden part of ourselves that we’d like to see in the Cylons.

Links: neu111 posted a picspam.

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Now, to ‘The Plan’...


Eddie’s Insider: Eddie directs (October 2009)

Tagline: “Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and the cast talk about his experiences as both director and actor.”
Length: 00:05:32
Cast interviewed are Eddie Olmos, Jane Espenson, Tricia Helfer, Rick Worthy, Aaron Douglas, Dean Stockwell, Callum Keith Rennie, Grace Park and Michael Trucco. The vid includes filming footage. Callum talks about Eddie Olmos directing:

It's always great to work with an actor who's directing, in my experience. And he's unbelievable, like he fills in all the blanks and he lets you know exactly where things are, and super supportive, and any idea that you want to fit in, he's completely open to it.

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Eddie’s Insider: It's All About Character (October 2009)

Tagline: “The cast and creators of "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" talk about the characters on the show.”
Length: 00:05:39
The vid includes interviews of Jane Espenson, Dean Stockwell, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Eddie Olmos, Rick Worthy, Michael Trucco, and filming footage. No interview of Callum, just a glimpse of behind-the-scenes Leoben around 00:34, while executive director Jane Espenson’s saying: We get to see some great Leoben stuff.

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Eddie’s Insider: Story and Leoben & Doral (October 2009)

Eddie’s Insider: Story

Tagline: “The cast and creators of "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" talk about the overall story.”
Length: 00:04:52
Cast appearing are Matthew Bennet and Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Hogan, Jane Espenson, Aaron Douglas, Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Rick Worthy, Michael Trucco and Eddie Olmos. The vid includes filming footage, with a glimpse of a running Leoben. It starts with a comedy act by Callum and Matthew Bennet.


Leoben & Doral

Tagline: “Matthew Bennet (Aaron Doral) & Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy) give you a sneak peek into ‘Battlestar Galactica: The Plan.’”
Length: 00:00:58
A longer version of Callum and Matthew Bennet goofing around.


MB: Welcome to the top secret set of-
CKR: Yeah, I missed that. What was it? top secret set of- uh
MB: Battlestar Galactica...
MB & CKR: The Plan! (laugh)
MB: After all these years, we finally have a plan!

MB: We're tired, it's been five years trying to figure out the Plan but we found we got something together, isn't that right, Michael Trucco?
CKR: Mmmh... I ain’t seen him!
MB & CKR: (laugh)
MT: That's the funniest thing!

Links: c_regalis posted a picspam.

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Pics not mine are courtesy of c_regalis and souncanadian.
All additions, links and corrections are welcome!


Tags: .genre: interview, .genre: pictures, .genre: transcript, tv: battlestar galactica, year: 2008
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