BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Panel Highlights – Dragon Con 2021 (Saturday)

Battlestar Galactica actors Edward James Olmos, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Jamie Bamber, Tahmoh Penikett, Rekha Sharma and Michael Trucco gave a panel at Dragon Con 2021 on Saturday to discuss this amazing show, tell stories and answer fan questions. Sam Witwer then crashed the panel. They also recorded a video for Michael Hogan and spoke of Richard Hatch.

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Edward James Olmos is Commander William Adama of the Battlestar Galactica but is also known for his roles in Blade Runner, Selena, Stand and Deliver, Mayans M.C., Narcos, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dexter, and many more.

James Callis played Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica but has also appeared in Bridget Jone’s Diary, Austenland, MacGyver, Blood & Treasure, 12 Monkeys (TV Series), Matador, Eureka and more. He also is the voice actor behind Alucard in Castlevania.

Tricia Helfer portrayed Number Six on Battlestar Galactica, sometimes called Caprica Six, but has also had roles on Lucifer, Van Helsing, Powers, Suits, Con Man, Killer Women and had voice roles in TRON: Uprising, Mortal Kombat X, and Rick and Morty.

Jamie Bamber is Lee Adama, aka Apollo, in Battlestar Galactica, but has also appeared in Law & Order: UK, Marcella, Strike Back, Innocent, Fearless, NCIS, The Smoke, The Messengers, Body of Proof, and more.

Tahmoh Penikett played Helo, aka Karl Agathon, on Battlestar Galactica, but is also well known for roles in Dollhouse, Continuum, Supernatural, Altered Carbon, Taken (the TV series), Smallville, and Justice League: Gods and Monsters.

Rekha Sharma was Tory Foster in Battlestar Galactica but is also well known for her roles on Star Trek Discovery, The 100, Limetown, Suspense, V, Smallville, John Doe, The Core, Love Happens, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, and Dark Angel.

Michael Trucco was Samuel Anders in Battlestar Galactica but has also appeared on Castle, V, Fairly Legal, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Killer Women, Disjointed, Grandfathered, Revenge, One Tree Hill and was Adam Strange in Young Justice,

Bonus guest Sam Witwer was Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica but is also known for roles in Dexter, The Mist, Smallville, Being Human, Once Upon a Time, Riverdale and Supergirl. His voice acting roles include parts in Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Clone Wars and Lego Star Wars.

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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