Richard Hatch, who starred as Apollo in the original ‘Battlestar Galactica’ has passed away at 71 years of age.
The actor who was a great friend to science fiction and fantasy fans and a fan himself was often a star turn at various science fiction conventions. Even going as far as helping revive ‘Battlestar Galactica’ by creating a trailer for a continuation out of his own money in the 1990’s.
During the late 90’s and early 2000’s Hatch was partly responsible for helping reignite the fandom for ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and even played a role in the Ron D. Moore reimagining of the series.
SciFiPulse had the great honour of interviewing Richard Hatch on a number of occasions and we always found him to be a fun and engaging personality. He was always very giving of his time and generous when it came to giving us his view point on things.
In recent years Richard had been involved in various fan projects, which included the ill fated ‘Star Trek Axanar’, which is currently in limbo due to legal issues with CBS.
Other notable roles for Richard Hatch include a stint on ‘The Streets Of San Francisco’ in which he partnered up with Karl Mouldan for the shows final season as Detective Inspector Dan Robbins – but to science fiction fans everywhere. He’ll always be remembered as Captain Apollo.
SciFiPulse would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the surviving friends and family of Richard Hatch, who we considered to be a great friend and supporter.