Details: Adama's Rare and Elusive Painting of the First Cylon War
In the Battlestar Galactica saga, many new science-fiction icons were born. Perhaps the most elusive of these is the huge oil painting seen hanging in Admiral William Adama's quarters. Glimpsed in episodes going back to the beginning of the series, fans have long clamored for a closer look. But because the painting is a one-of-a-kind original oil, closer looks were limited to those lucky few with access to the set – that is, until now.
Through a special arrangement with Universal Studios this poster is the only digital image of the painting taken directly from the canvas, after the propmaster aged it, but before it hung on Adama's wall. This high-resolution archival scan documents every brushstroke, capturing the image exactly as it looked the day it was placed on the set.
Depicting the bloody landscape that was the First Cylon War, the painting has been faithfully reproduced in a plate-printed 17" x 22" lithograph on 100-pound, art-quality paper.
Battlestar Galactica (often abbreviated as BSG or Battlestar) is a military science fiction serial drama television series and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was created by David Eick and Ronald D. Moore as a re-imagining of the Battlestar Galactica television series from 1978 created by Glen A. Larson. It is about the approximately 50,000 human survivors who flee their home planets after the Cylons attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William "Bill" Adama, the Battlestar Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.