NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION, DVD, MUSIC, AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS GROUP TEAMS WITH PROPWORX TO AUCTION OFF COSTUMES, PROPS AND SET PIECES FROM SCI FI CHANNEL’S HIT SERIES “BATTLESTAR GALACTICA”
More Than 3000 One-of-a-Kind Items Including “Admiral Adama’s” Uniform And “Starbuck’s” Flight Suit Will Be Offered In Two Live Auctions and Several Online Auctions To Coincide With The Final Episodes of the Series
Burbank, CA – July 24, 2008 — NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group and Propworx are teaming to auction off props, costumes and key memorabilia from Sci Fi Channel’s hit series “Battlestar Galactica.” The award-winning drama, currently in its fourth and final season, will present its remaining 10 episodes early next year and as the series draws to a close, fans will have a chance to bid on more than 3,000 items including costumes, props and set pieces that range from the uniform worn by “Admiral William Adama” (Edward James Olmos) to a life-sized Centurion costume.
NBC Universal and Propworx will conduct two live auctions in Los Angeles, along with a series of Internet auctions at www.battlestarprops.com
, in tandem with the airing of the final episodes. Items that will be available to purchase include a wide variety of costumes and props that fans have come to know and love, including the flight suits worn by “Starbuck” (Katee Sackhoff) and “Apollo” (Jamie Bamber), several life sized Vipers and Raptors and Cylon Raiders, as well as pieces of the Combat Information Center (CIC).
“‘Battlestar Galactica’ is an incredible series that has drawn critical praise as well as tremendous fan support,” said Stacey Ward, Director, NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. “We are really proud to be able to give fans a chance to bid on their favorite costume, prop or a piece of the set in this unique auction setting.”
“This is an amazing opportunity for the passionate and loyal fans of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ to own a piece of their favorite show,” said Alec Peters, chief executive officer of Propworx. “There will be something for everyone in every price range. If you saw it on the show, we will most likely be selling it!”
About “Battlestar Galactica”
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica’s intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including an Emmy® and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. The show was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year two years running. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, and the outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.
Propworx, Inc. is serves the movie and television industry by selling production props, costumes and set pieces through special live and Internet auctions, while at the same time integrating these special events into a studio’s marketing campaigns. Propworx goal is not just to sell the assets of a production, but to leverage those sales into meaningful publicity and marketing to increase the overall awareness of a production. For more information about Propworx, and examples of what Propworx can do, please go to www.Propworx.com
About NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group:
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special market projects and the NBC Universal Online Store