Monday, November 11, 2013
Richard Hatch's Q&A at Hal-con 2013
The wonderful Richard Hatch, who played Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and then Tom Zarek in the reboot, discussed what it was like to work on the new show with a new cast at his Q&A at Hal-Con. It was interesting to hear him speak of finally saying yes to a project and how hard that was for him. How the intimacy of the wonderful group changed his mind. To see clips from the Q&A go here.
For me, what was most moving was his motivational speaking on following your dreams. As he said, step out of this place where you are waiting for life to happen.
Richard is all about putting your heart and soul into a project and going for it. He said, do what you have to but do not expect it to be cheap!
In the video you will see what a wonderful orator and storyteller he is. He is extremely generous when discussing the cast and crew of Battlestar Galactica, especially when it comes to Tricia Helfer and Katie Sackhoff.
It is clear that Richard is a passionate person who put his heart and soul into making Battlestar come back one day, "Life demands us to step into life and commit to it... Step up, you have something to share."
"Everything is about innovation. Find out what your pot of gold is." I mean seriously... So inspiring, I loved this Q&A!
We all know that Apollo in the original series was an absolute hero but what was fascinating to contemplate with Richard Hatch is the question, was Tom Zarek a bad guy? He told the truth and yes, he was all about ego, but was he really a villain?!
Richard is a writer, director and teacher. I hope one day he considers writing an inspirational autobiography about how he never gave up on his dreams.
Reg's favourite hero character growing up was Apollo and he finally got to meet him in person. Talk about having a dream come true!