jeremyp wrote:gh wrote:Canadians had nothing to do with BG other than provide cheap sights to film, as with lots of TV shows that require exteriors.
According to IMDB it was filmed entirely in Canada. I erred as to who was behind it, yet there were many Canadian actors in it. Sky TV, a British company did the TV series after the initial first episodes. Many of the directors were not American.
Yes, BSG had a predominantly Canadian (and British) cast, save for Edward James Olmos and a few others, and was effectively a Canadian production. It wasn't simply the location. Noted Canadian actors include Col Tigh, Boomer, Tyrol, Six, Helo/Agathon, Gaeta, most of the Cylons, Dr. Cottle, etc.... Apollo and Baltar were Brits, and of course Adama was EJO (whom I had the opportunity to see speak at Pomona College in 2003, but skipped -- because at that point I only knew him as Lt. Castillo from Miami Vice...). President Roslin is also American, more noted for her Oscar nominated role in "Dances with Wolves," and my claim-to-fame with her is being on the same Southwest Airlines flight from LA-Philadelphia a few Xmases ago (and having quite a long and pleasant conversation, as she was doing her Christmas cards).
Also, I went to Vancouver for a conference in 2005 (at the height of the series), and was delighted to stay in a hotel immediately adjacent to the Caprica high command building!