The science fiction community lost the legendary Richard Hatch on February 7 of last year, but there are still a number of new projects that he had shot before he passed. The man behind Apollo (on the original Battlestar Galactica), and the nefarious Tom Zarek (on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica) will soon be seen in the upcoming web series Personal Space, and today we have an exclusive new clip that features him.
The new series will feature astronauts who have their therapy sessions unknowingly broadcast back to Earth for a reality show. Take a look at the clip below, which features Richard Hatch speaking with the ship's therapy computer. He thinks that he is speaking in confidence, which is not at all the case.
Hatch isn't the only BSG alum in the cast-- you may have noticed Nicki Clyne (Cally) appearing as well. The cast will also feature alums from Star Trek: Voyager (Tim Russ) and Stargate: SG-1 (Cliff Simon). The series is set to make it's debut at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival on February 10, with a further screening later in the month at NYC's Philip K. Dick festival.
It's easy to take Hatch's work for granted—he made Tom Zarek's slippery wheeling and dealing seem especially effortless. As the clip above proves, however, that is just a testament to the man's craft. Whether he was behind the stick of a Viper, scheming behind Laura Roslin's back, or being unknowingly broadcast as astro-entertainment, Hatch's talents are sorely missed. Thankfully we'll have a few more chances to experience his work when Personal Space launches March 2 on Amazon Video and other streaming services.