Happy Birthday, Luciana!

It’s March 23 again, that means it’s the birthday of a wonderful, lovely person and very talented actress.

Happy birthday, Luciana!

May your dreams come true and may life give you everything you envision and all the goodness you deserve! Have a wonderful day and many happy returns!

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March anniversaries

At the beginning of each month, we look back at TV premieres, appearances at conventions, and other key dates in Luciana’s public life that occurred this month one or more years ago.

Luciana in The Chris Isaak Show episode "Run Yola Run"

Luciana in The Chris Isaak Show episode “Run Yola Run”

In March, TV episodes of several series aired, a movie was released on DVD and Luciana attended a couple a conventions:

  • March 23, 1981: It all started when Luciana was born in Toronto, Canada.
  • March 4, 2002: The episode “Scam Artists” of comedy series Point Blank premieres in Canada, Luciana plays a character named Maria.
  • March 11 + 25, 2004: Luciana’s last two episodes of Canadian TV show The Chris Isaak Show, “Run Yola Run” (screen caps) and “Suspicion” (screen caps), air on Showtime.
  • March 16-18, 2007: Luciana attends the Dallas All Con, along with former Battlestar castmate Kate Vernon. (Fanboard thread)
  • March 23, 2007: A Battlestar Galactica season three finale party is held in Los Angeles, with Luciana, Bodie Olmos and Michael Trucco as special guests.
  • March 26-28, 2010: Luciana returns to her hometown for the Toronto Comic Con. Her Battlestar Galactica and Caprica castmates Kandyse McClure and Magda Apanowicz also attend. (Toronto Comic Con posts on this blog)
  • March 15, 2011: Luciana’s movie Urgency is released on DVD in the US. The movie stars Brian Austin Green as husband of Luciana’s character.
  • March 7, 21 and 28, 2014: Several episodes of Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore’s new scifi/horror series Helix, with Luciana as Anana, premiere.
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February anniversaries

At the beginning of each month, we look back at TV premieres, appearances at conventions, and other key dates in Luciana’s public life that occurred this month one or more years ago.

Luciana and Jen Halley at Megacon 2009

Luciana and Jen Halley at Megacon 2009 in Orlando (photo by Ross Nordeen)

February saw the premieres of many TV episodes and a convention:

  • February 4, 2003: Luciana guest stars in Smallville, episode 2.04 “Rush”. She would return to the series for a second episode several years later, playing a different character.
  • February 9 + 23, 2003: Luciana guest stars in Canadian TV series Da Vinci’s Inquest, appearing in two episodes, “The Ducks Are Too Depressing” and “You Got Monkey Chatter” . (Fanboard thread)
  • February 5, 2004: Luciana returns as Tanya to The Chris Isaak Show for “The Little Mermaid”, the fifth of her seven episodes. (Screen caps)
  • February 29, 2004: Luciana appears as a character named Rose in the Still Life episode, “Not Fade Away”. (Fanboard thread)
  • February 20, 2005: Luiana’s third and final The L Word episode, “Life, Loss, Leaving”, airs on Showtime. (screen caps)
  • February 3, 2006: The Battlestar Galactica season two episode “Scar” premieres, with Kat being a central part of the story.
  • February 27 – March 1, 2009: Luciana attends Megacon 2009 in Orlanda together with Battlestar Galactica castmates James Callis (Gaius Baltar), Jen Halley (Diana “Hardball” Seelix) and Tricia Helfer (Number Six)
  • February 5, 19 and 26, 2010: Luciana guest stars in the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica as PR advisor Priyah Magnus in the three episodes “Reins of a Waterfall”, “Gravedancing” and “There Is Another Sky”. (Caprica posts on this blog, Caprica pictures)
  • February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2014: Several episodes of Helix, a scifi/horror series produced by Syfy, premiere with Luciana as Anana.

Reins of a Waterfall

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January anniversaries

A happy New Year to everyone! Hopefully 2015 will be a wonderful year for all of our readers, and for Luciana!

At the beginning of each month, we look back at TV premieres, appearances at conventions, and other key dates in Luciana’s public life that occurred this month one or more years ago.

Luciana in I want to Marry Ryan Banks

Luciana in I want to Marry Ryan Banks

As many TV series begin their seasons in January, this is a busy month, but there’s more than just TV premieres:

  • January 13, 2002: Luciana first appears as fun-loving Tanya on the comedy series The Chris Isaak Show — in episode 2.02 “The Devil Made Me Do It”. This became her biggest recurring role aside of BSG, very early in her career, and Luciana still loves that part a lot. (screen caps of this episode – but beware, these are sexy pics)
  • January 18, 2004: The made-for-TV comedy I Want to Marry Ryan Banks premieres on US TV (screen caps – again, quite sexy)
  • January 18 and 25, 2004: The pilot for TV series The L Word and the the second episode, “Let’s Do It”, air. (screen caps)
  • January 3, 2005: Luciana’s second episode of Battlestar Galactica, “The Hand of God” premieres on Sky One in Great Britain (where season one episodes were shown before they aired in the US).
  • January 1, 2006: Luciana has a guest appearance in the episode “Love Hurts” of Killer Instinct.
  • January 6 and 20, 2006: The Battlestar Galactica season two episodes “Resurrection Ship: Part 1″ and “Epiphanies” with Luciana as Kat premiere on Sci Fi.
  • January 2009: Galactica Watercooler conducts a phone interview with Luciana. She chats about Kat’s relationship with Starbuck, and her feelings on set, amongst other things.
  • January 16-18, 2009: Luciana attends a BSGcast frak party and the first live BSG prop auctions in Pasadena.
  • January 29, 2013: The NCIS: Los Angeles episode “The Chosen One” airs, with Luciana guest starring as Gloria Seggara. (Posts on this blog)
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September anniversaries

At the beginning of each month, we look back at TV premieres, appearances at conventions, and other key dates in Luciana’s public life that occurred this month one or more years ago.

Luciana and Richard Hatch at Dragon*Con (photo by Acanthine)

Luciana and Richard Hatch at Dragon*Con (photo by Acanthine)

September has usually been a rather quiet month, but aside of the premiere of a BSG episode which was particularly interesting for fans of Kat and Luciana, she also attended one of the biggest conventions in the US:

  • September 9, 2005: Battlestar episode “Final Cut” shows Kat suffering from an addiction to stims, and Kat truly becomes much more than a background character (Fanboard discussion, screen caps).
  • September 18, 2007: The book “Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion Season Three” is released by Tor Books. It features an interview with Luciana and contains interesting information about a couple of scenes featuring Luciana which unfortunately were cut from the finished episodes (Fanboard discussion).
  • September 4-7, 2009: Luciana attends Dragon*Con – one of the biggest genre conventions – together with many other Battlestar Galactica cast and crew (blog entries about Dragon*Con).
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August anniversaries

At the beginning of each month, we look back at TV premieres, appearances at conventions, and other key dates in Luciana’s public life that occurred this month one or more years ago.

Luciana Carro at the Wolf: Galactica 4 convention in London.

Luciana Carro at the Wolf: Galactica 4 convention in London.

August has seen a variety of different news about Luciana, from TV premieres to convention appearances around the world:

  • August 13, 2003: Luciana guest stars in the episode “No Excuse” of Peacemakers, a television series about forensics experts in the 19th century. In the only version of this episode that is available, her scene was cut, and it is not known whether it was included in the broadcast version or not. (Fanboard discussion)
  • August 19, 2005: The episode “Home Part 1″ of the second season of Battlestar Galactica premieres on the SciFi Channel. In this episode, Kat participates in an training excercise during which an accident happens that almost kills her. (Fanboard discussion)
  • Early August, 2006: The Luciana Carro Fanboard, meeting point for Luccinatics from all over the world, is launched by Solium. You are always welcome to visit the board and join the community.
  • August 8-10, 2008: Luciana attends the Galactica 4 convention in London, which is her third appearance in Europe. And as this blog’s editor was present, this convention has a special place in my heart. (Fanboard discussion, media thread)
  • August 6-9, 2009: The Wizard World Chicago Comic Con took place, where it was announced that Luciana would appear on Caprica. (coverage of the event on this blog)
  • August 22, 2009: Luciana’s first horror movie, Phantom Racer, premieres on Syfy. Luciana plays the tough Deputy Sheriff Monroe. (Phantom Racer posts on this blog)
  • August 28-29, 2010: Luciana is a guest at Dallas Comic Con, which took place in Richardson, Texas. (Dallas Comic Con on this blog)
  • August 12+19, 2012: The final two episodes of Falling Skies‘ second season, “The Price of Greatness” and “A More Perfect Union”, premiere on TNT with Luciana as resistance fighter Crazy Lee. (Falling Skies posts on this blog)
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July anniversaries

At the beginning of each month, we look back at TV premieres, appearances at conventions, and other key dates in Luciana’s public life that occurred this month one or more years ago.

Luciana as Crazy Lee in Falling Skies

Luciana as Crazy Lee in the Falling Skies episode “Molon Labe”

Many TV episodes with Luciana premiered in July, and she also attended several conventions:

  • July 2 and 9, 2002: The episodes “Isaakland” and “Charity Begins at Home” of the television series The Chris Isaak Show premiere. Luciana plays Tanya, the on/off girlfriend of one of the main characters. (Fanboard discussion).
  • July 15 and 22, 2005: The second season of Battlestar Galactica premieres on the SciFi Channel with the episode “Scattered” on July 15, and Luciana returns as Viper pilot Louanne “Kat” Katraine, her most prominent role so far. The story of this episode is continued a week later with “Valley of Darkness”, where Kat and her comrades have to face Cylon centurions aboard Galactica. (BSG section on the Fanboard)
  • July 18-19, 2009: Luciana attends Hollywood Show in Burbank, California. (Hollywood Show posts on this blog)
  • July 23-26, 2009: The San Diego Comic Con takes place with a lot of Battlestar Galactica and Caprica cast and crew in attendance. Besides Luciana, James Callis, David Eick, Jane Espenson, Kevin Grazier, Richard Hatch, Micheal Hogan, Bear McCreary, Ron Moore, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Tahmoh Penikett, Katee Sackhoff and Raya Yarbrough visited the event. (San Diego Comic Con posts on this blog)
  • July 8+22, 2012: The Falling Skies episodes “Molon Labe” and “Love and Other Acts of Courage” premiere on TNT with Luciana as resistance fighter Crazy Lee. (Falling Skies posts on this blog)
  • July 12-15, 2012: Luciana again attends San Diego Comic Con, other Battlestar Galactica guests are Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan and Tahmoh Penikett. (San Diego Comic Con posts on this blog)
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