Meet Luciana at Wales Comic Con!

Very soon, Luciana is going to attend a convention in Europe again. This time, she will grace Wales with her presence. The event takes place on Sunday, April 27, in Wrexham. Hopefully many fans will take this opportunity to meet Luciana and some of her Falling Skies and Battlestar Galactica cast mates, for example Colin Cunningham and Nicki Clyne, as well as many other interesting guests.

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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 as Priyah Magnus in Caprica

Luciana as Priyah Magnus in Caprica

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)

Reins of a Waterfall

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Don’t miss Helix this Friday

Luciana will make her first appearance on Helix on Friday, February 7, at 10/9c on Syfy! The episode is called “Aniqatiga” and is the sixth episode of the season.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Luciana play yet another completely new character, especially since we really don’t know anything about this particular character, other than her name, Anana, and that she’ll stick around for the rest of the season.

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January anniversaries

A happy New Year to the Luccinatics all around the world! All the best for 2014!

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 Kat in the BSG episode "Resurrection Ship: Part 1"

Luciana as Kat in the BSG episode “Resurrection Ship: Part 1″

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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Less than one week until Helix premieres

In less than one week, on Friday, January 10 at 10/9c, Ronald D. Moore’s (Battlestar Galactica) new show Helix will premiere on Syfy. The first two episodes of this series about a virus outbreak at an Arctic research facility will be shown back to back with only limited commercial interruption.

Luciana will be in most of the episodes of Helix, but we don’t know in which episodes exactly, so we don’t know whether she’ll be in the premiere. According to IMDb, her character is called Anana, and Luciana mentioned the character is very different from the ones she has played so far, which sounds very intriguing.

Syfy has made the first 15 minutes of the premiere available online, you can watch it here:

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December 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 Gina Moreno in Snowglobe

Luciana as Gina Moreno in Snowglobe

In December, Luciana’s final two BSG episodes and two lovely Christmas movies aired, and she also gave a very interesting and comprehensive interview:

  • December 1 and 8, 2006: Luciana’s final two episodes of Battlestar Galactica premiere on Syfy. On December 1, “Unfinished Business” airs, and on December 8 we bid farewell to Kat in “The Passage”.
  • December, 2006: Galactica.TV conducts a long interview with Luciana, shortly after “The Passage” had aired. The interview was published in early January 2007.
  • December 15, 2007: Christmas-themed movie of the week Snowglobe airs on ABC Family. Luciana plays the pregnant and slightly sassy sister of the main character (played by Christina Milian). (Discussion and picture threads on the fanboard)
  • December 4-6, 2009: Luciana attends Steel City Con in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. (Steel City Con entries on this blog)
  • December 20, 2011: Luciana’s second Christmas-themed TV movie premieres. Deck the Halls is based on the novel of the same name by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark. (Deck the Halls posts on this blog)
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Break Your Straight

While the topic fans of Luciana are most excited about currently is probably Ron Moore’s new series Helix, which will premiere in January, Luciana also has a role in the independent short film Break Your Straight.

The short film, which is described as dark comedy, will be set in a parallel universe where same-sex relationships are the norm and will focus on a straight character named Eric, who is sent to a camp in order to change his sexual orientation.

Luciana will play a character named Abby. The project is being produced by actress Emma Caulfield (who played Anya on Buffy) and was funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Their goal was to get $12000, in the end they got more than $18000.

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