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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November 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 at the Crossroads convention

Luciana at the Crossroads convention

Luciana attended a number of conventions, two of them in Europe, and several Battlstar Galactica episodes with Kat premiered in November:

  • November 8,2004: This was a very special day – the day that started it all, in a way. It was the first time that Luciana’s most interesting character to date was seen on TV, because her very first BSG episode, “Act of Contrition”, premiered on the British channel Sky One, introducing Kat to the series.
  • November 3 and 17, 2006: The episodes “Torn” and “Hero” of Battlestar Galactica air.
  • November 9-11, 2007: Luciana attends the “Wolf: Crossroads” convention. It’s her first con in Germany, and her second one in Europe after the Utopia 8, which had been held just three weeks earlier. Both editors of this blog were there as well and have very fond memories of the event. :-)
  • November 27-29, 2009: Luciana is a surprise guest for the “Mission Starfury: The Cylon Attack” convention near London, England. Other guests include Luciana’s Battlestar Galactica and Caprica castmates Leah Cairns, Kate Vernon, Jamie Bamber, James Callis and Alessandra Torresani as well as several actors from Firefly. (Mission Starfury posts on this blog)
  • November 12-14, 2010: Austin Comic Con takes place in Texas. (Austin Comic Con on this blog)
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Luciana to appear at Rhode Island Comic Con

Should you happen to be in or near Rhode Island, this is your chance to meet the incredible Luciana in person, as she is scheduled to attend Rhode Island Comic Con this weekend, November 2-3, 2013.

If you have never met Luciana before, be assured attending a con and meeting her is worth it, and if you already know her you’ll want to meet her again. So here is your chance. Fans of Battlestar Galactica will also have the opportunity to say hello to the very lovely Nicki Clyne (Cally). You can visit the official website and check out the full guest list.

The convention will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903.

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October 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 at Utopia 8 in the Netherlands

Luciana at Utopia 8 in the Netherlands

In addition to the premieres of a movie and some episodes of TV series starring Luciana, October has also seen her appear at several conventions:

  • October 7,2005: Luciana attends Vcon 30, a sci fi convention in Vancouver. This was Luciana’s first appearance at a con.
  • October 7, 2005: This date also marked the theatrical release of Two for the Money, a drama in which Luciana works alongside Al Pacino (Fanboard discussion, screen caps)
  • Ocotber 27, 2005: Luciana makes her second guest appearance on Smallville, this time playing a character called Kayrin.
  • October 6-20, 2006: The first few episodes of Battlestar Galactica’s long anticipated third season air (BSG threads on the Fanboard).
  • October 19-21, 2007: Luciana makes her first appearance at a European convention, the Utopia 8 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands. This was a very special and unforgettable event for both editors of this blog, because there we met Luciana in person for the very first time.
  • October 16-18, 2009: Big Apple Comic Con takes place in Manhatten with Luciana and several of her Battlestar Galactica and Caprica colleagues. (Big Apple Comic Con on this blog)
  • October 15-17, 2010: Luciana attends New England Comic Con in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Luciana cast in new series “Helix”

Luciana has joined the cast of Helix, a new science fiction series which is currently being produced for Syfy.

Helix is about a team of scientists who investigate a possible outbreak of a disease at an arctic research station and find a threat for all of humanity.

The series will consist of 13 episodes and is scheduled to air in January 2014. Helix is being produced by Ronald D. Moore, who was showrunner/producer on Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. Judging by the announcement of Luciana’s agency on Facebook, she will not be in the series from the beginning and it’s not known yet in how many episodes Luciana will appear or who she will play, but certainly more information will surface in the coming weeks or months.

After Luciana’s departure from Falling Skies this year, it’s good to know we won’t have to wait for long to see her on a sci-fi series again.

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