Trek Geeks #8: Richard Hatch

Richard HatchSO SAY WE ALL

This week, we talk to sci-fi legend Richard Hatch!  We reminisce about Battlestar Galactica, Captain Apollo, and Tom Zarek as well as discussing the upcoming Axanar, Kharn the Undying, Klingon teeth and lots of other interesting topics!


Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award, and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Hatch’s recent projects include a steampunk pilot, Cowboys & Engines with Malcolm McDowell, After the Harvest, and his role as Klingon General Kharn in Axanar.

Richard began his theatrical career with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater. He starred Off-Broadway in several plays and musicals including the Obie Award winning play, PS Your Cat Is Dead, in Chicago. In addition, Hatch has starred in such movies for television as The Hatfields And The McCoys with Jack Palance, Addie And The Kings Of Hearts with Jason Robards, Last Of The Belles with Susan Sarandon, The Class Of 65, The Hustler Of Muscle Beach, and the cult classic Deadman’s Curve, in which he portrayed Jan Berry of the musical group “Jan and Dean”.

Hatch’s directing credits include the iconic Second Coming” BG movie trailer, a short for White Wings, a period piece set in the 1920’s, and an episode of the award winning web series Silicon Assassin. He has also written, produced and directed an infomercial for the securities industry and produced his own reality series, Who the Frak. Richard is currently directing a movie called With Honors, a story about the aftermath of a Vietnam War Vet upon returning home.

A published author, Hatch has co-written seven Battlestar Galactica novels as well as a BG compendium, So Say We All. Richard is currently working to finish his epic Sci-Fi novel, The Great War of Magellan (GWOM), a story he developed over the last decade. During that time, Hatch produced a trailer, wrote a comic book series and launched a role playing game for GWOM. Richard plans to produce a web series for GWOM in the future.

When not busy with directing, writing and performing, Richard teaches the art, craft and business of acting, sharing more than 40 years of professional experience teaching workshops and intensives around the country. He also teaches a weekly acting class in Los Angeles. In addition to acting workshops, Hatch offers personal development workshops such as Moving from Fear to Self Mastery, Creating a more Successful Life, Becoming a More Powerful Communicator.




See Richard as Kharn the Undying in the groundbreaking docu-style short film, “Prelude to Axanar” below:

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As mentioned on the podcast, Richard is appearing on a unique convention cruise this summer called Comic-Con at Sea (June 14-21, 2015) aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas making its European debut this summer. The Allure of the Seas is one of the biggest and most beautiful ships cruising today!  Ports of call for the cruise will be in Spain, France and Italy. Joining Richard are James Marsters (Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tahmoh Penikett (BSG & Dollhouse) and others!

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