Battlestar Galactica Tourism
"'Battlestar' Fans Get Glimpse of 'Real' Caprica"
Some Battlestar Galactica fans love the show so much they want to visit the "real" Caprica, the cylon-occupied planet portrayed in Sci Fi Channel's hit show.
Valorie Hoye, a resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, where the series is shot, makes the perfect tour guide.
Hoye founded the Meetup.com group The 13th Colony in January. Since then, she's led Battlestar fans on three "Caprica scouting missions" to sites around Vancouver that serve as the show's outdoor backdrops. The group's members have also served as informal tour guides to visitors from as far away as Massachusetts -- helping facilitate trips that, to true Galactica geeks, are tantamount to an Elvis fan's pilgrimage to Graceland.
Photo: Valorie Hoye, The 13th Colony, NBC Universal