Thursday, September 07, 2006
New "Galactica" webisodes now online
The new season of "Battlestar Galactica" starts on Friday October 6th, but to whet our appetites the SciFi channel is posting all-new webisodes every Tuesday and Thursday that depict the Cylon occupation of New Caprica and bridge last season to the new one. There will be 10 webisodes in all, collectively titled "The Resistance."
If you don't watch this show, you should. It's cool. Well written, well acted, and not what you'd expect if you've only seen the original lame 70's version (my wife is going to stab me with a scissors for saying that). No lasers, either. Bullets and nukes, dude. Bullets and nukes. It's a "re-imaging" rather than a remake, with an approach that creator / executive producer Ron Moore calls "naturalistic science fiction." It's shot with handheld cameras, there are no no bug-eyed monsters, the sets look functional and appropriately military, etc. And it's not just geeks like me (ie; the people who know what's up) who dig it: TIME magazine declared it best show on TV, the American Film Institute named the show to its list of the ten best shows on television, and other mainstream publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone magazine, and Newsday also named the series one of the best on television for 2005. And in 2006, the series won a prestigious Peabody Award in recognition of its creative excellence.
Check out the webisodes here. And rent the other 2.5 seasons from Netflix. And watch / TiVo the new season. Do it.