Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Heads Up

Today sees the premiere of Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, a ten part webseries that bridges the gap between the second season finale and the upcoming third season premiere. New episodes will go up on the official Sci-Fi site every tuesday and thursday, but here's a torrent for the first ep if, like myself, you keep getting shitty quality off Sci-Fi's streaming video app.

4 comments:

Iain Clark said...

Thanks for the heads up; I'd never even heard of these 'til today.

Having watched it I'm interested in seeing more. Though too brief to accomplish much, it's well-produced enough to feel like an excerpt from the TV show. After the extremely rushed second half of the season finale, I'm definitely in need of something to consolidate the idea of the Cylon occupation and remove the sour taste from my mouth.

Abigail Nussbaum said...

I'm a little more sanguine and a little less invested, actually. Nothing happened that we hadn't assumed would happen all the way back in March. With a cumulative airtime of only 30 minutes, it seems strange to be wasting a full 10% on stating the obvious, not to mention doing so at such a slack pace.

Niall Harrison said...

My thoughts:

-- I'm not convinced this format will play to BSG's strengths. Three-minute segments need to be snappy; BSG, I think, does better with slow-boil situations.

-- So I think this wasn't tailored as well as it could have been to the format, but it set the scene well enough. I don't think the producers can assume that everyone has thought about what was going to happen in the detail we did. :)

-- Do we think the new characters are going to be in S3, or are limited to this run?

Abigail Nussbaum said...

I don't think the producers can assume that everyone has thought about what was going to happen in the detail we did

Maybe not, but the second season ended with the establishment of a resistance, and feeling out a potential member is a cliché of the sub-genre. Not that BSG has been known to shy away from clichés (a fact that its reviewers tend to ignore because the clichés the show revels in usually aren't SFnal), which, by the way, makes me very nervous about the whole resistance storyline.

Do we think the new characters are going to be in S3, or are limited to this run?

Oh, please. The reluctant resistance fighter with a sweetheart who wants to start a family? You can clock Duck's remaining lifespan with an egg timer.

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