Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Battlestar Galactica Webisodes

The SciFi Channel is whetting the appetites of sci-fi TV fans with ten “webisodes” of Battlestar Galactica that will become available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at midnight (eastern.) The first of which is available now. These ten 3 to 4 minute episodes will lead right into the October 6th season premier. It’s smart and its free.

I will watch nearly any science fiction you throw at me, but admittedly Battlestar Galactica is a love it or hate it kind of show. The most common complaint I hear from folks is that it is way too soap opera-like. To those folks I say “Do Not Watch These Webisodes.” The following quote from a New York Times article (you’ll need a user & pass) leads me to believe these shorts will be more soap opera like than ever.

To keep the Web segments viewable on tiny screens, “Battlestar” has used lots of close-ups of actors’ faces — plenty of emotion — and few sweeping vistas, Mr. Storey said. “They’re very emotional, relatable conflicts that these guys are going through,” Mr. Storey said. “Because of that, we could really get in close with the camera.”

Emotional conflicts... getting in close with the camera... If Starbuck is speaking Spanish and standing in a lavish hacienda I think Tele-Mundo will finally pick up the show. And lets face it, even if that is the case I’m still gonna watch every episode.

Watch the webisodes here.

1 comment:

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