Archive for December, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Santa Cylon and The Good Ship Phaeton wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Chapter 2

And here’s number two…

Chapter 1


A more mainstream drama?

The Hollywood Reporter brings us news that Fox execs are busy working out the kinks in their Spring schedule. The article offered up this tidbit…

The two-hour backdoor sci-fi pilot “Virtuality,” might stay in consideration for May and be reworked as a more mainstream drama.

We could see the pilot as early as May? Hooray! It may be reworked as a “more mainstream drama”? Boo! After being spoiled by BSG and actual good storytelling, I’m convinced that nothing will ruin this new show faster than a room full of execs dumbing it down for a larger audience. Stay tuned.

Battlestar update

A few things tonight. First, SCI-FI has released a poster for season 4.5, featuring Kara Thrace and her exquisite breasts. Take a look below…

They’ve also released a few short clips from two of the upcoming episodes. Which you can also view below…

Lastly, SCI-FI has released the schedule for the final batch of BSG webisodes, which begin this Friday. That schedule is:

  • Friday, December 12:  Chapter 1
  • Monday, December 15: Chapter 2
  • Wednesday, December 17: Chapter 3
  • Monday, December 22: Chapter 4
  • Wednesday, December 24: Chapter 5
  • Monday, December 29: Chapter 6
  • Wednesday, December 31: Chapter 7
  • Monday, January 5: Chapter 8
  • Wednesday, January 7: Chapter 9
  • Monday, January 12: Chapter 10

SCI-FI described the webisodes, collectively titled “The Face of the Enemy” with the following press release.

“‘The Face of the Enemy’ follows the gripping action and suspense inside a stranded Raptor carrying a group of passengers including Lieutenant Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) and a Number 8 Cylon (Grace Park). When passengers suddenly start dying one by one in alarming ways, fear, panic and chaos erupt within the confines of the small ship, as they come to realize there is a killer among them. Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh) and Brad Dryborough (Lieutenant Hoshi) also star.”

Exciting stuff, and only a few more weeks to go! Stayed tuned.

SCI-FI greenlights Caprica

Per Variety

Sci Fi Channel has greenlit “Caprica,” the much-anticipated prequel to hit series Battlestar Galactica.

“Caprica” will star Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker, and will be set 50 years prior to “Galactica’s” seminal attack on human civilization by those dreaded ‘droids the Cylons. Family-drama-themed series will focus on the Earthlike planet of Caprica as two rival families deal with, among other topical issues, the broader implications of their society’s emerging artificial intelligence technology sector…

Having already produced a two-hour backdoor pilot, Sci Fi is aiming for an early 2010 bow for the series, with production starting around the middle of next year, probably in Vancouver, where both “Galactica” and the spinoff’s pilot were shot.

Rejoice! There are still more seven-month hiatuses (hiati?) in our future!