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FlashForward: James Callis of Battlestar Galactica to Play "Big Role" - Featured

As Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica , James Callis was an intriguing, mysterious figure. It now sounds like he'll play a similar role on FlashForward . Callis has landed a major role on the ABC drama. He'll come aboard for several episodes at this spring, Jessika Borsiczky told SCI FI Wire in a new interview. "When I watched Battlestar, every time he wasn't in a scene I couldn't wait for him to come back," the producer said. "And I really wanted to have an opportunity to work with him. Since the show was ordered, we've been excited to work with him. And I so just cast him in our show. He's playing a big role in some of the final episodes this season, and it was for that very reason." Borsiczky describes Callis' character as "really exciting" and "unusual." He'll be involved in "some of Olivia's journey." To Read More Click Here .

Edward James Olmos On the 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie and 'Caprica'

Admiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos, visited my hometown of Brownsville, TX on Tuesday to promote 'Kings of Brownsville', a documentary about the border town's champion student chess players. Olmos' passion for the film was obvious during a press conference with city officials. Of course, I couldn't resist the urge to ask him a few questions about one of his other passion projects, and one of my favorite shows of all time, 'Battlestar Galactica'. We talked a little about the show's legacy, his initial thoughts on 'Caprica' and what he thinks about that planned 'Battlestar' movie project from director Bryan Singer and producer Glen Larson. To Read More Click Here .

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan/Razor Soundtrack to Hit Shelves

If you're still reeling from Battlestar Galactica's exit from the small screen, you can soon get your hands on a little audible pick-me-up. NBC Universal and La-La Land Records will release Battlestar Galactica: The Plan/Razor, the soundtrack to the two TV movies of the re-imagined series, on Feb. 23. The disc will feature music by series composer Bear McCreary, who currently scores Human Target, Trauma, Eureka and Caprica, the prequel to BSG. "After finishing my four season journey scoring Battlestar Galactica and releasing four remarkable albums with La-La Land Records, I am thrilled to be able to return to this musical universe," McCreary said. "These two scores make any fan's album collection complete." McCreary said he decided to create the new album because there was no room for the scores from Razor and The Plan on the Season 4 soundtrack. Razor premiered in November 2007 and told the story of the Battlestar Pegasus during and after the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies. The Plan, directed by series star Edward James Olmos, debuted last month and reexamined the BSG saga from the perspective of the Cylons. Will you pick up the soundtrack? Source Here

A Disappointing Start For Caprica - Featured

From THR: Syfy's Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica got off to a weak start Friday night, drawing 1.6 million viewers. That's below the averages for "Battlestar" and "Stargate: Universe" on Fridays, and well below their premieres ("Universe" drew 2.4 million last fall). Of course, most "Battlestar" fans interested in "Caprica" had probably already seen the first episode, since the pilot has been available on DVD and online. Syfy says that between Hulu, iTunes and Syfy.com, they've received about 2 million viewers pre-premiere. The second episode is always more telling than the first, and this time that goes double for "Caprica." Source

2010 Wish Lists - Wishes From Reelers - Featured

After sharing with you Kendra's Top 10 Wishes for the New Year and Rachel's 10 TV Wishes for 2010 , we thought it would also be fun to sort through your comments and share with SideReel some of our users' wishes. So, without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite Reeler wishes: 1. Caprica has a big start and additionally meets the expectations of BSG fans. - tvseeker And on a related note... 2. "The BSG movie is never heard from again." - totvornottotv And for some more SciFi show love... 3. If this DOES turn out to be the final season of Supernatural , the show goes out with a BANG. - sceeZer 4. People give the new Doctor Who a chance. - lostnthought , among others 5. " Stargate Universe needs to get a Stargate-ish feel." - Serathas Some matchmaking... 6. "Booth and Brennan get together" (on Bones ) and "Eric and Sookie get together" (on True Blood ) - kabomb123 And finally some pleas to the networks... 7. "I would love it if American networks would stop remaking shows from other foreign shows." (because they normally do a bad job...) - jaivomi 8. To ABC - " Castle survives to see another season." - ChuckNut 9. To FOX - " Glee comes back earlier than April." - 9ja_tvaddict 10. "Networks know how to identify, promote, and hold on to their good shows." (R.I.P., Dollhouse ) - ak10 Thanks guys, for all of your contributions! Still haven't shared your 2010 TV Wishes in comments? There's still time! All year, in fact...

2010 Wish Lists - YOUR Wishes - Featured

After sharing with you Kendra's Top 10 Wishes for the New Year and Rachel's 10 TV Wishes for 2010 , we thought it would also be fun to sort through your comments and share with SideReel some of our users' wishes. So, without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite Reeler wishes: 1. Caprica has a great start and meets the expectations of BSG fans. - tvseeker 2. If this DOES turn out to be the final season of Supernatural , the show goes out with a BANG. - sceeZer 3. "I would love it if American networks would stop remaking shows from other foreign shows." (because they normally do a bad job...) - jaivomi 4. " Castle survives to see another season." - ChuckNut 5. " Glee comes back earlier than April." - 9ja_tvaddict R.I.P. /> 6. "Networks know how to identify, promote, and hold on to their good shows." - ak10 7. "Booth and Brennan get together" (on Bones ) and "Eric and Sookie get together" (on True Blood ) - kabomb123 8. People give the new Doctor Who a chance. - lostnthought , among others 9. " Stargate Universe needs to get a Stargate-ish feel." - Serathas 10. "The BSG movie is never heard from again." - totvornottotv Still haven't shared your 2010 TV Wishes in comments? There's still time! All year, in fact...

SyFy Prez: Caprica is 'Accessible' and 'Relatable' - Featured

The Caprica -is-more-mainstream-than- Battlestar Galactica comment from Syfy president David Howe didn't sink well with some people. Opening the gates of SyFy to a more general audience, of course, is part of the network's re-branding scheme, and Caprica, easily one of SyFy's most heavily anticipated shows in January, follows this "brand evolution launch" the network had six months ago. "You're going to see shows that people don't expect from us," says Howe, "shows that yes tackle speculative subject matter but tackle it in a way that is very accessible and relatable... and to some extent actually I think Caprica epitomizes that." Howe mentioned that they plan to sort of escape the purely sci-fi branding via Caprica, something that wasn't set in space, to attract more "mainstream" viewers. "[Caprica has] characters that you recognize, that you can relate to, you know, shows that have a sense of humor that, you know, have a warmth and an optimism as well as thought-provoking kind of veneer to them as well. The Battlestar Galactica prequel has gathered a lot of buzz lately, thanks to the pilot being released via DVD in April. It had also been made available on the SyFy website. According to the SyFy head, they're going to make Caprica available to stream anywhere "that people are prepared to carry the link to it." This, of course, includes the slightly modified two-hour pilot. Slightly modified because it has been "family friendly-ized." Caprica is set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, the story of how Colonial humanity first created the robotic Cylons, who would later plot to destroy human civilization to avenge their enslavement. Source Here

SyFy Prez: 'Caprica' More Mainstream Than 'BSG' - Featured

Just a little over a month before Syfy 's highly anticipated Battlestar Galactica prequel kicks off, the cabler's president said the network has high hopes for Caprica : to bring more mainstream audience, something that BSG wasn't able to do. "Battlestar was a spectacular flagship show for us - the level of critical acclaim around that show was pretty unprecedented for any cable network," says Dave Howe. "But ultimately, it didn't bring in as many viewers as it had the potential to because it was on a network called Sci-Fi and it was set in space. It spoke to some of the narrow perceptions, even though at its heart it was an intense emotional character drama. The fact that it was set in space is actually irrelevant." Howe adds that he hopes that since Caprica isn't set against a space backdrop, people will be more open-minded and receptive to it. "In all of our testing, we've been overwhelmed by the positive response from new viewers - they're actually seeing things that were in Battlestar Galactica but somehow having it set on a planet that looks like Earth gives more people permission to come in and sample it." Changing Sci-Fi to a phonetically similar SyFy, meanwhile, even criticized by some, is already reaping rewards for the network, says Howe. He cites promising figures for October: 1.5 million viewers on the average and fourth spot among basic cable networks for the all-important 18- to 49-year-old demo. "We are the No. 1 DVR'ed network period... Our ratings are better than ever," he stressed, adding that the rebranding sought to send the message that SyFy is "not as niche and narrow as people expect." Caprica is set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, the story of how Colonial humanity first created the robotic Cylons, who would later plot to destroy human civilization to avenge their enslavement. Source Here

Evil Female Alien Commanders Make for Memorable TV

Now that I'm really getting into V, I thought I'd honor the Visitors' leader, Anna (played with reptilian grace by Morena Baccarin), by putting together a list of TV's memorable alien villainesses, whose insidious forces have infiltrated, assimilated, assaulted, insulted, and generally picked on the human race. Who is your favorite alien villainess? From Caprica Six of Battlestar Galactica to the Borg Queen of Star Trek, here are some of the baddest sci-fi ladies to grace the TV screen. Full story:

Caprica's Episode Order Shortened - Featured

They'll be a bit less Caprica than expected. The Battlestar Galactica prequel series has had its first season shortened by one episode, reports Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan. Ryan spoke to Mark Stern, executive vice president of original content for Syfy , who said the decision to reduce the order for Season 1 from 20 to 19 episodes was a financial one, which resulted from the series in general being more expensive than originally expected. Stern said that Caprica is "a more elaborate production" than Battlestar, noting that the spaceship-set BSG mostly filmed inside soundstages and on pre-existing sets, while the planet-bound Caprica has required a lot more on-location shooting. "We always knew it would be a challenge to bring it in on budget, and the deeper we got into it, the more we realized that if we [stuck to the budget too closely], it was not going to be satisfying," Stern told Ryan. "We were cutting corners and we weren't happy with that and the executive producers weren't happy with that." Stern says the show's executive producers didn't feel they could comfortably cut two episodes from the season, but were able to reconfigure the end of the season to cut one. As to rumors of trouble behind the scenes at Caprica, Ryan says Stern and other sources tell her there have been the normal "creative growing pains associated with any first-year program." Jane Espenson, a Battlestar and Buffy alum, is executive producing the series, along with Ron Moore and David Eick and early reports indicated the plan was for Moore and Espenson to somewhat run the writers room together, with Espenson gradually taking the reins. Recently however, Desperate Housewives veteran Kevin Murphy joined Caprica as an Executive Producer, and has "been taking the lead on breaking stories," says Ryan. But Stern notes, "Ron, Jane and David are still very much in that mix. Every show has to find its voice and figure out what it wants to be. Every show has to find out which characters pop and which story lines play. There were some growing pains as they found the right balance of stories and characters." Source Here
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