OUTCASTS Series 1 Episode 1 - Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forests of the night. What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Since Outcasts, the BBC’s new 8-part science fiction series, was described in a press release last year, many have – for better or worse – thought of it as ‘the next Battlestar Galactica‘. And the comparisons to BSG season 3 still stand up in episode 1, with a setting and cast that could easily have been on New Caprica instead of Carpathia. But I’m about to say something that almost amounts to blasphemy in my book:
I think I’m enjoying Outcasts more already.
The first episode introduces us to the main players and themes of the series without spoon feeding us the important parts. Instead, we’re left to pick through the dialogue and piece the premise of the seriestogether ourselves. It seems that the use of nuclear weapons back on earth is what spurred the resettlement on Carpathia, a planet five years travel from earth, habitable but not entirely comfortable. There’s little water, regular sandy whiteouts, and the harsh memories of a disease which struck down the child settlers of Carpathia on their arrival. Read More...