OUTCASTS Series 1 Episode 1 Review

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...



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Dec 29, 2011 5:24AM EST

BSG it is not indeed. I love the character of Mitchell and have many issues with the supposed good guys. So any show that makes it audience Root for its bad guys and think the good People of Fort haven are really the evil humans You know the show is doomed.

Who comes to planet to be kept as a Prisoner, slave or what ever it is on the say so of 1 man and 1 female. Freedom from trickery and the right to choose to be an outcast or anarchist is my God given right and let know man or female stop me from doing that.

The Producers better bring some cool bitches to the show because the females leads so far are lacking that IT factor. I already don't care about either one of their background stories.

Yes it is Blasphemy Battlestar Galactica did the impossible have us revel in a re-imagined series from the 1980's and brought fresh themes and amazing female actors to our attention .
Lets hope Outcasts can do the same.

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the Forests of the night. What immortal hand or eye Could frame they fearful symmetry? Better mean something since it was the first sounds we hear as an opener and closer of this Pilot episode.

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