OUTCASTS Series 1 Episode 2 - I still like Outcasts. That said, as we get into the meat of the story it’s becoming a bit too much like Battlestar Galactica. We have the ex-military ACs (Cylons), the impossible baby (Hera), Julius Berger (Gaius Baltar), and Richard Tate (an amalgamation of Adama and Roslin).
If we veer away into the vaguer similarities, there’s the ‘older’ second in command and the attractive younger person (Tigh and Caprica Six – let’s hope Stella doesn’t fall pregnant, eh?), and Cass’ secret may be that he’s an AC (final five). If he is, it looks like we may soon be comparing Cass/Fleur/Jack to Anders/Starbuck/Apollo.
It’s kind of like watching a (good) remake. But let’s leave BSG here for now, eh?
Apparently AC stands for ‘Advanced Cultivars’. They’re referred to as clones once in the episode(*), which threw me a bit as we didn’t see multiple copies of any one AC. Do they exist? Because their name, specifically the ‘cultivar’ part, would make one think they’re actually individuals created by cherry picking the best genetic characteristics. Read More...