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Battlestar Galactica and Farscape Webisodes

The news about Farscape coming back to SciFi via webisodes and BSG also doing another webisode series is popping up all over my Flist, so most of you have probably already read the news. But just in case you aren’t in the loop, Gateworld has a recap of what’s up. The description of the BSG webisodes might be considered slightly spoilery. The blurb is the equivalent of a TV Guide write up only probably more accurate. ;)

Since the BSG webisodes should total around fifteen minutes of additional footage and there was already talk of the DVD cut of Razor being about fifteen minutes longer I have to wonder if the webisodes are, in essence, deleted scenes.

Zap2it recaps SciFi’s upcoming projects announced at the Television Critic’s Association press tour. Interestingly, SciFi announced Razor as revolving "around Adama's son Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) and his first mission as commander of the Battlestar Pegasus." Huh. This is different then every other description I've read. I think some marketing license is being taken. My guess is the network is trying to push it as a movie featuring a character we know well as opposed to one we only saw in a couple of eps.

And apparently Ben Browder has signed a contract for life with the network. He’s starring in the miniseries Going Homer about a 21st Century Homer.

OK, as loathe as I am to link SyFy Portal, it's what a series of links took me to and at least the article isn’t by Michael Hinman. I had heard some weeks ago that James Marsters was to guest star in an episode of Torchwood. At a recent convention appearance he confirmed it. Of course, the talk about restructuring and reshooting parts of the ep doesn’t instill a lot of faith in me as to the direction of the show this season.

ETA: Ok, looks like the SciFi press release for their upcoming projects. The wording on this description of 'Razor' makes more sense. And the Ben Browder project could be good or bad. Hard to tell at this point.
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Oh that was marketing spin for sure. Every cast member and even Ron himself have said it's about the Pegasus and Cain.

I am not clicking that link... hey, John Barrowman even talked about it in his Trib interview last week.
I really hope they can get Ben and Claudia for those Farscape webisodes... because for me there's no farscape without John and Aeryn! :)
They seem to love the characters and love working with each other so if schedules allow for it, I'm sure they'll be game. :)
The BSG mini-sodes are being reported as airing first on SciFi, then later posted to the web...probably to avoid the legal hassels that they faced with the direct-to-web content last year. They are also described at one site as being scenes that were filmed for "Razor" and will be included in the DVD cut...so yeah, I think these are basically made of footage that was deleted from the movie's broadcast edit.

"Going Homer" sounds like a backdoor pilot to me, with the kind of story that could be suited for an ongoing weekly format. As for the Farscape webisodes...sounds enticing, but we really need more info before I'll start celebrating on that one.
I'm sure they're avoiding the same legal hassles they're avoiding by airing Razor on TV before releasing it to DVD. I think it may have been Jamie that said, with Glen Larson owning film rights, SciFi had to air the movie first. I'll actually be happy of these webisodes are deleted scenes. Much of the Resistance web story felt like filler to me.
Farscape back? I think I just wet myself with excitement! :)
Thanx for the news. I saw Farscape returns (yay!) but missed somehow that BB will be starring in Homer. I think if they get good writers Homer will be real good. Hope so.
I think Homer has potential. I'll be curious to see if Ben is involved in the writing or producing of it at all. At this point, I think he's earned some creative control.
You think he might? Oh. that'll be the best! I love his eps of Farscape so much.
AAAh! See, I told you I was out of date with my flist! I could have known about the webisodes a whole day earlier! *weeps* Well, belated thanks for the recap anyway - I didn't know about the Going Homer thing which...could be interesting? It sounds potentially lame, but I have faith in Ben Browder's acting skills and Farscape was basically 21st century Homer so I know he can play angsty lost man well.
I have faith in Ben and Prowse, but SciFi has such a spotty record. Yes, they gave us BSG, SG1 (most of the seasons ;), and Farscape, but they also gave us wrestling (???), Painkiller Jane, and those God awful movies on Saturday night. Who knows what we could end up with?!
I have been super busy planning a big azz 1st bday party for the small son, so it's all breaking news to me. Grazie, kitten! Here's hoping it's ALL good!