Friday, September 15, 2006

Webisodes 3 & 4

I've been a bit busy lately, so I haven't been able to watch the newest webisodes until now. Story thus far is one of the pilots (Duck?) and his wife, where he says that he didn't join the Resistance because of her. Well, Ep 4, she dies when Cylons attack the temple. I wonder what he'll be up to...

I was a little annoyed that they didn't show the Cylons. I guess they don't have very much of a CGI budget for this.

In other news, the SciFi Wire posted up some information about the hits that the episodes have been getting:

SCIFI.COM's Resistance Scores Big
The first two webisodes of Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, SCIFI.COM's 10-part, five-week online prequel series, broke traffic records for SCI FI Pulse, the site's broadband channel. The first two installments generated 1.2 million streams in one week, achieving in seven days more than half the total number of streams SCI FI Pulse delivered in the previous month.
"The phenomenal success of The Resistance proves that there is a definite audience for webisodes that can have an impact on TV viewing," Craig Engler, senior vice president of SCIFI.COM and SCI FI Magazine, said in a statement. "Response on our online message boards indicates that not only are our existing fans excited about season three of Battlestar Galactica, the webisodes are creating new fans. People who have never watched the show before are very excited to become new viewers."
New two- to three-minute installments of The Resistance will debut every Tuesday and Thursday at noon ET, leading up to the Oct. 6 season premiere of Battlestar Galactica on SCI FI Channel.
The webisodes are from the creative team behind the show and chronicle the days following the events of the second-season finale. Life on New Caprica held the promise of protection from the Cylons, as well as breathable air and solid land. But Cylons discovered the planet, and humanity has been forced to live under Cylon occupation. As Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan) and Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) organize an insurgency, the Cylons campaign for peaceful co-existence, while eliminating anyone resisting. As life among the Cylons becomes unbearable, two former members of Galactica's fleet—lifelong friends Jammer (Dominic Zaprogna) and Duck (Tucker Clellan)—must decide whether resistance or compliance is in the best interest of humanity. The storyline of the online prequel will lead viewers seamlessly into the third-season on-air premiere.

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