Ok kids, here it is. The finale of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome has officially ended. To be honest, these last two episodes contained a couple of surprises and went in a direction that I really didn’t expect. I’m very curious to see how the final response to this web series pans out and whether or not SyFy will continue it on in one form or another. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Sorry folks, the holiday weekend got the best of me and I failed in my duties with getting last week’s episodes posted. So here’s a twofer. With each passing episode, I like what they’ve done here more and more and become increasingly frustrated that this wasn’t picked up. I know I’ve bitched about that previously, but damn it….I’m mad. This series has a lot of what I love about BSG, but kind of turns it on its head a bit. I mentioned in the last post that I’m also loving the old BSG cast member that pop up. In episodes 5 and 6, we get another look at the ones I mentioned before, and to my surprise, John Pyper-Ferguson pops up. You may remember him as Stinger, the douchebag CAG of Pegasus on BSG, or as Thomas Vergis on Caprica. Most recently however, he played Stanton Parish on SyFy’s Alphas.
It’s kind of hard to believe that SyFy (or Sci-Fi as it used to be known) has been around for 20 years already. All that does is make me feel old. Creaky bones, age and name changes aside, SyFy plan on celebrating their platinum anniversary in style by airing a two hour special on Monday December 10th at 9pm EST/PST. Actors, directors, writers and producers will all rehash their favorite memories which I’m hoping means we’ll get some behind the scenes footage. Check out the official press release below.
I’m a bit late with this, but in case you missed it on Friday, here’s the next two installments of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. If you need to get caught up, you can watch the first two episodes here. With each passing episode, I can’t help but think what this series could have been if SyFy had really put their weight behind it. It’s shaping up to be a good entry in the BSG cannon, and really has potential, even though it wasn’t made for the web series format.
I was hoping this would happen. Showcase, the Canadian network that Lost Girl calls home, released a show last season called Continuum. I happened to hear the scuttlebutt about the show on Twitter and after searching high and low, I found the pilot episode, in its entirety on YouTube. It’s not there anymore so don’t waste your time looking for it because you’ll end up getting some other crappy sci-fi show of the same name.
Anyway, after I watched the pilot, I prayed that SyFy would import this one too. They had success with Lost Girl and I really feel that this is a show that would do well on the network too. My prayers have been answered because SyFy just released a press release saying that Continuum will begin airing on SyFy starting Monday, January 14th at 8pm. So. Excited.
The long wait is over now that SyFy has finally made up their mind about the future of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. What was originally going to be a spin-off series to premiere on the network, turned into a television movie, then its future was undecided as it sat on a shelf. Finally SyFy decided to release what would be the two-hour pilot as a web series. Well as of this morning, those BSG fans who’ve been chomping at the bit to see their beloved series continue in some fashion finally have that opportunity.
The second season finale of Lost Girl aired on SyFy this past Friday night and I have to say, I’m really really bummed out that we have to wait until January for the season three premier. Although I shouldn’t complain. In Canada the second season ended months ago and they have to wait until January for the new season as well. I have a feeling that Showcase, the network up north, put it off to coincide with SyFy, which if that’s the case….that’s kind of a bum deal. Whatever the reason, we all have to sit idly by, until our favorite succubus and team of Fae come back to our television screens.
As if the existence of alphas wasn’t enough, now it seems there’s a drug on the streets called Jump, that gives people alpha-like abilities. The episode starts with a group of friends who partake in Jump, which is taken like LSD and once it kicks in, they all fling themselves off of the top of a high-rise building. It’s all rather shocking at first, until you see them walk away as if nothing happened. Dylan (who is played by the same guy who played Danny in Being Human), the leader of this jacked up pack, recorded the whole thing and posted it on YouTube. Of course the video came across Bill’s desk, who in turn, takes it to Rosen.
Only a few more episodes before we close the book on Alphas sophomore season. Is it me or has this one gone by in a flash? The latest episode sees the return of the comatose kid from a couple of episodes ago. Jason Miller is his name and he’s back at school causing all sorts of trouble for Rosen and his team. To start, Nina and Rosen are still working on Senator Charlotte Burton (Lauren Holley), well, Nina is still pushing her anyway, to recall all of the photic stimulators and to erase any record of her dealings with Stanton Parish. Nina’s ability is causing some problems for the senator however, which Nina notices shortly after. Nina is also beginning to suffer some effects as well in the form of headaches.
I briefly wrote about the American DVD / Blu-ray Seasons One and Two of Lost Girl a while back. In that post, Executive Producer Jay Firestone mentioned in an interview that the upcoming sets would be released uncut. Just to recap, what airs on SyFy differs slightly that what airs on Showcase in Canada. This is due to various reasons but it kind of sucks regardless. I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out on something.