Ron Moore has updated his blog giving the full credits of all the people who worked on the Battlestar Galactica The Resistance webisdoes.
The New York Times has an article about the webisodes and marketing the show through the internet. The Times notes:
"These Web segments are a bit of a gamble. Sci Fi executives are betting that people who are only glancingly familiar with the series — whose story line may be too complicated to follow for those who don’t know what happened in the first two seasons — will be able to follow the story told online."TV Squad has been reviewing each webisode.
Sean Elliot in If Magazine has part one of an interview with James Callis discussing Baltar in season 3.
Bear McCreary collaborated with late film music legend Elmer Bernstein to completely re-construct and re-orchestrate his score for 1963's Kings of the Sun, starring Yul Brynner. The long-awaited release is finally available, as part of the "Film Music Collection" box set. Click here for details.
As Bear McCreary's biography notes:
Bear is proud to be among the handful of select protégés of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, Far From Heaven ). Bear worked with Bernstein for nearly a decade, learning the tools of the trade along the way. Working from Bernstein's own hand-written pencil sketches, Bear completely reconstructed and re-orchestrated Bernstein's 1963 score for Kings of the Sun, starring Yul Brynner. Bernstein himself conducted Bear's Kings concert suite in performances around the world. Their collaboration allowed for the complete score to be available as a soundtrack album for the first time in forty years.The USC Thornton Orchestra and the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra celebrate the illustrious career of screen composer Elmer Bernstein in a tribute concert, Friday, September 8th, at 8 p.m. in Los Angeles at USC's Bovard Auditorium. Free tickets may be obtained at the Bovard box office prior to the concert.
This concert marks the first of several events to commemorate the life and works of Bernstein. It is held in conjunction with an exhibition of his music scores, photographs, correspondence and audio recordings -- recently donated to USC -- on display in the Doheny Memorial Library.
And, Maureen Ryan in the Chicago Tribune notes her first reaction to Galactica's season 3 opener. She writes:
"It left me feeling physically nauseous. But in a good way. ... The makers of “Battlestar Galactica” have never shied away from taking the program into dark terrain, and the first two hours of Season 3 may be the show’s darkest moment yet. As the season begins (and I’ll have a more full review when it debuts Oct. 6 on Sci Fi), residents of New Caprica are being tortured, ripped from their makeshift homes in the middle of the night, held in dire prisons, and resorting to sabotage and other desperate acts of resistance. I won’t say what the final sequence of the first two hours was, but suffice to say, it was nausea inducing...
"To me, the fact that television is offering us so many hard but ultimately compelling programs is a sign that the medium has grown up. Great art, in any medium, is sometimes hard to take."