Kristin at E!Online has an update on tons of shows now that the strike is ending. Of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, she has this to report:
What We're Hearing: The crown jewel of the Sci Fi Channel should finish out its fourth and final season, but per writer Jane Espenson, it's almost certain that, schedule-wise, the story will be split into two separate miniseasons. The show completed 14 episodes before the strike hit, and at least the first 10 will air beginning Apr. 4. The second batch could premiere in the fall or even sometime in 2009.And, on a sidenote, she also mentions BIONIC WOMAN:
As for Jason Katims' other series, Bionic Woman, well, let's just say it's been hit by a truck and won't be coming back from the dead with new, fancy parts. Ever.
Not a big surprise. Goodbye, spendidly evil Katee Sackhoff! We hardly knew ye…For anyone who did like this show, or the good parts thereof, the DVD is coming out March 18th. Same date as BSG S3.
Sci Fi Department on AMC unfortunately lost their appointment with Ron Moore to ask all our fan questions. Maybe later.
A few great new BSG tees and hoodies available this month from Glarkware and ThinkGeek.
BSG has charted at #6 on The Onion A.V. Clubs list of the 20 Pop-Culture Obsessions Geekier Than Monty Python. (Hey, since when is Monty Python fandom geeky? *g*) We’re in good company on this one folks – right up there with Fantasy Sports leagues, Renaissance Faires and Michael Jackson.
Kandyse McClure recently updated her blog, discussing how she’s used the strike hiatus to delve into teaching yoga, amongst other things.
Here is BSG writer Jane Espenson’s essay for the Why We Write project.
An idea whose time has come: livejournalist picturegames imagines Tricia Helfer as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s DARK KNIGHT series with Christian Bale. Righteous.
Blogger Elver Loho ponders why TV writing can be so much better than film writing nowadays. (Can it?)…meanwhile, The LA Times ponders the same question from a different angle: are certain types of (misanthropic and/or seriously complicated) characters, and their rich backstories, only worth creating for the longer format of a TV series?
The Bygone Bureau gives advice about how to watch entire First Season of BSG in one sitting. Always a fun project.
Another fan hobby of mine that never gets tired: reading a new “how I discovered BSG and had my mind blown by its excellence” blog post. Here’s a new well-written one, by a blogger for Eos Books, that is very useful if you’re trying to convert a friend. They even include tons of press quotes.