Thursday, July 14, 2005

Flurry of BSG articles and interviews in the press

With the premiere tomorrow night, a tremendous flurry of articles have begun to appear in the press. I can't promise to post them all, but here are a few:

This Newsday article appeared a couple days ago and is an interesting read:

Sci-fi seeks critical mass

Those in the genre say it encompasses more than space and special effects and deserves critics' respect and Emmy consideration
As a follow-up, BSG received 2 Emmy nominations today, none for acting:
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series ("33")
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series ("The Hand of God")
The Boston Globe had this article to offer:
'Battlestar' goes where we are now

A terrorist attack has people on the run. A computer virus threatens to undermine the survivors. Meanwhile, enemy forces are mingling undetected among the rank and file, planning genocide in the name of their god.
I find the bitter fan comment that he finds the new BSG "incredibly boring" absolutely hilarious in its absurdity.

Brian Tallerico over at The Deadbolt calls on people to watch BSG.
When the first season (after the mini-series) debuted earlier this year, I was stunned at its quality, filled with richly drawn characters, complicated themes, and incredible drama (the 10th episode, "The Hand of God" is still the tensest hour of television so far this year).
And now some SPOILERY interviews with the cast:

From Hollywood North Report:
Richard Hatch Talks Galactica Season 2!

On Tom Zarek and sci-fi’s mainstream evolution
From SyFyPortal:
A Six And A First: How Initial Reactions Prove Wrong

It's about initially bad impressions of the new "Battlestar Galactica"--and its Cylon character of Number Six in particular--and how I came to hold, and then ultimately reject, those deeply entwined negative opinions. It's also a tale of big changes afoot for Number Six in the upcoming Season Two.

Helfer Dishes On Other 'BSG' Characters

"Battlestar Galactica" star Tricia Helfer, who plays Number Six, talked about other characters viewers are likely to see--some maybe they won't--in the upcoming second season at the recent Shore Leave sci-fi convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
This is an older spoilery interview with Katee Sackhoff that I really enjoyed, so I thought I'd also blog it as I'm on a mad, only slightly related to Tahmoh, posting spree that:
STARBUCK WILD ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star spills all

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