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The Year in Review Part 2

Happy 2011 everyone and thanks for joining me for part 2 of the year in review.  I hope everyone had fun last night and made it back home in one piece.  To those still recovering from last night’s festivities, I feel your pain, I’ve been there before.

The blog was not updated for a little while but kicked back off in September, so that where we will start for this year.

September: In September my excitement for Smallville was re-ignited.  There were some awesome promos that hit the web, but perhaps the coolest one showcased the fables Superman costume.  Needless to say, this was big news for Smallville fans.  If you’ve enjoyed the show you can’t say there isn’t a little part of you that gets excited to see the iconic red and blue costume encased in ice?

October: This was both a good and bad month for fans of Battlestar Galactica.  Lets start with the bad news first.  In October it was officially announced that Syfy was cancelling Caprica.  The worst part is that they abruptly ended the season and are holding the remaining 5 episodes to be shown in a mini-marathon in January 2011.  I found out the show was cancelled via Bear McCreary’s Twitter feed.  That was not the first time this year that a show’s cancellation became known to me via Twitter, but more on that later.

The good news for BSG fans is that another BSG spin-off was announced.  This mini-series would take place during the First Cylon War and follow a young William Adama.  If it sounds familiar, thats because I called this back in March.  :p  If the mini-series is succesful then there’s a chance this might become a regular Syfy show (cynicism until they cancel it /cynicism).

In October I got to write another fun article about Smallville.  This was my chance to rant and rave a little about the evolution of Clark Kent’s superhero costume on the show.  It was fun realizing that everything is evolving to eventually lead to the iconic Superman costume that everyone recognizes.  Clark’s current red leather jacket is pretty cool, but I like the fanart thats been floating around the web.  Especially this one I found on the net.  Still looking for the original designer, if it’s a reader please leave a comment so I can credit you properly.

Continuing the Smallville trend, the 200th episode of the series aired this month.  Honestly, it was probably one of my favorite episodes of the series.  Some of the coolest things to come out of this episode was seeing Lois and Clark in the future.  But the biggest thing to come from this episode is that Clark finally flew.  I love this episode so much that it’s still on my DVR so I can re-watch it whenever I want.

The final piece of news for this month is that Transformers 3 was officially given a title.  The title leaked at first but was eventually confirmed to be Transformers: The Dark of the Moon. Needless to say it doesn’t make much sense, but I’m still putting money on the fact a certain Pink Floyd song makes it on to the official soundtrack.

November: This month we welcomed a new writer to the Round Table.  Bob debuted with his first post on the top 5 All-Time Thanksgiving Movies.  I’ve learned there’s some movies that I need to go out and see.  Thanks to Bob for all this hard work this year!

This month I also wrote about variety of methods being used to try to save Caprica.  As of now the show is still cancelled but as fans continue to voice their displeasure there’s still a slim chance something might happen.  To all those that have made their voice heard thanks for the effort!

The first trailer for DC’s Green Lantern movie hit the web this month.  I’m still not 100% sold on it, but the trailer made things look pretty cool even if the CGI might have been a bit rough.  I still think Ryan Reynolds would have been a better Wally West Flash, but his Hal Jordan looks to be pretty cool too.  Lets hope he’s still able to make a Deadpool movie at some point!

Finally, Conan O’Brien returned to TV with his new show called Conan on TBS.  The first show was awesome and I’ve been hooked ever since.  It’s a fun show and Conan seems to enjoy putting out a quality show each week.  In what is perhaps the coolest move all of the episodes are available on the Team Coco web-site for viewing.

December: Perhaps the biggest news of the month was that the Syfy Channel cancelled Stargate Universe.  The fact they cancelled the show wasn’t too terribly shocking however the manner in which they did so left a lot to be desired.  Syfy announced the cancellation to everyone, including cast and crew, via Twitter.  Seriously, that was how the stars of the show found out that it was over.  Classy way to do it Syfy Channel.

The cancellation of SGU lead to my rant/article about how Syfy was moving away from their core fanbase.  I still think that eventually Syfy is going to turn into a poor man’s SpikeTV.  Only time will tell though.  At this point I really have nothing to watch on Syfy channel until/unless BSG: Blood and Chrome comes out.

December was also a month for a lot of rumored plot leak from Marvel movie.  To start out, a possible script was leaked to the Spider-Man reboot.  More than likely its fake, but it did present an interesting plot for the movie.  I wouldn’t be shocked if parts of the movie are similar to the ‘leaked script.’  Additionally, a paper in New Mexico might have leaked the plot of The Avengers film.  Supposedly the Avengers will be battling the Kree and Skrull in the movie.  Is it true?  At this point who knows, but I’m leaning towards no.  The new Marvel movies have been working on developing one over-arching world and there haven’t been any hints of either the Kree or Skrull.

This was also a big month for movie trailers as the trailers for both Thor and the new Pirates of the Caribbean hit the web.  Both looked good to me, but I’m more excited for Thor than Pirates.  Really its just cause Thor is new and I’ve already seen 3 Pirates films.

And finally in December we welcomed another person to the Round Table.  Jess, from One Nerdy Cupcake, gave us her take on Epic Mickey.  To be honest I still need to play this game which is going to require me to get a Wii again.  Anyone want to let me come camp out on their couch and play Epic Mickey so I don’t have to buy a Wii?

Well everyone, thanks for staying with me through the final part of the year in review.  Its been a lot of fun this year bringing you news and my opinions on a variety of topics.  Thanks to everyone that comes by, and another thank you to everyone who leaves comments.  Its feedback from everyone that really adds to my enjoyment on posting articles.  I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in 2011, hopefully its just as much as last year with the exception of all the shows I like being cancelled.  Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!

Does SciFi Want Another Battlestar Galactica Spinoff?

It’s a mixed bag of news for Battlestar Galactica fans right.  Lets start with the good news for all the fans out there.  SciFi Channel is supposedly considering doing another spinoff of the hit TV show.  I tend to think this might actually happen when the SciFi Wire blog reports it.  Since the blog is run by the SciFi Channel they probably have a fairly good idea of what may or may not happen.  Mark Stern, VP of development was quoted as saying:

“We’re looking for other ways to spin-off ‘Battlestar’ beyond ‘Caprica,’” he said. “That world is so rich. We’re sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series.”

That’s some hope right?  Well we have some more news on the potential spin-off.  Ron Moore, the brains behind the rebooted BSG, seemed to be a bit reserved when it came to the possible spin off.

As for that other potential BSG-related project, Moore insisted it was “really nothing yet.” Syfy approached him and producing partner David Eick, and it’s still early stages. “[They] said, ‘We have this concept for a format in which to do a show. Would you be interested?'” Moore recalled. “We kind of said, ‘Yeah, that’s interesting. What would it be?’ And we had some conversations about what the parameters of the show would be. We’re really at the very beginning of that whole process, so there’s really nothing definitive yet, but we are sort of talking back and forth about what it might be. It’d be in this [BSG/Caprica] universe.”

Personally I think this is pretty promising to create another series.  I’ve really become a convert to Caprica and have thoroughly enjoyed the show so far.  But, if we could get a new space drama similar to the BSG I love so much I’d be ecstatic.  Here’s my idea of what it might be for the spin-off… the first Cylon War.  We’ve already gotten the flashbacks in Razor but this would be a chance to fully see how the war progressed.  Additionally we might get some really good character development when it comes to showing how William Adama and Saul Tigh become such great friends.  If anyone from SciFi channel is listening, please take this idea!  Just think, we have the BSG shows that showcase the birth of the Cylons, the rise to power of the Cylons, and then the fall of the human race.  It’s quite the trilogy that’s put together there!

Here’s the downside to all this news.  SciFi channel still hasn’t announced whether the critically acclaimed Caprica will be renewed for a second season.  I certainly hope so, but I think Caprica’s renewal is going to hinge on the ratings from here on out.  Supposedly there’s a lot of big revelations coming up and that could draw in new viewers.  But lets remember that this show his given new definition to the term slow burn.  My only concern is that the SciFi executives might be considering this new spin-off as a Caprica replacement.   We’ll keep an ear to the ground and let you know what else we can find out.  Until then lets hope Caprica gets renewed and we get the spin-off.

Caprica Opening Credits

I know there’s been an absence of Caprica posts lately, and I have a simple reason for that.  Up until yesterday I had only watched the premiere and the first episode.  To get caught up I watched a mini-marathon.  I intend to have a post on my initial thoughts on Caprica up later this week.

Until then, here’s a copy of the opening credits, to hopefully grab a few more viewers.  As always, Bear McCreary has done a phenomenal job on the music.  Though to be fair, I don’t think he’s ever had any bad music on either BSG or Caprica.

I Finally Watched Caprica

You would think that a rabid Battlestar Galactica fan like myself would have watched Caprica the day it released on DVD.  To be honest, I had every intention to, I even bought the DVD the day it released.  But then I had second thoughts.  I kept wondering if this prequel was going to ruin the series I’d come to love.  Basically I was worried about a Phantom Menace situation.  And to be honest after the end of BSG I was thinking that Caprica was a cash grab intended to cash in on the BSG fanbase’s want for more stories.

When Caprica was first announced as a new show on the SciFi Syfy channel I was disappointed.  My hope was that any BSG prequel would be about the first Cylon war and would center around a young Bill Adama and Saul Tigh as they tried to survive.  Just imagine the flashbacks from Razor turned into a series.  That would have been brilliant.  I wanted more darkness and warfare like we saw in BSG.  Imagine my disappoint when I hear the BSG prequel was going to be a drama centered around the Adama and Greystone families.  And did I forget to mention William Adama, my favorite BSG character, is only an 11-year-old boy in this series.  What the frak?  A dramatic show without the war backdrop?  Lets put it this way, I was wrong.

I’m not going to get into spoilers or any plot details in this post, but lets put it this way I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the first two hours of Caprica.  It started out slow but started to put all the pieces together to be a very long and involved story.  Caprica is set 58 years before the fall of the colonies, in other words 58 years before the BSG mini-series.

To put things very simply an act of terrorism sets in place the things that will lead to the end of humanity as seen in BSG.  This one-act leads to the creation of the Cylons.

There are lots of  lines that might seem insignificant to some, but if you watched BSG you’re going to take pause and realize just how significant these ‘throw-away’ lines might be.  This is highlight to read just so as not to ruin one of the significant parts I liked.  Pay particular attention to a repeated mention of a singular God and compare that to the mostly polytheistic view of the Gods as presented in BSG.  By the end of the first episodes the first Cylon will be shown on-screen and utter its first ‘By your command.’  I’m not going to give anymore plot information because I’d hate to ruin the show for anyone.  It’s obviously going to be very plot and character driven so any spoilerage by me would be unacceptable.

If you liked BSG, definitely check out Caprica.  You won’t regret it!  If you like SciFi shows with a good plot and twists and turns check out Caprica.  And if you really like Caprica make sure to watch BSG too.  Also, SciFi Syfy Channel has put the first 2 hours of Caprica online for viewing.  If you don’t have the DVD and can’t hold out til Friday check it out on their site.  And if you’re unsure on Caprica check out the promo below.  Eagle eyed watchers might notice James Marsters (Spike from Buffy) in this one!

James Marsters Becomes A Caprican

caprica_cast

Big news for anyone here who might have been a Buffy fan.  Our favorite vampire with a soul has joined the cast of Caprica.  That’s right, James Marsters who played Spike on Buffy will be on Caprica for a minimum of 3 episodes.  Jane Espenson, an executive producer on both Buffy and Battlestar Galactica, has recruited Marsters to join the show.

Marsters will play a dangerous terrorist leader by the name of Barnabus Greeley who is driven by desires both moralistic and carnal, Barnabus is as lethal as he is unpredictable.  After witnessing Marsters’ early work on Buffy we surely know that he can to lethal and unpredictable.

James Marsters

James Marsters

Caprica Casting News

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I know I’ve been bad about sharing news regarding Caprica.  You’d think that as much as I loved Battlestar Galactica I’d be all over and Caprica news.  Its confession time my friends, I have not actually watched Caprica yet.  I bought it the day it released but haven’t had the chance to watch it yet.  That being said, it’s on the list of DVDs that I need to watch.  Hopefully when I get the chance to watch I’ll be just as stoked as the other fans out there.

With that being said, there is some news that has come out regarding casting for the show.  Comedian Patton Oswalt will be joining the show as a recurring character when it begins airing on the SciFi channel.  Oswalt will play Baxter Sarno, a popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Amanda Graystone (Paula Malcomson), will ultimately appear.

Patton Oswalt is Baxter Sarno

Patton Oswalt is Baxter Sarno