When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos,
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.
The 10 webisodes, entitled "The Face of the Enemy," tell a story that takes place between seasons 4.0 and 4.5 of Battlestar and follow Lt. Gaeta when he is sent off in a Raptor with a ... See full summary »
Here on IMDb I prefer to review TV shows by the season rather than episode by episode. Some people disagree and will review each episode but for me I struggle to have much to say about each 20 or 40 minute chunk of TV and find that the individual seasons are easier to appraise. So my problem here is that these webisodes essentially amount to about 15 minutes of viewing and were primarily designed as promotional pieces to tease fans about the return of Battlestar Galatica for a third season. I came across these having already started season 3 though, so this aspect of them was sort of wasted on me! What they do deliver is a certain amount of filling in of the gaps for a couple of the smaller characters within the resistance on occupied New Caprica.
Watching them having already seen the first few episodes means that they have more meaning than they would have done had I watched them first (as I was supposed to do) and they do distract in this way. They are fairly basic though and the online quality detracts a little from the normally impressive delivery in the series proper. The tight focus maybe fits with the characters moving into season 3 but it also hurts it because the viewer is interested in this new world that was created as season 2 ended but yet we are prevented from seeing very much of it which again I guess is part of the tease that they were looking for when making them.
Worth seeing as a bridge between season 2 and 3 if you are getting into the show because they are a "completists" thing more than a necessary part of viewing the show, but don't expect much more than a certain amount of expansion around two of the minor characters in the first stages of season 3 who, to be frank, didn't need a lot of expansion or explanation narrative-wise.
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