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Props To The Sci Fi Channel

I know, this is an unusual thing. The lack of actual SF on SciFi makes you wonder why they call it that now, but they have done something interesting, and dare I say, internet aware. I’m not just talking about the new, improved, excellent Battlestar Galactica series, but also about the supporting things they’ve done on its website (well, except for the fact they use flash as their menu system, that sucks).

First, did you know you can now watch the first episode, “33”, online and without commercial interruption? Well you can. And this is a great thing. The next logical step is to make the episodes available for download by the fans….

Second, did you know Ron Moore has a blog? He does, and he isn’t afraid to answer viewer questions or to give insight into the give and take that occurs during production. Its quite good. And, even better, they have an RSS feed.

These two things show that someone at SciFi has a clue about fans want to watch and interact about a show. I must give mad props to the BG homies at SciFi for a job well done.

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2 Comments on Props To The Sci Fi Channel

  1. Fred Kiesche // February 27, 2005 at 4:54 pm //

    Oddly enough, I’m watching “Proving Ground” from the fifth season of “Stargate” and I say to myself…hey, is that Boomer? Yep, Grace Park, even younger looking than BS:G.

    And what is with that flash, anyway? I’ve tried to call up the ship page about eight times at home and get nothing. I can only see it when I’m using IE elsewhere. So I guess Ski-Fi channel’s web jockeys are no Firefox friendly?

  2. I agree. Mad props in fact to them! πŸ˜€

    I had around six (seven?) episodes of BG saved up on the Tivo and didn’t get to watch much of it until this past weekend, whereupon I am now totally hooked! I found the series opener on DVD at blockbuster (sorry netflix fanboys) and will be renting it this week. The shows jumps, it’s fresh and dare I say it, I enjoy it more than the original (gasps of outrage). I thought that I wouldn’t enjoy the changing of certain characters from male to female (no athena for example, starbuck being a woman, etc) but the plot ties together so damn well and it has a much more, whats the best word, desperate feel to it. In the original plot, things like fuel, water, O2, didn’t seem to really be a problem. Now with the rescue of Starbuck, the finding of potable water, the serious problems that an outfit like this would face including the panic of finding out collaborators among them and the inevitable witchhunt that followed is CLASSIC without being boring. A huge thumbs up!

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