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James Marsters knows what he likes, and he knows what people like to see him in. From Buffy to Angel to Smallville to Torchwood, he's made legendary appearances on some of the greatest science-fiction and fantasy shows of the past decade, and he's about to start yet another. Marsters will tackle the role of religious fanatic Barnabas, the man behind the Caprica bombings for a multi-episode run on Syfy's new series Caprica. Never ones to turn down talking to Spike, we sat in on a conference call to ask him about his character, whether he'll return to Torchwood or the Buffyverse, and what he thinks of all these new vampires running around.
Fans of the Syfy show Eureka will have to wait until July to see for themselves, but we talked to the show's two stars at the Syfy Upfront event and found out that the entire town of Eureka will be "changed" when Season 4 debuts. Colin Ferguson ("Sheriff Jack Carter") and Salli Richardson-Whitfield ("Dr. Allison Blake") talked about a major paradigm shift that takes place in the first episode, around the same time new cast member James Callis (Battlestar Galactica's Gaius Baltar) comes to town. Plus, we learn the fates of Zoe and Tess, and we hear how Allison is going to mix it up! If only there were a word that expressed our feeling of discovery...
It's safe to say that Syfy's Battlestar Galactica is one of the best television shows of all time, so it isn't a complete surprise that any role that a veteran of the show takes seems like a downgrade. Still, some of the cast members have fared better than others following the show's end. With one of the key players now starring on fall's much-hyped Hawaii Five-0, we were inspired to rank all of the major actors' post-BSG stints. Who is still flying high and whose career has turned into a pile of space detritus? See our list below, ranked from best to worst.
The science-fiction epic Caprica is building to its explosive mid-season finale, and the cast turned out in force at Syfy's Upfront party in New York to talk to the press about what little they could without giving the show's secrets away. Esai Morales ("Joseph Adama"), Alessandra Torresani ("Zoe"), Magda Apanowicz ("Lacy") and Battlestar Galactica and Caprica co-creators Ronald D. Moore and David Eick were able to shed a dim light on the mid-season finale as well as the second half of Season 1, and while nobody could tell us if it would return for a second season, everyone seemed eager to continue what many agree is one of the best shows on television. Read on for some torturous teasers and reflections on the show's greatness.
The finale of Battlestar Galactica certainly wrapped up some stories nicely. But it left us with a whole bunch of unanswered questions, everything from what the hell Starbuck is, to how it's possible that Hera is "mitochondrial Eve." We've compiled a whole big long list of our
complaints questions. See the list here, then come back and let us know if you've got any other lingering thoughts or issues about the series finale.
It's Battlestar Galactica finale day, which pretty much means that I'm too caught up in my own little blend of excitement/depression to really care about much of anything today that doesn't involve the words "Adama," "frak" or "Hera." Plus, I've been busy creating my own little (over-the-counter) drug cocktail to stave off a stupid cold, without taking something that will make me too tired to watch the two-hour finale tonight. But I'm told that I have to do news anyway... so here's what's happening in the non-BSG world.
Welcome to the news, post-Oscars. We know, we know -- your worldview has shifted. It's hard to see Hugh Jackman the same way anymore. Give it time. It will pass. We recommend you watch all three X-Men films in quick succession. Do not watch Swordfish. But before you do that, here is the news. And before you ask, no, the musical is not back. But The Witches of Eastwick is, and Battlestar Galactica might be, in a bad way.
Here at TWOP, we love us some Battlestar Galactica. Yes, it's dark; yes, it's depressing; yes, it's a little convoluted, but it's still one of the greatest shows on our magic picture box every week. And while the joy of it is in the journey -- from Caprica to New Caprica to Earth -- the show still manages to plant little landmines along the roadway, and when they go off, they will frak you the frak up. Resident BSG megafan Angel put together a list of the show's greatest "BOMG" moments, the ones that made us pause our DVRs for a second to let our brains cool down. Check out the gallery here!