From The Futon Critic:
[07.15.07 - 02:11 PM]
SCI FI'S DEVELOPMENT SLATE DELIVERS INTREPID MIX OF INSPIRED FANTASY, MYTHICAL ADVENTURES AND SUPERPOWERED COMEDY
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SCI FI To Premiere Battlestar Galactica 'Mini-sodes'
Beverly Hills, CA July 15, 2007 In keeping with SCI FI Channel's
commitment to delivering 52 weeks of broad-appeal original
contemporary science fiction, Mark Stern, Channel EVP, Original
Programming today unveiled an ambitious development slate at the
Television Critic's Association Press Tour. SCI FI's 2007/2008
original programming roster will feature new offerings from the
critically-acclaimed, hit series Battlestar Galactica and
collaborations with top-tier creative talent such as Lorne Michaels,
Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Thomas Jane, Steve Niles, Ben Browder
and Andrew Prowse. From mythical landscapes and dangerous gods to
quirky animated comedies and thoughtful explorations of new worlds,
SCI FI's original programming remains unmatched in its reputation for
innovative, high quality entertainment.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: RAZOR
In anticipation of the premiere of SCI FI's stunning two-hour event,
Battlestar Galactica: Razor, the Channel will whet viewers' appetites
with an eight-week series of exclusive 2-3 minute mini-sodes.
Premiering in October on SCI FI during primetime, these promotional
shorts will lead into the November 24 premiere of Razor, a special
extended episode that will provide a backdrop to events that will
take place in the rest of season four of Galactica. Written by
Michael Taylor, and directed by Wayne Rose and Felix Alcala, these
shorts will provide a sneak peek into the original Cylon War, when a
young pilot named William Adama (Nico Cortez) discovers a dangerous
Cylon weapon that will come back to haunt him and his crew 40 years
later. Filmed as part of the extended episode, the mini-sodes will be
included in the unrated Universal Home Video release of Razor. They
will also be available on SCIFI.COM after their on-air debuts.
Battlestar Galactica: Razor will tell the story of Lee Adama's (Jamie
Bamber) first mission as commander of the Battlestar Pegasus and will
reveal the story of how Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) served her
ship during the original Cylon attack on the Colonies.