25 December 2008

I'd be remiss...

... if I didn't post news about Battlestar Galactica - so Grant and Kayla can make sure nothing has been missed and so Jacob and Chase can taunt me...

so...
"Face of the Enemy" is the third set of Webisodes used to bridge seasons for BSG -- the first set dealt with the occupation of New Caprica, the second gave us backstory to Viper Pilot Bill "Husker" Adama, during the First Cylon War ... this one tells a story of six people alone in a Raptor ... and given Jacob's upcoming show, the fact that they start dying one after the next (electrocution, morphine OD, etc...), it seems very apropos.

Unlike prior Webisodes, this one has a principal cast member throughout (Grace Park plays two Eights). "Resistance" did use Galen and Cally Tyrol as well as Saul Tigh, and Tigh is in this, too.. along with Racetrack, Hoshi, and Felix Gaeta. The Razor flashbacks to young Bill Adama used largely unknowns, even familiar characters were played by different actors because of the time shift.

Filming took place during the breakdown of the BSG series sets as shooting wrapped on the Miniseries "The Plan" -- people interested in filmmaking can watch the 'enhanced' versions, which feature commentary by webisode co-writer and BSG co-exec producer Jane Epsenson. Production logistics, working around cast and set demands with a concurrent production, and the complications of shooting when two characters are being played by the same performer...

And of course, this is in-part to prep the Twelve Angry Juror cast for filming in the coming weeks. It's a somewhat different mind set working for the camera rather than on stage. And just because we are used to long-form storytelling on film (22 minute or 47 minutes for typical TV shows, around 2 hours for today's motion pictures), we'll be working for about 2 minutes, the webisodes run 3...

Hope the break is treating everyone well... I am dealing with a throat thing. Ugh. Hope it's better in time for my basketball tourney on the 29th.. come support the hoops team!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check this out, specifically the fourth cast member after the break.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993922/

Ron stated explicitly that the Final Cylon wasn't in the Last Supper photo... I believe we have a winner.


-Grant

John said...

Here's some unrelated Space pain:

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Star-Wars-The-Musical-Is-Terribly-Terribly-Real-11349.html

John said...

More importantly, Grant... check the Character page for the same on IMDb... credited not just in Ep 20, but in 18 & 19...

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0043284/

John said...

Another good one for the aspiring film makers out there.

http://www.nickgreenlee.com/movies/macvspcFINAL.html

sarah said...

Sorry this is random but what are the names of the musical singing books in you office? What volumes? and what musicals do you have music for?

Anonymous said...

Dunno if you've seen this yet, but they've got a new hint site up. They're making it pretty clear that they want us to think it's Starbuck, which of course means it isn't.

http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/youwillknowthetruth/

I'm starting to think it might *not* be Zak. We know that Admiral Adama has a tendency to flash back to deceased family members, and Kara's been projecting Destiny-obsessed "Leoben" for a while too, so it's possible that we'll see Zak as a guilt flashback.

As I mentioned earlier, Moore has stated outright that the Final Cylon isn't in the Last Supper image, which includes Zak but also includes a few other recurring characters. Interestingly enough, though, in the version of the Last Supper posted to the new hint site, Laura's absent. My instinct is pointing to her dying this season, but Mary McDonnell is credited through to the end of the show.

At this point, the only thing that would be even remotely surprising would be if it turned out to be Boxey.

Anonymous said...

Edit: Poor wording in the Last Supper paragraph. Meant to say that those qualifications include Zak and the others, not that the picture does.

Anonymous said...

And so it begins.

Anonymous said...

...holy frak.


It can't be that simple.

Anonymous said...

...mindfrak.



Where the HELL did that come from?

-Grant