Five-year mission will now begin
by MICHAEL HINMAN
What were the eye-rolling duds of 2011 so far in this great genre?
It's time for Thanksgiving in America, celebrating the legend of New World settlers making nice with the natives who had possession of the land first. But really, it's about football and turkey. Since Airlock Alpha is a science-fiction site, you won't find much football here, unless William Sh ...Read More
PLUS: Where has Michael Hinman been all this time?
Well, I am coming in a little late, and I really feel bad about it, because the 10th anniversary of "Battlestar Galactica" is something I've been looking forward to for some time. It's hard to believe that it has been a decade since Syfy (then, the SciFi Channel) gave us the first look at a revam ...Read More
David E. Kelley said he could've fixed problems if given more time
Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, but developing a television series around Wonder Woman just takes a little more time. Unfortunately for David E. Kelley, NBC just wasn't willing to give it to him. As The CW unofficially preps its own Wonder Woman series, "Amazon," Kelley recently ...Read More
'Wired,' 'The Dead Beat' could try and compete with established American cable
Is there some bad blood between BBC Worldwide and Syfy for the American cabler's refusal to pick up shows like "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood"? Or is BBC just smelling opportunity? Syfy could soon be gaining some serious competition in the genre as BBC American and Clerkenwell Films have put togethe ...Read More
Could the 'Battlestar Galactica' reunion actually pulled it off?
I'm not sure how legal it is, but the Sony Television pilot of "17th Precinct" leaked online this week. From "Battlestar Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore, NBC had a chance to pick up a police procedural in a world that was very different from ours. Where magic is the norm and science is a fringe myt ...Read More
Cable channel picks up re-broadcast rights for Syfy signature series
No need to stop with "Star Trek: The Next Generation." BBC America is continuing its path toward more science-fiction programming to help complement re-broadcast series such as "Doctor Who" and "Being Human" with the addition of "Battlestar Galactica." The 2003 remake, which helped put Syfy (t ...Read More
Former 'Caprica' and 'Jericho' Star will re-unite with Ronald D. Moore
NBC's magical pilot "17th Precinct" is attracting quite the talent. Already, "Battlestar Galactica's" James Callis, Jamie Bamber and Tricia Helfer have signed up for starring roles in the series, as has "The West Wing's" Stockard Channing, with "Smallville's" Kristin Kreuk signing for a recurring ...Read More
Kristin Kreuk signs up for guest role in Ronald D. Moore's enchanted pilot
NBC's magical pilot "17th Precinct" is proving to be something of a magnet for talent from genre television, with former "Smallville" actress Kristin Kruek now signing on for a role in the series. Kreuk, who left "Smallville" after its seventh season, will guest-star in the pilot episode as Susan ...Read More
Number Six will reunite with BSG castmates
It looks like a "Battlestar Galactica" reunion is on its way ... too bad it will take place on another show. Tricia Helfer, who became an icon on Ronald D. Moore's revitalized series, has signed on for a role in Moore's lastest series, "17th Precinct" and will be starring alongside former BSG sta ...Read More
Promising science-fiction drama has now been relegated to late nights
After a promising start on primetime television, BBC's "Outcasts" has now been shifted to the UK channels death slot. In its first episode, the drama series attracted an impressive 4.4 million viewers and revolved heavily around the character Mitchell, played by "Battlestar Galactica's" Jamie Bam ...Read More