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Feldergarb!! They’re Already Up To Episode Three On Those Espenson/Fahey GALACTICA: FACE OF THE ENEMY Webisodes!!

Published at: Dec. 20, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!
So I hop over to watch the second “Battlestar Galactica: Face Of The Enemy” webisode and find that episode three is ready as well! I didn’t realize they were posting them Fridays AND Mondays -- though I guess that makes perfect sense since there are 10 webisodes and the big Jan. 16 SciFi episode “Sometimes A Great Notion” is now only four weeks away. I note also there are now commentaries on all of the webisodes by Jane Espenson, who co-wrote them. Learn that “Face of the Enemy” was filmed concurrently with the Espenson-penned Cylon-centric flashback TV movie “The Plan,” which apparently will air after next year’s series finale. In fact, she points out, “Face of the Enemy” was the last thing shot on some of the long-standing “Galactica” sets before they were destroyed. Which I guess means we’re not getting any more “Galactica” TV-movies after “The Plan.” Watch all versions of the first three webisodes here.


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  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Nah, I'm good.

    by Heckles

    Waiting for the final episodes. This webisode shit is a tease.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Things amping up nicely for next month's return...

    by Pennsy

    But was that the actual Boomer who got fried?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    The Plan.

    by gotilk

    after the finale now? The relationship between skiffy and their fans is simply abusive.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I could watch these a few days ago.

    by gotilk

    Now it seems I need to let doubleclick run javascript or something in order to watch. No thanks. I'll find another way. Way to go, skiffy.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    BSG is the greatest...

    by Fah-Cue

    ... sci-fi television has ever seen (and I'm a hardcore TOS trekker (watched them in the early 70's like they were messages from God). That god-awful original Galactica show had me steer clear of this one... until several friends insisted I watched it. Frackin' fantastic show.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Jane Epensen's writer bloggage

    by buffywrestling

    An honestly great piece of read on the "How to", "Where you at", if you are interested in writng at all. (I personally like John August's blog as well). Jane went on hiatus on her writing blog last week? Two weeks ago? But it is informative if anyone is interested. <p> She started in fanfic, I believe. Fanfic. Is there anything it can't do?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Espensen's Blog

    by gotilk

    One of the best blogs around.<br> <br> http://www.janeespenson.com/ <br> Or if it gets mangled...<br> <br> http://tinyurl.com/3bbdyo

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I guess Fah-cue

    by There Are Twelve Models

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    hasn't watched past Season Two

    by There Are Twelve Models

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    FELGERCARB!

    by OgieOglethorpe

    I could swear it was felgercarb, not feldergarb. Regardless, I miss them using that one. They lean on "Frack" wayyyy too much.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I guess THERE ARE TWELVE MODELS...

    by Fah-Cue

    ... loves Dr. Who and Stargate -- instead of a sci-fi show that entertains and takes chances.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Not watching...first one put me to sleep.

    by BurnHollywood

    No shit...the highly stylized BSG reinvention seemed pretty sweet until the producers exhausted the SF/metaphysical well and starting giving megafacials to the fans.<p> Call me when this fucking mess is over, and I'll be happy to pick through the wreckage and confusion...this thing stinks to high heaven of a SOPRANOS finale black-screen.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Thanks sci-fi for 'not available from your location'

    by caipirina

    sucks ... so i am forced to look in yourube or ask the p2ps .. smart move to encourage piracy

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:05 a.m. CST

    What the fuck!? Webisode 3 spoilers...

    by Strabo

    There is no WAY they would kill Athena off-screen in a fucking webisode. Either Webisode 4 must be nothing but three minutes of CPR, or that was another No. 8 model in a Colonial uniform. <BR><BR>If they did kill Athena in a fucking webisode, I'm going to be really fucking pissed off.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Strabo: That was Athena?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Are you sure? I thought she was simply a generic Boomer.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Boomer/Athena

    by SanityKaos

    Boomer is with the main cylons and the other one was not in a Colonial uniform and is not Athena (She is wearing a cylon uniform as seen in season 4)

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Athena

    by SanityKaos

    In fact, now that I think of it, the last time we saw Athena was in a jail cell

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Not available from your location

    by evil twin

    Fuck off then it's undoutedly as shit as anything else labeled a "webisode".

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Hotspot shield or

    by buffywrestling

    the million other ISP blockers out there...Jesus Crispy, people.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST

    HotspotSheild

    by medicinaluser

    Has been a bit hit and miss of late but there are plenty other alternatives out there<BR><BR>Or just watch them on Youtube already.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    When is it set??

    by bluelou_boyle

    Is is after they find Earth? Or just before? No-one seems to think Tigh is A Cylon and they are constantly on the move

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Generic 8's

    by Shan

    All Cylons can tell each other apart even if we can't. Neither one is Boomer nor Athena.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    They called a truce with the Cylons, including Tigh etc.

    by performingmonkey

    For now they are on side. Of course, they're still against Cavill, Simon and the rest. I'm thinking the Galactica is going to be destroyed in the last episode so they would probably be destroying the sets even if they were gonna make more Galactica, which they aren't. What they could do is a spinoff set post-Galactica.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Webisode questions answered! Spoilers

    by Alientoast

    "When is it set??"...I believe the first webisode mentions 9 days after they find Earth. Which I guess is kind of a spoiler for the last half of the season, since it seems they dont(cant) linger there long, since apparently Cavil's Crew has found them. However, from the looks of things, they have allowed "good" Cylon integration. You'll notice those 2 Sharon models were just wandering about on the flight deck w/o a Marine escort, and Tigh has apparently been kept as XO. So far the webisode has been shaping up to show that someone intended for this frak-up to happen, but the question is whom? As for the Sharon Models on the Raptor, the one who died was just some random Cylon pilot. The one who Gaeta knows is less clear...all we truly know is that she was helping him out on New Caprica during the Resistance movement, and I expect we'll get more flashback nuggets in time.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Actually Athena was let out of jail.

    by Shan

    in 4.10 and walking about as if nothing had happened. Which is one of my major beefs with the show. They spend a long time showing Ellen Tigh and Jammer going through a long period of soul searching in doing what they think is the right thing; it doesn't look that way to the others and they end up being killed. Life is unfair and these events show it. <p> Then you get Helo and Athena getting free pass after free pass after free pass for no good reason. I find this much harder to swallow than the scifi or the mysticism. Also it throws away the whole point of Jammer and Ellen Tigh's story.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I think that was the Cylon that downloaded Athenas memories.

    by Smashing

    She would make more sense to zap that the regular character, these webisodes all seem a bit clunky and unneeded to me, bring on the series.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    She's dead

    by Shan

    Supposedly that Athena was killed. Then the scene was deleted. There's *a lot* of cut footage from "The Hub" episode.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Actually, look what I found ...

    by Shan

    Deleted Scene 6: <p> FakeAthena: Just watch this stuff here. The Six. What’s going on? <p> Six: They’ve landed boarders. We’ve seen some Simons, some Cavils. Be careful. <p> FakeAthena: All right. We’ve gotta get D’anna to the control room. <p> Helo: No, that’s not the plan. <p> FakeAthena: What?! <p> Helo: I’m not saying I agree. I’m saying it’s my orders. <p> FakeAthena: So I pretty much made a prize fool out of myself, didn’t I? Trust. <p> Helo: No. Look. Sharon. <p> FakeAthena: It’s all been a lie. <p> Helo: Sharon. Look. <p> (A Cavil shoots FakeAthena dead. Helo shoots Cavil dead.) <p> D’anna: Can we go find the President now? <p> http://www.galactica-science.com/battlestar/blog/episodes/season-4-deleted-scenes-part-3-of-3/

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Why destroy the sets?

    by MurderMostFowl

    That just seems like a union thing so that someone will have to get paid to rebuild it later.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Sets

    by Shan

    My guess is that they need the space to build new sets for new shows. That's usually how it goes, I would imagine.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Ok, now that it's not after 3 a.m...

    by Strabo

    On second look, that does not appear to be Athena. Her uniform looks at first glance to be similar to a Colonial Pilot's uniform, but it's not. See here: http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=notathenacu1.png <BR><BR>Also, I would bet that "destroy" is a bit of an over-exaggeration. Sci-fi clearly seems to be interested in continuing to exploit BSG, but without having to pay for a regular series. "Disassemble" is probably more accurate. They just want the soundstage available and uncluttered with sets from a show no longer in production.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Sets and Props

    by ManosTHOF

    They are auctioning off most of the sets and props. The ending of the series must be definitive enough that the story continues without those places / settings (if at all). It's a very Kubrick thing to do-- liquidate everything so it's difficult for someone else to cash in on its notoriety years down the road. At least a lot of the items will be auctioned, as opposed to outright destroyed.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Shan

    by medicinaluser

    That deleted scene, when it was filmed did they not switch it so that the interaction you mentioned in your post takes place AFTER they have rescued D'anna and are back on there own Baseship (so no Cavil's around). <BR><BR> I recall the look on FakeAthena face she looked well gutted to say the least.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Just to add

    by medicinaluser

    I Read the link, guess they did film it one way and then ditched it and filmed it the other way. <BR><BR>

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I thought it was "Feldercarb"...

    by Cash907

    I'll have to rewatch the original series, but I'm pretty sure it was a C and not a G. I'd give good money to hear old Tigh or Adama bark that out just once. It's pretty lame that a centuries-old civilization only has one freakin' swear word.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    They could borrow Shazbot...

    by banditmania

    from Mork.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    it was "feldergarb" AND "feldercarb.."

    by Hercules

    depending on whether the colonists were talking about Don Felder's clothes or his diet. <p> as for other swear words, they have "damn" too. As in "Gods damn it."

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    felGercarb

    by floggy bottom

    It was "felgercarb". "Feldercarb" was referenced once in a writers dictionary, but FELGERCARB was the on air term. Bitches. http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Feldercarb

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Setting

    by kuryakin

    The first webisode shows Gatea all fucked up and bloody and says this is nine days after they discover a shittified Earth. <p> However the story starts 3 days after and is told in flashback, to show how he gets to this state of affairs. <p> <b> On a side note, in my opinion Gaeta could do a lot better than the pasty white guy he seems to be romantic with.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Why is Fahey in the article title?

    by jimmythesaint

    Does Jeff Fahey have an upcoming BSG cameo I'm not aware of?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by kuryakin

    Even when you check for spelling mistakes one always gets through.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    medicinaluser

    by Shan

    I think the cause of death was revised by the writers to "tripped over a couch and died" (no seriously). In other words, a probable loose end that may never be addressed further. They might have just moved the scene and cut the end of it instead of refilming it, I guess one Base Star looks like another.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST

    IMDB says Zak Adama appears in the final 3 episodes....

    by Boomers_Lips

    of the series. What's that about?? And the little girl that played Lukes daughter on Gilmore Girls is now on the soap "Young & Restless", and she has a nice round ass now!

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST

    loves me some Espenson

    by oisin5199

    the woman always gives great commentary, as well as writing. And yeah, her blog is fantastic for advice for new writers. Though she did say she had said everything she wanted to say with it, and would only be updating very occasionally from now on.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8 a.m. CST

    Gaeta is gay

    by Gezoes

    Ok, and he's in a lonely Raptor. The suspense is killing me! I'm pretty worried about the so-called glorious ending of the series.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    ugh so annoyingly short...

    by MurderMostFowl

    Why didn't they do fewer episodes? It's so annoyingly short, I hardly care. Also, kuryakin, I think they're somewhat limited on who they can date on the ship... unless there's a gay cruise ship in the fleet. ( That would be an *awesome* episode. Do a love boat homage with most people in drag )

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Gaeta Still Dreams of Baltar

    by frakthetoasters

    Even though Gaeta plays with the unnamed Lieutenant, he still dreams of Baltar. heheheh

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Gayta.

    by vic twenty

    We've been spelling it wrong all this time. <p> Oh Felgercarb.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST

    You know, I have to admit

    by DarthJedi

    that this show has been my second favorite the last few years next to The Shield; but I gotta say that I have lost interest in it past wrapping it up with this last season. I think it really has to do with how they started to handle airing it when they found out they had a hit on their hands. Splitting up seasons so that it's really only half a season? They drew out the anticipation to where it's anti-climactic now. Yeah, I want to see what happens and who the final cylon is, who doesn't after watching from the beginning? I'm just not as excited about it as I was when the second or even third season was approaching. It's almost a feeling of relief knowing that's it's almost over. Weird huh?

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Adama is the fifth Cylon

    by Ruthless Berserk

    Right in the miniseries, it was he who set the course for Earth. he says it out of the blue, so where did that come from?....

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Gaeta is gay?

    by jtp8000

    Never saw that one coming.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Destroyed? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by pokadoo

    I would have had those set's! Coulda transformed my living room into the Galactica bridge, or had a Viper out in the back garden, to sit in while I collect my thoughts or work on my memoirs. Frak!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Cylons can hear Jimi Hendrix across space

    by pokadoo

    ...but I can't watch, what basicly amount's to a free advert for a TV show, via the internet in the UK? Frak you sci-fi! At least torrents have no such restrictions. Damn The Man!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    pokadoo you'r eetter off waiting

    by MurderMostFowl

    These 2 & 3 minut clips aren't worth it yet. Wait until someone compiles all the parts into one episode and puts out on the net.

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    performingmonkey - RE: destroyed sets

    by NoHubris

    Although the sets have been dismantled and/or destroyed, it is notable that in one of the BSG videos at SCFI.COM (saw it several weeks back so not sure if its still there), Michael Rymer claimed TPTB are very interested in doing theatrical BSG movies.<p>Probably not very likely but then again you never know - maybe Glen Larson will get an offer that he likes and share the film rights.

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Number 4 is up now

    by banditmania

  • Dec. 24, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    So they killed Athena on a fucknig webisode?

    by Lemming

    That's so weak. What about the people that watch the show on TV only? They'll wonder what the fuck is going on!