SUMMER PRESS TOUR: 'Farscape,' 'BSG' webisodes

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Frell yeah!

The "Farscape" franchise will live on as a live-action Web series. Sci Fi Channel executive Craig Engler confirmed that the company has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Company for a 10-episode webisode series. So far no stars or writers are signed to appear and no story plotted, but if successful, the project could lead to re-igniting the franchise on the air.

Also in development, "Farscape" actor Ben Browder and producer/director Andrew Prowse are creating the six-hour miniseries "Going Homer," a modern take on "The Odyssey" about a 12-year-old boy who sees Greek and Roman deities walking among us. Young Homer and his father flee a custody battle and journey from Los Angeles to Ithaca, N.Y., encountering a mystical landscape along the way.

This fall, Sci Fi Channel will launch "Battlestar Galactica" minisodes related to fall's "Battlestar" movie "Razor," debuting Nov. 24. Eight episodes running two or three minutes each will first air on Sci Fi Channel (air dates/times yet to be determined) and later at SciFi.com.

The minisodes tell the story of a young Commander Adama (Nico Cortez) who discovers a dangerous Cylon weapon during the Cylon War that will come back to haunt him and his crew 40 years later. The shorts were writte by Michael Taylor and directed by Wayne Rose and Felix Alcala.

The film "Battlestar Galactica: Razor" will show viewers Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) on his first mission as commander of the Battlestar Pegasus and will reveal how former Pegasus leader Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) dealt with the original Cylon attack on the Colonies.



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