The final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica
don't begin for five more weeks, but today the Sci Fi Channel released the first of a new series of webisodes sure to keep BSG
fans satisfied as they prepare for the exciting final season.
Called “The Face of the Enemy,” the webisodes take place about a week after the discovery of Earth. Some things have changed, while others remain the same. Continue reading for more on this webisode.
Watch Battlestar Galactica: “The Face of the Enemy,” Webisode 1
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Felix Gaeta is front and center for this webisode series, and there are some big changes in his life. For one, he has a metal leg that he hobbles on. But more importantly, he has a boyfriend, namely former Pegasus communications officer Lt. Hoshi. In the opening moments of the webisode, the two share a kiss, a sweet revelation of something fans have long suspected.
Gaeta's homosexuality (or rather bisexuality, as we will learn) does more than add a new layer to the character - it raises plenty of questions. Rewatching past seasons will be an entirely new experience, especially in regards to Gaeta's relationship with Gaius Baltar. Maybe this explains why Gaeta was so willing to go along with the evil doctor.
The basic premise of the webisode series is that Gaeta and a select group of crew members, including two Sharons, accidentally jump off course and become stranded in space. More interesting is the fact that the fleet-wide jump is due to a Cylon attack, which means humans and Cylons didn't live happily ever after, or the rival Cylon faction wasn't completely destroyed in the Hub attack.
The webisodes may not be as exciting or thrilling as Battlestar Galactica
itself, but it's been so long since we've had any new BSG
content that these little morsels will be just enough to get us fans through the Winter until the final 10 episodes begin Friday, January 16 at 10pm.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image courtesy of Sci Fi Channel)