Source: NBC Universal
31 March 2005
In an unprecedented move, SciFi.com has been offering fans of its new hit series Battlestar Galactica "podcasts." This DVD-style audio commentary from 'Battlestar' executive producer and writer Ronald D. Moore utilizes the much buzzed-about podcasting technology, and is now available for weekly download at SciF.com.
The exclusive five-week event has been providing cool scoops straight from the hit series creator Moore - and has given viewers an insider-only look into the final five episodes leading up the season's dramatic conclusion on April 1. 'Battlestar Galactica,' currently the highest-rated series on Sci Fi Channel, has attracted unprecedented critical acclaim since its debut in January. Moore has already become a popular presence on the SciFi.com site for his weekly "blog" musings.
In other SciFi.com/'Battlestar
' news, streaming of the series' first episode, "33," complete with deleted scenes, has been accessed 95,000 times in only five days--making it the most successful streaming event in SciFi.com history.
For the uninitiated, "podcasting" is an evolution of technology popularly associated with Apple's portable digital audio player, the iPod, and traditional broadcasting. It offers downloadable audio content (i.e. "radio" programs), which listeners can play on ANY MP3 player at their leisure. The event is part of Sci Fi's commitment to exploring imagination in its programming as well as in viewer-based offerings. Building on this tradition, Sci Fi is the very first known television network to create an original podcast based on a dramatic series.
The season finale of 'Battlestar Galactica' airs April 1, 2005 @ 10pm. Season 2 of the series will premiere on SCI FI in July.
Listen to Moore's podcast on your computer; no portable MP3 player is necessary, by clicking onto:http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/down...ep109_FULL.mp3
Battlestar Gallactica Podcasts