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Six Degrees of James Marsters

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | November 9, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | November 9, 2009 |

SyFy just released the trailer for the upcoming “Battlestar Galactica” prequel “Caprica.” You might remember that SyFy released the two hour pilot on DVD a few months ago, and according to your intrepid reviewer’s review, it was quite good. The trailer does look quite nifty, aside from the annoying voiceover guy who SyFy seems to use in all their ads. He’s like the poor man’s movie trailer guy: “In a world with no letter ‘I’ left for titles…”

It also manages to sneak James Marsters in there for a few seconds, threatening the odd bit of violence in his role as terrorist leader Barnabus Greele. So this means that he’s played a role in the Whedonverse, the Whoverse, and the Galacticaverse, accomplishing the ultimate television actor’s trifecta of geek. I’d pay real money if he shags a cylon. And I don’t mean one of those skinjobs, I mean mounting one of the toasters, red scanning eye and all.

In other BSG related news, Bryan Singer’s extra special reboot of Battlestar Galactica started pre-production last week. That’s the one pretending Ron Moore never sullied the franchise with allegory and meaning, presumably returning to the franchise’s roots as a low budget two bit Star Wars rip off grafted onto Mormon myth.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.