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Looking at the Face of the Enemy: The "Battlestar Galactica" Webisodes

With the premiere of the final batch of episodes of Battlestar Galactica slated for next month, those of us addicted to BSG have been grasping at anything to fulfill our next fix. Luckily then, that Sci Fi have chosen now to release a new batch of Battlestar webisodes entitled "The Face of the Enemy," new installments of which will launch each Monday and Wednesday leading up to the January 21st premiere of Battlestar Galactica 's final episodes. The premise? A Raptor, carrying a morpha-addicted Felix Gaeta, a few members of the Galactica crew, and some Cylon Model Number Eights, makes an unexpected detour when it seemingly jumps away from the fleet. When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, everyone aboard the ship is a suspect. And, oh, we get to see who Gaeta has been dating. Missed Part One? No worries as you can watch it in full after the jump. I thought it interesting that Tigh would be so merciful as to give Gaeta some time away from the CIC, gi

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: NBC Launches "Office" Webisodes

Missing The Office ? After a sub-par season (and one hell of a great season finale guest starring Amy Ryan ), I didn't think I'd be missing NBC's once-great comedy series The Office , but I am feeling nostalgic for the good old days. I'm still hopeful that the series' writers can pull it together (as evidenced by the aforementioned finale episode "Goodbye, Toby") and lure me back to what was one of my favorite series. In the meantime, NBC has just launched the second webisode series based around The Office , this time entitled "Kevin's Loan." Like before, it doesn't feature the series' lead actors (the core four, anyway) but if you're craving a trip to Scranton, here's the first installment ("Money Trouble"): Oh, Kevin, when will you learn? I'm seeing now that there's a reason why it was so easy for Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) to believe that he's, er, special.

Case Closed on the "Office" Webisodes Wrap-up

Just in time for the start of the fall season, NBC's The Office (now an Emmy-winning comedy, no less) has wrapped up its summer-time webisode series, "The Accountants," and the crack sleuthing team of Dunder-Mifflin accountants Oscar (Oscar Nunez), Kevin (Brian Baumgartner), and Angela (Angela Kinsey) has finally located that missing $3000. Okay, so maybe they're not such a crack sleuthing team, after all. In the web series' final installment ("The Best Day of My Life"), Dwight (Rainn Wilson) makes a rare appearance as he and Angela confer in the break room about how to proceed with the investigation. Causing a little but of a rift between our two secretive lovers, Angela suspects Michael of some corporate malfeasance and Dwight naturally defends Michael against any financial impropriety. What about that waterbed that Michael's been bragging about lately? Dwight is quick to counter that Michael bought it on his Discover card and got cash back. H

Join "The Resistance": Sci Fi Launches "Battlestar Galactica" Webisodes

While the third season of Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica might not launch until next month (October 6th, to be precise), I hope that fans of BSG will check out the 10-installment webisode series "The Resistance" currently airing on SciFi.com . (Installments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the series' third season premiere.) While I've been lucky enough (thank the Lords of Kobol) to watch the first six episodes of Battlestar Galactica 's next season (and seriously, WOW, they pack quite a wollop), I can already tell that the webisodes will fill in the blanks a little bit between that fantastic one-year later second season finale and the two-hour third season premiere ("Occupation"/"Precipice"). The first webisode installment went live yesterday and follows the Human Resistance movement on New Caprica. A scruffily bearded Chief Tyrol (Aaron Douglass)--look for that beard to mysteriously disappear a few episodes in

I Want a Dunder-Mifflin Snow Globe!

It's pretty safe to say that I was over the moon about The Office taking home the Best Comedy statuette at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. Not since Arrested Development 's win has the TV Academy got it so right. But let's just hope that, unlike the Bluths, the gang at Dunder-Mifflin actually gets some audience appreciation after the win. Because I seriously can't deal with another brilliant comedy series getting the axe while Two and a Half Men is still on the air. Sorry, folks. If you haven't already caught the penultimate webisode of The Office: The Accountants (and why not), it's up at NBC.com, with the final webisode posting next week. This week ("Michael's Office") finds Angela (Angela Kinsey), Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) and Oscar (Oscar Nunez) sneaking into Michael's office to snoop through this belongings in the hopes of finding something suspicious to nail the theft of the missing $3000 on him. But alas, all they discover are a seri

Webisodes Lead to Legal Showdown

I have to say that I've really been enjoying the webisodes that The Office gang put together this summer. They're punchy and quirky little vignettes that are helping to (somewhat) tide me over until the show returns this fall. Greg Daniels and the Office crew have very cleverly created a mystery that pits the accounting team of Angela (Angela Kinsey), Oscar (Oscar Nunez), and Kevin (Michael Baumgartner) against the rest of the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin in order to find $3000 that went missing. All while managing to avoid any resolution to the cliffhanger Jim-Pam kiss from the "Casino Night" season finale. Lately, it seems as though webisodes are everywhere. Every time you open the trades, there's another article about another series launching webisodes or Verizon-based mobisodes (that's mobile-based episodes, for the uninitiated) for Entourage . But what if you found out that the showrunners of these series (Greg Daniels, in the case of The Offic

The Plot Thickens: "The Office" Whodunit Continues

Now that we've solved the mystery of the booted designer on Bravo's Project Runway (it was Keith, natch), we can turn our attentions back to that other summertime riddle: namely who stole $3000 from Dunder-Mifflin's Scranton branch . For those of you not up to speed (for shame!), Office accountants Angela, Oscar, and Kevin are hot on the trail on a dastardly thief who misappropriated several thousand dollars; it's up to our not-so-crack team of amateur investigators to unmask the culprit and they've been interrogating Dunder-Mifflin-ites each week in the hopes that someone will come out and admit their wrongdoing. (Well, honestly, if it was Angela doing the interrogation, I think I'd crack, even if I didn't steal the money.) The list of suspects is narrowing significantly. In the last few weeks, not-so-secret alcoholic Meredith was questioned (if she had the money, she'd be in Jamaica, drinking Red Stripe on the beach), along with timid Phyllis (she

An "Office" Whodunit

If NBC's lackluster summer reality entry Treasure Hunters isn't exciting enough of a hunt for you during these warm summer months, why not do a little sleuthing with the accounting department of Dunder-Mifflin's Scranton branch office? Fortunately, your solution is here as yesterday brought the launch of the first two webisode installments of NBC's The Office: The Accountants . A sum of three thousand dollars has gone missing from the coffers of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton and it's up to the crack detective team of Angela (Angela Kinsey), Kevin (Brian Baumgartner), and Oscar (Oscar Nunez) to unmask the thief and recover the missing cash. Ten webisodes, appearing every Thursday on NBC's Office website, will follow this dynamic, um, trio as they question the paper manufacturer's employees. (One caveat, however: don't hold your breath for appearances from Michael, Jim, or Pam.) While each installment may only be three minutes in length, much of the fun com