The Resistance – Webisode 1

Battlestar Galactica (New Series)Just over two months after the Cylon takeover of New Caprica, Tigh and Tyrol are quietly recruiting soldiers for a resistance effort and trying to gather weapons in secret. But not all of their recruits have survived, some of the weapons have been captured, and even among Galactica’s former Viper pilots, it’s becoming harder to find would-be heroes.

written by Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
directed by Wayne Rose
music by Bear McCreary

Cast: Michael Hogan (Tigh), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), Nicki Clyne (Cally), Christian Tessier (Tucker “Duck” Clellan), Emily Holmes (Nora), Dominic Zamprogna (Jammer)

Notes: Designed to rebuild interest in the show after a longer-than-usual summer break – Galactica’s third season premiered not in July alongside new episodes from the Stargate franchise, but in October – the Resistance “webisodes” were posted on Sci-Fi Channel’s web site every Tuesday and Thursday. Early on, production of the webisodes hit a snag when a dispute arose between the Writer’s Guild of America and NBC Universal over reuse fees for web-only content; the WGA issued a notice to its members insisting that they not write scripts for web-exclusive material. The result was a two-month delay in production during which Universal filed a grievance against the WGA with the National Labor Relations Board. The outcome of that dispute has yet to be made public, though it delayed Sci-Fi’s rollout of the webisodes long enough to compress the release schedule to two per week, instead of the original intention to release one per week. Director Wayne Rose had already been serving as Galactica’s second unit director on several past episodes. Co-writer Bradley Thompson has said that the original title for the webisode story was Crossroads.

LogBook entry by Earl Green