Sci Fi Orders 'Battlestar' Mini-Sodes, 'Farscape' Webisodes
At Sunday's (July 15) Television Critic's Association press tour,
The eight shorts will start airing in October and revolve around the adventures of pilot William Adama (Nico Cortez), the younger version of the series' current Adama played by
Among the other new programs is "The Awesomes," the animated adventures of has-been superheroes; an untitled miniseries from actor Thomas Jane and comic book author Steve Niles set on an exotic planet; "Going Homer," a miniseries starring "Farscape's"
In alternative programming, "Run for Money," pits contestants seeking cash and prizes against a group of "hunters," while "Brain Trust" features a Mensa swat team that approaches everyday tasks with over-the-top inventions and solutions. "What Can't It Do?" takes products from the home and tests them in extreme situations, while "
Sci Fi is expanding its online universe as well, adding a 10-part web series based on the award-winning "Farscape," "Sci Fi Tech" as a companion piece to the site's technology blog, and "Invent This!" which spotlights quirky inventions and their strange origins.