Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review of BBC1's 'Outcasts'

BBC 1′s new SF drama series ‘Outcasts’ features a group of ‘courageous pioneers’ who have left a dying earth for a new beginning on the planet Carpathia. In BBC-speak “they are passionate about their jobs, confident of their ideals and optimistic about the future. They work hard to preserve what they’ve built on this planet they now call home, having embraced all the challenges that come with forging a new beginning … inevitably our heroes cannot escape the human pitfalls of love, greed, lust, loss, and a longing for those they’ve left behind.”

‘Outcasts’ was initially aired on Monday and Tuesday evenings in the primetime 9 pm slot, the first episode gaining 4.4 million viewers. However, through episodes two to four the audience dwindled to 2.6 million and as a consequence the BBC moved the four remaining episodes to the graveyard slot of 10.25 pm on a Sunday evening ...

Read the rest of the review at sciencefiction.com here.