Monday, January 31, 2011

Trailer for BBC's "Outcasts"



It looks like Outcasts--a BBC sci-fi/Western hybrid set in 2040 on a nearby planet settled by a group of “social misfits and criminals” as “the pioneers of a large new settlement” after some sort of nuclear event on earth--will premiere on BBC on February 8 (there's still no word when we folks here in the U.S. will see it on BBC America). The trailer reflects some of the themes that is drawing this blogger to the series, especially the idea of utopias versus dystopias. I loved how the question of whether humans can "live in peace" and "build a better place for our children" is asked with two people pointing guns at each, which begs us to consider that tension. For more on why this blogger is looking forward to this series, go here. (Hat tip to Cybermage)

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