SCI FI Channel today announced fans of SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica can be part of the action of the award-winning hit dramatic series with a fun Cylon Detector application now available on the Apple App Store. Also launching today is a free SCIFIWIRE.com application that will allow users to see all their favorite content, view gallery photos, watch videos, sort articles by topic and keep up with all the fast-breaking news on science fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment.
The Cylon Detector app lets iPhone or iPod touch users simply snap a picture of the suspected Cylon, or using a stored image from the “Photos” section, select either “Scan Male” or “Scan Female” and testing will commence. In just moments, the subject’s face will appear in a classic Battlestar Galactica scene along with the verdict: CYLON or HUMAN. Once you know the truth, you can save the results, send them to a friend or download them to a computer.
The Cylon Detector is available for $1.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica’s intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including three Emmys and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. The show was twice recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year. The series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, and the outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.
SCI FI Wire is the third new site launched by SCI FI in the past year and continues the brand’s expansion strategy into the areas of technology, entertainment and gaming. Launched in 1997, SCI FI Wire started with a few news updates and then grew into a stand-alone sub-section featuring original content. It now has nearly half a million readers and serves millions of page views each month.
SCI FI Channel is a television network where “what if” is what’s on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com <http://www.scifi.com>) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.