Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 17, 2011
    30
    Talky and grim, and more than a little bland, Outcasts almost entirely lacks humor, wonder and engaging characters.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jun 16, 2011
    30
    With none of the flair or self-deprecating wit that have defined other British sci-fi imports ("Torchwood," "Primeval"), Outcasts strands a number of talented performers, including Mr. Bamber, Eric Mabius and Liam Cunningham, on a world of wooden dialogue and interplanetary cliches.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 9, 2011
    8
    Yet another British show that has a good idea to it. It kinda seems like a British Battlestar Galatica or that is why i remember i kept saying as i watched it.. This might be worth a watch if you like a good twist to Science Fiction on TV. It is not something I have seen done before which I liked. Full Review »
  2. Jun 25, 2011
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I would really like for this show to succeed, but at the moment the plot lines and predicaments of the main characters don't seem to be that compelling. Disappointing to see Jaime Bamber exit stage right in the pilot, but at least it might free him up to do a "Battlestar Galactica" sequel, which is all I really want anyway. Full Review »
  3. Jan 16, 2014
    3
    Well crafted sci-fi can make for fantastic television; Battlestar Galactica for instance (the first two seasons in particular) brilliantly combined real human drama with epic space battles. Unfortunately it seems as though the creators of Outcasts have seen Battlestar Galactica and tried to recreate it without the budget or talent to do so.

    Outcast's plot, man-kind ruins Earth and looks for a new home, has been seen many time before both on the small screen and in cinema but could be forgiven if it weren't for the plethora of other faults. With few exceptions the acting is dreadful throughout, although to be fair to those involved much of the problems lie with the script. Combining clich├ęd sci-fi nonsense with dialogue as wooden as anything else seen on TV, prime time or otherwise, Outcasts is an embarrassment to BBC drama. The fact that the show lost its prime-time slot just five episodes into its eight episode run before being cancelled altogether speaks volumes for just how poor it was.
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