Dollhouse borrows from Battlestar

Fellow nerds, prepare for a most excellent colliding of two worlds. Dollhouse, the anticipated new drama from Buffy creator Joss Whedon, has added a familiar face from another sci-fi galaxy not so far away: Battlestar Galactica.

Starring opposite Eliza Dushku will be Tahmoh Penikett, who plays Karl "Helo" Agathon in the Sci-Fi Channel's critically praised drama. Penikett's character in Dollhouse is an FBI agent obsessed with learning about the Dollhouse, a secret organization that imprints memories and personalities into people to serve missions. Penikett and Dushku will also become romantically entangled on the show.

Also added to the cast was Fran Kranz, who recently headed up Welcome to the Captain. Kranz's character will be a programmer in charge of installing the personalities into the "dolls." With Kranz on board, it looks as if the poorly received Welcome to the Captain is pretty much a lock for cancellation.

Neighbours's hapa actress Dichen Lachman and The Unit guest star Enver Gjokaj have also been cast.

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