Monday, March 13, 2006

Hints about Galactica's third season

For those eager to know more about BSG Season 3, two brief new items should interest you. The first features general spoilers about the show's direction next season.

Sci-fi Wire: Moore Talks Galactica Finale

In addition to the obvious real-life parallels with Iraq, Moore said: "It gives us a chance to upend a lot of expectations about what the show is. I mean, ... a lot of people look at the show and say, 'Well, are the Cylons Al-Qaeda and the Colonials are ... us?' And I've always said that's not really true, and the politics of the show kind of shift back and forth. ... It's about trying to upset expectations and about trying to make you think about issues and ideas from a different perspective."
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Maureen Ryan's Chicago Tribune "Watcher" blog shared these tidbits:
"Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, writers for the show, let me know that the show’s writing staff has mapped out the first eight episodes of next season, and “many are being written now” (the show resumes production in Vancouver in April). “We still have to see how they play together,” Thompson said by e-mail, “and whether we’ll have the money to pull them off. They’re … ambitious. Ron [Moore]’s writing the first two.”

Thompson added that Michael Taylor, a writer for “The Dead Zone” and “Star Trek: Voyager” has joined the “Battlestar Galactica” writing staff.

By the way, you can be sure that I will press Thompson and Weddle for waaaay more info when Season 3 begins ... in October! No, scratch that. I can't wait that long. I'm going to harass them well before that. I'm betting they won't talk much about what's going to happen in Season 3, but we should be able to rehash Season 2 in exhaustive detail. Send in questions if you have any."


  1. You ROCK Justine! Thanks for finding all of these little tidbits for us!

  2. You're welcome! Glad to help. It's going to be a long seven months.