Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Recent Interviews with Ron Moore and David Eick

Ron Moore was recently honored and presented with the TV Writer of the Year Award at Screenwriting Expo 5 in Los Angeles. Sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison served as moderator and interviewed Moore about the show and his success, with occassionally hilarious results:

Q: Is every female character going to wind up knocked up on the show?
Moore: Well you've gotta have goals.
Read the full interview.

David Eick spoke with iFMagazine about life after New Caprica:
iF: Where did the idea for the Season 3 opening arc come from?

EICK: Ron and I always get together for dinner and a few drinks in between seasons and talk about what we want to do. This year my friend, Breck Eisner, was kind enough to get us into Club 33 in Disneyland, which is the only place in Disneyland that serves scotch. We figured what better way to break Season 3 , than to go drink scotch, ride space mountain, and then watch Monday Night Football at the ESPN Zone? That’s how we break a season, we go entertain ourselves and then we take our own fears and blinders off and see what we come up with. We came up with a number of things, one of which was wanting to do an opening trilogy, and what we came up with was four hours (but still only three episodes) dealing with the occupation of New Caprica. We wanted to flash forward a chunk of time to when the occupation had gotten awry in terms of any detent between the humans and the Cylons. Any evidence we would begin to see evidence of that manifesting itself in acts of insurgency, suicide bombings. I believe a lot of that was discussed and then into the escape and basically by episode 4 everyone that was left would be back on Galactica and we would pick it up from there. That was how that came about.
Read the full interview.

buffyannotater wrote up Ron Moore's recent talk at Cornell, where he discussed his reimagining of Battlestar Galactica and the reasons behind each change that he made and even managed to include some new tidbits.
Read the write-up.

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