Ron Moore on arguing with George Lucas. “Are you really going to argue with George Lucas about what Darth Vader would do?” The executive producer of SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica revival was revealed as one of the writers on the shelved live-action series just over a year ago.
Alan Sepinwall has Ronald D. Moore’s answers from the Battlestar Galactica finale press conference. Needless to say, it is full of spoilers.
io9’s Meredith Woerner has a fantastic report from the floor of last night’s Battlestar Galactica retrospective at the United Nations. Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and David Eick were on hand to talk about the human rights and other issues that BSG has addressed over its four seasons. I really hope there’s video, particularly after Woerner wrote this:
At one point the discussion lit a fire under the Admiral, and the talk of human rights turned personal for Edward James Olmos. The “Old Man” launched into a passionate speech about casting off the idea of race as a cultural determinant, and said we were one race, the human race. His voice echoed throughout the chamber growing louder until – I kid you not – he was yelling, “So Say We All,” and the crowd answered right back.
That proved a bit controversial to some of io9’s commentators… But in short, sounds like a rousing night and a real example of how science fiction can address and open up dialogue on real-life issues.
It’s Monday and I got nothing. Granted, I just got here, so don’t give up on us yet. But for now, take a look at The Secret Life of Toys. It has stormtroopers, Indiana Jones, and bloodthirsty Muppets. Score!
Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore is using his pull with the show’s producer (which is, oh, himself) to take on his first-ever directing gig. He’ll be directing an upcoming episode that he’s also written.
A few, small TV tidbits to share:
– Ron Moore decides to stay on with NBC Universal a little longer, but not so much with the sci-fi.
Wondering about last night’s Battlestar Galactica season finale? Ron Moore confirms and denies. Massive spoilers, naturally.