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.
Ron Moore answers BSG finale questions
Alan Sepinwall has Ronald D. Moore’s answers from the Battlestar Galactica finale press conference. Needless to say, it is full of spoilers.
Battlestar Galactica cast, crew at the United Nations
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.
Don’t call it a comeback
The Los Angeles Times took a look at the glut of Hollywood genre remakes/revivals this weekend, and Star Wars gets a mention due to The Clone Wars. Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica – among others – also share the spotlight.
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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!
- How about teddy bears… IN SPAAAAACE! (Sorta.)
- Or if that fails, there’s always edible books. Genre standouts include Lard of the Rings and Sword and the Scone.
- Looking for something less stationary? How about Joss Whedon and Ron Moore playing themselves on the season premiere of Robot Chicken?
But what I really want to do is direct BSG
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.
In the meantime, Jamie Bamber reports on the ongoing tug of war between nostalgia and excitement on the series’ end.
A few, small TV tidbits to share:
– SciFi has finally announced what everyone else seems to have known for a while now: Paul McGillion is back on Stargate Atlantis.
– Kristen Bell is rumored to be heading on over to Lost
– Can Heroes live up to expectations in Season 2?
– Ron Moore decides to stay on with NBC Universal a little longer, but not so much with the sci-fi.
– Flash Gordon not only shows promise, but already gets a DVD. We’ll have to see. I’m kinda fond of that 80’s cheesy version.
Created by Man….
Battlestar Galactica producer Ron Moore talks past, present and future with CraveOnline.
Edward James Olmos (Bill Adama) and Katie Sackhoff (Kara “Starbuck” Thrace) talk about Battlestar’s end.
Bodie Olmos (Hotdog) talks about how tough it is to be a recurring character.
Executive producer Ron Moore doesn’t seem to be focusing on that, though, and is talking about the upcoming movie.
As for future movies of this reimagining? Well, you’d best be starting to bribe Glen Larson (producer of the original) right now, because he’s not so enthused….
OMG WTF NO WAI BSG!!1!
Wondering about last night’s Battlestar Galactica season finale? Ron Moore confirms and denies. Massive spoilers, naturally.