Thursday, April 3, 2008

Battlestar Galactica: Chicago Tribune: Ron Moore Interview

From the Chicago Tribune's The Watcher column by Maureen Ryan:

(Please follow the link for the complete lengthy interview. Several embedded videos at the site and photos.)

Originally posted: April 2, 2008

'Battlestar Galactica's' fourth season, the strike, and directing in space: The scoop from Ron Moore

Below is the edited text of my mid-March conversation with “Battlestar Galactica” executive producer Ronald D. Moore. In a day or so, I’ll post a review/feature on Season 4, which begins 9 p.m. Friday on Sci Fi. But I thought I’d post the text of this interview first.

By the way, I posted a few highlights from this interview here two weeks ago; that post includes Moore's thought on the new "Star Trek" film, the set of which he visited recently.

There are five sections:

* 1. Moore discussing his first-ever stint in the director’s chair
* 2. Moore discussing the 100-day WGA strike
* 3. Non-spoilery “Battlestar” info
* 4. Somewhat spoilery “Battlestar” info that you can probably safely read after you’ve seen Episode 1 of Season 4 (you can read it before that if you’re OK with discussion of some general story themes that coming up. This section doesn't reveal many plot points.)
* 5. The final bit is pretty spoilery material

You will get warnings before any spoilers appear. If you want to be spoiler-free for Season 4, you can safely read the first three sections of this interview. And then you can go look at the Season 4 cast photos.

Then you can watch this funny eight-minute video, which efficiently recaps the first three seasons of "Battlestar." There's also a long conference-call interview with Katee Sackhoff, who plays Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, here.

For the most complete roster of "Battlestar" links and stories, check out Galactica Sitrep.

If you like spoilers, there are some near the end of this interview, and more tidbits, hints and so forth here.

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