Moore: Thatâ€™s why I like it. I wanted to make a show that took science fiction back to what it used to really be all about. Science fiction used to be a way to explore society. It was always about today, where the author was at that moment, and took the science fiction prism and altered certain things, [giving] a distance to the audience to examine interesting questions. Questions of morality, existential questions, where are we going as a people, what is technology doing to us, how is the human condition going to change?
I felt that science fiction, especially film science fiction, had gotten away from that. It had become almost solely an escapist medium. And thereâ€™s nothing wrong with escapism -- I love Star Wars as much as anybody. However, it shouldnâ€™t be the only flavour of this genre. There should be room for the shows that are about examining issues, really challenging the audience, pushing the audience in directions that they may not be comfortable with. I thought, if ever there was a moment to do that, it was at that moment of doing Battlestar Galactica.