View Full Version : Bamber likes `Apollo's' new course

June 19th, 2005, 09:29 AM
From Metromix:

Bamber likes `Apollo's' new course (http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/tv/mmx-0506190383jun19,0,1642411.story?coll=mmx-television_heds)

By Maureen Ryan
June 19, 2005

Things look pretty bad for Apollo.

In the closing minutes of the shocking first-season finale of Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica," Lee "Apollo" Adama refused to go along with a coup engineered by his father, Commander William Adama. What's more, the senior Adama, military leader of the space fleet carrying the 50,000 survivors of Cylon attacks, was shot by a Cylon assassin in front of his handcuffed son.

So, all things considered, Jamie Bamber likes how things are going for his character, Apollo.

"That was a great moment," Bamber said of Apollo's decision to support "Galactica's" president, Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), and scuttle the coup. "It's defined [Apollo] in a new way. He isn't the son of the commanding officer anymore. He's completely alone in the fleet. His dad has been shot, he's an orphan, he's not defined by being the heir to a military tradition. He doesn't regret his decision for a second. For the first time, he can truly be an individual, rather than [someone] trapped in this military world."

Apollo's not a literal orphan, Bamber hastens to add. Though papa Adama was shot in the finale, he's still alive at the beginning of Season 2, which begins July 15. "But Dad's out of the equation" as far as his son's concerned, Bamber said by phone from the Vancouver set of the show. "Dad's not there to tell him what to do. [Apollo is] looked to in his own right as a person of influence and resources." And the powers that be can't let a hotshot military pilot stay locked up forever, Bamber notes. "They have to let him out, to do what he does best."

Which "Battlestar Galactica" stars are "indisputably attracted to each other"?
Click here to find out (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-tribtv.story#bamber)
:p ;) :) :D

June 19th, 2005, 09:57 AM
*squee* he is so Roslin's son now!

June 19th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Very nice interview. Jamie Bamber really has a handle on the elements that are making the show a success.

I especially like this bit on the themes of the show...

"These people are searching for meaning in very fragmented lives, but that's what we all do when you pare it down. When you pare it down to 50,000 people, the drama is greater. That's the essence of good drama, it's about trying to find out why and what, it's a quest for meaning. We've got our own refugees [in our world], people are just trying to find a place to thrive and prosper in the galaxy. I think that's also key to it, it's not about party politics, it examines many different things and we can debate whther the cylons are more sympathetic than humans, and that often suprises people. In the original, it was much more a good versus evil story"

*Thanks Sci-Fi for keeping us supplied with all this good BSG info. I never visit any of the BSG forums so it's much appreciated. *

June 19th, 2005, 10:34 AM
thanks for the link to the article!

June 19th, 2005, 10:57 AM
great article ;) love it. *squee* oh those spoilers are kinda heavenly

June 19th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Thanks for that link...I like that none of the characters are *simply*