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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    Quote Originally Posted by USA1290
    Thanks for posting this!! I AM SO interested in seeing who/whom/what is the Cylon God? I was wondering re: Count Iblis being in TNS.

    I don't think we'll know the idenity of the Cylon God this 1/2 of the season & maybe not the third, though probably in the final season, I am hoping.

    Hope all have a good day!
    Stephen
    I'm rather hoping that we don't see any of the actual Gods, but have their stories told on screen in such a way that a parallel or symmetry can be seen between the Colonial mythos and the current exodus/Cylon Holocaust; the various senior Colonials mirroring the actions of the ancient Gods.

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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    Quote Originally Posted by MASON
    I'm rather hoping that we don't see any of the actual Gods, but have their stories told on screen in such a way that a parallel or symmetry can be seen between the Colonial mythos and the current exodus/Cylon Holocaust; the various senior Colonials mirroring the actions of the ancient Gods.
    Now that we've had some time (far too long!!) to reflect on the series as a whole, I think that the show is coming a little too close to the mysticism aspect of the human/cylon confrontation. The show is fabulous and I don't want it to devolve into a non-human fantasy. I rather like the human strengths and foibles as they are portrayed.

    As we've seen in 'Home' the mystic elements can take on a big burden of carryign the storyline. The introduction of a supernatural being may push it over the brink.
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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    Thank you very much, Sci-Fi.

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    Oh, definitely. At the end of this season, Kara's life will be virtually nothing like it is now.
    Very interesting. This, given his reply to the "Caprica Fatigue" question, raises certain possibilities. With any lesser writer, I would have been worried about some sopy story lines. Since RDM hasn't done anything wrong with BSG -- as far as I could see -- I wouldn't start worrying yet.

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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    Quote Originally Posted by madk99
    Now that we've had some time (far too long!!) to reflect on the series as a whole, I think that the show is coming a little too close to the mysticism aspect of the human/cylon confrontation. The show is fabulous and I don't want it to devolve into a non-human fantasy. I rather like the human strengths and foibles as they are portrayed.

    As we've seen in 'Home' the mystic elements can take on a big burden of carryign the storyline. The introduction of a supernatural being may push it over the brink.
    Well, with no plans for Iblis, I don't think we'll see a supernatural being for a few seasons, if at all. To add to what I wrote above, I'd love to learn more of the Colonial Mythology but without it manifesting itself in any form other than artefact or scripture.

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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    2. In the battle scene with the Cylons in "Flight of the Phoenix", some think they see more Vipers than pilots, there is the presence of many Mark 7 Vipers, and the Blackbird is in flight before its maiden voyage. Was this effects shot the victim of a script change or something in the editing room? Was the episode originally intended to appear after the Pegasus encounter?

    To be honest, I don't recall the exact number of Vipers in the shot or where we were in the continuity at that point. I do recall the topic coming up in various VFX and production meetings, and I think there was at least an initial rationale for the number on screen -- but it's entirely possible that we cheated a bit in Post in order to make the shot a little sexier. Sorry. It happens.
    How many Vipers is the Galactica supposed to have on board (both Mark 2 and Mark 7) before the events of Pegasus and Resurrection Ship?

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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    The Boomer/Helo/Tyrol story really interest me.......This stems from the
    Caprica main storyline......I am glad RM liked what it has become...
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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    7. Starbuck's Caprica experience left her even more damaged than before. Are there any more surprises in Starbuck's screwed-up life that we can look forward to?

    Oh, definitely. At the end of this season, Kara's life will be virtually nothing like it is now.
    So more Kara-angst to come. I can only imagine what that's going. I actually liked the Caprica storyline, although I admit it seemed to drag on too long.

    I trust RDM as well - so I'll just sit back and watch this play out. Sounds like he's going to turn all the characters inside out before this is all over with.

    Hadn't read that Time magazine named BSG it's top show of the year. That's great and quite a coup for a scifi show.
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    Default Re: Katee Sackhoff to Join S2D Live (for 10 weeks)

    the edited version of Katee's Interview with shaun has been added to the audio section of Galactica Station

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    Wink Adama Fumes; Kane Schemes; Cylons Teem...

    From Eclipse Magazine:

    Television : Adama Fumes; Kane Schemes; Cylons Teem As Battlestar Galactica Returns To Action!

    by Sheldon A. Wiebe
    2006/1/5

    Click on the link to read a long but informative article (2 pages).

    At the end of the “Battlestar Galactica” mid-season finale, the Galactica and the Pegasus were about to go to war over the fate of two Galactica officers who accidentally killed a Pegasus officer as they tried to save Caprica Sharon from being raped. Friday night’s second-half premiere [Sci Fi, 10 p.m., 9 Central] opens with the tensest of situations – two sets of Colonial forces about go into battle against other…

    “Resurrection Ship, Part 1” begins exactly where “Pegasus” left off – with Galactica and Pegasus forces facing off over the fate of Lt. Helo [Tamoh Penikett] and Chief Tyrol [Aaron Douglas], who had been sentenced to death without a trial for their actions in the second season’s mid-season cliffhanger.

    As Admiral Cain [Michelle Forbes] and Commander Adama [Edward James Olmos] try not to order their fighters to fire first, Lt. Kara Thrace [Katee Sackhoff] flies between the two forces in the Galactica’s stealth viper and provides a distraction by uploading information to the Pegasus – photos of the enormous Cylon ship that has had them all puzzled.


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    Default TV Tidbits 'Galactica' actress admires her character - some of the time

    http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_RelishArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=112876912 1621&path=!news!entertainment!television!&s=1037645508994

    Katee Sackhoff says she often feels the urge to strangle her Battlestar Galactica character, the rebellious starship fighter pilot Starbuck.

    "I think it's the way (Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace) acts toward people," she said. "I have fans come up to me and say, 'I hate her.' And I say, 'That's good. You should love or hate a character.'

    "But there are moments of deep sadness for her. Every time she takes a step forward, circumstances make her take a step back."

    Sackhoff admires the character for being a survivor who never breaks her word. "And I love her honesty."
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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    Quote Originally Posted by MASON
    Well, with no plans for Iblis, I don't think we'll see a supernatural being for a few seasons, if at all. To add to what I wrote above, I'd love to learn more of the Colonial Mythology but without it manifesting itself in any form other than artefact or scripture.
    Hello: How would you feel about maybe, flash-back episodes?

    Re: supernatural beings, what if the Cylon God turned out to be a alien who was manipulating behind the scenes? Stargate "gods" were aliens who came to ancient Earth. Babylon 5 the "gods" were ancient alien races warring with each other thru the younger races. [Shadows vs. Vorlons]
    RDM was a writer on Deep Space Nine & there the Bajoran [sp?] Prophets turned out to be wormhole aliens.
    I think the alien/god[s] is a old, tired scifi plot that has been done to death
    I was wondering [if you have the time] why you aren't for/pro the gods being shown on screen? Post or PM whichever you prefer.
    I AM interested!
    Thanks. Stephen.

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    Default Chicago Tribune interviews Ron Moore

    Moore discusses the rest of season 2 - full blown spoilers!

    http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....ent_rosli.html

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    Default Re: Chicago Tribune interviews Ron Moore

    as if I wasn't anticipating the upcoming season enough, more spoilers to tease me with!!
    I fear that this can only end one way.

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    Default Re: BattlestarGalactica.com Interviews RDM

    Technically speaking, wouldn't their human creator be the Cylon god?

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    Sci-Fi Interview with the cylon designer, Eric Chu

    Hi!
    There's a new interview where Eric Chu talks about his work on the Cylons and about the artworks in the industry in general.
    http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/eric_chu_01.htm

    Here is an excerpt:

    Gilles Nuytens: How much time did you take to create the cylon centurion, approximately, from your first idea to the final version?

    Eric Chu: Many of the designs for Galactica were done in parrallel. That is, at some point or another during the two month period, we were working on all the designs at once. The Centurion began early, but in the end, it was one of the last ones finished simply because it was difficult to get an idea of what the producers were after. It was always the intention, though, to find a design that would emphasize the Cylon's mechanical nature and that this design could not possibly be a "man in an suit". After many unsuccessful tries, Gary Hutzel finally sent us a quick sketch of a mechanical version of the Angel of Death, complete with a "hood". Seeing that we were not necessarily bound so close to the original design, I took his drawing and expanded on it. It was approved almost immediately.

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    Default Re: Interview with the cylon designer, Eric Chu

    This looks interesting thanks a lot
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    I love this image from the interview:


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    Wink Helfer’s star on rise

    From The Calgary Sun:

    Helfer’s star on rise

    Alberta actress rockets between two hit series

    MODEL CYLON ... Tricia Helfer returns for a second season of Battlestar Galactica on Space: The Imagination Station on Jan. 14.

    Kevin Williamson
    January 8, 2006

    Click on the link to read the entire article. Some excerpts:

    In Battlestar Galactica, Tricia Helfer is the link between human and Cylon.

    In life, she’s the link between model and nerd.

    For that, credit the 31-year-old starlet’s dual roles — as a gorgeous Cylon on the acclaimed remake of the dopey ’70s space opera, and as host and producer of Canada’s Next Top Model, a homegrown spinoff of the Tyra Banks reality contest in which Helfer will oversee a competition to crown a Canuck beauty.

    Yet Helfer, who hails from Donalda, Alta., admits she was initially reluctant to join Model.

    Five years ago, she’d quit catwalks cold turkey to pursue acting rather than juggle two demanding careers.

    With Galactica emerging as a critical and commercial smash — its second season launches on Space on January 14 — Helfer wasn’t sure she wanted to revisit the profession she was introduced to more than a decade earlier when she was discovered in a movie theatre by Alberta modelling talent agent Kelly Streit.

    People who do take things very seriously are science fiction fans and the followers of Battlestar Galactica, of course, are no different than the famously-faithful flocks who orbited the likes of Star Trek.

    Despite being a genre show — and a retread of a certified cheesefest, no less — the updated, far grittier incarnation has received accolades from such publications as Newsday, which hailed it as television’s top series.

    “Time magazine called it the best new show of 2005,” Helfer reports, understandably proud, as are the rest of the cast and crew, who will return to Vancouver in March to shoot Galactica’s third season.

    “We’re pretty psyched. We’re all e-mailing each other, ‘Did you read that?’ ‘Did you hear this?’ We hope (the critical praise) gets a few more people to the show who wouldn’t typically tune in.”

    Unlike the original, the new Galactica envisions a jumpsuit-and-robot-teddy bear-free future of paranoia and terrorism not unlike our present-day.

    “The show hits a chord. It has a relevance,” Helfer says. “People have picked up on that human drama and are responding.”

    As are fans to Helfer’s status as science fiction’s latest sex symbol and pin-up girl.

    It’s to be expected, of course — what with the slinky, smoldering cyborg, Number Six, she plays — as was Helfer’s excitement when she heard from Galactica’s braintrust the sophomore season would introduce a clone of Six who couldn’t be more removed from the sex-oozing siren.

    “This other character, Geena, has been completely traumatized — beaten and tortured to the point of wanting to die … It’s exhausting, but that’s what I enjoy about acting, stepping into different roles.”

    One role she’s already assumed is that of science-fiction convention goddess.

    Attending the notorious geekfests, she says, “has been a good experience. I did a few last year. I’m always laughing about it because you picture Galaxy Quest but on the whole, there are some interesting people there and the fans are loyal and intelligent.”

    Even if, yes, it means she’s often forced to ponder such questions of cosmic importance as “Who is the Cylon god?” Her answer? “I don’t know! I’ve even asked (executive producer) Ron Moore and he doesn’t know.”

    Back in Donalda, Helfer’s family is predictably ecstatic about her burgeoning fame.

    “They’re so great and unassuming. Obviously they’re happy for me. They’re my biggest supporters and watch all the shows. But if I wanted to give it up and come home, they’d be perfectly happy.”


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    Wink The Angel Is an Assassin

    From The New York Times:

    The Angel Is an Assassin

    Grace Park's sweet "Battlestar Galactica" character, Sharon, nicknamed Boomer, was eventually revealed as a homicidal Cylon android.

    By KATE AURTHUR
    January 8, 2006

    Click on the link to read the full article. Some excerpts:

    In the final moments of the "Battlestar Galactica" mini-series, broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel in December 2003, viewers found out that Sharon - a sweet, somewhat clueless pilot nicknamed Boomer - was in fact a genocidal Cylon android. The Cylons had wiped out 12 planets and billions of people, and were intent on undermining the plans of the few human survivors by using undercover agents like Sharon. Her unmasking ended the mini-series on a suspenseful cliffhanger, and 13 months later, "Battlestar" returned as a weekly series. The second half of its second season began on Friday.

    Grace Park, who plays Sharon, didn't notice the miniseries' gasp-inducing twist when she first auditioned for the flashier part of Starbuck. Sharon, she said, seemed like "the best friend you don't put too much weight on, a good person, kind of sad." After being offered that role, however, and rereading the teleplay, it hit her. Talking to Ronald D. Moore, who developed the remake of the 1970's show, "I said, 'You changed her to a Cylon!' " Ms. Park said, recalling her excitement. "He was like, 'It was always like that.' I totally didn't read it."

    In one episode this season, Sharon begged a wary Adama to trust her. "I'm Sharon, but I'm a different Sharon," she said. "I know who I am. I don't have hidden protocols or programs lying in wait to be activated. I make my own choices."

    But does she really? "She's both the friend and the enemy," Mr. Moore said. "There's always the eternal hope that she's going to help us so she can come back into the family." That hope will never be guaranteed, he said, because Sharon is, after all, and perhaps above all, a Cylon. When asked to characterize Sharon's future in Season 2, Ms. Park thought for a moment, and with a smile her character never gets to use, said: "Everything just gets deeper. And more dark."


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    Thank you for sharing this article, Sci-Fi.

    Tricia is amazing, especially considering that she's only been acting for a few years. As I read up on the other cast members--Tahmoh Penniket, Kandyse McClure, Grace Park, I'm realizing that they too have only been acting a couple of years! It just goes to show--put outstanding writing, direction, & acting together and the possibilities are endless. I wish them all great success in this and future projects that come their way.

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