Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Katee Sackhoff

Q&A at Starbase Indy 2006 in Indianapolis with Katee Sackhoff
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Ron Moore has updated his blog, and lets us know to expect a podcast from him for "Hero"; a podcast for "Unfinished Business" with Moore, Grace Park, and Tahmoh Penikett; plus a roundtable podcast at dinner party in Vancouver, with Moore, his wife Terry, Tahmoh, Grace, Jamie Bamber, his friend Henry, James Callis, and Mark Sheppard.

David Eick's video blog has been updated with scenes from the location shoot for the mid-season cliffhanger, "The Eye of Jupiter".

Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune's The Watcher blog, has a written an excellent report on the next episode, "Unfinished Business" -- beware of spoilers.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Lucy Lawless talks to If Magazine about Battlestar Galactica in part one of a multi-part interview.

There are also some spoilers for what's to come in upcoming storylines for BSG in this TV Guide article.

Lucy also talked to After Ellen.Com.

Lawless at the reopening of the Griffith Park Observatory.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Unfinished Business Preview (Spoilers!)

Don't watch this preview of a scene from the next BSG, "Unfinished Business" unless you want to see a major spoiler involving Lee and Kara and what happened during the year on New Caprica before the Cylon Occupation.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkey Feast

Adama talks about Adama in the latest David Eick video blog.

Variety goes into detail about why BSG is moving to Sundays. In a nutshell, more people will be home on Sundays watching TV than are home watching TV on Fridays. And most cable outlets like HBO and Showtime run their flagship shows on Sunday nights, and Mark Stern told Variety, "Sunday is the home for premiere programming and for us, that's 'Battlestar.' "

The Hollywood North Report comments on BSG's story arcs this season, thus far.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

BSG is Moving

TV Guide reports, in a completely stupid move, obviously brilliant and bold move, Sci-Fi Channel will be moving Battlestar Galactica from Fridays to Sunday nights at 10 pm starting in January when season 3.5 starts up after the Christmas break. UPDATE, Maureen Ryan confirms the move and notes that in January BSG will air after a new Sci-Fi series, The Dresden Files.

Entertainment Weekly talked to Ron Moore and David Eick.

Reviews of Hero in The Houston Chronicle, SyFy Portal, and TV Guide online.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Mega Post

Entertainment Weekly and TV Squad review "Hero". Check out the Battlestar Wiki page for Hero.

Sci Fi Wire reports that Ronald D. Moore is set to write a "companion piece" remake of John Carpenter's "The Thing" for Universal Pictures.

More information on Dynamite Entertainment's Battlestar Galactica comic books.

Unfinished Business:

A two minute preview of the next BSG episode, "Unfinished Business"

A scene from Hero:

Adama talking to Bulldog in Hero, uncensored.

Frakking funny:

The Cylon's have many plans.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Good Song

Brothers in Arms -- scenes from the mini-series

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Grace Park

tgold 99 posted video of Grace Park giving a Q&A at the United Fan Con

Part 1

Part 2

Moore / Ellison

Harlan Ellison talked to Ron Moore at the L.A. Screenwriters Expo not long ago, and Tom's Hardware has a transcript of their interview.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Here's a clip from the next episode of BSG, "Hero" with Carl Lumbly as a pilot from Adama's past, "Bulldog". The scene starts out showing Commander Adama in flashback talking to a Colonial Admiral.


Marc Bernardin reviews A Measure of Salvation for Entertainment Weekly.

Friday, November 10, 2006

In the news...

Michael Logan in TV Guide previews the next BSG episode. "A Measure of Salvation". (Spoilers.)

TV Week finds out what's going on with Battlestar Galactica's ratings. (Basically, it was a risky move to debut the show in the fall up against the broadcast networks.) And so, Sy Fy Portal ponders a possible day and time change for BSG on Sci-Fi.

Matt Roush answers questions about BSG's numbers and the effect of DVD sales on insuring further seasons of the series.

Edward James Olmos talked to TV Zone.

Katee Sackhoff talked to Sci-Fi Wire about two of her upcoming films. Here and Here.

Studying the political and social science aspects of the series, Adam Wills in The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles wrote about Galactica and the Shoah, and Laura Miller writes in Salon about BSG and parallels to Iraq.

David Eick interviewed is by Sean Elliot in If Magazine here and here.

Tricia Helfer enjoys wine.

Must Read

Laura Miller in Salon has a brilliant article about BSG and parallels to Iraq.

Check it out.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Off Topic

Sorry for not posting much lately. Things have been busy. I will however upload a new Sitrep podcast this week, so look forward to that...

Until then remember to

on Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Review Links

Reviews Collaborators.

Entertainment Weekly.

TV Squad.

TV Guide.

Houston Chronicle.

If Magazine.

TV Fodder.

Reviews of Torn.

Entertainment Weekly.

TV Guide.

Cinema Blend.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Various Items

Adam Wills in The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles wrote a fascinating article about Galactica and the Shoah.

Ron Moore recently spoke at Cornell about the process of developing Battlestar Galactica.

David Eick talked to If Magazine.

TV guide posted info about BSG's excellent demographics.

More news on the possible spinoff "Caprica".

Comic book infomation.

Also, Andrew at the CIC blog discovered where the unfounded BSG rumors got their start.

Harlan Ellison and Ron Moore

Harlan Ellison presents Best TV Writer of the Year Award to Ronald Moore for Battlestar Galactica at the 2006 Expo 5 Screenwriting Conference.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rumor control

Thus Spake Battlestar Galactica co-executive prodcuer Mark Verheiden...

There seem to be any number of rumors circulating about the fate of BATTLESTAR, including suggestions that the episode order has been shortened, we're about to move to NBC, Starbuck really IS a boy (no way), etc. Since I, well, work there, let's just make everything perfectly clear. The season three order was for twenty episodes. As it turned out, we had almost enough material after shooting our third show (AKA the one with the spectacular FX of Galactica on fire, swooping into atmosphere) that we decided to shoot a few more scenes and turn that into two eps, but for viewers, the result is the same. In terms of the order being cut, well, we're currently shooting episode #16 and I'm writing the season finale, so no. We're shooting them all. And I believe the "moving to NBC" thing has been thoroughly debunked, but one more time -- it's not gonna happen. And frankly, I LIKE being on the Sci-Fi. They have been extremely supportive of the show, and creatively, that's what you want and need...

posted by Mark Verheiden

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Here's a preview scene from the next episode of BSG, "Torn".

SFX montage from Zoic Studios.