SyFy Portal reports on Ron Moore and Katee Sackhoff. Quote:
Using a posted Q&A on the SciFi Channel message boards, Moore said Sackhoff's performance was moving.
"I think that Katee grabs hold of the screen in 'Maelstrom' and never lets go," Moore said. "It's a bravura performance in the truest sense of the word. Whenever she's on camera, she's eliciting multiple emotional responses from the audience and I think that's the secret of her appeal."
Sackhoff possibly ended a three-year run on "Battlestar Galactica" with the apparent death of her character in "Maelstrom," as her Viper was crushed by the air pressure forces of a superstorm. The fleet was hiding out near the planet because the heavy radiation was masking Dradis, and allowed the fleet to refuel without worrying about the Cylons popping in.
"If you're looking for a one-note emotional figure, then she's not the actress for you," Moore said. "But if you're interested in someone truly embodying the role and conveying several layers of meaning all at once, then Katee is the one to watch."
Sackhoff recently told an Oregon radio station she frequents that as far as she knows, her character is dead, and that she has no immediate plans to return to the show. Starbuck's death has been one of the most talked about television topics since the episode first aired on SciFi Channel Sunday night...
Also, Alan Stanley Blair reviews Maelstrom. And SyFy Portal's Michael Hineman, talked to BSG writers Jane Espensen and Anne Cofell Saunders.