The New York Times wonders if the ABC deal on the new LOST webisodes might become a model for this sort of deal in Hollywood. As we BSG fans know, other such deals have not gone so well.
Over on the Fans4Writers multi-fandom forums, in the Ron Moore Fans section, Ron himself has been stopping in on this thread. Today he had this to say when asked what he pictures might happen if – gods forbid – Season 4 was never completed:
"I actually have been thinking about what I would do in the (I believe unlikely) event that the show never came back. There is a full storyline for the rest of the season and ultimately, the finale and I'm not sure what I would do with all that information. There's a part of me that would want to sit on the story, lock it all up and then wait for the studio to come to its senses and try to finish the story in some shortened form -- a miniseries or TV movie or something. I could also see writing the end in a book or graphic novel. I also have the recorded sessions of the writers' room at the start of the season where we discussed the overview of the last arc and a more intensive session from the retreat this summer where we broke down the stories in more specific terms and I've thought about just posting those recordings in the event of cancellation so that people could at least hear what our plans were originally."
But let’s not get all down and out and ahead of ourselves here, folks. As Kristin at E! Online said earlier this week:
Reader Blake in Memphis, Tennessee: I have been wondering ever since the strike began what is going to happen with the shows we know for certain are in their last season, such as Scrubs, The Shield and Battlestar Galactica. I don't think I could take it if the strike ends up leaving some things from these shows unresolved for good.
Kristin: The series finale of The Shield began production this week, so it will finish its complete run on FX. Battlestar Galactica is Sci Fi's crown jewel, so it's likely that no matter what happens, BSG will be permitted to finish its run. Scrubs, however, was already on thin ice with NBC, and Bill Lawrence has refused to pen a backup ending for the series.
Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Times columnist Patrick Goldstein reiterates what internet guru Marc Andreessen put on the table earlier this week: THERE. ARE. OTHER. OPTIONS.
On Monday the 26th, the WGA and the AMPTP go back into talks. Let’s hope they can all just get along…
Now I must mention something completely Off-Topic: does anyone understand what is going on with this CLOVERFIELD/HEROES Slusho mashup thing? I am just MYSTIFIED…