To the lovely Madame President someone asks a very amusing question if Barack Obama had asked Laura Roslin to be his running mate. "Actually Hillary has!" She jokes, to which Douglas says, "Hillary's the final cylon." That explains a lot.
There are some boring questions about producers and why the long hiatus. Then someone asks about the end of season 4 (which isn't finished yet). Moore says that when you have to ask an actor to stand in freezing cold water for a week, you don't want to tell them it is there. Makes sense Then about how Moore sort of pioneered the podcast, filming in Canada, the exchange rate. I stop taking prolific notes at this point because well... much as I love to watch the webisodes and what not... I'm trying to figure out if Edward James Olmos is just pissed off to be here, or if he's just a really quiet man. Wait... he kind of looks like he's dozing off, or just nodding intently with his eyes closed. Perhaps he's really thoughtful.
More talking about money and budgets... I know this show is expensive and I'm all grateful for that, but I want to know what's going to happen next season, like is Katee going to lead them into destruction? At the very least I want to entertained with more fun anecdotes from set. I'm wondering if the "work" of this press conference is trying to look interested in this technical stuff. Mary says something about a shopping ship that would help her get a better wardrobe and my ears suddenly perk up... now their back to schedules and writing process... no good gossip. Back to doodling and looking like I'm paying attention. Maybe EJO is on to something with his quiet nodding.
More chatting about why BSG is such a good show. Why they all feel blessed to get such great scripts. Ron talks about who has influenced his career. Then someone asks the actors if they like playing human elements of the show, even though it is a "sci-fi" show. Park says, "Absolutely. I think that's one of the richest things about Battlestar Galactica." Sackhoff says, "I think it all plays off of itself. The sci/fi fantasy of is extremely interesting to me and extremely challenging for me. I sit in a cockpit and pretend like I'm a child in a cardboard box pretending it is a racecar. Someone asked me one time, 'How fast does a viper go?' I looked at them with utter confusion on my face and said, 'As fast as the crew can push it.'" Have I mentioned lately how much I love Katee Sackhoff? Well... I do. She then talks about playing the human aspects of Starbuck, and how the character is such an extraordinary person, but then admits, "It is definitely more fun to go out with machine guns and blow stuff up. That's more fun for me than sitting in a jail cell by myself and crying, but it is all multilayered."