Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Press Conference/The 2008 Sci Fi Channel Upfront

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Cylons and Hotties and Writers… Oh My!

I try focusing on the nice ethereal BSG music that's playing and start looking around the rather large auditorium and wonder why more people aren't here. Don't they get it? Hopefully the lack of attendees will boost my chances of meeting either of the two Adamas, or if I'm really lucky Madame President herself.

Then Mark Stern (VP of original programming) comes out on stage and starts hyping up the crowd by showing a teaser trailer for season four. Damn it... now I'm really wishing that I had gotten a chance to see that screener. He talks about how dismayed he is that season four will be the last (dude, you and me both). Tries to make it all better by saying that new webisodes have been commissioned. Then announces that a 2-hour Caprica movie has been greenlit. (You can read my post about that here. Hey, at least its something to fill the BSG void... now where are the pretty people?!? Bring on the pretty people!

First out on the stage is the luminous Mary McDonnell, followed by Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. I'm shocked by how breathtaking this group is, especially Grace. She's truly gorgeous. Then filed into the back row are Aaron Douglas, Michael Hogan, James Callis, Jamie Bamber, Edward James Olmos, Ron Moore and David Eick. The last two may not count as pretty people per se, but they are kinda brilliant, so that's OK by me.

First question up involves how doing the strike affected the show (basically they did some rewrites). Then more chatter about Caprica (yay!), to which Moore says that the first time he heard about movement on Caprica was when he read about it in TV Guide. Stern credits the success of Razor with the movement on the presumed dead Caprica. David Eick says that while they haven't yet had much of a chance to plan out Caprica (he was literally booking a meeting about it backstage before they walked on) that both he and Moore will be involved with the 2-hour pilot and that is their priority. (Hmm... wonder how the people who gave Eick the go-ahead on the Children of Men TV adaptation will feel about that).

Some guy stands up and asks the cast what moment in the original script made them want to do this show. I groan to myself about the ridiculous questions that are being asked. The guy before asked Moore if he considered today's political situation when writing... um, duh. Then this? Sigh. It is going to be a long night. But wait... leave it to Katee Sackhoff to make this actually interesting. Thank you Katee! She says that she liked when Tigh calls Starbuck a chicken and then she turns around and punches him. Tricia chimes in that this was basically the first thing she auditioned for and it had a great cast and a smart script. Her initial reaction was, "They actually want me? Yes!" Grace Park says that "By your command" was her favorite line... to which Ron admits that wasn't in the original first draft of script, but it was in an advertisement and then they added it later on. He gets points for honesty. Mary says that her favorite line was, "we have to start making babies." Then adds, "I don't know what happened, but I thought it was a great idea."

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Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Press Conference/The 2008 Sci Fi Channel Upfront

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
Cylons and Hotties and Writers… Oh My!

I try focusing on the nice ethereal BSG music that's playing and start looking around the rather large auditorium and wonder why more people aren't here. Don't they get it? Hopefully the lack of attendees will boost my chances of meeting either of the two Adamas, or if I'm really lucky Madame President herself.

Then Mark Stern (VP of original programming) comes out on stage and starts hyping up the crowd by showing a teaser trailer for season four. Damn it... now I'm really wishing that I had gotten a chance to see that screener. He talks about how dismayed he is that season four will be the last (dude, you and me both). Tries to make it all better by saying that new webisodes have been commissioned. Then announces that a 2-hour Caprica movie has been greenlit. (You can read my post about that here. Hey, at least its something to fill the BSG void... now where are the pretty people?!? Bring on the pretty people!

First out on the stage is the luminous Mary McDonnell, followed by Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. I'm shocked by how breathtaking this group is, especially Grace. She's truly gorgeous. Then filed into the back row are Aaron Douglas, Michael Hogan, James Callis, Jamie Bamber, Edward James Olmos, Ron Moore and David Eick. The last two may not count as pretty people per se, but they are kinda brilliant, so that's OK by me.

First question up involves how doing the strike affected the show (basically they did some rewrites). Then more chatter about Caprica (yay!), to which Moore says that the first time he heard about movement on Caprica was when he read about it in TV Guide. Stern credits the success of Razor with the movement on the presumed dead Caprica. David Eick says that while they haven't yet had much of a chance to plan out Caprica (he was literally booking a meeting about it backstage before they walked on) that both he and Moore will be involved with the 2-hour pilot and that is their priority. (Hmm... wonder how the people who gave Eick the go-ahead on the Children of Men TV adaptation will feel about that).

Some guy stands up and asks the cast what moment in the original script made them want to do this show. I groan to myself about the ridiculous questions that are being asked. The guy before asked Moore if he considered today's political situation when writing... um, duh. Then this? Sigh. It is going to be a long night. But wait... leave it to Katee Sackhoff to make this actually interesting. Thank you Katee! She says that she liked when Tigh calls Starbuck a chicken and then she turns around and punches him. Tricia chimes in that this was basically the first thing she auditioned for and it had a great cast and a smart script. Her initial reaction was, "They actually want me? Yes!" Grace Park says that "By your command" was her favorite line... to which Ron admits that wasn't in the original first draft of script, but it was in an advertisement and then they added it later on. He gets points for honesty. Mary says that her favorite line was, "we have to start making babies." Then adds, "I don't know what happened, but I thought it was a great idea."

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