Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sometimes, things get dark.

For those that have seen the newest Battlestar Galactica episode, "Sometimes A Great Notion", you know that there are some major revelations that happen-all paired, of course, with another wave of questions. You also know that the episode is very dark. In fact, it was really hard to watch at times.

If you haven't watched the episode and you're all caught up otherwise, you can see it here.

Then head to the Chicago Tribune TV and read this phenomenol set of interviews conducted by columnist Maureen Ryan with the creative team of Battlestar, including creator, Ron Moore. The extensive article focuses on the first episode back from the show's lengthy hiatus in great detail from production design, story arcs, scripting and the emotional and thematical depths this episode attains. Don't even think about reading it if you haven't watched the episode! Check back at the link after this Friday for a look into the next episode, "A Disquiet That Follows My Soul."

Excerpt from the interview with Ronald Moore:

Moore: And yeah, this is a very dark chapter. This may not even be the darkest chapter.

That’s a scary thought.

Moore: [laughs] It may not get better.

From here on out, bring your tissues to your Battlestar screenings because so far it's a really rough road toward the end. That said, Battlestar definitely proves itself as perhaps the best show on television right now and the level of attention that is paid to the creative integrity of the show is both admirable and completely inspiring.

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