Ron Moore Speaks Up About 'Battlestar Galactica' Finale
Ron Moore Speaks Up About 'Battlestar Galactica' Finale
January's arrival brings the return of many top shows, as well as the end of some beloved ones, such as Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica.  What better way to start off the finale than to talk about it, especially if you're hearing words straight from the mouth of the series' creator?  The Star Ledger recently posted an interview they did with Ron Moore, and the Emmy Award-nominated legend discussed what's to come. 

“I knew the series of "Battlestar Galactica" was going to end with a period at the end of the sentence,” Moore declared.  “Because of the way we're ending "Battlestar," I didn't see other stories beyond it that I felt were interesting or had any real relevance to what the show is about.  But we had a very rich backstory to deal with.”

He continued by saying: “Most of the questions raised in "Galactica" are answered in "Galactica."  Moore was sure that things would wrap up within the series, and that he was all set to make a prequel instead of another season of Battlestar Galactica.  When the show ends this year, fans will have to prepare for the hugely talked about Caprica.  But there's no need to rush things just yet.  Moore still has to finish what he started.

“In general terms, over the last year and a half, somewhere in the middle of season three I started asking, 'What's the shape of the ending? What's going to happen at the end of the show and what's going to be the case when they meet up with whoever they meet up with?'” he explained.  “As we got into season three, I started thinking of it more seriously, and last summer, almost a year ago, we had a writer's summit up in Lake Tahoe and said, "It's going to end here."  But a lot of the pieces didn't fall into place until I was sitting at the computer writing the teleplay that I realized exactly how the cards were going to fall for different characters.” 

“The job is to figure a way along in a story but make it all feel like it's seamless, to make it all make sense.  Hopefully, if I've done my job right, when all is said and done and the story's been put to bed and you've got the entire set of DVDs before you and you watch them, that it feels like a cohesive narrative.” 

Moore continued to answer questions on origins and things that left the viewers hanging.  These include the nature of the Final Four, the fate of the 13th Colony, and even the baby of Tigh and Six.  Moore's sure that the last few episodes of Battlestar Galactica will provide enough answers for the fans, and he's hoping that they'll be content with what he's done.  

“I don't know if it's going to be wrapped up in a neat bow,” he claimed.  “The show has an answer for it, whether it's a satisfying answer, I don't know.”

“It's a beginning, middle and end, Battlestar Galactica.  This big story, how it all began, the apocalypse of the 12 Colonies, then the journey, and then they get here.  This is the end of all these characters that you have come to know and love.”

-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Star Ledger
(Image Courtesy of Sci Fi)