While being an adherent of sci-fi and change and the future, Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore sure doesn’t approve of webisodes. They may have gotten more and more common these days, but it looks as though they won’t be around for long. That is, according to the screenwriter.
Ron Moore spoke at the Banff World Television Festival and explained how the studio requested Battlestar Galactica shorts to be made available online. This occurred before the third season began in 2006, and the producer maintains that there are too many difficulties for the project to push through.
“I don’t like the runtime on it, it’s hard to tell a coherent story in three minutes when it’s part of an hour-long show,” Ron Moore admitted to audiences. “I don’t know that it’s a format that’s really going to withstand the test of time. It feels like something that people do right now because of technical, sort of, limitations – viewer habits, how much they want to download.”
Moore went on to say that no one really knew how to do the webisodes for Battlestar Galactica back then. The idea itself was faced with several questions, from budgeting to the schedule of the actors.
“I could be wrong, but I don’t see in 10 years people are still doing webisodes,” he continued.
Still, there’s hope for more of his brainchild. Ron Moore is reportedly busy with the post-production of the TV movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. Directed by Edward James Olmos, the film tells the story of the Cylon attacks from the point of view of the Cylons themselves.
In addition to that, there’s the spin-off Caprica to work on, which is why there’s no way webisodes can be squeezed in. Fans will just have to be contented with Moore’s recent projects to get their fill.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Canadian Press
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