BSG and Joss Whedon almost happened
Today begins an onslaught of Battlestar Galactica-related happenings, and fans of the series could not be any happier. The third-season DVD set is finally on shelves, more than a year after the release of season two on DVD.
Several Battlestar cast members will be in New York City tomorrow making a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman to read off the talk show's famous Top Ten list. Among the cast participating are Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, and Jamie Bamber.
On March 28, Sci Fi Channel will run a pair of back-to-back half-hour specials at 10 p.m. This heap of frakkin' promotion is all a mass-marketing run by Sci Fi for the fourth (and final) season of Battlestar Galactica, which kicks off on April 4.
Naturally, this is also a time for BSG creator Ronald Moore to pass along a few quotables, this time through the Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan. Moore, who confirmed last October that he would be making his directorial debut during this forthcoming season, told Ryan that he will get behind the camera for the 12th episode, the first one shot when they return to production next week.
While Moore's directing gig is set, another one seems to have fallen by the wayside. Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, was allegedly lined up to helm an episode this season, but won't be able to do so because of his commitments to his new project, Dollhouse. "He really wanted to do it, but I'm dubious that it will work out," said Moore.
As for season four, it still looks like there's no avoiding splitting the 20-episode run into two halves. Moore doesn't expect the back half of the season to be completed until the fall and has no idea when it will air. However, that timeline fits in place with previous rumors saying that the final 10 episodes of the season will air in 2009.
Moore is already planning his post-BSG career as well. He has several side projects in the works, both television- and film-based, including a sci-fi pilot for NBC. Finally, Moore confirmed that the BSG spin-off Caprica is being heavily looked at and could be made into a series.
But that won't be all. A Battlestar Galactica press conference is scheduled for later today in New York, and will allegedly contain some big news related to the show. Hmmm...maybe a Caprica greenlight?
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