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Ron Moore on Battlestar Galactica's Flashback Movie

Published June 20, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders.
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If you're still crying about the end of Battlestar Galactica, there is some reason to be happy. Before the last season airs, there will be a two hour event taking place during the show's second season. In this flashback, you'll get to revisit all the characters as well as meet some new ones.

Ron Moore on Flashing Back to Battlestar Galactica


"It’s two episodes that are not really part of the fourth season," explained Ronald Moore. "They’re not connected to the cliff-hanger where we ended season three. We were approached by home video, in between the seasons, who expressed an interest in releasing a couple episodes on DVD for domestic and foreign distribution and, as we talked about them internally, we realized that there was no way we could really pick up the cliffhanger in that form, and we would preserve that for the official beginning of the fourth season. The way that made the most sense to all of us was to go back a little bit in time, not before the series began, but back a season or two ago, and tell a story then. We found a way to connect the events of that story to things that will happen in the fourth season. It sets up some things that will happen in season four."

If you don't get it on DVD, you can catch it on the Sci Fi Channel. "I don’t have a date for you, but the plan, as I understand it, is to air the episodes on Sci-Fi, and that it will be released on DVD either the next day, or two days later, or something like that. The extended episodes, as we’re calling them, will be broadcast in the fall and the official start of season four will begin in early ‘08."



For those keeping track, try to guess which episodes of season two the two parter falls between. "There is a specific point that I cannot remember off the top of my head to be honest, but essentially it ties into the story of the Pegasus, which you know was destroyed at the beginning of season three. There are sequences that involve Admiral Cain but it does not take place like during the Pegasus and Resurrection ship because those episodes pretty much happened continuously. But some of the events of the Pegasus's backstory back during the original Cylon attack are dramatized. And then other events after the death of Admiral Cain while the Pegasus was still in the ragtag fleet are covered in the two parter."

Battlestar Galactica is now resuming production on season four.

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