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Producer David Eick Dishes On "Battlestar Galactica" Season 3

Battlestar GalacticaIs it October yet? Argh. I didn't think so. That means we've still got a long time to wait until the premiere of Season Three of the SciFi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica." It already seems like it's been an eternity.

Well, to bide your time until then, check out the interview TV Guide did with "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer/creator/writer David Eick that dishes on the death of a major character, a mystery man from Adama's past, Apollo and Starbuck's relationship, an inside look at a Cylon basestar, and more.

Some of my favorite bits include:

  • The weight Apollo gained at the end of the last season is indicative of an "emotional crisis that's manifesting itself in a change in his physique."
  • A central character will "no longer be with us" at the end of the third episode. Eick took a very Joss Whedon-like approach with his answer to what motivated the exit of the character by saying, "At the end of the day, this is a war show and there are casualties. And I think in order to continue to be honest about that and how we pursue the storytelling, sometimes that's going to mean the people we have come to know and love are no longer going to be with us."
  • The audience is to finally going to get to see the inside of a Cylon basestar. Eick said, "The very idea that Cylon technology is all about organic life and mechanistic life cohabitating is taken to the next step in the Cylon base ships. They really are, in a variety of ways, living beings themselves."
  • The new season will pick up a couple of months after the events at the end of last season to "advance certain story lines to a breaking point."
  • On the relationship between Apollo and Starbuck, Eick made some very interesting comments, including "It's just not a simple relationship, and I think in that way it's much closer to a lot of male-female relationships that remain mysterious for years and are never entirely resolved to be one thing or the other. I think there's always a bit of murkiness about that. And we intend to continue to investigate that timeless male-female dynamic."
  • A new character will be introduced in Episode 7 who Adama knew prior to the attacks and who has some very juicy dirt on our beloved admiral.
  • Finally, on the spin-off series "Caprica," Eick says that it is still in script form and they will probably know if it's been picked up for a pilot around July.

There's lots more juicy bits in the interview. I recommend you check it out - even if it's just a horrible tease for things you can't see for months and months. --Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on May 30, 2006 10:15 PM
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