What Makes Outlander So Similar to Battlestar Galactica?

Ever since Battlestar Galactica went off the air, we've been waiting to see what series creator Ron Moore would do next. After a few false starts, he finally claimed a new series as his own: Outlander, a fantasy romance that on its surface couldn't be more unlike Battlestar. But the two shows have a lot in common. » 10/16/14 3:20pm 10/16/14 3:20pm

So You Want To Be A TV Writer? Showrunners Share Their Writing Secrets!

The "writers' room" of a television show is a magical place , where creativity flows and awesome ideas are generated. But how do you keep "the room" happy and focused? Some of the top showrunners, including Joss Whedon, share their secrets in this exclusive excerpt from the book Showrunners. » 9/02/14 12:49pm 9/02/14 12:49pm

Battlestar Galactica's humanoid cylons were a result of budget limits

At Comic-Con yesterday, Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore told fans that he loves how television's budget constraints spawn creativity. For example: the skinjobs, whom he'd originally wanted to be done up in shiny suits like the 1970s series' cylons. » 7/20/13 9:30am 7/20/13 9:30am

Bryan Singer claims his Battlestar Galactica movie can connect both BSG

It's been a long time since we had an update on the long-delayed Battlestar Galactica movie. And the latest bit of news is a whopper. Bryan Singer is claiming that his movie's script, penned by John Orloff (Band of Brothers, Anonymous) will be able to fit in with both the 1978 original, and the reboot that aired in… » 8/06/12 11:37am 8/06/12 11:37am

TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… » 9/12/11 1:46pm 9/12/11 1:46pm

What's Ron Moore's new magic procedural show really about?

Ronald D. Moore's "CSI meets Harry Potter" TV series filmed its pilot episode recently, but what's it really like? How will the man who brought us the mysticism-tinged Battlestar Galactica reboot handle a world of magic? » 4/26/11 11:52am 4/26/11 11:52am

First Cast Photo from Ron Moore's 17th Precinct: It's a BSG reunion!

Mini Battlestar Galactica reunion! In between shooting scenes for Ron Moore's new supernatural cop drama the 17th Precinct, Tricia Helfer sent out a set photo with her old BSG castmates Jamie Bamber and James Callis. » 3/16/11 1:32pm 3/16/11 1:32pm

The REAL Battlestar Galactica Series Bible

Last week, we showed you Ron Moore's original series bible for Battlestar Galactica — but the webcomic Hijinks Ensue brings us Ron Moore's Bible study class. Best part: Brother McCreary's crazy trashcan tribal drum music. [via Battlestar_Blog] » 1/31/11 11:44am 1/31/11 11:44am

The original Battlestar Galactica series bible is Ron Moore's rebuke to…

Ron Moore's original series bible for Battlestar Galactica is online, and it's full of critiques of "bumpy-headed aliens," "techno-double-talk" and other Star Trek mainstays. The most important thing to remember about the Cylons? "They are not the Borg." » 1/25/11 1:34pm 1/25/11 1:34pm

Ron Moore's "Harry Potter for grown-ups" show is getting off the ground

Are you ready for Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore to go full-on magical? NBC has ordered a pilot for Moore's Precinct 17, an ensemble police drama set in a world ruled by magic instead of science, in the town of Excelsior. » 1/20/11 8:30am 1/20/11 8:30am

Ron Moore's new television project: a Harry Potter-inspired fantasy…

Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica juggled heavy duty space opera and fantastical, magic elements. But his next project will leave space behind, in favor of a world of pure magic, in the vein of Harry Potter for adults. » 9/01/10 2:39pm 9/01/10 2:39pm

Caprica trades angst for action in January's new episodes

The first half of Caprica season one was about setting things in motion. But the second half, airing January, will be all action, the producers told us. And James Marsters talked about playing a religious fundamentalist who uses his sex-appeal. » 7/24/10 7:00am 7/24/10 7:00am

We ask Ron Moore what happened to Starbuck at the end of BSG

At the Caprica roundtables, we finally got to sit next to Ronald D. Moore. And we couldn't resist asking him: What was the deal with Starbuck at the end of Battlestar Galactica? Here's what he said. » 7/23/10 1:41pm 7/23/10 1:41pm

Lost Has Already Given Us More Answers Than Battlestar

Tomorrow's the last episode of Lost before the big-blow-out finale, and some people feel like the island-castaway show hasn't explained enough. Is Lost another answers-averse show like Battlestar Galactica? No. In fact, Lost has already provided more answers than BSG. » 5/17/10 3:20pm 5/17/10 3:20pm

Which Trend Is To Blame For The Near-Death Of Science Fiction On…

Science fiction is an endangered species on the "big four" U.S. networks — Lost is ending, and pretty much every other show is in ratings freefall. Which trend should we blame for this turn of events? » 4/21/10 9:30am 4/21/10 9:30am

The Thing's Prequel Lurches Towards Production

Sounds like The Thing prequel is moving out of development purgatory, and into actual production. Filming will begin this March. But with Ronald D. Moore script thrown out, is this something we want? » 1/04/10 8:00am 1/04/10 8:00am

Chart Reveals Who The True Masters Of Science Fiction Were This Decade

Have any movie directors or producers revealed themselves to be "masters" of science fiction in recent years? In this chart, we look at how some of the contenders for SF mastery have fared. » 12/25/09 6:00am 12/25/09 6:00am

Why Charles Stross Hates Scifi Television's Technogibberish

Science fiction author Charles Stross hates Star Trek. He also hates Babylon 5 and can't be bothered with Doctor Who. Why? Because in so much science fiction television, the technology portrayed is so often irrelevant to the story being told. » 10/14/09 10:48am 10/14/09 10:48am

Is BS3 Doomed To Failure?

Universal have reportedly fast-tracked their big-screen reboot of Battlestar Galactica, bringing Bryan Singer on board to direct and co-produce. But is there any way in which this will end up being anything other than a well-intentioned failure? » 8/15/09 12:00pm 8/15/09 12:00pm

BSG Spin-Off Caprica Could Still Feature Crazy Space War

Battlestar Galactica's prequel series, Caprica, may be about the origins of the Cylon killer robots, but a lot of its storylines will deal with battles between the twelve colonies... which may actually heat up into full-on interstellar combat. Spoilers below. » 7/25/09 9:00am 7/25/09 9:00am