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NBC Nabs 'Battlestar Galactica' Producer Ronald Moore's Magic-Themed Drama

by Chris Jordan, posted Sep 1st 2010 7:00PM
So far, show helmer Ronald Moore has mined the deep expanse of space for inspiration in his career. Now he's turning to the to the art of magic.

Moore, perhaps best know for the reboot of 'Battlestar Galactica,' has signed on to produce a drama described as an "adult Harry Potter" for NBC. The new series has been green lit for a pilot and series penalties close to $2 million, according to a report in Deadline Hollywood. The project was developed at Sony TV, where Moore signed a two-year deal in May.

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How Should 'Caprica' End? Ron Moore Has No Idea!

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 15th 2010 5:04PM
caprica zoe'Caprica' continues to deliver its own unique blend of intriguing sci-fi drama while also adding to the mythology of 'Battlestar Galactica'. So far, we've seen the "birth" of the first Cylon, explored Admiral Adama's Tauron roots, and discovered the origins of the Cylons' monotheistic leanings. But how far will 'Caprica' take us? What will the series' end game look like? Will it conclude with the first Cylon war? The eventual fall of the thirteen colonies?

In a recent video interview (embedded after the jump), series creator Ron Moore said that the end point of the series isn't clear yet. The writers still haven't decided how far they want to take the story. Moore did promise that we'd see Zoe's avatar "progress." He also revealed that we might eventually see her "in the flesh as it were, in the real world."

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Watch the entire Caprica pilot online

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 15th 2009 12:28PM
CapricaSo how's that direct-to-DVD market working out, SyFy? SyFy has just given a big middle finger to those that purchased the DVD of the Caprica pilot by offering the entire episode online via Hulu for free.

It's possible that I'm overreacting. After all, the episode will eventually be shown on SyFy (January 2010, in fact). I haven't had a chance to watch the online version but I'm assuming that the brief nudity from the DVD version has been edited out. It is the extended cut, so I could be mistaken about that.

In retrospect, this is a smart marketing move on the part of SyFy. Most of the Battlestar Galactica fans are pretty technically savvy and have likely watched the pilot already in one way or another. Offering it for free online is the best way of getting potential new fans involved in the Battlestar Galactica franchise, particularly since SyFy is pretty much ignoring the connection in its marketing.

Even better, the whole pilot is embeddable. It appears after the jump if you want to stick around and watch it at TV Squad for a couple of hours.

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Watch the first twelve minutes of Virtuality

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 16th 2009 8:02PM
Ron MooreFox has posted the first twelve minutes of the pilot (and possibly only) episode of Ron Moore's new series Virtuality. The mastermind behind the revamped Battlestar Galactica could stand a little more respect from Fox. On the other hand, at least they're giving us twelve minutes of the show so we can judge for ourselves.

Frankly, the show should have been taken by SyFy considering how much marketing effort they gave to Battlestar Galactica. On the other hand, they already have Caprica coming up (which undoubtedly will get more respect than Fox will give Virtuality) so they might consider that single show to be "Moore" than enough.

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Fox proves its (lack of) faith in Ron Moore

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 4th 2009 3:32PM
Ronald MooreOriginally, it was slated for July 4th, but now Fox has moved the pilot for Ron Moore's new virtual reality series Virtuality into its Friday Night Death Slot on June 26th. I guess it wasn't even worthy of a holiday showing.

You'd think, given how the relaunch of Battlestar Galactica renewed interest in mature, complex science fiction that Fox would have more faith in the series. They were probably looking for something akin to 24 and all they got was a bunch of crew members playing video games on a long space mission.

On the other hand, the show could legitimately suck. I would tend to doubt it as I've always liked Moore's work on the Star Trek franchise and certainly BSG. Caprica wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but it's only the pilot.

In order for Virtuality to have any chance of survival than all it has to do is get good ratings on a Fox Friday night during the summer. Yeah, good luck with that.

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One more thing, Battlestar Galactica - VIDEO

by Eliot Glazer, posted Mar 31st 2009 3:06PM
animal cylon battlestar galactica muppets muppet parodyFor those us Battlestar Galactica nerdz, we're still feeling frakked up, teary-eyed and sniveling following the series' recent exit stage right. Ron Moore laid the show to rest with dignity and deserved pride, which is why our posting the following video might appear silly, childish, and self-indulgent to some.

But still, if you haven't yet seen it, the combination of Muppet and Cylon is a marriage made in LOLheaven, and we can't let Adama and co. get away without witnessing a giant Animal enacting a nuclear holocaust across the twelve colonies. While there are plenty of mash-ups floating around YouTube, this one has most definitely stood the test of time (less than two years, that is), considering that it combines Bear McCreary and Jim Henson (which is essentially something we've been waiting for since the very moment Six blew up the planets and stuff in the BSG miniseries).

Match made in heaven? So say we all.

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood on the Scales

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 7th 2009 12:52AM
Battlestar Galactica(S04E14) It is impossible to have a bad episode of Battlestar Galactica. Even a bad episode is better than most of the other crap on TV. Fortunately, this was the opposite of a bad episode.

Obviously, there was no question about how this entire coup was going to end. Our heroes have way too much spunk to let little worms like Gaeta and Zarek control their ship for long. This is actually a rare case on the show of a neat wrap-up of a plot-line (and since we only have six episodes left, we'll probably see more wrap-ups, some of which might be neat).

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The cool thing about Caprica premiering on DVD is ...

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 6th 2009 12:00PM
caprica pilot DVDHere's more proof that Sci Fi Channel loves nerds – and their money. A limited edition "uncut and unrated" version of the Caprica pilot will be released on DVD April 21. That means fans can get an early look at the Battlestar Galactica prequel series starring Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales, which is slated to premiere on Sci Fi in 2010. The DVD list price is $26.98, according to Sci Fi. Great news, right? It gets better.

Because of the early DVD release, fans might get a chance to influence the development of the series. In a release, Mark Stern, Executive VP of Original Programming for Sci Fi, says the DVD release "affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the Caprica series begins this summer."

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Possible spoilers for Battlestar Galactica season four

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 7th 2008 11:02AM
Battlestar GalacticaRon Moore has offered a few new spoilers with regards to season 4 of Battlestar Galactica. Much of it can be determined from a two-page spread in Entertainment Weekly (the one with Matthew Fox on the cover). Or you can see the two-page spread directly from here.

I know that in today's Internet-laden society, it's tough for anything entertainment-related to remain secret, but it sure says something when the creator of the show offers goodies about the show's final season.

Spoilers after the jump...

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Ronald Moore reups with NBC Universal

by Richard Keller, posted Aug 10th 2007 9:58AM

Ron Moore reups for two-more years with NBC UniversalRon Moore, he of the super-stupendous remake of Battlestar Galactica, will be sticking around the television universe for a few more years. According to press reports Moore has signed a two-year, seven-figure deal with Universal Media Studios, which is part of NBC Universal.

This deal means that he will continue to work with partner David Eick on BSG, which ends its run after this season (the fourth). He'll also work on other projects for the studio. This means that you could see something from Ron on NBC, USA, or SciFi Channel in the near future. There's even talk that Moore could have a new series on the air as early as fall 2008.

And, who knows? If Bionic Woman, which Eick is heading up, needs a bit of help perhaps Moore will stop in to give him a hand.

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