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December 10, 2003

Fundamentalist Galactica

Posted by Mike on December 10, 2003 4:49 PM

Continuing the post-Galactica web-crawl is this interview between Ron Moore, who wrote the Sci-Fi remake, and the maintainers of Cylon.org, a Galactica fan site.

Moore's clearly a smart enough guy, and his defense of decisions he made to change things around is solid enough. Solid in the same way Peter Jackson's defense of what he had to do to Faramir in the "Lord of the Rings" films is, anyhow: You might not agree, but there's some reasoning involved that's, well, reasonable.

Moore's obvious intelligence, though, earns him no break from the interrogators, who seem to be irritated about everything from Starbuck being turned into a woman to the presence of names and callsigns on the fuselages of the Vipers.

The truly deep question comes from a latecomer to the interview, who's dying to know:

CA Chat: Did you retain the "frak" and "felgercarb" from the original series?
Ron Moore: Frak is in there big time. I tried but I just couldn't make the felgercarb work.