Moore Confident Of Positive 'Galactica' ResponseBy Antony
February 2, 2003 - 10:52 PM
Ex-Trek writer Ron Moore has said that despite some negative preconceptions by fans, he thinks the 'reimaginging' of 'Battlestar Galactica' will be well received.
"Even people who are fans of the old show will at least be able to see that this is a good product," Moore told Kate O'Hare at Zap2It. "It's a good story, a good script. They're doing a great job designing the sets. I'm encouraged the way casting is going so far."
However, there is some negative reaction to the new mini-series for the SCI FI Channel which Moore has penned, something that hasn't gone unnoticed. "I periodically surf through the boards and see what people are saying about the project," Moore said. "It goes with the territory. Nothing that's said matters at this point. The audience's reaction to the actual film is what matters. Everything else at this point is just speculation. It's just people getting hot and bothered about something they haven't seen yet."
Moore believes that fans need to wait and see the result before judging. "There is a possibility that you're going to get even some of the hardcore fans of the old show to change their tune once they see it. It's all about seeing it. They have to see the damn thing. They just can't go on these rumors and leaks."
Having finished his work on 'Galactica' Moore his turning his attention to 'CarnivŠle', a new HBO production where Moore is a member of the writing staff (story). "It's set in a carnival freak show," he said. "Carnivals of the day had Ferris wheels and ring tosses and carousels and freak shows. Some people in the carnival have certain supernatural abilities, I would say, for lack of a better word. They're otherworldly, let's put it that way. That's the A-story.
"The B-story happens at the same time in a small town in California named Mintern, where our villain resides, Brother Justin. It's a sort of 'Grapes of Wrath' environment, a small, agricultural town, migrant farm workers. Brother Justin has a small ministry there."
CarnivŠle will star Enterprise's John Fleck (Silik) as Gecko the Snake Man, as well as Trek alumni
Adrienne Barbeau (Senator Cretak in DS9's 'Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges') and Clancy Brown (Zobral in Enterprise's 'Desert Crossing').
The full Zap2it interview with Ron Moore can be found here.