Weddle and Thompson Join 'CSI'By Rachel
July 6, 2008 - 2:58 AM
See Also: 'Extreme Measures' Episode Guide
David Weddle and Bradley Thompson trade science fiction for forensic science.
Weddle and Thompson joined the writing team of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and wrote twelve episodes for the series in the late 1990s, including "Extreme Measures", "Prodigal Daughter" and "Inquisition". Former Deep Space Nine producer Ron Moore later invited the pair to join the SciFi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. Now Weddle and Thompson will begin working in a new franchise: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
The move to CSI will keep the pair from penning the Battlestar telemovie. "When we got the offer, we had to call Ron Moore and ask to be released from the movie," Weddle told SyFy Portal. "It was one of the most difficult calls we ever had to make, but Ron made it easy by telling us we should seize this new opportunity."
Weddle and Thompson will start working on CSI July 7, ending a five-year stint on Battlestar. "A five-year journey, the ride of a lifetime, is at an end," Weddle said. "It's heartbreaking, but I'm incredibly grateful that I could be a part of it."