Asta 2

Podcast for 'Sacrifice'



* Ron had "issues" with the episode, but he didn’t dislike it as he did ‘Black Market’.

* There was an extended opening with Sesha’s husband - showing him working on the ship and phoning her just before he dies. I had to agree with Ron here; since we didn’t know this person would we care about all this?

* Billy’s death was a result of Paul getting offered roles on other shows and in features and it became mutually beneficial to let him go.

* Instead of the bar, the original idea was to play out hostage situation onboard a shuttle, but it would have caused logistical problems and been more expensive.

* In outlines/early drafts of the script, Lee and Dee slept together before going to Cloud 9. That was deemed taking things too far, too fast. They did shoot pieces showing their relationship was more intimate before they got to Cloud 9 (I’m assuming what he is talking about is the kiss I’ve seen stills from), but they opted to protect the characters and portray it as a burgeoning relationship instead. OK, I hate to admit it, but, thinking about it in these terms, I may agree with cutting the Lee/Dee footage here. I prefer thinking that this was just a good, old fashioned get to know each other date and that nothing physical, even if was simply a kiss, had transpired between them yet.

* Ron felt the editing in the bar was not as good as it should have been. It’s not clear that Lee is trying to signal Dee with his eyes to look around the room as he leaves with Ellen.

* In a version of the script, we were to see Kara with some guy. She was going off to a room with him and reverting to her old ways. But we were also to see an aspect of self loathing from her that she really wasn’t into this guy. Ultimately, it was deemed contradictory to realizations she had made in ‘Scar’ in respect to Anders. Still, he wishes they had been able to explore what she was doing on Cloud 9 and the idea that she and Lee were there at the same time yet not together. Ron also mentioned that the attraction between Lee and Kara and the implication is that it hasn’t completely been dealt with.

* In early drafts of the script there was more conflict between Tigh and Adama with Tigh not willing to let Ellen die and deciding himself to turn Sharon over to Sesha. But regardless of Ellen’s life being in danger, they could never see Tigh giving terrorists what they want.

* Kara shooting Lee was a late idea and not RM’s.

* EJO/Adama’s "Cut the wire" line was unscripted and Ron has no clue what it means, but EJO said it with such conviction they kept it in.

* Ron describes the next to last scene as having a lot going on. Dee is trying to hang on to Lee because she just lost someone else she cared about again. And Kara is having to deal with the guilt of shooting the man she loves in some way and have to watch him there with another woman.
  • Current Mood: geeky geeky
Well the Billy getting offers on other shows, kills my theory he comes back as a Cylon. That is the worst part of what this show has done to me. Every time someone is shot I expect them to get up because they are a Cylon and you missed the nuclear core reactor thingy.

I suspect the "Cut the wire' line, is Adama saying end the communication and never answer any future requests. Its a typical stage of negotiations with hostage takers.
I wouldn't rule out an appearance by Billy in the future. Ron mentioned that back when he worked on 'Roswell' they had the same predicament with Colin Hanks receiving other TV and film offers and opted to kill his character off as well. It didn't prevent him from appearing in flashbacks or as a ghost in future eps. So, Billy may be a Cylon yet.

My take on Adama's line was the same. I didn't think EJO was just making up crap. I don't know why Ron failed to get it.
In a version of the script, we were to see Kara with some guy. She was going off to a room with him and reverting to her old ways. But we were also to see an aspect of self loathing from her that she really wasn’t into this guy. Ultimately, it was deemed contradictory to realizations she had made in ‘Scar’

So they didn't even film the stupid thing? Thank god, that way we'll even be spared the deleted scene. And it's always nice to know that sometimes, they still take into account what happened in the preceding episode. Yay for emotional continuity. :)

Thank you for doing this!
You're welcome!

At first I thought they had filmed the scene, but then Ron said something about it initially being cut for cost which clued me in that it was never filmed. He then went on to say he realized it wouldn't have made sense after the events in 'Scar'.
I'm becoming addicted to your summaries of the podcasts.

I may agree with cutting the Lee/Dee footage here. I prefer thinking that this was just a good, old fashioned get to know each other date and that nothing physical, even if was simply a kiss, had transpired between them yet.
Uh, yeah. Me too. Glad they clued on that that may have been a bit too fast for the audience.
I'm becoming addicted to your summaries of the podcasts.

LOL. Well, listening to them has become like crack for me. I want to stop, but I can't help but keep listening for that high of one bit of useful and relevant information. ;)

I was initially bummed that they cut *another* Lee/Dee scene (and a kiss to boot!) which may have helped us buy the relationship more, but on thinking on it further I decided it was probably for the best. Especially if we were to discover it came before the break up with Billy.
Yes--like you, I thought I would have wanted a Lee/Dee scene. I just do not understand what is going on with them at all, and I need all the clues I can get! But the way it was described, no. I just wish there'd been some other type of scene with them. I need *something*. Grr!

I see it's like crack. So dangerous! Be careful.