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Ron Moore: I don't know; I'm sure there will be a lot of discussion. They have a lot of different expectations for what they think it's going to be and a lot of opinions about how it should be. All of us who worked on the finale feel good about it, that this is the ending of the story we wanted to make.

Moore: We did a stand-alone movie called "The Plan." But there's no plan to do anything else with the "Galactica" cast.

Moore: More power to them. I don't know anything about it; they didn't talk to me about it. I've always said that if somebody wanted to do a continuation of the original, that's fine by me. It doesn't have anything to do with what we've done.

Moore: They haven't officially turned it down; they haven't officially moved it forward. We'll just have to wait and see.

Moore: It's in development. I've done my drafts, they've hired a director, and we're just waiting to see if Universal will greenlight it.

Moore: I'm very encouraged. I salute them for going back to the beginning and revitalizing it. I think that's exactly what the franchise needed.

Moore: I'm sure there will be a contingent of fans who won't appreciate it because it doesn't have those elements, but that's OK. It was a calculated risk, and we're hoping to gather fans who don't traditionally come to this genre as well. There's a chunk of people out there who hold sci-fi at arm's length, and this is an opportunity to bring them in. And I think most people who enjoyed "Battlestar" watched it for the character interactions and the stories, with the action-adventure components as icing on the cake. They probably didn't show up every week hoping something will blow up.

Moore: Yeah. I've always wanted to do a Western.

Moore: One of the goals going into it was we wanted to make a sci-fi show that was relevant and spoke to our times and dealt with real issues that approached the drama in a naturalistic way and made it "real." If we're able to define a legacy of asking other shows to do the same in the genre and keep sci-fi going in a way that tackles meaningful ideas and challenges audience expectations, I think that would be a great thing.