Posted on February 18, 2005 in Inspiration
I can’t believe just how good this show is, so here I am repeating myself. More than SF…human drama!
Some quotes via an old usa today article:
“It’s a fine line in deciding what you want to retain and what you want to change from the original,” says the miniseries’ writer, Ron Moore. “But it all started with the name.” What he ended up with is a saga for a post-Sept. 11 world: an array of conflicted characters forced to coexist under the threat of more deadly adversaries living among them. […] “What science fiction should be,” says Moore, “is a look at ourselves, an examination of humanity. But where we are with science fiction in television and movies, you’ve sort of fallen into two categories: There’s this quasi-cyberpunk stuff, which is everything from Matrix to Blade Runner. Then there’s the sort of Star Wars, Star Trek lush orchestral visions of the future.” Olmos, who’s eschewed science fiction since appearing in the 1982 film Blade Runner, says Moore’s script “was different than anything I’d ever read before. There’s a lot of reality in this that you might find in say a NYPD Blue or Hill Street Blues.”
Yes. It’s that good.