Friday, July 21, 2006

Lost, Galactica tidbits

Ausiello has an interesting interview with Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse.

Any firm plans for J.J. Abrams to write/direct any episodes?

Cuse: J.J. is going to cowrite the premiere with Damon, and our hope is he will direct Episode 7, which will be the first episode [in January].

Abrams says in an interview in this week's TV Guide that he may write (more likely, co-write) several scripts this year. He hasn't had a writing credit on the show since the pilot, and had no involvement at all last year, as he was making Mission Impossible: III and two pilots--Six Degrees and What About Brian--both of which debut on ABC this fall.

But it looks like his third season work may well be Abrams' last meaningful contributions to Lost, as Bad Robot, Abrams' prodco, has "ankled" its relationship with Touchstone (which, like ABC, is owned by Disney) for a rich new deal at Warner Brothers TV.

So, while his company will continue to produce all three ABC shows, Abrams has acknowledged that the Warner Brothers deal will make it difficult to continue contributing creatively.

Which is kind of a bummer... like much of the last season of Lost.

And, on a related topic, it looks like Ron Moore has written the forthcoming, 2-hour season premiere of Battlestar Galactica. Moore had virtually no writing credits on the show last season, which might account for its precipitous decline in quality. Though he was still the nominal showrunner, Moore was simultaneously developing 3 pilots for NBC/U (one of which is a Galactica spinoff/prequel called Caprica.)

Hopefully, season 3 will mark an upsurge in quality for Lost & Galactica, as I remain deeply invested in both.

Lost returns in October for a six episode "pod." (The other 15 begin an uninterrupted run in January.) Galactica also returns in October. (Check out an outstanding trailer for Galactica S3 here.)


Anonymous Stephen J. Xanthos said...

Thank GOD Moore is writing B.G. again. Hopefully, he'll have more time to devote to this season.

Random thought. Is it me, or is Jamie Bamber totally smokin' hot? Did you see this month's Out? *faint*

7/21/06, 12:25 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

No--What's he doing in Out??? (Don't tell me he left the little woman? I knew those pec implants held deeper meaning!)

Did you notice they made him fat at the end of last season? He's wearing 40lbs of padding.

7/21/06, 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Stephen J. Xanthos said...

No, no. He's still on the straight and narrow, so to speak.

The article is more about the possibility of a real gay character in modern sci-fi. should read it.

If not just for the pretty pictures. ;-)

7/21/06, 3:20 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

definitely will, thanks--(think I might've seen the pics on someone's blog... is he all scruffy?)

7/21/06, 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Stephen J. Xanthos said...

Scruffy, indeed. With an ever-so-subtle hint of chest hair. *swoon*

7/24/06, 3:56 PM  
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