The Watcher (Michael Angeli) February 6, 2009

Talking about ‘Battlestar Galactica’s’ ‘Blood on the Scales’ with writer Michael Angeli
By: Maureen Ryan
Date: February 6, 2009
Source: The Watcher


Note: This is a snippet of an interview with MICHAEL ANGELI where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.


Was Tyrol disabling the FTL drive to help Adama or so that he would not be separated from his fellow Cylons — or did he do that for both reasons?

Nah, Tyrol wanted to help Adama and his peeps – especially after Kelly (they were close friends before Kelly was jailed and Tyrol realized he was a Cylon) spares his life.

Do you have any stories from the set from the filming of this episode? Did anything go differently on-set than you imagined it would? Any difficulties in shooting the episodes? Anything cool or unexpected happen?

Well, we had a ton of fun with Aaron [Douglas, who plays Tyrol], who spends most of his time in the episode crawling through these air ducts the crew created. As they were being built, we had the crew make the ducts like, really tight. Then I wrote in a scene where Tyrol passes the latrine and has to hold his nose. In rehearsals, we had one of our grips, Ross Newcomb – who wears kilties to work — sitting on the toilet. Shameless toilet humor.