Ronald D. Moore Interview
By: Ian Spelling
Date: March 23, 2009
Source: SCI FI Wire
Note: This is a snippet of an interview with RONALD D. MOORE where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.
What got cut? What had to go to keep the running time at two hours and 11 minutes?
Well, there was a series of flashbacks that had to do with Boomer [Grace Park] and Helo [Tahmoh Penikett] and Tyrol [Aaron Douglas] back on Galactica when she was a rookie pilot. It was the first time she kissed Tyrol, the beginnings of that relationship, the beginning of Helo having his longing for her, and sort of establishing where that triangle was way back in the beginning. We cut that, just for time. It will be on the extended DVD version.
What else will be on that extended DVD?
Longer versions of the same scenes. There’s another scene where, after Tyrol says, “We have to hook Anders into CIC,” we’re in Adama’s [Edward James Olmos] quarters, and he’s adamently opposed to it. It’s a really hot, angry scene between him and Tyrol and Starbuck. Eventually he decides to do it. That was a great scene that was hard to cut, but we finally cut it. I don’t remember what else. Oh, there are more scenes, flashbacks in the strip club, sort of fleshing out the Tigh [Michael Hogan] and Ellen [Kate Vernon] story a little bit more, things like that.