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Season Two explores character relationships
TUESDAY - MAY 31, 2005
Battlestar Galactica writer and co-producer Toni Graphia talks about the upcoming year of the hit show in the new issue of TV Zone magazine. In the interview, Graphia reveals that the series will continue to examine the character's personal relationships and the implications of the Cylons' very human appearance."
As we know, the Sharon on Caprica is pregnant with Helo's child," Graphia said. "What's going to become of that child, and will he or she be human? We'll be exploring the secrets that this child is holding. Back on Galactica, we'll doing a lot with that Sharon and how her shooting Adama will affect not only her but everyone who trusted her, especially Chief Tyrol.
"So we're concentrating a great deal on personal relationships, including how Helo and Tyrol react now that they know their lovers are Cylons. It opens a dual-sided question that we began to explore in 'Flesh and Bone,' can you hate a machine and treat it as a non-human if it's the enemy? Alternately, can you fall in love with a machine and, if so, does that inherently mean it can't be a machine?"
"We'll also ask the question, is the Galactica really alone?" Graphia said. "Is it the last of its kind? It's going to be a very exciting season."
The mid-season two-parter, which will likely finish the summer run of new episodes on a cliffhanger in September, is rumored to reveal that a second battlestar survived the attack on the Colonies, according to a report at Hollywood North Report (beware of major spoilers at this link, including upcoming character deaths). This development has not been confirmed -- but could this be the Battlestar Pegasus, seen in the original series two-parter "The Living Legend" and commanded by Commander Cain (originally played by Lloyd Bridges)?
Check out The Great Link for more from the interview, which is now on newsstands in TV Zone #190! Season Two of Battlestar Galactica begins July 15 on The SCI FI Channel in the U.S.