Veteran genre television writer Michael Taylor has joined the Battlestar Galactica writing staff for the show's upcoming third season, the Chicago Tribune has learned.
Taylor served as a staff writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (alongside Galactica chief Ronald Moore), and a writer and story editor on Star Trek: Voyager. Following his Trek years he joined fellow Trek alum Michael Piller on The Dead Zone, where he served as a writer and supervising producer.
Taylor penned such memorable Trek episodes as "In the Pale Moonlight" (DS9), "Counterpoint" (Voyager), and "Relativity" (Voyager).
Battlestar Galactica writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle also told writer Maureen Ryan that the writing staff is currently working on the first scripts of the season, and have mapped out eight of Season Three's 20 episodes. Moore is writing the first two episodes of the season, which will pick up from where the jaw-dropping cliffhanger left off last week.
The series begins filming in April.
Read more at The Watcher column at the Tribune's Web site. Season Three of Battlestar Galactica premieres on The SCI FI Channel in the U.S. in October.
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