The Battlestar Galactica Series Bible: All Of This Has Happened Before
Fans of the Battlestar Galactica reboot have always been privy to information most shows keep secret. Ron Moore famously did a commentary podcast after each episode where he sat at home drinking scotch and giving details on the making of the show. It’s a fantastic thing to listen to on its own, or in conjunction with the episode. You should seek them out. But a lot of that information is available via the BSG bible, which has made its way online.
A show bible is a document that the creators use to establish the universe and characters the writing team will be working with. It keeps things consistent, and also gives everyone a clear focus on the show’s agenda. The BSG bible holds a few tidbits of info that aren’t common knowledge, but most of it is info only super fans will find exciting.
Still, it’s fantastic to read a line like this: “This show is about a chase. Let the chase begin.” Or that Kara was originally going to end up with Gaius. Really? Kara and Baltar together…that just seems odd.
If you’re a BSG fan you owe it to yourself to peruse the bible, it’ll likely suck you in as you note where the show eventually veered from the intended direction.