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.
Read the Battlestar Galactica bible.