The New York Times has published a wonderful profile of Battlestar Galactica and series creator Ron Moore.
“On the Galactica, there is no captain’s chair; there are no windows full of stars. The command center is busy and dark, protected deep within the ship the way it would be on an actual military vessel. As the actors move from room to room, hand-held cameras swoop behind them, closing in on them claustrophobically. The characters do not travel heroically from planet to planet, solving the problems of aliens. There are, in fact, no aliens at all.”
(Fans can grab a print version of the article from Sunday’s copy of the New York Times, in the magazine supplement.)
New York Times: Ron Moore’s Deep Space Journey (reg. required)