About a month ago, Ron Moore blogged that he was angry with himself for producing *something* that didn’t reach Galactica’s high standards for quality.
The problem was… he didn’t actually say what the something was. A plot hole? Continuity error? That cheesy music at the beginning of “Pegasus?”
One of the more recent Moore blogs posted on the SCI FI Galactica homepage this past October also indicated that Ron was dissatisfied with one of the later Galactica episodes.
“I found myself not only dissatisfied last night,” Moore stated, “but positively angry with myself at something I knew in my bones had fallen well below the bar I set for myself and for the show in general. I won’t go into it now (maybe later) but it was one of those situations where I looked at something and had to listen to the voice inside my head say, ‘You screwed this one up.’ Nothing pisses me off more than not making a show the best I think it can be and in this case, there was no one to blame but myself.”
Sources close to the Battlestar Galactica production have indicated that Ron was referring to the long anticipated Cylon point-of-view (PoV) episode, 218. Apparently, that episode has been trashed and with the extra-episode (212) inserted, 217 will be replacing 218. Whether fans will ever see the Cylon PoV storyline (or not) remains to be determined.
IMHO, this is great news. The Cylon PoV storyline seems very cool, but if it’s a creative failure, it could really hurt the show. “Oh, this is what the Cylons see? That kinda sucks. BSG just jumped the shark.”