Sounds like the showrunners have a pretty good scifi resume going in. X-files being in the background of at least one, so here's hoping. I did have to laugh a little bit that Billy Campbell gets to work with Ron Moore at long last. Back in the BSG days, Bonnie Hammer (former head of Scifi/Syfy and now former head of NBC Universal) told a story about Billy Campbell at one of the BSG upfronts (the video is out there somewhere, it would have aired right before season four began).
Apparently he'd approached Hammer at a network event (FX being under the NBC Universal heading also and Campbell was on The 4400) and very[i] enthusiastically told her he'd [i]love to work on BSG. That he would do an episode for free. I have no clue, whatsoever why Hammer every chose to become involved in TV, she's the person who famously said that women don't watch science-fiction and then her story about Campbell revealed that she really doesn't get actors much either. She went on about how strange she found him and how uncomfortable it made her. I always thought she was being really unfair, actors tend to be enthusiastic, prone to some dramatics (sort of by definition) sorts.
It's good to know that apparently RDM was far less freaked out by the compliment and instead realized, "Hell, he's a good actor. Score!" Campbell is good, at least in my opinion, and he does dark material quite well. The man likely looks grave when telling a knock-knock joke, so he's got the gravitas for the material.
I saw something at IMDb yesterday, looks like Jerry Ryan will be on the show, not sure if she's a guest star or new series regular
Now even more so, Jerry Ryan is good too. She actually brought dignity to Seven-of-Nine, which was a challenge in that getup at the time. Thanks for the info, morrigan.
I had a New Year's Jolly Rancher as my drink of the night (and happy New Year's to you) so I can totally understand where you are coming from.
Oooooh, I am intrigued. What's in that? Happy New Year to you too, TVSpectator, may 2014 favor us all with good things :-) Hopefully this show will be one of them.
Edited by stillshimpy, Jan 3, 2014 @ 1:33 PM.