How spoilery are the Battlestar Galactica podcasts?
April 10, 2015 10:50 AM   Subscribe

I'm working my way through BSG (just started season 3) and I've learned of the existence of Ronald D. Moore's BSG podcasts (details here). How spoilery are they? Should I wait until I've finished the series to dive in, or is it safe to listen episode to episode?
posted by freem to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It's been a long time since I listened to them, but as I recall, each one is pretty in-depth on an episode/group of episodes.

I wouldn't listen to them ahead of your viewing schedule. It might be best to watch an episode, then listen to the related podcast, which is how I did it during the airing of the show.

They provide a really great view into how TV gets made, and how that writer's room worked.
posted by Squeak Attack at 11:10 AM on April 10, 2015 [2 favorites]

I got spoiled by Ron Moore's podcasts and was so disappointed by the ones done by other creatives for Caprica that it contributed to me dumping that show after a few episodes.
posted by Squeak Attack at 11:13 AM on April 10, 2015

Best answer: As I understand it the podcast for any given episode was released after the episode had aired.

Watch Episode --> Listen to Podcast ---> Become more fixated and addicted --> Watch Episode, and so on.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 11:56 AM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: It's been a while but there's no spoilers as I remember and they're pretty entertaining. Moore tends to drink during them and gets a little tipsy by the end of some of them.
posted by octothorpe at 1:02 PM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

I was thinking I rememember them being designed to watch with the episode. But maybe I'm thinking of another show?
posted by COD at 1:05 PM on April 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

I think COD's right. They were commentaries released after each episode. Moore talked while watching the finished episode. I recall beeps for commercial breaks.
posted by audi alteram partem at 6:00 PM on April 10, 2015

Best answer: It's safe to listen to the podcast for each episode, after watching that episode. Moore doesn't spoil future episodes.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:19 AM on April 11, 2015

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