The awesome (I cannot stress this enough without sounding like a stalker)
Jane Espenson has answered your (and my) burning questions about "The Hub."
I think we all agree that this episode of
BSG really kicked it up a notch... there was a wonderful blend of character development and emotional journeys mixed with some awesome cylon humor and kick ass action. So, who better to answer questions about the episode than the lady who wrote it!
Here you go - Enjoy! And, if you'd like to leave any notes for Jane (nice notes only please) I'll be sure to pass them along to her.
Questions for Jane after complimenting her on one of the best episodes ever: How many scenes were deleted? (I wanted to see Laura's face when she heard "Husker" on the radio.) Other question: Was Laura in her hallucinations wearing the scarf that Emily gave her in "Faith?"
Jane Espenson: Oh, there were many deleted scenes, but the one you're talking about never existed. I wouldn't want to write that for fear of undercutting the moment of her seeing him step off the Raptor. With those kinds of moments you have to pick-and-choose since they're so emotionally similar. The scarf? Oh, was she? I didn't notice. That's cool if it's true! The wonderful thing about this show is that everyone involved is working in their own arena to make everything resonate, so it's entirely possible that that happened, but I was not aware of it.
What happened to Boomer after D'Anna killed Cavil? Did she escape?
Espenson: She certainly would've had time to. Heck, there was even time for Cavil to download, I suppose. Huh. How 'bout that.
What is the "Goo-Bath" made of?
Espenson: Oh, I asked that too, and now I forget. It comes in big buckets and they heat it up and you can't get it in your eyes. That's all I remember. It's also, mercifully, odorless.
How far they are taking Baltar as the Christ-figure? (Him lying there bleeding from the wrists and the side. Interesting...)
Espenson: I would've called it an abdominal wound, myself.
Why don't they try to treat Roslin's cancer again with Caprica Six's fetal blood cells?
Espenson: It's too advanced.
Was Natalie close enough to the hub or some other resurrection ship at the time of her death that she was able to download? Are there any more Natalies/Ginas?
Espenson: No, Natalie was too far away to download. And do you mean are there other Sixes with that more natural hair color? Oh, I'm sure there are. Sixes are available in a wide variety of hair colors and styles. I suspect there are also platinum Simons and perm Dorals... we just haven't seen 'em.
Knowing that Jane Espenson wrote this, I couldn't help but feel a tinge of Buffy. One of the first scenes where Roslin was in her dreamy vision, walking though a deserted Galactica, and she was talking about having morality on her shoulders (can't recall the exact dialogue) was totally reminiscent of Buffy tone and texture. Made me smile.
Espenson: Oh, that's interesting. I guess it was a bit vision-questy, like when Giles took Buffy to the desert where he did the hokey-pokey and she saw the Hello Kitty... know what I mean? I didn't think of that.
Hope you enjoyed our little chat with Jane. A head's up: I'll be posting three videos from Comic Con in NYC with Michael Hogan (Tigh), Michael Trucco (Anders) and Rekha Sharma (Tory) very soon. Stay tuned!
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The awesome I cannot stress this enough without sounding like a stalker Jane Espenson has answered your and my burning questions about The HubI think we all agree that this episode of BSG really kicked it up a notch there was a wonderful blend of character development and emotional journeys mixed with some awesome cylon humor and kick ass action So who better to answer questions about the episode than the lady who wrote itHere you go Enjoy And if youd like to leave any notes for Jane nice notes only please Ill be sure to pass them along to her Questions for Jane after complimenting her on one of the best episodes ever How many scenes were deleted I wanted to see Lauras face when she heard Husker on the radio Other question Was Laura in her hallucinations wearing the scarf that Emily gave her in FaithJane Espenson Oh there were many deleted scenes but the one youre talking about never existed I wouldnt want to write that for fear of underc