I think I've scoured youtube for just about everything BSG-related in terms of convention panels and yeah, I never tire of hearing the actors wax rhapsodic about all of the big ideas that the show tackled; it's something I wish Trek did up until its demise on television. There is a great depth to this show that requires more questions as the years go on; I just wish convention-goers will see your clips and go past the old questions and think of those new ones! ;-) And hopefully, the actors will still be interested in coming. The ambiance is so varied - from aww to ooh. Every time I stumble on a panel with EJO and Mary M, it just fills me with warm fuzzies.
There is a great depth to this show that requires more questions as the years go on; I just wish convention-goers will see your clips and go past the old questions and think of those new ones! ;-)
You're getting me where we live now! Any time I have to prepare for a panel or roundtable, I always try to do a little homework and think of at least ONE thing that isn't going to sound like the battery of same-old that they'll be asked. With public/fan panels at cons of course it's different - there's that element you have your finger on, which is that there are always people discovering the show and it's impossible to know everything that's out there. Everything is fresh to them, and not everyone gets into it so deeply they seek out every sound byte like we do. ;) But YES, the complexities of ideas that the show approaches guarantees that debate will always be healthy (and encouraged, IMO).
Oh, and certain stories are just always, always funny! Have you watched the clip where they talk about "33"? - that story about EJO wanting OMG ALL THE SUICIDES? They told that on the Roundtable Podcast years ago but it's as funny now as it ever was.
I've tried to track down Ron Moore's podcasts, but all I can find was a few transcripts (while I also appreciate, are so difficult to read, very cumbersome). I've only had access to video clips so I don't think I heard that story. I know about EJO hiring a psychologist to consult on the show about sleep deprivation, but I think that's about it. I do so love "33" as a series opener. I've rewatched that one more than a few times.
Most of the podcasts served as the DVD commentary, but there were a few extra ones that only were posted to the (then) Sci-Fi site. We might have to think of finding them on our hard drives and posting at some point. ;)
I only have access to BSG via Netflix and Hulu. I love all the behind the scenes stuff on Hulu - including the webisodes, but I don't think I've seen any DVD extras. Is it worth it to plonk down the cash for the DVDs? (<--this might be a silly question)
Before I forget, I did manage to see the pilot for 17th Precinct on youtube:
Well, of course I'm going to say it's worth the money. Then again, I have it on DVD and Blu-ray. :p I would say wait for a good deal on the complete series (that's how I caved on the Blu-ray set). There is quite a bit of content from the Sci-Fi site on the discs. I haven't updated my LJ in over a year, but I used to recap the podcasts starting with Season 2.
And finally, if you could post a podcast or two, that would so awesomesauce. Major, major sqeeage! :-D
We definitely should. There are really two podcasts that stand out as worth listening two which were exclusives that did not end up on the DVDs as commentaries: The roundtable at Ron Moore's house (that was Jamie, Tahmoh, Callis and Mark Sheppard); and the Frak Party one which they recorded right after a group of fans got to watch the Season 3 finale and then they could ask RDM whatever they wanted. Sadly, there aren't many podcasts with the cast on them; would have been great if they'd done more.