Years after its 2009 finale, the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica maintains its hold on military hearts and minds in a way few television shows have. Topics and posts on the show continue to pop up in military forums, and Colonel Tigh’s mug remains a popular avatar. The show has even crept into the larger national security conversation with Naval analyst Chris Weuve’s recent “Aircraft Carriers in Space” article in Foreign Policy.
With this in mind, I approached creator, writer, and executive producer Ronald D. Moore to ask him if he would be interested in taking questions from veterans and currently serving military. He agreed, and I reached out to select military forums and the Military subreddit. The questions reveal the depth that vets connected with the show—and for good reason. Moore’s answers likewise reveal a serious student of history whose deep respect for the military underpins an exceptionally well-told story. Thank you to both Mr. Moore and the veterans who participated.