While die hard sci-fi fans may love Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek alike, it turns out not everyone feels they both have lovable merits to them. In fact, one legendary star from the Ron Moore Battlestar Galactica reboot, Edward James Olmos, was offered a role in Star Trek but turned it down thinking head done his fair share of science fiction work. The Blade Runner star then accepted the role of William Adama in Battlestar Galactica and Olmos has now explained why he had a chance of heart.
In a recent interview, Edward James Olmos says that what changed his mind about taking on another sci-fi role in Battlestar Galactica was Ron Moore’s storytelling. Olmos felt that the script was very well thought out, so much so that he really wanted to be a part of it. Here it is in his own words:
You really can’t fault Edward James Olmos' comments to the A.V Club about going back on his “no more sci-fi” rule for Ron Moore, because the man really is an excellent storyteller. In fact, both men have very impressive resumes under their belts, which is probably one reason Olmos’ hilarious request for no “weird jellyfish people” and the like was respected.
Edward James Olmos’ particularness when it comes to unnatural space creatures certainly sheds light into why he turned down the role for Star Trek, as the show certainly has its fair share of interesting species. In fact, in the same interview, Olmos says he had such an aversion to potential sci-fi beasties that he told the people behind the Battlestar Galactica reboot that they’d have to write him off if he saw any of them. In his own words:
While hilarious, it’s quite a peculiar requirement, especially from someone who made a name for himself in science fiction productions - so much so that he could have played Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: TNG! Everything works out for a reason, though, and Edward James Olmos played a great role in Battlestar Galactica, and was even free from any space monsters!
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