Sunday, December 02, 2007

Canonicity

Boycat's Mum went on a bit of a shopping spree the other day. $600 on herself, $99 on me. But that $99 was Battlestar Galactica Series 1,2 and 3 (plus the mini-series). Each of the seasons has a disc of deleted scenes. Which raises the question, are deleted scenes considered canon?

My opinion is maybe, but probably not.

A scene deleted because the episode is running overtime could well be canon; but they don't really tell us why scenes are deleted, so we won't know if the show-runner wanted to put it in and didn't have the time, or if they dropped it because it wasn't working or because it wasn't quite the direction they wanted to go in. If it wasn't quite what they wanted, it isn't canon. Discuss.

As an aside, Boycat's Mum is a big fan of BG. When it first came on to the Sci-fi Channel [I'd watched it on Channel 10, but I'd lost it somewhere at the start of season 2 because of their dodgy scheduling], I started taping (discing? recording? byting? storing? fat piping to the hard drive? cutting actors out of residuals?) it, and she was sitting on the lounge when I first started watching 33 and it grabbed her attention. She's the one making me rush through the end of season 2 and season 3 now...

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4 comments:

Peeboo said...
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Peeboo said...

that URL was a little big, copy and paste kiddies.

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/
Forum:Deleted_scenes:
_scripted,_performed,_filmed,
_canon%3F

Or gust Google 'are deleted scenes cannon'

Syme said...

Darn he beat me too it.

did anyone else think the old style cylons in Razor rocked the house?

I love them, and would adopt one if I could.
..it was the only good thing about it...