Talkback on Multichannel News: "Moore: Well, when I turned in the first draft of the miniseries [script] to the network, David Eick, my producing partner, suggested we write “The Manifesto” as a sales document for Sci Fi Channel. It got copied along with the first draft, and it stayed, so when the draft went out to all the actors and agents, the manifesto was the first thing everyone saw.
In it, [Battlestar] was called naturalistic science fiction — or taking the opera out of space opera. And the first line said our goal is nothing less than the reinvention of the science fiction television series. And from that point, the document laid it all out — what the show was, what the show wasn’t, how we were going to approach acting, editing, music, sound, cinematography and character."