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SPOILER ALERT?? Did BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Actor Aaron Douglas Give Away Too Much To KUFO Radio Nerds??

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Aaron Douglas, who plays Cylon Galen Tyrol on “Battlestar Galactica,” may have forgotten what was revealed at the end of 4.10 (the series’ mid-season finale, which hit SciFi June 13) and what was shot for 4.11, which hits SciFi in January. Earth is the Cylon homeworld, Douglas tells KUFO-FM radio personalities Cort and Fatboy. Excerpt:
Q. Tell me this. Do we ever get to see the Cylon homeworld? AARON DOUGLAS: You did at the end of the middle of season four. Q. (pause) Wow! Really? You’re saying Earth is the Cylon homeworld? AD: Earth, in the scriptures, is the Cylon homeworld. Yeah, they say they found evidence, they found other people, and they’re all Cylon. Or they found bones and stuff, scattered all around, and they’re Cylon. Q. Wow! AD: Did you not listen to that – did you not watch that? Q. That was not made clear! Yeah, I missed that! Yeah! I saw everybody standing around … AD: Watch the last 10 minutes. They say, when they’re digging in the, all that kind of stuff. Q. The last thing they showed was everybody looking pissed because everything looks destroyed. I didn’t get that they were pissed because everything was Cylon. Everything was destroyed because there was like a Cylon civil war that caused them to go forth and … AD: Tune in and watch.
Other tidbits: * “The Plan” is now apparently the title of the “Razor”-like 2009 Cylon-centric prequel TV-movie, directed by Edward James Olmos from a teleplay by Jane Espenson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). Douglas says it starts 15 days prior to Cylon War II and continues “up to somewhere in season three or four.” * Douglas reacts to the ending: “I gotta tell ya, if you liked season two better than season one and season three better than season two and on and on and on, you will love the back 10 of season four and you will love how the show ends. When the show ends, you will not want it to continue. It is the most perfect ending in the history of TV. I fully, firmly believe it, and I do not want to see any more. I want it to just be over. I want the last time you see all these characters to be the last time. It’s just absolutely breathtaking and it’s perfect.” * Does this mean Galen Tyrol survives to the end? “The last time you see the chief, whenever that is, is perfect.” * Before the landing the role of Tyrol, Douglas auditioned for Lee Adama and Gaeta. * Douglas learned in Beverly Hills that “Battlestar Galactica” is Robin Williams’ favorite TV show. Hear the entire interview here.

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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Just put it on already

    by Kneprock

    I am tired of waiting

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by hulkbuster

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    i don't know why i read Galactica stories here

    by prunkhaft

    Well maybe dudes just talking out of his ass.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by hulkbuster

    hahaha im finally near the top!

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    So we are Cylons?

    by Mahaloth

    I figured either that or that we are hybrids between the two.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    I am a Cylon, cuz I bleed red....

    by Stormwatcher

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    They're thinking of changing the Sci Fi channel's

    by snowpuff

    name to the Beyond Channel.<br> <br> I assume they then will make the channel indistinguishable from USA, Bravo, Lifetime, Spike and every other cable outlet.<br> <br> Pretty sad.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by Amy Chasing

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    as I was saying... I'm a Cylon, and so is my wife!

    by Amy Chasing

    Me thinks Tyrol is spreading a little misinformation perhaps?

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Snowpuff, SciFi died a long time ago

    by br1947

    I welcome the change, that leaves the door open for an upstart new net to become a GOOD Science Fiction channel, not a half assed crappy movie of the week followed by wrestling channel

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    VERY interesting indeed...

    by HappyHamster

    That is a very juicy tidbit. <p/> But the brilliance of this show is that, even though you can sort of call that a major spoiler, there are still 10 million more questions (When/why did Cylons create Caprica humans? When/why did humans/cyclons leave Earth? How did the Greek mythology enter into Caprica religion? Why the monotheistic cylons and what is their "plan"? etc)

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    VERY interesting indeed...

    by HappyHamster

    That is a very juicy tidbit.<p> But the brilliance of this show is that, even though you can sort of call that a major spoiler, there are still 10 million more questions (When/why did Cylons create Caprica humans? When/why did humans/cyclons leave Earth? How did the Greek mythology enter into Caprica religion? Why the monotheistic cylons and what is their "plan"? etc)

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    Earth is the cylon homeworld? Right. Great "reimagining" there. Next thing you'll tell me is that Moby Dick is an action story... Wha?

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Surely Moore will be pissed at this

    by performingmonkey

    It seems Aaron Douglas just blew the big revelation at the end of 4.11. Ah well, at least it's something we could have guessed, and we still don't what the fuck's going on or how that works with it being the Cylon homeworld. Obviously the human race isn't just made up of 12 models. Or will they say the human race is descended from the 12. Fuck it, I'm glad he said this because now we have more to talk about!

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    what an idiot. exactly why i keep hoping the cylons win. tyvm.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    They're not on 'Earth' (and book recommendation)

    by chrth

    They followed Kara, who they weren't supposed to follow. They need to follow the Final Five to 'Earth' ('Earth' being where the 13th colony is, not where all the people originated from before going to Kobol)<p> Book recommendation: Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson. Has some nice parallels to BSG. And lesbian robot sex!

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Battlestars deployed to Iraq

    by The 6th Conchord

    We ARE descended from Cylons. Look at the McCain (Tight) & Palin (Roslin) families. Bunch o' robots to ME!

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Nice one chrth, I like it.

    by Amy Chasing

    I'm also wonder in whose scriptures does it say Earth is the Cylon homeworld? Do the Cylons have scriptures? If it's in the human scriptures, why hasn't someone said something yet? You'd think the human spiritual leaders would have mentioned "hey, that place we're trying to find, it's listed as the Cylon homeworld in the scriptures. Could this be a problem?" Or something like that.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Lesbian robot sex you say, Chrth? I'm sold!

    by br1947

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    how to make your Battlestar run on ethanol

    by The 6th Conchord,,20222685,00.html Look at this photo and tell me those aren't Cylons.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    oops, or THIS link

    by The 6th Conchord,,20222685,00.html

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Battlestar vs. Star Destroyer

    by The 6th Conchord

    just take that link and connect the 'a' to the rest where it says 'article'. Oi.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Lesbian robot sex

    by Geekgasm

    a/k/a lesbots

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    It seems kinda obvious Earth was the homeworld.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    I mean, that just always seemed to be the case based on how the whole show played out and all the talk of so-called prequel episodes. It's not a surprising revelation. If it's not true, it should be!

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    the first half of season four didn't work for me

    by heavenlykid

    there were some good episodes, but I'm starting to feel like most of the cliffhangers they set up in season one were put in without any definite plans of how to resolve them. It's still well written, but it's feeling like good writers are having to pull a lot out of their asses to make everything make sense.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I smell Planet of the Apes (2001) here

    by GeorgieBoy

    They'd better not make this some kind of alternate universe thing. That'd be dumber than Galactica 1980.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    It's misdirection...

    by Audio_of_Being

    It's gotta be. You don't think the actors gotta sign NDA's which would force them to know what info is and isn't out there?

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Aaron Douglas, sobering up after giving this interview:

    by RaveX


  • Sept. 24, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    I want to believe

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    that it ends perfect

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Damn. I like Aaron Douglas...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...but these BSG cast members need to watch their mouths on these radio interviews. Between Douglas, Sackhoff, and the occassional gaff by Olmos...I'm surprised Moore doesn't issue the cast ball gags between season breaks.<P>That being said, it's an interesting revelation, if true. I'll be more concerned with it when the show makes its return.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    That makes 4 cast members so far...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...who have publicly commented on the show's finale. McDonnell, Bamber, Helfer, and Douglas have all attested to what they believe is a truly incredible series finish. McDonnell and Helfer have said that it was incredibly moving and made them want to revisit the series' beginning. Bamber (who is a staunch defender of the show and critic of SciFi's programming department) has also declared it to be a perfect piece of writing.<P>I'm certainly looking forward to the show's return, that's for damn sure.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Aaron Douglas will pay for this mistake with his life

    by Bob of the Shire

    It's a good thing he's already finished filming the series. <br> <br> Anyway, that's not as big of a spoiler as it appears at first. That's really just part of the set up for the final ten episodes and something we'd learn in 4.11 anyway. It could have been worse, Aaron could have talked about the Lee/Adama gay incestual relationship twist.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Stringing this out...

    by Unnatural

    Giving us an episode a year is just a crappy way of stringing this out longer and longer. At this point, I don't really care about BSG. I will just wait for the DVDs and rent them. Had they played everything at once, I would have bought them. When it takes a calendar to figure out when things are on -- and you can't remember what happened in the last episode or even season -- it's time ot move on. Goodbye BSG -- see you at Netflicks.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Damn Unnatural, I think you just rocked the industry

    by smackfu

    The effects of you giving up on BSG will be felt for decades to come, I'm sure of it.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Isn't it clear that it's not earth, but "terra" ?

    by MurderMostFowl

    Just like in the original series? Granted the story on how they get there is completely different, but they're looking at the aftermath of the war on that planet... of course they may change the purpose of that war and all for the new series, but it's basically the same. IIRC It's in that episode that the "original" cylons are discussed in the old series. ( The "beings of light" also have the possibility of fitting into the new storyline since the final5 appeared illuminated to deanna, and IIRC starbuck talks about a burst of light when she is resurrected ) Meh... I'm trying to care so ... so.. much, but YOU, SciFi Channel, YOU have forced me to not give much of a shit because you delay the fraking end sooooo fraking long.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST

    I don't suppose SciFi gave a reason for the delay

    by Amy Chasing

    and I missed it somehow?

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Amy Chasing... it's called greed

    by MurderMostFowl

    They realized they can sell more ads with split seasons, and they can run off and try and work in a whole prequel series they hadn't counted on in the mean time. They also realized that there's not one single show left on SciFi for anyone to watch once this show ends... ( maybe Eureka just for the sake of argument ) I'm sure they think they're being clever, but it's killing the audience.

  • Sept. 24, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    But, we are cylons = cop out reveal. (Plus it doesn't make sense, why make a fuss over the final five if everyone is friggen cylon??)

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Earth as the homeworld = cop out too!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST

    To mis-quote Captain Kirk:

    by Amy Chasing

    "Spock, everyone's Cylon".

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Cort and Fatboy

    by DOGSOUP

    This isn't the first time they've gotten a scoop. It's the fact the everyone is relaxed in Portland.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Maybe YOU should tune in, Aaron

    by MattmanReturns

    Nice one, stupid.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1 a.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Well put<p> I would have had to added a whowl bunch of fuck yous in there<p> So better you said it

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Cylon Homeworld....

    by Ruthless Berserk a speck of lint in my navel.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Lesbian Robot Sex!

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Theres something wrong in my life<br> And I think one of those three words holds my salvation<p> *drops my drawers* Nope, I got a dangler<br> No chance of being a lesbian then<p> *pokes self with knife* OUCH! Hey thats blood!. Not a robot<p> Sex.<br> I remember sex<br> Don't remember any lesbians or robots being there.<br> Next time I'll pay more attention

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Is DUMBASS tattooed on the inside of your lip?

    by aboriginal

    Smart-up and then tune in.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see what Aaron does next

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    guy reached deep durring this show

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Shite, I should have steered clear of this

    by Brody77

    I'm only mid way through series 3! And now it's all ruined!!!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    It could be Earth, not Terra...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I mean, in the last episode, they could have actually been on Earth, and Terra is where they need to go. Yes, in the original series, they went to Terra first before finding Earth, but Ron Moore could be flipping things around here (just as he did with his take on the Pegasus storyline).

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST


    by palewook

    skiffy channel is already shit. wrestling, bad D movies, reality tv, etc. <p> bbca does a better job of handling scifi anymore.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    But what is it?

    by MattInTheHat

    OK... how can Cylons come from anywhere but Caprica because they bloody well invented them 50 years ago. Doesn't the prequel cover how the Cylons are created? In which case how could they be mentioned in the scriptures, supposedly written several thousand years ago. I haven't seen season 4 yet though. I know the cycle of time has to factor into it, but if someone events a toaster how can we read about cooked bread before that actually happens? Sounds like bollocks.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    the Chinaman is not the issue here!

    by Maniaq

    that had NOT occurred to us dude... <p> well ok you guys aren't privy to all the new shit, so... you know, uh... that's what you.. that's what you pay me for...

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    But what is it?

    by MattInTheHat

    Also, before Cylon War II: The Next Generation, everyone thought Cylons WERE toasters, i.e. the chrome dome old skool model. Noone even conceived they were skinjobs, other than that there may have been some gory experiments as seen by young Adama in Razor. This is part of the build up of Season 1 - discovering who the skinjob Cyclons are. Therefore it would throw everything out of whack for me to think that skinjobs existed first, and humanity is decended from them. Everything is Humans > Create Toasters > Create Skinjobs.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    But what is it?

    by MattInTheHat

    Fuck it. Before it gets aired the US economy will have collapsed and they will have all rioted and burned down Sci-Fi channel because they can't get 3 square meals of McDs a day. We'll get no resolution.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    I figured.

    by fanboy71

    The first time the Cylons said there was only one god I told my wife that we were the cylons. I had it figured that we were descendents though, not ancestors. But the whole earthlings = cylons thing... I had it. Yea me!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Aaron Douglas spoiled the series in SFX Magazine...

    by ReekPoodoo

    Here's the excerpt =

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    theyre all toasters

    by hellboy1979

    so say we all!

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    You Guys Remember Starbuck, Right?

    by Asaraiel

    SPOILER here if you haven't been watching: Remember how they got everybody riled up with Starbuck's death? Even the cast? What makes you think they're not going to mislead us now? I'm not even saying it's a bad thing; Battlestar's good enough that I don't mind them fucking with me. But they've thrown crap out there before that wasn't accurate, and this feels like that again.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    There's a Final Five Connection Here

    by NoHubris

    We have learned that the Final Five came FROM Earth so Aaron Douglas' remarks tie into what's already been revealed.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Cylon homeplanet?

    by BigSteve03

    I thought there was no way to tell the difference between a human and a human model cylon, right? So when he's saying they find cylon stuff all over "earth" doesnt that just mean they found robot cylon stuff? It would make sense that two groups of humans would design the same type of machine like that. It'll probably be some moral lesson in the end. The earth humans and earth cylons wiped each other out, so the colonial ones now have to learn to work together to prevent that from ever happening again (when the other group of cylons track them down).

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    The new planet could be...

    by banditmania

    Paradeen or Lunar 7. Randolph Mantooth is the last of the five.

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    whats even more unatural is that "unatural" apparently doesnt know how to spell "netflix"....poor man, must not be too bright....this fall im watching approx 20 scripted shows during one week alone and i have no problem keeping track of the episodes. and when BSG comes back ill remember what hap last episode, even tho it was a year they have that handy dandy "previoulsy on BSG"

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    The end

    by nilus

    I remember when Sci-Fi premied and there was hope for such a great channnel. Sure they played a lot of old sci-fi for a few years but then they started getting original series(Lex, Farscape Etc) and were doing so well. Then someone went insane. We started getting John Edwards 7 days a week. Then terrible reality shows. Now they show Wrestling and Ghost Hunters(IE grown men with broken electrical equipment being afraid of the dark). Man what happened. Only shows worth watching are BSG, Eureka(if you turn your brain off and just enjoy it as descent family television) and Doctor Who(If you don't just go online and download the episodes when they actually premier on the BBC)

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    lol i always laugh at ghosthunters...they run around in the dark every week and the end result of every episode is "inconclusive" ...does anyone really watch that show? i think all the spirits theyre lookin for are the only ones watching that show and sayin to themselves "why dont they ever find me" ...its a sub-culture of wasted stupid shows...isnt it strange that all the shows that hunt wierd things never find them...ghost hunters, ufo hunters, monster hunters...etc...and always end up being "inconclusive" and no one realizes the pattern..theyre never gonna find nothing..except a bunch of idiots out there sayin "wow thats cool, they almost found something" ....duh

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    dr who

    by slkboxrman

    is horrible crap, makes babylon 5 look like a masterpiece. whoever says that show is good is pleased very easily...bad acting, special effects, etc. and its called GREAT sci-fi....nothing personal nilus

  • Sept. 25, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Babylon 5

    by nilus

    Babylon 5 was a masterpiece. Probably one of the best Sci-Fi series ever created. And Doctor Who isn't great sci-fi its fun sci-fi. I love both the old and new series, but I admit that maybe I am seeing them through rose colored glasses. I have fond memories of when I was a wee lad getting to stay up late on Sunday nights to watch Doctor Who on PBS at the foot of my parents bed.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 12:36 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    the only memories i have of the original dr who was that scary white man with the

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Who watches 20 TV shows a week?

    by MattInTheHat

    Seriously slkboxrman. BTW Babylon 5 "War Without End" Part 1 and 2 is the best 2 episodes of sci-fi TV ever!

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Old News

    by Werthead

    As someone mentioned earlier, Douglas spilled the beans on this months ago in an interview with SFX Magazine. He went a lot further then and also revealed how Tigh, Tyrol, Anders and Tory fit into things as well.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    It's our Earth

    by banditmania

    Haven't you heard the mainstream media use the term War on Terra?

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Baltar is the only human

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    I said this a couple of years ago. BSG will have a Planet of the Apes-like ending, and the reveal is... Gaius Baltar is the only human, everyone else is a cylon or hybrid.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Think about it

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Everyone expects Baltar to be the Fifth. The twist is, he's the only human, everyone else is a cylon. Sorry Ron, you can kill me later.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Looks like Tyrol did spill the beans

    by Heckles