Squee! It’s Kate Vernon and–I’m not making this up–Ronald D. Moore on CSI: Original Flavor tonight! Apparently there’s a murder at a science-fiction convention celebrating a television classic, which makes it all the more appropriate to bring along Vernon and Moore. You recognize Kate Vernon not only as the surprisingly complicated Ellen Tigh on the recent Battlestar Galactica remake, but also from roles on Star Trek: Voyager and The Outer Limits (and if you watch some other genre, from shows as diverse as Nash Bridges, LA Law, Who’s the Boss [Ellen Tigh is!], and Falcon Crest). In addition to shepherdng the Battlestar remake to such great heights, Moore has written/executive produced shows such as Carnivale, Roswell, G vs E (I am the only person in the world who loved that show), and almost all of the modern Star Trek franchise. Fun!
Bonus geekeration: the episode is directed by Battlestar vet Michael Nankin (“Faith,” “Maelstrom,” and “Flight of the Phoenix;” he’s also directed episodes of American Gothic, Roar [!], Picket Fences, and Life Goes On) and written by BSG scribes Bradley Thompson and David Weddle (“Scattered,” “Exodus,” “Revelations;” they’ve also written for the recent Twilight Zone and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). That’s a lot of sci-fi, my friends. We’ve been tossing around the idea of going to Dragon*Con this year, but will we even need to after watching CSI? Tonight at 9pm Eastern and Pacific on CBS.