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'''R&D TV''' is the name of a production company who produce the [[Re-imagined]] Battlestar Galactica series. It was set up by writer/developer [[Ron D. Moore]] and producer [[David Eick]].
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'''R&D TV''' is the name of a production company who produce the [[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|re-imagined ''Battlestar Galactica'']] series. It was set up by writer/developer [[Ronald D. Moore]] and producer [[David Eick]].
  
At the end of the credits of every episode of [[Battlestar Galactica (RDM)|the Re-imagined Series]], [[Ron D. Moore]] and [[David Eick]] present themselves in cartoon form inside their office settling developmental arguments by maiming each other alternately in humorously creative and highly violent ways. This animation, produced by [[Jerry Hultsch]]<ref>{{cite_book|last=Bassom|first=David|authorlink=|authorlinkurl=|coauthors=|year=2005|title=[[Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion]]|pages=43|editor=ed. Adam "Adama" Newell|publisher=Titan Books|location=|id=ISBN 1-84576-0972}}</ref>, is the production logo (of sorts) for '''R &amp; D TV''', ''Battlestar Galactica''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s production company. Each cartoon is immediately followed by the NBC Universal logo.
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At the end of the credits of every episode of the series, Moore and Eick present themselves in cartoon form inside their office settling developmental arguments by maiming each other alternately in humorously creative and highly violent ways. This animation, produced by [[Jerry Hultsch]]<ref>{{cite_book|last=Bassom|first=David|authorlink=|authorlinkurl=|coauthors=|year=2005|title=[[Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion]]|pages=43|editor=ed. Adam "Adama" Newell|publisher=Titan Books|location=|id=ISBN 1-84576-0972}}</ref> is immediately followed by the NBC Universal logo (and sometimes the "In association with [[Sky One|Sky]]") every time.
  
The background pictures in the office also change periodically for unknown reasons.
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The background pictures and other items  in the office also change periodically, often hiding homages to film writers and directors.
  
 
The victim of each attack usually starts to suggest an idea ("Get this..!", "I think..", "I've got it..", etc.) as a lightbulb appears over the head of the episode's victim. This sign indicates that bloodshed, maiming, and/or death is about to begin. Luckily for the viewers, Ron and David are revived to write and produce again (before their next scheduled episode and subsequent R&amp;D TV demise, at least).
 
The victim of each attack usually starts to suggest an idea ("Get this..!", "I think..", "I've got it..", etc.) as a lightbulb appears over the head of the episode's victim. This sign indicates that bloodshed, maiming, and/or death is about to begin. Luckily for the viewers, Ron and David are revived to write and produce again (before their next scheduled episode and subsequent R&amp;D TV demise, at least).
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Ron and David do not provide their own voices for the cartoon, but the creator of the skits impersonates their voices so well that Ron Moore has pointed out that most viewers don't notice.
 
Ron and David do not provide their own voices for the cartoon, but the creator of the skits impersonates their voices so well that Ron Moore has pointed out that most viewers don't notice.
  
Here is a summary of cartoon results tabulated to date. Each episode lasts only 5 seconds.
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''Wired'' interviewed skit creator Hultsch about the skits [http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/news/2008/04/bsg_closers in this interview] for their online magazine.
  
==[[Miniseries]]==
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== Seasons==
:''There is no R&amp;D TV skit shown in the [[Miniseries]].''
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*[[R and D TV (Season 1)]]
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*[[R and D TV (Season 2)]]
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*[[R and D TV (Season 3)]]
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*[[R and D TV (Season 4)]]
  
==Season 1==
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== References==
===[[33]]===
 
Ron lets loose a gorilla that attacks David.
 
  
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22688 View this skit here]
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{{reflist}}
  
===[[Water]]===
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== External links ==
David beats Ron over head with a baseball bat after talking too much.
 
  
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22689 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Bastille Day]]===
 
Ron balls up David's body into a paper wad with eyes and shoots David through a small basketball goal. The audio of a cheering crowd saluting Ron's basket accompanies the R &amp; D TV logo.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22690 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Act of Contrition]]===
 
David throws Ron through the office window to be run over by a passing NBC studio van.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22691 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[You Can't Go Home Again]]===
 
Ron slaps David so hard that his head spins 360 degrees. David cries effeminately.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22692 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Litmus]]===
 
David calls a shark to eat Ron with his whistle.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22693 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Six Degrees of Separation]]===
 
David smirks "Major brainstorm" then Ron pulls out a magic wand (complete with a star on top), says, "No bones", and zaps David's bones away, leaving him a boneless mass that crumples to the floor.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22694 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Flesh and Bone]]===
 
Ron sings, "I've got an idea" as the office looks like in a concert, and David rips a portion of Ron's shirt off.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22815 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down]]===
 
As David says, "...This'll kill ya..." Ron brings on an armored knight, whose mace crushes David's skull as David says "Oh my God..!"
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22695 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]===
 
David subjects Ron to a thousand paper cuts to the face.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22696 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Colonial Day]]===
 
David proposes "Rock, Paper, Scissors", and Ron says "Go". As David prepares a large set of scissors, Ron goes off-screen to find a very large rock, dropping it on David's body to squish him flat, winning the match.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22697 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I]]===
 
Ron says "This will shock you..." David flings magic lightning from his fingers at Ron, who is transformed into Martha Stewart by the lightning's effects.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22699 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]===
 
Before the two can suggest suggesting an idea, a courier makes a special delivery with packages for each. A small toy vibrophone playing "Pop Goes the Weasel" is heard as the packages open with monsterous heads that look like the courier on springs. The heads promptly consume both David and Ron.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&seas=1&vid=22698 View this skit here]
 
 
==Season 2==
 
 
===[[Scattered]]===
 
Ron says in an exaggerated cowboy accent, "I've got an I-dear!".  David smacks him in the face, and it falls off, revealing that he is a robot, in an homage to the film "[[Wikipedia:Westworld|Westworld]]."
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22808 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Valley of Darkness]]===
 
David gets an idea, not noticing [[Cylon Centurion]]s appearing outside the window.  Ron runs away, and David is riddled with bullets by the Centurions.  ''This is a take-off from the plot of "Valley of Darkness"''.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22767 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Fragged]]===
 
:''This skit is re-used from a previous episode.''
 
 
===[[Resistance (episode)|Resistance]]===
 
Ron says, "This is hot".  David says, "So is ''this''", whips out a drying iron, and melts Ron's face with it.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22809 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[The Farm]]===
 
:''This skit is re-used from "[[Litmus]]."''
 
 
===[[Home, Part I]]===
 
David says "Jot this down."  Ron says "OK" and proceeds to use his pen to violently carve the word "THIS" into David's forehead.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22810 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Home, Part II]]===
 
:''This skit is re-used from "[[Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down]]."''
 
 
===[[Final Cut]]===
 
David suggests an idea, but is interupted by the telephone ringing, and Ron answers it.  Annoyed, David jams the telephone into Ron's head, then shouts in the mouthpiece, greatly amplified, "Can you hear me ''now''?" as Ron screams from the den.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22811 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Flight of the Phoenix]]===
 
David gets an idea and says "this will make your jaw drop." Ron punches David in the jaw, making his head swivel around in a circle on his neck, and David's jaw drops off.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22812 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Pegasus (episode)|Pegasus]]===
 
Ron says, "Here's a good one..." David pushes a football into the hands of Ron, who is quickly tackled (and decapitated by its force) by a football player. The audio of a whistle accompanies the R &amp; D TV logo.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22820 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Resurrection Ship, Part I]]===
 
David goes, "Bingo! Let's...", but Ron interrupts with a R&amp;D TV weather bulletin, complete with a national map which covers the entire office: "This just in...Lightning." David is cleaved by the lightning strike.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22813 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Resurrection Ship, Part II]]===
 
As Ron says, "I need your verdict on this one. What if...?" David quickly transforms into a British Lord, complete with robe, wig, and a very, very large gavel, and pummels Ron in one shot into a barely recognizable goo. David replies: "I hate it!"
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22814 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Epiphanies]]===
 
Ron states, "I think..." just as David pinches Ron's butt. "Cut it out!" Ron cries. When David tries again, Ron reveals a sword and removes David's offending arm. "Testy," David answers.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22821 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Black Market]]===
 
Ron suggests "Monsters!" when David himself explodes into a multi-tentacled monster (which looks surprisingly like a creature from [[Wikipedia:The Thing (film)|John Carpenter's The Thing]]), which attacks Ron furiously.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22816 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Scar]]===
 
David suggests a "Valentine's Day episode." Ron disagrees at David's suggestion, instead, heaves a jack-o-lantern over David's head and eats a candy bar in celebration.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22817 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Sacrifice]]===
 
:''This skit is re-used from "[[Valley of Darkness]]".''
 
 
===[[The Captain's Hand]]===
 
Ron says "I know," but David interrupts, asking "Hungry?" as he hands Ron an apple. Ron lifts the apple to his mouth and David pulls out a bow and shoots the apple and Ron's face in one smooth motion.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22887 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Downloaded]]===
 
:''This skit is re-used from a "[[Scar]]".''
 
 
===[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I]]===
 
David suggests, "New scenery." Ron snaps his fingers to change the office into a surreal mountainous area as he escapes out of the picture. David enjoys the change for only a moment into a prehistoric raptor pounces on him like a cat on a ball of string.
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22818 View this skit here]
 
 
===[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]===
 
David begins to play a flute as Ron says, "...And now a moment of zen as we reflect on season 2..." Ron can't finish his thought as he is swallowed by a very large viper David has summoned. Seeing Ron being eaten, David says, "Payback!" (referring to his raptor attack at the conclusion of part I of this episode)
 
 
[http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations&vid=22819 View this skit here]
 
 
==[[Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance]]==
 
:''There is no R&amp;D TV skit in the webisode series, ''[[Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance]]''.''
 
 
==Season 3==
 
<!-- TODO: Please tabulate the season 3 R&amp;D skits -->
 
 
===[[Occupation]]===
 
Ron suggests an idea.
 
 
===[[Precipice]]===
 
David suggests an idea.
 
 
===[[Exodus, Part I]]===
 
 
David, with accompanying lightbulb, exclaims, "This will mark new territory". Ron responds with his own lightbulb, and the office is transformed into a moonscape, with Earth setting in the background behind a passing viper. Ron is now wearing a space suit and reaches out of scene for something. David warns, "Don't do it", before Ron stabs him in the chest with a flag bearing the R&D TV logo.
 
 
===[[Exodus, Part II]]===
 
Ron (wearing a [[w:Clerical collar|clerical collar]]) suggests, "More religion." The scene darkens as lightning flashes and David's head transforms into [[w:Linda Blair|Linda Blair's character]] from ''The Exorcist''. David's new head performs a 360 degree rotation,  tells Ron, "Your soul is mine!" and proceeds to vomit on Ron, incapacitating him.
 
 
===[[Collaborators]]===
 
 
David suggests, "More rebels".
 
 
===[[Torn]]===
 
===[[A Measure of Salvation]]===
 
===[[Hero]]===
 
===[[Unfinished Business]]===
 
===[[The Passage]]===
 
===[[The Eye of Jupiter]]===
 
David suggests, "Slapstick." Both characters transform into sepia-toned versions of themselves (with Ron looking more sinister) as a "Why, certainly" silent-film placard appears as Ron's response. Ron proceeds to slap David with a cane before he sticks David's skull to the opposite wall with the cane through his left eye.
 
 
===[[Rapture]]===
 
''This skit is a repeat of the one used for "Litmus."''
 
 
===[[Taking a Break From All Your Worries]]===
 
===[[The Woman King]]===
 
===[[A Day in the Life]]===
 
 
===[[Dirty Hands]]===
 
Ron suggests "More religion," as a preist's frock appears on him.  David morphs into [[w:Regan MacNeil|Regan MacNeil]] from [[w:The Exorcist (film)|The Exorcist]], complete with spinning head and "pea soup" vomit and attacks Ron, trying to steal his soul.
 
 
==External links==
 
 
* [http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations Closing Animations on SCIFI.COM]  
 
* [http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/video/index.php?cat=closingAnimations Closing Animations on SCIFI.COM]  
 
 
 
 
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"Got a brainstorm...!"

R&D TV is the name of a production company who produce the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. It was set up by writer/developer Ronald D. Moore and producer David Eick.

At the end of the credits of every episode of the series, Moore and Eick present themselves in cartoon form inside their office settling developmental arguments by maiming each other alternately in humorously creative and highly violent ways. This animation, produced by Jerry Hultsch[1] is immediately followed by the NBC Universal logo (and sometimes the "In association with Sky") every time.

The background pictures and other items in the office also change periodically, often hiding homages to film writers and directors.

The victim of each attack usually starts to suggest an idea ("Get this..!", "I think..", "I've got it..", etc.) as a lightbulb appears over the head of the episode's victim. This sign indicates that bloodshed, maiming, and/or death is about to begin. Luckily for the viewers, Ron and David are revived to write and produce again (before their next scheduled episode and subsequent R&D TV demise, at least).

Ron and David do not provide their own voices for the cartoon, but the creator of the skits impersonates their voices so well that Ron Moore has pointed out that most viewers don't notice.

Wired interviewed skit creator Hultsch about the skits in this interview for their online magazine.

Seasons

References

  1. Bassom, David (2005). ed. Adam "Adama" Newell Battlestar Galactica: The Official Companion. Titan Books. ISBN 1-84576-0972, p. 43.

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