Thursday, March 20, 2008

Battlestar Galactica and Caprica

As many of you should know by now, this season of Battlestar Galactica will be the last. The show will return to air with 20 episodes starting April 4th. I am hyped to see how it all goes down especially knowing that this show has been fully thought out since the beginning. It will be a bitter sweet good-bye but it is not the end of this universe. It has been announced that Caprica is a go.

Caprica is a prequel series set to take place before the cylon wars.

"Set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families--the Greystones and the Adamas --as they grow, compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe to toe."

And don't expect the show to be like the one we now know and love.

... Caprica will be a markedly different series...If Battlestar Galactica is Black Hawk Down, I would say that Caprica is American Beauty.

I liked both Black Hawk Down and American Beauty but I don't like the idea of suck a dramatic change for the Galactica Universe. I would love the chance to explore young Adama and how he became the man he is. But I hope they don't make it feel like a futuristic version of "The OC" or "Beverly Hills 90210."

Casting hasn't started yet for Caprica but development for a two hour pilot is planned for this spring. And look for some familiar names in the credits because some of the producers and crew on Battlestar Galactica are going to work on Caprica as well.

Oh, and don't forget to pick up a copy of Battlestar Galactica Season 3 on DVD now. Or just BitTorrent it. Which ever you prefer.

Via [SciFi]

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