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#1 Apr 29 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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From the Sci-Fi Channel website:


SCI FI Announces Caprica

NEW YORK-SCI FI Channel announced the development of Caprica, a spinoff prequel of its hit Battlestar Galactica, in presentations to advertisers in New York on April 26. Caprica would come from Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio.

Caprica would take place more than half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica. The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better.

But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the Battlestar Galactica), Caprica will weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga, the channel announced.

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I don't want to see Ronald D. Moore stretch himself so thin that the quality of BSG suffers. Also, spin-offs can frequently be disappointing (I won't say always, but often.) On the other hand, if it manages to be anywhere NEAR as excellend as BSG, I'll be a very happy woman, because right now the hiatus till October is just KILLING me!
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#2 Apr 29 2006 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Be happy, I've yet to see a single episode from BSG, even the movie never made it here. I'll either have to buy it online, or hope for a miracle. (lousy channels rather rerun the same old nonsense for the umptieth time than get something new and good)

But your concerns can be quite valid, even if there are occasions that the spin-off is as good or even better. ("Angel" is one example imo)


#3 Jul 07 2006 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Jan 26 2007 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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No real news on IMDB apart from the fact that it isn't reported to be a dead project I suppose.

After seeing the first two seasons of BSG and the episodes so far (only the first two season legal I must admit, but I'll get that third season when it is released, without fault!), I'm quite eager to see how they are going to do this.

I fear for it though, they might think too much of the BSG series and how it all has to fit that particular series, perhaps twisting events and making it all a bit too unnatural.

But it's all wait and see ofcourse, it's scheduled for 2008 apparently.

#5 Apr 12 2007 at 11:00 PM Rating: Good
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Last I heard, Caprica was going nowhere, at least for now.

As for the prequel project Caprica, this has once again slipped into that abyss known as 'development ****' for SciFi channel. While not completely scrapped, there are no moves being made in a positive direction at this point. SciFi is moving ahead with several new series, and a controversial mini-series remake of The Wizard of Oz, all will be part of the channels fall and winter lineup.

- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer

There's still a Battlestar Pegasus 2 hour episode in the late fall to look foreward too...
#6 Apr 13 2007 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good
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I finally broke down and bought the first season on DVD, as I don't get the SciFi channel in my package. I have to say I'm impressed. Season 2.0 is on order now.

As for a spinoff, if they're smart they'll wait till they're done with the first one before wandering off on another project. Though I seem to have heard somewhere that Season 4 will be the last season, no idea if it's true or not.
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#7 Apr 14 2007 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally broke down and bought the first season on DVD, as I don't get the SciFi channel in my package. I have to say I'm impressed.

Yeah, I was too. Sadly, all downhill from there.

Still better than most shows on TV though.


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#8 Apr 14 2007 at 3:31 AM Rating: Good
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As long as I have something to watch I'm good. I've been watching the 4400 lately though.
#9 May 14 2007 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
Sounds interesting. Though, like you I'm wary of it causing BSG to suffer. And I thought Season 4 was set to premiere in January? If it got bumped up to October thats awesome!
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