Battlestar Galactica Prequel

[Updated with newly-available SciFi Channel link.]

The SCiFi Channel has announced a new prequel series to Battlestar Galactica. The prequel, called Caprica, is set 50 years before the events leading up to BG. From Zap2It:

“Caprica” will be set more than 50 years prior to the events of “Battlestar Galactica” and focus on the lives of two families — the Adamas (ancestors of future Galactica commander William) and the Graystones. Humankind’s Twelve Colonies are at peace and on the verge of a technological breakthrough: the first Cylon.

As “Battlestar Galactica” is about a lot more than space battles, “Caprica” will be as much family drama as sci-fi tale. Remi Aubuchon (“The Lyon’s Den,” “24”) is writing the pilot script; “Galactica” veterans Ronald D. Moore and David Eick will executive produce it.

[Hat-tip to “remote reporter” Joshua Corning who brought this to our attention in another post]

3 thoughts on “Battlestar Galactica Prequel”

  1. heh, in the Zap2it article they also mention “Supergator”. I am looking forward to that one…I hope it is as good as “Snakehead Terror” or “Boa Vs. Python”

  2. I have a very bad feeling about this. Why don’t they just do a “BG Movie Special” or something with this as a centerpiece flashback? A 2-part “very special episode” of BG? I’m not a huge fan of spinoffs, which fail more often than they work. They tend to dilute the core concept. And they make the producers look bad when they fail, or even when they’re mediocre (Trek; Stargate and Stargate II: Electric Boogaloo–both suck). And I’m not crazy about prequels, either. Look at Trek (Enterprise stunk to high heaven) and Star Wars (the sad prequels were better left unmade–Lucas would have a greater reputation without them, because he wouldn’t have been shown to be the emperor with no clothes).

  3. Did you guys know they’re doing yet another version called Battlestar Paprika! It’s going to be starring the Jedi Master Chefs accosting blogs across Cyberspace…

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