BSG: Caprica

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  1. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

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    That didn't take long, did it? SF Channel has announced a spin off of its one decent property, showing the events leading up to (and hopefully during) the Cylon War.

    Here's the release:

    From executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick ('Battlestar Galactica'), writer Remi Aubuchon ('24') and NBC Universal Television Studio, this new series is set over a 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' weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga.

    This is a series I am interested in, but, at the moment I'm not sure I want to see it as a multi-year series. A long miniseries would likely sate my curiosity. Of course, if it's well done...

    I hope this isn't too soon. I hope the BSG creators don't stretch themselves too thin. I hope it doesn't beat the franchise into the ground.

    Then again, I had those hopes for Voyager and Enterprise too.
     
  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Well, I'm a BSG addict, so I will probably follow the series for as long as I can stand it (i.e., "as long as it remains interesting.")

    ...but, dammit, if the stupid show starts with a retarded pop song, then forget it. "It's been a looong way" my ass.
     
  3. misterd

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    I think it'll start with Elton John's "I Am Your Robot."
     
  4. Nerd Bomber

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    wooOO! Kind of uncanny and eery as i was just talking with a friend on how they should do a miniseries prequel of the cylon war over dinner. Still though, best series on tv getting a spinoff is good stuff. Unless it sucks. But it wont. It cant!
     
  5. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    Jesus Season 2 is good. I just hope they don't divide their efforts too much. Galactica needs to stay rad.
     
  6. Eradicator

    Eradicator I am Antithesis

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    Stargate has done well with Atlantis. I don't see any reason this wouldn't. I haven't watched much if any BSG, but the sequel sound interesting.
     
  7. Metal Soldier

    Metal Soldier The Robot

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    I'm in the mixed camp. If its good and doesn't hurt BSG, then great if its bad and does hurt BSG, not cool.
     
  8. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    If anyone can pull it off Ron D. Moore can. Some of the other DS9 writer guys are coming into the BSG fold. Should be pretty cool.
     
  9. misterd

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    More DS9 writers? Who? Any chance of Wolfe or Behr?
     
  10. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I dunno but that would be awsome. Just like putting the band back together.
     
  11. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    A BSG sequel? I like the sound of that.
     
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    prequel. It would be funny to see them redo battelstar 1980s when there on earth though, not good, but funny.
     
  13. Orodruin

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    This should be interesting. I wonder if they'll have the cylons look like they did the original series since we saw them look that way in the miniseries/pilot of the new one. As good as it would be for continuity, I hope not.

    So when does this start? Same as BSG season 3 (October-ish)?
     
  14. misterd

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    Probably starts with the new season, as this is the time all the nets start announcing the fall line up. Alternatively it could be launched mid-season, around January.

    As for the Cylons, I like the original design - there is just something cool about black and chrome. My hope is that they tweak the original models enough to update them, make them less "man-in-suit"ish, but with a much stronger affinity for the originals than the present centurian models.

    Assuming they don't screw their own continuity, we can be pretty sure we won't have human looking Cylons. Given that RM has said the present Centurians are not sentient, I have to assume that goes for the originals, so the question is what did the original sentient Cylons look like?
     
  15. Switchblade

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    They had me up until the "sexual politics" part. If there's one thing that annoys the hell out of me in the new Galactica, it's all the gratuitous sex (if there's a second, it'd be all the really dark subject matter; rape, torture, evil admirals, etc.).
     
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    I can not say I was excited to hear about a prequel. The way the last season ended, but I am looking forward to see what they do with that last episode.

    As for story writting, BSG never had the best story or editing(altough I loved the CG and editing of the battel sceans with the shaky cam). Then I really lost it when I read being done by the some of the same team that did DS9. Which throws my hopes in the trash. DS9 was only possible due to Babylon 5. But with BSG being written by trek writters, the first season makes sense.

    Oh well I will watch atleast the first several episodes just like BSG.
     
  17. Spartan-117

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    You mean you're annoyed by the fact characters are actually being fleshed out instead of being one dimensional idiots with bad hair?
     
  18. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    So gratuitous sex equals fleshed out characters? My god, that would make the porn industry a literary goldmine.
     
  19. Switchblade

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    No, it annoys me that we have to watch people hop into bed and grind against each other when I want to watch a science fiction adventure. I'm also annoyed that there just seems to be a general lack of anything even remotely happy on the show so far. I'm not asking for the cheesiness of the original series, just the occasional upbeat episode where nothing angsty happens.
     
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    The end of season 2 was getting pretty bleak, I'll agree. For a while it seemed like it was downer after downer. Apollo's suicidalness (the black market ep) followed by Cara getting all fracked up all the time over Anders, and not a single laugh or twitch of a smile for 3 or 4 episode straight. I like that they do dark, serious subjects, but you need something in there to lighten it up once in a while.
     

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