“Caprica” (2007) [TV-Series 2007-????]

From IMDB.com: Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series “Battlestar Galactica” set 50 years prior to the events of that show.

caprica.jpgFrom Wikipedia: Caprica is an upcoming television series described as “television’s first science fiction family saga,” based on the fictional universe of Battlestar Galactica and set on the fictional planet Caprica, around fifty years before the events depicted in the 2004 series. It will tell the story of the Twelve Colonies at peace and living in a society not unlike our own. But high-technology and a startling breakthrough in robotics brings to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with mechanical bodies to create the first living robots–the Cylons. They are researched and built, ultimately leading to the Cylon War. The series will revolve around two families, the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the Commander of the Battlestar Galactica) and the Graystones. weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into this science fiction family saga.

The series has yet to go into production and is to be aired on the U.S. Sci Fi Channel. NBC Universal Television Studio is developing the show, in conjunction with the executive producers of Battlestar Galactica (Ronald D. Moore and David Eick) and 24 writer Remi Aubuchon, who is writing the pilot and set to be the showrunner.

Mystech: Much as I hate to admit it, I fear the Stargate: Asslantis effect is about to strike. 🙁

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7 Responses

  1. Lemon says:

    Why don’t they just admit it’s a soap opera? 😉

    “Space Dallas”!!

  2. Mystech says:

    NEVER! Original BSG is part of the living heart and soul of the scifi genre of our (aging) generation. So say we all!

  3. Tara M. says:

    So say we all.

    When I first read “family drama” I thought they meant it would be a show in the BSG universe that I could let my eight-year-old SF fan watch with me, but given the “corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into this science fiction family saga,” I was probably mistaken.

  4. Lemon says:

    I’m just sayin’, when you hear the swelling theme music, it’s a soap opera.

    That said, my first great love was Dirk Benedict.

  5. Mystech says:

    I have to admit, I got a little misty-eyed early in the new series, when they played a snippet of the original tv show theme.

    Incidentally, is having your first great love’s character gender reversed causing you any dissonance. 🙂

  6. Lemon says:

    Hell, yes. I refused to watch when I saw that and that the Cylons were replaced by the Swedish Bikini Team.

  7. Mystech says:

    Hey, only one of the meajobs looks like an escapee from the Swedish Bikini Team. Heck, at the risk of a spoiler, Lucy Lawless is now a regular on the show!

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