Sci Fi channel announced that it has ordered 20 hours of the Battlestar Galactica prequel, called “Caprica”. The pilot is delayed until 2009, with the full up series landing “sometime in 2010”.
Here’s a teaser blurb from SFC:
Set 50 years before “Battlestar Galactica,” “Caprica” follows two rival families — the Graystones and the Adamas — as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. 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 blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics. “Caprica” will deliver all of the passion, intrigue, political backbiting and family conflict in television’s first science fiction family saga. As the series begins, a startling development is about to occur — the creation of the first cybernetic life-form node or “Cylon” — the ability to marry artificial intelligence with mechanical bodies. Joseph Adama (Morales) — father of future “Battlestar” commander William Adama (Najafi) — a renowned civil liberties lawyer, becomes an opponent of the experiments undertaken by the Graystones (Stoltz), owners of a large computer corporation that is spearheading the development of these living robots: the Cylons.
I dunno.. sounds like windy suckage to me at this juncture.. too much throbbing passions and not enough toasters. I have great faith in Ron Moore, however, and I have seen him turn things around before. I am somewhat excited with anticipation…