Thursday, April 27, 2006

BattleStar Galactica Spin-off

Yesterday, Scifi Channel announced the intriguing, wonderful, and a little scary news that they are making a spin-off series from Battlestar Galactica that will
take place more than half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica.

Called Capricia, it follows
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)

The main focus of the series will be the creation of the Cylons, but it will also
weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga, the channel announced.

That is where it gets a little scary. Unlike, Star Gate: Atlantis, the ties to the original are sparse at best, with no (at least named) movement of characters or possible crossover. When they call it a family saga they make it sound like it's a sci fi Dallas or something. Lost in Space was a family saga, but the campy comedy must disqualify it.

I am mixed on this one, but I bet Sci Fi pulls it off.


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