Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"Battlestar Galactica" Prequel In The Works

"Galctica" creator Ron Moore is developing a prequel for fall called "Caprica."
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.
Hmm, doesn't exactly get my pulse racing, but I believe in them. I assume this means the Ron Moore project announced in January -- "Basement 13" -- is on hold or dead (or morphed into "Caprica." As I said then, this is bad news: whenever a creator of a show launches a new series, both shows tend to suffer. I wish hed devote himself fulltime to BG -- how often do you get the chance to deliver a great series?

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