April 27, 2006

First "Trek," now more "Galactica"!

Rumors are abounding about a "Star Trek" prequel movie; now, getting in on that action is the hit Sci Fi Channel show "Battlestar Galactica":

SCI FI Channel announced the development of "Caprica," a spinoff prequel of its hit "Battlestar Galactica," in presentations to advertisers in New York on April 26. Caprica would come from Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio.

Caprica would take place more than 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 will weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga, the channel announced.

Sounds awesome to me, of course. One can never get enough of intelligent science fiction. I wonder if the early Cylon designs will be akin to those of the original 1979 series (since they were seen in the updated "Galactica" pilot movie), and it will be intriguing to view how the robots rebel against their human masters.

Posted by Hube at April 27, 2006 08:24 PM | TrackBack

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