February 11, 2010

"Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica" -- any good?

Newsarama is asking.

I've seen the first three episodes. Well, some of the second and third. The pilot I watched via a friend's lent DVD. And frankly ... whatever.

Set about a half century before the time of "Galactica" (BSG), we see the bare beginnings of the creation of the Cylons. There's lot of intrigue dealing with family, race, and religion, but ultimately to what avail? Why do I want to watch a soap opera set some 150,000 years ago (recall BSG's finale) in another solar system? Why do I care about seeing the origins of the Cylons ... when I know the ultimate outcome?

The answer is "I don't." I'd much rather see the upcoming (upcoming on SyFy, that is; already released on DVD) one-time flick "The Plan" which details just what it was the Cylons had, well, planned during BSG. Which had better be good since the writers of BSG pretty much ditched the "plan" stuff during the show's last season and a half.

Posted by Hube at February 11, 2010 10:13 AM | TrackBack

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We watched the original Battle Star Galactica, then we watched every episode of the remake. I just didn't get the last few episodes, and trust me I'm a big fan.

I started watching Caprica and will continue for a while. I like the characters and want to see where it's going. I was always interested in the religious aspects of both.

I had not heard about THE PLAN, I'll have to check it out.

Posted by: Debbie at February 11, 2010 07:31 PM

I saw The Plan. A lot of recycled footage in there, and while I don't think the story was "planned" from the beginning, the writers did a good job of tying up some loose ends and putting a believable spin on some of what happened in BSG.

I liked the premiere of Caprica, which is all I've seen, but I doubt I'd watch the show.

Posted by: Darren at February 11, 2010 11:46 PM