Monday, July 16, 2007

Prequel alive... in new form?

Hi, guys and gals! It's been a while since we've heard anything from the SciFi folks about the Caprica prequel. Ron Moore last said that the project was put on hold and regrettably informed the fans that its chances for getting picked up lessened with each passing day.

From out of nowhere, SciFi just broke news that 8 webisodes (similar to the previous 3 minute shorts filmed last season) were filmed in conjunction with the Pegasus movie. Gateworld picked up the news; here's the juicy bits from their article:

As fans of Battlestar Galatica get ready for the November 24 premiere of the telemovie "Razor" -- which will delve into the backstory of the Battlestar Pegasus, her crew, and Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) -- the network has another surprise. The movie will be preceded by an 8-week series of "mini-sodes."

Filmed in conjunction with "Razor," the two- to three-minute installments will air weekly in primetime on SCI FI Channel, and then be available online at The promotional shorts will premiere in October.

Written by Michael Taylor and directed by Wayne Rose and Felix Alcala, "these shorts will provide a sneak peek into the original Cylon War, when a young pilot named William Adama (Nico Cortez) discovers a dangerous Cylon weapon that will come back to haunt him and his crew 40 years later," SCI FI revealed. They will also be included in the DVD release of "Razor."

I don't know about you guys, but I think this is amazing news! I really like the ideas presented so far. And, optimistically speaking, if this batch of webisodes proves successful perhaps it might push the network to reconsider the original pilot. Regardless, at least we get something interesting!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Caprica Pilot Not Picked Up

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Ron Moore recently dropped this info during an interview with

TVWeek: What is the likelihood of the "Caprica" prequel series at this point?
Mr. Moore: Still in development. They're not picking it up as a pilot right now. They've talked about doing a two-hour version of it, or a DVD. The longer it goes on, the less likely it seems that anything will happen.

You can read the entire Q&A session by clicking here. It does contain spoilers about the final season 3 episode of BSG so be warned! As for this blog, I’ll still keep it open and post Caprica-related news when it pops up. Sigh. Tear.


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Friday, March 16, 2007

Any Day Now

A recent variety report echoes my suspicions that we will soon learn the fate of Caprica.

The article mainly deals with Battlestar Executive Producer David Eick and his new slate of projects. One that caught my eye was a show called "Guilty Pleasures" in which he teams up with partner-in-crime Ron Moore, also of Battlestar fame. You should read the entire article; it thankfully proves that these guys are going to be influencing the television world for some time.

Speaking of Battlestar Galactica, we viewers have reached the last two episodes of season three. While the quality of this season has been a roller coaster of sorts, I'm confident these last episodes (particularly "The Son Also Rises") are returning the show to top form.

On BSG, a new character has revealed that he knew and mentored under Joesph Adama, who will play the lead character on the Caprica prequel. It is interesting because we are beginning to see how different this man was compared to his son, Bill Adama. Surely the writers were aware of the pilot and the descriptions they give us now will match the young lawyer who fights against the Cylons.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Possible Spoilers for Telemovie

SyFy Portal has discovered several spoilers regarding the telemovie that is scheduled to film in spring/summer of this year. Most importantly, they said that the website does not believe that this movie will have any tie-ins with the proposed Battlestar prequel. Proposed Battlestar prequel (say that five X fast).

If you want to be spoiled regarding the movie then read this article. If you don't want to be spoiled you could go here*. Or here*. Or even there*. But again, not here.

*Gratuitous hyperlinking

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Monday, February 12, 2007

No Caprica news... Galactica still meh

Sorry folks, but there hasn't been much to say regarding Caprica. I imagine that news regarding the confirmation or deconfirmation or whatever you want to call it should break soon.

I did just finish watching the latest Battlestar Galactica episode entitled "The Woman King." I'll keep this short but this episode was in a word... awful! I'm reminded of the hideous "Black Market" when I think about how ridiculously terrible this episode transpired to be. Gods... why can't Helo ever be wrong about anything on this show! What happened to letting us, the viewers, look at the problems presented on the show from varied perspectives while blurring the line between right and wrong? Instead we get this one-sided drivel. There is no excuse; the writers are better than this. I haven't really enjoyed a single episode of 3.5 yet. And, after seeing the previews to next week's "douse of an ep," I think that sad tradition might continue.

Come on, Galactica crew, give me some compelling TV! At least you have another year to try and do just that.


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