Friday, April 28, 2006

Caprica may cater to fans of the original Battlestar

After the announcement of the new series, Caprica, various news sources have posted the story along with their thoughts. The famed entertainment site IGN issued some interesting comments along with their story.

"Caprica is familiar to Battlestar fans as a pivotal planet where much of the action has been focused, with the series telling the story of how the robotic Cylons brutally attack and decimate their human creators. On the new show, we will see life on the once peaceful Caprica, and how the creation of the Cylons began. A re-imagining of the cult 1970's show, Battlestar Galactica has garnered tremendous critical notice. Fans of the original series may be excited by the prospect of this prequel, as the pilot miniseries of the new Galactica showed that older models of the Cylons looked just like those seen on the original show. Certainly the nature of the storyline seems to hint at the possibility of the "classic" incarnations of the Cylons appearing on Caprica at some point."

Could we be seeing this in the future?

Cylon Centurion Model (display). Credit Sci-Fi Channel /

It's hard to say at this point. The creators of the re-imagined series have worked very hard to distance themselves from the original. Also Ron Moore and company are best known for shaking things up so any callbacks to the original Galactica would probably be varied to fit their own creative vision.


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