Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More from Moore

Despite my terrible pun, Mr. BSG Reimagined himself found some time to do a quick Q&A with CHUD. The bulk of the conversation is Season 3 BSG related, but he does get asked a few questions about the little show that could, Caprica:

What's the status of the spin-off?

Moore: It's in development. We've done a couple of drafts of the script and we're waiting to see if SciFi is going to give it the greenlight.

I've heard that this will be a soapier show than Battlestar.

Moore: It's very different from Galactica. It's not action adventure, it's planet-bound. It's about a couple of families and politics and corporate intrigue. It's about the creation of the Cylons, in essence, and it's fifty years before the events of Battlestar Galactica on the planet Caprica. It's a very different show - we didn't want to spin off the show into another war series about another Battlestar, about another group of survivors. We wanted to push the bounds of what science fiction is. No one has really tried to do the science fiction equivalent of the prime time soap. I don't know that it'll be as serialized as a prime time soap, but I'm sure there will be continuing elements. The feel of it will be different from the traditional action/adventure sci-fi show.

I imagine it'll shed some light on current events and characters on Galactica.

Moore: Sure. Absolutely.

I am confident that once the pilot is given the thumbs-up, meatier material will surface. Until then enjoy the PR speak of executives telling us the same thing over and over again about Caprica, using clever rewording.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Caprica Pilot Too Dark?

USA President Bonnie Hammer slipped some info about Caprica in a recent article. She said that the pilot for the show is being reworked to produce a lighter tone. She also hints that late 2007 could be the timeframe in which we finally see the project.

Ms. Hammer said the show's planned spinoff "Caprica" is still in development, with a recent pilot script being reworked to have a slightly lighter tone. If all goes well, a fourth-quarter 2007 debut is possible, she said.

I had hoped that issues with the pilot would have been ironed out by now. On the bright side, at least the show is still a work in progress.

I urge BSG fans to check out the webisodes on the main Galactica page. These shorts tell us of the events that take place between Seasons 2 and 3. While they do not live up to the caliber of regular BSG, they do manage to tease us enough until the real premiere next month.


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