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!

Posted by Smitty at 8:25 AM - 11 comments