As you can see from some of my earlier posts, I’m basically in love with Battlestar Galactica. I watched the whole series, loving it all the way through. I’ve been working my way through Caprica, still appreciating it thoroughly.
Battlestar Galactica begins with the destruction of the 12 Colonies at the hands of the Cylons–artificial life forms created by mankind to serve them, but which rebelled against their creators in the first Cylon War. Then, when humans defeated them, they left and were not heard from for many years. Until they returned to destroy their makers. This series follows the survivors of the destruction of the 12 Colonies, led by Admiral William Adama as they flee their mechanical pursuers, in search of a mythical place called Earth.
Caprica takes place 58 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica on the planet Caprica. It involves the creation of the Cylons and the origins of their sentience. Essentially, it is a soap opera in the future, dealing with monotheism vs. polytheism, the growing dependence on technology, and myriad other themes. William Adama is about 12 years old, learning from his father’s inconsistent, tortured example, which will serve as an example for him throughout his life.
A new show, freshly greenlit by SyFy Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will take place during the first Cylon war. Adama is an Ensign on the new Battlestar Galactica, fighting to defeat the greatest opponent to human survival and taking upon himself a great mission which may save the human race.
I’m really excited for it, of course, and I hope that it fares well in the tried-and-true manner of the original reboot.