If you’re not watching the first season run of Caprica, then you are truly missing out on a great new TV show. Folks who want or expect it to be Battlestar Galactica — the beloved series for which Caprica is a prequel to — will for the most part be disappointed, but for anyone open to a new kind of show set in that world, it’s really starting to stand up on its own two man-made legs.
Due to the undying popularity of Galactica and the growing popularity of Caprica, not to mention the spinoff movies that have been produced so far, it comes as no surprise that SyFy has a desire to create yet another spinoff series, and is exploring any possible options that there may be with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (and probably David Eick).
SyFy’s Executive VP of Development, Mark Stern, had this to say:
We’re looking for other ways to spin off Battlestar beyond Caprica.
That world is so rich. We’re sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series.
Now, I’m not sure what he means by it not being traditional, but the main mystery here has to be where they could go with it.
Caprica is set 50 years prior to BSG, so you basically either bring everyone back and continue from where they left off, OR, they could probably make a decent series that takes the characters of Galactica and tells their story before the Cylons wiped out humanity.
I fully understand the reasoning behind ending the show when they did to fortify their story, but I’ll take what I can get here…especially if it brings back the cast from BSG, whom I miss dearly.
I suppose they could go to a completely different ship, or a completely different part of that world with all new characters and their stories, but to be honest — and this is just one fan speaking — I don’t have all that much desire to keep meeting new characters. I’d rather just keep getting direct-to-DVD movies that allow me to hang out with the old cast, if given a choice.
What part of the Battlestar Galactica timeline would you like to see a new spinoff series take place?