Friday, August 22, 2008

Battlestar Begins

This is the trailer for Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel series coming to Sci-Fi Channel. The two hour pilot will air in December of this year and it remains to be seen if the series will be picked up beyond that.

I'm a huge Galactica fan and I'm eager to learn about the origins of the Cylons, but I don't know how it'll work as an ongoing series. Unless the pilot turns out to be really great I'll probably be content if a full series doesn't happen. Also doesn't the creation of a humanoid machine this early on in the story negate the surprise when they start showing up in droves later?

You know what would be a good idea for a spin-off? A series set during the first Cylon War. That way we can see Bill "Husker" Adama killing the frak out of some toasters. At the very least you could attract more casual viewers with that show than you could with a science fiction political drama.

On other barely related Sci-Fi Channel notes, the network has canceled Stargate Atlantis. I'm not too troubled by this news as I was never a fan. They're now going to be coming out with Stargate Universe which will take place on a starship as it travels throughout space. They're taking the Stargate out of Stargate. And turning it into every other sci-fi series since the inception of Star Trek.

Lastly I recommend checking out Gurren Lagann on Ani-Monday if you haven't been already. Although I'm not sure why they chose to pair this zany Super Robot homage with the inconceivably bleak Now and Then, Here and There. Let's just say these two anime series take highly divergent viewpoints on children on the battlefield.

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