Monday, September 25

Life on Caprica

Source: Battlestar Magazine
Transcribed by Giorgio

BSG prequel series takes shape as development of spin-off continues

Writer/executive producer Remi Aubuchon revealed more details about the planned Battlestar Galactica spin-off series, Caprica. Set 50 years before events in Battlestar Galactica. Caprica is set to follow life on the eponymous Colonial world as humankind creates the Cylons.

"Caprica is going to be a very human story about how our bubris can lead us to disaster." Aubuchon told Dreamwatch magazine of the planned series which he is currently developing with Battlestar Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. "It's more than just a science fiction show in some ways it will owe more to Dallas than to Star Trek."

Aubuchon reports that elements of Battlestar Galactica's third season will serve to set up Caprica and confirms that William Adama will be aged 11 in the spin-off series - although he refused to be drawn on whether the young Adama would be seen in the show. The writer/producer also notes that Caprica will end with the Cylon War.

"The series will explain how humans made the Cylon War inevitable." Aubuchon states. "Viewers might well find themselves rooting for the Cylons during much of the series!"

Aubuchon is scripting the pilot episode for Caprica with extensive input from Moore and Eick. While some viewers have expressed concern that Moore and Eick's involvement with the spin-off might limit their involvement with Battlestar Galactica or could result in a fall in quality of the parent show. Eick has been quick to quash such fears.

"Ron and I are deeply involved with Caprica and we're very enthusiastic and thrilled about it, but when it comes to the detail work of pounding out the script , there's third partner involved who's at the helm." Eick explains. "I think that is the job that tends to be the one that creates the distractions and dilutes a person's attention and focus. So in this particular case, we don't have that problem."

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