Tuesday, November 7

Ron D. Moore Gives Progress Report For Caprica

Source: Sci-Fi Pulse

The proposed Prequel series Caprica has not yet gotten a ‘Greenlight’ though scripts are ready and some are even in the process of being re-worked. Ron D. Moore recently gave Dreamwatch magazine an update on the prequel series, which is still in development.

“It’s actually a prequel, and this would be a one hour pilot not a mini – series. It takes place 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica and it’s essentially about the creation of the Cylons.

“It’s a very different show; it’s not action – adventure and it’s not even in space. It takes place on the Planet Caprica and it’s more of a family drama, with political and corporate intrigue. We’re well into the writing of it actually; we’re doing re-writes on the script right now and Sci Fi has been very happy so far. At the moment, we’re just waiting to see if they greenlight it or not. Generally, there’s always a two step process: there’s ordering the pilot and then there’s ordering the series, but because we’re not designing it as a mini – series, I don’t know that anybody would even see the pilot if they chose not to go to series with it.”

Moore is very quick to dispense allegations that Caprica will be the same as his take on Battlestar.

“Tonally, it will be very different,” promises Moore. “This is Caprica before the fall. It’s a decadent world, but also a world that’s going at a very fast pace. It’s a prosperous society that hasn’t experienced the devastation of the first Cylon war yet, so this culture has really not been taken down a peg, and their hubris is getting the better of them. It’s a go – go society that’s teetering on the brink, so it’s not that apocalyptic survival scenario of Galactica. The whole thing is tonally very different.”

As to if Caprica will get the greenlight remains to be seen but according to an article in the New York Post scripts for the new show have already landed squarely in the laps of Sci Fi Channel executives so there is no doubt that we will know one way or another within the next month or so.

You can read much more of what Ron Moore had to say about Battlestar Galactica’s 3rd season and Caprica in the new issue of Dreamwatch which is out now in all good news agencies throughout the UK.

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