Thursday, April 27, 2006

Galactica: The Early Years

Well, according to the website, Ron Moore is following in the fateful footsteps of Berman and Braga, and developing a prequel to his phenomenally successful update of Battlestar Galactica. Why? What on earth is possessing him? Oh right, the all powerful dollar bill.

Star Trek: Enterprise failed, not because it was a terrible show, but because no one knew what to do with it. Prequels tend to suck about as often as sequels (just ask Star Wars fans), especially as TV shows.

The concept for this BG spin-off is set on Caprica, 50 years before the Cylon attack. We may get the giggle-worthy sight of Adama as a toddler, but who wants to watch a series about a planet that, in 50 years, will be a Cylon-infested nuclear wasteland? Most of these people are going to end up dead.

Then again, people flocked to Titanic, even though they knew the boat would sink and thousands of people would drown. So what do I know?


Anonymous said...

Strange concept for a spin-off. Instead, why don't they use that production budget to create more BG episodes per season. It seems like they run about 6 shows and then go on a "to be continued" hiatus for half the year.

Nice blog by the way.

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

I blame the hiatus thing on the way Sci Fi Channel likes to space out its original programming (no pun intended). I just hope that they aren't delaying the start of season 3 (October!?!?) to work on this spin-off. Ugh.

And thanks, glad you like. :)