Caprica is a science fiction drama television series. It is a spin-off prequel of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, taking place about 58 years prior to the events of Battlestar Galactica. – Wikipedia
First episode: January 22, 2010
Final episode: November 30, 2010
Why on earth did it take me so long to watch Caprica? Oh, I know. Because like most awesome sci-fi TV shows it was cut down before it got a real chance. So I put it off, like so many other things, in favour of stuff that won’t end up disappointing me. Like work.
So this Easter I decided to sit down and watch all nineteen episodes. It’s more impressive than it sounds, believe me. I barely have time to read and write as much as I’d like let alone watch an entire series. Currently, I’m eleven eps in and it hasn’t been half bad. The writing is good. The story is intriguing. The acting good enough to keep me interested.
The world building is wonderful and builds up toward the conflicts that are prevalent in Battlestar Galactica. It explains the origins of the Cylons and the human struggles that lead up to their creation.
I can see how fans of Battlestar could have been less enthused about Caprica. The former was more about space battles and all-out war between humans and cylons where the latter is about the people and their clashes with race, religion and family.
I’m dreading it ending. I know it’s going to be yet another series that I’ll want more of.