A trailer for the Battlestar Galactica prequel television movie Caprica has been released online on SciFi.com. I’m a big fan of Ron Moore’s series, but this family drama just doesn’t look interesting to me.
The movie/back-door pilot takes place fifty to seventy years before the events shown in Ronald Moore’s Battlestar Galactica. Billed as “television’s first science fiction family saga”, the show is set against the story of Joseph Adama, a renowned civil liberties lawyer and father of future Battlestar commander William Adama. Joseph becomes an opponent of the experiments undertaken by the Graystones, owners of the computer giant spearheading the development of a series of breakthrough robotics which will ultimately lead to the birth of the Cylons.
According to Wikipedia: “The Graystones include father Daniel, a computer genius; mother Amanda, a brilliant surgeon and unfaithful wife; and their daughter, Zoe, who is martyred to her boyfriend’s religious fanaticism – but not before she installs the rudimentary elements of her personality and DNA into a machine, creating a digital twin of herself, Zoe-A. After the human Zoe’s death, Daniel uses these raw materials, some stolen technology and his own grief to cobble together ‘a robotic version of his dead daughter.’ This robot version, known as Zoe-R, is a Cylonic Eve, the first of her kind.”
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