Thursday, October 14, 2010

Battlestar GaCaprica.

I'm a BIG Battlestar Galactica Fan.  I started watching the season again this week since I've been sick and lazy.  I can't tell you how much I love BSG.  It's just so frakking awesome.  It's got the awesome sci-fi that I love, it's got drama and sensuality and humor and scandal... I love it.  And I love that it wasn't just a "boy show"; I know lots of other gals that were just as hooked as I was, because they really went into the relationships and storyline.

I was so sad when it ended.

And then I got Caprica.

So far it doesn't look like Caprica is all that popular with most BSG fans.  It doesn't have the same sci-fi feel to it because it's not set in space, although in the series, space travel has been master for a long time. Here's a plot summary, from SyFy's website:

Set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families - the Graystones and the Adamas - as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the peaceful 12 Colonies, living in a society close to our own. Entangled in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe, blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics. Caprica will deliver, intrigue, political backbiting and family conflict in television's first science fiction family saga.

Daniel Graystone, a computer genius, is owner of a large computer corporation that is spearheading the development of artificial intelligence. He and his wife Amanda, who's a brilliant surgeon, are both relentless in their scientific pursuits. The Adama clan is helmed by Joseph Adama, a renowned criminal defense attorney and father of future Battlestar commander William Adama. When tragedy strikes both families, lines are drawn that will determine the fate of the human race.

Other BSG fans will recognize the name Adama - as in Admiral William Adama.  Ohhh yes, this is the story of Admiral Adama's father, as well as the Graystones.  It's set on the planet Caprica (one of the twelve worlds), with bits and pieces shown from Geminon and Tauron.  It has a futuristic yet 1950's feel to it.  Caprica is where we find out how the Cylons were created; "Humanity's struggle for survival has a beginning" as the byline goes.  So far the storyline has a lot to do with Caprican society, with a big emphasis on religion. Polytheism is the norm for this civilization (for all of the twelve worlds, save Geminon, to some extent) but monotheist groups are popping up, and many use terrorism as their means of getting across their beliefs.  Politics, religion, family and power are the big themes in the tv show Caprica.

And I love it so far.

(All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again... This is the running theme in the BSG universe)

Any other Battlestar Galactica or Caprica fans out there??

EDIT:  Just saw Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica) on The Big Bang Theory this evening... Hilarious!