Over the past year I have started watching the Battlestar Galactica series on SciFi, because I kept hearing about what an outstanding show it was. The first couple seasons of the show were utterly fantastic, and really delved into some serious issues in the way that good science fiction can. The last few seasons even though they haven’t been as good, have been great, and are still better than most of the other options on TV. With the series finale all done, even though it won’t air until 2009, work on the prequel series Caprica is in full force. This trailer has whetted my appetite. Although I didn’t have too high of hopes for this new show, my opinion is now starting to change, and I am looking forward to this. Like BG it will start off with a two hour TV movie, and then the show will pick up from there. According to Ronald D. Moore, Caprica, will explore many of the same issues that made BG such a good show:
“Well, we’re still going to be dealing with things that are similar, in that there are still going to be issues of terrorism and security and how society should protect itself or not protect itself,” Moore said. “You know, what is the line between civil liberties and protection of the homeland? We’re still going to be dealing with a lot of those things, because they’re going to be spiraling out of certain events that happen in the pilot. And, you know, but you’re also dealing with ethical responsibilities. You’re also dealing with things like, you know, what is a person? What does it mean to be a sentient being? Does that being have rights? What are you allowed to do to something that you’ve created out in a laboratory? … Does it have a soul?”
Like I said I am now officially looking forward to this new show, and if you haven’t seen BG, you should start Netflixin’ them. They are well worth your time. Until then check out the Caprica trailer.
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