Saturday, January 23, 2010

Caprica premiere doesn't disappoint

As a long-time science fiction reader and watcher, I have to say that I'm relieved... The team that brought us the modern day retelling of the Battlestar Galactica story has managed to match the quality of that now-retired show-- or maybe even top it in some ways.

It looks like SyFy's new series Caprica will honor many of the great "traditional" science fiction themes with great intelligence and depth. It's a real breath of fresh air (as was BSG) compared to many of the low-budget, badly-written, badly-acted pics shot in 3 days in eastern Europe, slathered with some crude CG, and piped lukewarm onto the screens of SyFy viewers.

A strong cast, strong writing, and the strong production and post-production values of BSG have imprinted on this new show, which could be even more mature than BSG. If future episodes are as good as the pilot, we're in for some exciting exploration of culture, politics, religion and human nature all wrapped in a fine dramatic ride... not to mention a few scenery-blasting robots-gone-berserk now and then.

So, even though the presence of the ECW has dropped SyFy's IQ like a rock with a lobotomy, maybe Caprica is the brain transplant the network needs.

Posted via web from Yes, That Bob West

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