Originally Posted by CJSchneider
Sadly, I never got down on this series of BSG. I've watched a few times and what i saw was great, but like many other things, I'm sure if you don't get in from the first, you get lost in plot points and so on. Perhaps I'll go back and buy the DVD's and watch from the beginning.
Thats the only way to do it. You need to watch BSG from the mini-series then in the correct episode order to understand the show.
The Caprica pilot was very good. Show has a lot of potential. As far as it getting picked up, it already has, the actual series will begin January 2010.
What's funny is, at least at first, Caprica might not actually be Sci-Fi enough for the Sci-Fi channel. Ive already seen Sci-Fi fans complaining that it is too dramatic with out enough fighting and space. Hopefully it can draw crossover viewers who traditionally arent very interested in shows on the Sci-Fi channel, because Caprica may need them to survive.
Also, Ive heard people talking over and over about the presence, or lack there of, of 'skinjobs'. In a way it solves this with the virtual reality world and 'avatar' idea that it puts forth. That while the technology that the actual humanoid bodies are made of is yet to exist, the technology to make their personality (their 'soul') human does.
There is so much speculation you could do about the actual skinjob models, there is nothing in BSG that says more of the older/original skinjobs didn't come over from Earth long in the past and stayed hidden. Whether or not they delve into the whole cycle 'it has happened before, will happen again' storyline at all remains to be seen. But it does seem theyre bringing in a lot of the BSG writers for Caprica, so the possibilities are there.