Three and a half years ago, Sci Fi Channel announced that they would be producing a backdoor pilot of a prequel series for Battlestar Galactica.
“We couldn’t be more excited to see this long-anticipated project get off the ground. It’s an amazing script, and, though clearly inspired by the Battlestar mythology, it is not just a pale spin-off. This is a smart, thought-provoking, emotional, and compelling character drama in its own right.”
“Building on the brilliance of SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica, we all know Caprica will be a critical and commercial success.”
One year ago today, Syfy cancelled Caprica to make room for their new vision of programming (which apparently includes wrestling, cooking and rather ironically, reality shows). So long nerds, Syfy doesn’t need you indeed.
“It’s our job – we create life and then one day we have to face who they are, what they become and what they do.”
In my life, a lot has changed over the course of one year. Inadvertently I have Caprica to thank for that. I won’t bore you with the details. But it’s important to honor that the work put into Caprica from its dedicated production team was relevant. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you too have in some way been changed as a result of Caprica.
“What are you?” “I’m awake.”
You may be one of the 11,642 and growing who have signed the Caprica for Season 2 petition. Or maybe you’re one of the hundreds whose passion for Caprica I’ve been retweeting on Twitter every week since it was cancelled. Perhaps you’re among the 179,726 who have liked Caprica on Facebook, or the 3,734 who joined the Caprica for Season 2 community.
“The need to connect – it’s powerful and that is why this thing is going to sell. We make them, we own them. They’re real. And the worlds just changed.”
Or maybe you sat on the edge of your seat one recent weekend as you watched the entire series on Netflix for the first time. If so, I welcome you to read the interviews I’ve conducted with some of the Caprica staff and to continue enjoying Caprica through social media. I also highly recommend visiting Caprica TV for the latest happenings and projects from everyone involved in Caprica. Caprica TV deserves endless praise for keeping meticulous track of the successes of those who had to move on after Caprica was cancelled.
“People leave more than footprints as they travel through life.”
Caprica was a story of facing your demons and fighting for a glorious future. It was a story of the choices we make and the sacrifices we endure to live in a better world. Caprica was a story of letting go of false securities and embracing the responsibilities and connections we have as human beings. Caprica was a story of virtue. What could be more relevant in today’s world?
“You have the right to think and feel and yearn to be more because you are not just humanity’s children.”
I, like many of you, believe that Caprica’s story was unfinished. You may have contributed to the Caprica fan fiction site, Beginning of Line to help tell the untold tales. Since last year, I have spent countless hours thinking of how to keep the spirit of Caprica alive for all of us to enjoy. I had begun a few projects that I never saw through to completion. But I am happy to say that with the support of fans like yourself, something may soon take the shape of things to come. Keep watching The Caprica Times for updates.
I want to thank all of you who have continued to read The Caprica Times and share your Caprica experiences all around the web and the world. Together we keep the heart of Caprica beating forward, ready to face the challenges of infinite new worlds.
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