I think there's a fair amount they could tell us, and do with the series that makes this potentially good. Sure, there's not much they can tell us about William Adama but the story is going to be on board the Galactica (yay, and welcome back from the dead, Galactica) so it works like any other series works. All characters not named William Adama (or Saul Tigh, or any of the other characters we know from BSG) have story potential. All they have to do is introduce good characters, and make us care about them to have story potential galore because whereas we know there was a Cylon War, we don't know too much about what went on in it.
If there's a battle we aren't going to know automatically what will occur in it, just that eventually the war will be won, etc. etc. "Look, it's Earth! Okay, Earth II. Hey, this technology is really weighing us down..." but as to how they get to that point? We don't know.
I couldn't actually deal with Caprica. No other network has quite the maddening schedule shenanigans that Syfy has. Syfy has a dreadful habit of doing things like taking one season's worth of narrative, and trying to pretend it is like having two seasons worth of story, so they release it over the course of two years. It makes for pacing by Wagner, and damn, if it isn't a "on the edge of your seat, holy crow, what will happen next?!?" story then that's just not something people want to invest in.
The mistake I think that was made was not in trying to have a prequel, but trying to have a dramatic prequel, with little action, and then coupling it with Syfy's dreadful scheduling habits.
So this could be good, and maybe they'll stop trying to stick 8-9-10 months in between season halves and then acting shocked when no one remembers to tune back in. They once made us wait fourteen months in between seasons for BSG, and hopefully they (meaning Syfy) realize that they're never going to actually get away with that kind of stuff with a prequel.
The title is amongst the worst I've ever heard, but there's still time to change it. I had minor success in getting friends to watch Battlestar Galactica
(new version obviously) and I'm telling you right now, no way on Earth is anyone going to let someone else talk them into something called Blood and Chrome
anything, but pairing that with Battlestar Galactica
makes that even less likely than a glacier in the bowels of hell.
But I'll watch, and I'm looking forward to it. Moore isn't on board, and I'm sorry to hear that, but my favorite seasons of BSG were the ones Eick was most closely involved in, so there's hope.
Edited by stillshimpy, Oct 28, 2010 @ 12:20 PM.