Published on May 3rd, 2009 | by simeon0
With the successful reimagining of Battlestar Galactica now concluded after four seasons, the creators of the series have looked to the past for the next story in the epic saga. With Caprica, the audience is transported to a time fifty years prior to the events of the series, where humanity has yet to have their deadly confrontations with the Cylons.
After a tragedy rocks the very foundation of his life, wealthy industrialist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stolz), is forced to take drastic measures to keep his troubled defense department project t from being awarded to a competing firm.
Graystone is seeking to develop an automated combat unit, but setbacks with the development have hindered the project leaving Daniel looking for answers.
When he meets another man who was affected by the same tragedy, Daniel gains an inspiration that may not only save his troubled project but alter the fate of their society and rock the very foundation of their theological beliefs.
Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), is at first appalled by what Daniel proposes, but his grief born from the tragedy as well as his connections to unsavory individuals from his native planet Tauron causes him to take actions for the most noble of causes without realizing that he is laying the foundation for the destruction of humanity.
While not the action fest that powered the Battlestar Galactica pilot, Caprica sets the stage well for the pending series and shows the clever storylines and intriguing characters that became standards for Galactica. The cast works well with one another, and the pilot hints and answering some questions left unanswered by the conclusion of the previous series.
All in all, Caprica is a promising debut that should fit well into the Galactica family.