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Battlestar Prequel Finally Taking Off

I'm sure this has got to be exciting news for a lot of people.  Let's hope this one can survive.

Battlestar Galactica is going back to where it all began.

Nearly two years after the idea was first a glimmer in a galaxy far, far away, Sci Fi Channel announced Tuesday that it has given the go-ahead for production to begin on Caprica, a two-hour prequel set 50 years before the Cylons annihilated the 12 Colonies of Kobol.

"It's an amazing script and, though clearly inspired by the Battlestar mythology, it is not just a pale spinoff. This is a smart, thought-provoking, emotional and compelling character drama in its own right."

Caprica will follow the stories of two powerful rival families, one of which owns the computer corporation that builds the first Cylons. Production on the prequel, which originally sprang from the minds of BSG creators Roanld D. Moore and David Eick as a potential separate series, is set to begin this spring in Vancouver.

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