It also focussed itself on a younger audience, with its protagonists – and indeed antagonists – being a lot younger than the parent show.
Caprica is gorgeous though, although perhaps a little harder to engage with for those who are looking for guns and ships and battles. Again, it uses the terrorist allegory – sometimes not very subtly – to look at the devil in the detail and how disparate people are thrown together and create a destiny they can’t escape from. Knowing how it all turns out gives the characters a sense of destiny which is both intriguing and tinged with melancholy.
The cast is uniformly excellent, from big named Eric Stoltz, a surprising piece of casting as Daniel Graystone, the creator of the Cylons and Esai Morales as Joseph Adama, father of BSG William, cast as much for his craggy similarity to Edward James Olmos as his stillness and dignity in execution. As the families fracture due to circumstances they cannot stop, it’s an intriguing conceit and one which justifies a detailed watch.
The tagline is “The future of humanity begins with a choice” and it’s great to see how that choice will shape a future we’ve all seen.