Maureen Ryan passes along the announcement from SyFy that the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, will debut on Jan. 22, 2010. (God, just typing “2010” looks like science fiction.) The two-hour pilot will air at 9 p.m. E.T., then the show will move into BSG’s 10 p.m. timeslot.
Or you can watch the pilot now—since it was released on DVD earlier this year. The show, which is set before BSG’s Cylon genocide, has a lot to do with virtual reality and the ability to digitize and transfer consciousnesses to machines. So it has some thematic overlap with Dollhouse, as well as with BSG creator Ronald Moore’s Virtuality, whose pilot aired on Fox this summer but looks not to bemade into a series. I wonder how many Virtuality ideas will ultimately migrate to Caprica, assuming Fox doesn’t resurrect that show.
Have any Tuned Inlanders watched Caprica, or are you waiting for January?