I just finished watching Caprica (by the makers of Battlestar Galactica) an it was a wonderful pilot for the new series. Unlike BSG, it is not space-based, but rather based on the planet of Caprica and focuses on two particular families. I thought the directing, acting, production, music score, etc. was all just great.
The special effects for the prototype Cylon robot was particularly interesting, as it looked very realistic. I also loved the acting by Esai Morales (Joseph Adama) and Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone), and they both played off each other very well. I was a big fan of the show Jericho which Morales co-starred in, so it’s good to know he’ll be back on another of my soon-to-be favorite shows in 2010.
Now, Caprica will be airing on the SciFi Channel at some time in the near future, but if you can’t wait (as I did) you can order the DVD now from Amazon.com or other retailer for around $17.99. Definitely worth watching if you were a BSG fan, and worth checking out if you’re a SciFi fan in general.