Ronald D. Moore is the creator of the highly successful Sci-Fi Channel show, Battlestar Galactica, and his spin0ff venture called Caprica seems to be just as good. I bought the direct-to-DVD pilot episode of Caprica and really liked the story, characters, and acting. I can’t wait for this show to start up next year.
Another one of Moore’s creation is a TV show called Virtuality which aired yesterday night. It involves 12 astronauts on a deep space mission who use Virtual Reality devices to help them keep their sanity while traveling on a 10 year mission. In my opinion, the pilot show was a bit slow and had too much of the “reality show” stuff that turned me off. What was really disappointing, is the fact that the virtual reality component of the show resembled much of what was shown in the Caprica pilot. It was just too similar, appearing that Virtuality took an interesting piece of Caprica and put it in a different setting (traveling spaceship). If I had a choice between the two shows, I’d probably select Caprica over Virtuality because Caprica appears to have more options so far as story development, new characters, etc. Of course, this is a moot point since from what I’ve been reading Caprica is a definite new series while Virtuality still hasn’t been give the green light by the Fox network.