As for the other genre nods, Ian McKellen got one for being the only part of The Prisoner remake that anyone liked, while Caprica, Stargate Universe, and V will duke it out with original flavor CSI for special effects.
And speaking of Sci-Fi/SyFy, the Caprica pilot is being released tomorrow on DVD and as a digital download. Why aren’t they milking the Battlestar Galactica spinoff/prequel that’s already been greenlit as a series for all it’s worth again?
With the two-hour ‘backdoor pilot’ still in scheduling limbo (we got a trailer in July, but SciFi.com proper has some catching up to do) it’s pretty shocking that the channel has gone ahead and greenlighted the actual series. Here’s hoping that that the Battlestar Galactica’s final season doesn’t depress the audience too much to tune into a prequel.
Sci-Fi has released a trailer for Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel that will detail the creation of the first cylon(s.) And yes, that is Rome’s Atia, Polly Walker. Sci-Fi hasn’t yet decided whether the two-hour film/pilot will air as a standalone or be greenlit as a full series.
But what we’re really waiting for is the rest of Battlestar Galactica – the rest of season four will start in January, be at least 11 hours long, with the finale coming out to at least three hours on broadcast and more on DVD.
The Sci-Fi Channel has annouced that Caprica, a Battlestar Galactica spin-off set more the 50 years before the current series. The series is part of their development slate, and might not get picked up, but with the BSG connection I’d say it has a pretty good chance.