Back in October, the Syfy Channel announced their decision to pull the plug on the “Battlestar Galactica” spin-off “Caprica” due to its poor ratings. Even though the show had a great cast, and a decent story it struggled to find a solid audience. It could never live up to its predecessor’s numbers. Even though it’s future is bleak, the network still intends to air the final five episodes of the series early next year.
SyFy confirmed to EW that you can catch the beginning of the end for “Caprica” on January 4. They will air the remaining five episodes back to back starting at 6 pm. That means the show will take up the entire prime time block for that evening, so clear your schedules. It looks like they want to get rid of the remaining episodes in one fowl swoop.
We knew the end was coming when we heard the network’s decision to green light another “Battlestar” prequel entitled “Blood & Chrome.” There was only room for one of them and “Caprica” came up short. Here’s the premise of the new show.
“Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet, the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.
Does that sound like something that would interest you?
Will you tune in to the Caprica marathon on January 4?