I am surprised, and thrilled, to have just read this press release, reprinted below. Pretty frakkin great news.
The Highly Anticipated Feature-Length Prequel to the Series Phenomenon, 'Battlestar Galactica' Premiering Exclusively on DVD and Digital Download
FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS OF SCI FI CHANNEL'S 'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA' RONALD D. MOORE AND DAVID EICK AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
As "Battlestar Galactica" wraps its gripping final season on
"We are thrilled to take the groundbreaking step of offering the world-premiere of the Caprica feature-length extended pilot episode on DVD prior to the new series' television debut," said
"Ever since fans first caught wind of the 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel Caprica, they have been eagerly following its development," said
"If 'Battlestar Galactica' offered us a way to shatter the conventions of space opera, Caprica will be a show which will challenge the conventions of science fiction storytelling as a whole," said
"Part sweeping soap, part meditation on the dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence, this is a truly unique opportunity to continue telling stories which will be as daring and shocking as the best of 'Galactica' -- and yet will be altogether different from 'Galactica,'" said
Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the "Caprica" series in the summer of 2009 in
- Feature Commentary with Director
Jeffrey Reinerand Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick
- Deleted Scenes
- Video Blogs
- What the Frak is Caprica?
- The Director's Process
- The V Club
- The Birth of a Cylon
Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families and their patriarchs -
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61109037
Running Time: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: Not rated.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1