Earlier this year I explained why Battlestar Galactica is one of the best shows on TV. Now comes word that a prequel to the series, titled Caprica, is slated for production. It's easy to predict that this show will be an amazing failure.
In addition to the reasons I previously raised before for BG's success, one factor that can't be minimized is the setting. By having the remnants of humanity hunted and pursued across the galaxy, and forced to live in close quarters, the human drama and the characters' struggles gain added power. Caprica will lack all of this, and will easily be a mere soap opera set on a far away world. I eagerly look forward to the conclusion of BG. But I won't waste a moment watching Caprica.