Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Caprica: Make a Choice

Six new posters were released today for the quasi-prequel series to Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, set 50 years before the downfall of mankind in the former show. My favorite image from the set:

To see the rest of the promotional art click here.

I'm really looking forward to this series. I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot episode that was released earlier this year. There are many different roads this show could take-but, then again a few of those roads must lead to Battlestar. And the talented Jane Espenson is Executive Producer on the show, so I have much faith in it.


Kj said...

the whole apple thing is just SCREAMING Twilight. Sad that apple-as-temptation metaphor now evokes trashy teen novels instead of Genesis.

(Not that its a good representation of Genesis either, but you get my point)

Ian said...

A very good point. I actually think the apple is a good choice for Caprica-taking of the forbidden tree of knowledge and Genesis, as you say, but that significance is going to be lost on a lot of people.

Not to mention Desperate Housewives' appropriation of the apple as something sexual and empowering to women in nature.

As a culture we are shifting our notion of taking the apple as a sin to one that justifies and even encourages defiance of natural law. It's not only that Eve takes it-she consumes it. And she passes that consumption on to Adam. And we like that she did it.

Also, one of those Caprica posters looks like a cheap TNT movie or that movie, Mr. Brooks, with Costner and Demi Moore.