Was Caprica Not Initially Intended as a Battlestar Galactica Tie-In?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far.

TV URBAN LEGEND: The TV series Caprica was originally pitched NOT as a Battlestar Galactica tie-in!

Caprica was a television series…

that worked as a prequel to the acclaimed television series, Battlestar Galactica.

Starting 58 years before the first episode of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica showed the rise of the artificial intelligence known as the Cylons (while also, of course, showing what human society was like at the time, as well).

The series starred Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales.

Amazingly enough, though, the genesis of the series began with a screenplay having nothing to do with Battlestar Galactica at all!
Continue reading “Was Caprica Not Initially Intended as a Battlestar Galactica Tie-In?”