The 2003 reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, is in my opinion, and many others, the best television show to have ever come about.
It was a dark Space opera, an engrossing story arc, with a deep mythology, political and religious sub-text, as well as deeply thought out and interesting characters.
It was such a shame when it ended, the story had come to its conclusion and it finished on a high, it was the correct time to go. However, for me, and many other fans, it left a hole to be filled.
SyFy network tried, they commissioned a new series called Caprica. It was 'Prequel' to Battlestar Gallactica, with a story based around two families who came to create the first Cylons. It was a very interesting idea and it had all the same dark overtones and richness of character that fans have come to expect from Galactica.
However, the "Dynasty" idea with robots and Battlestar Galactica’s deep thinking sub-texts never really took off. Despite a strong start, ratings dwindled, and eventually cancelled.
Since then, a new Battlestar Galactica spin off has come to light. Although it doesn’t have Ronald T. Moore attached, it still seems promising.
"Set in the tenth year of the First Cylon War, the story follows William Adama as a young man, with the call sign "Husker". William, being a recent Academy graduate, is assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet; the Galactica."
Capture from the trailer
My only worry, already, about the show, is that the seem to have gone down the route of "300" and "Spartacus" (may explain the "Blood and Chrome" sub title), by using 3D, CGI sets for the actors. One great thing about Battlestar Galactica was the realism, which you get by using actuals sets, this may hinder the feel of the show.
It is more than likely that no show will ever hit the same notes as Battlestar Gallactica, but I am looking forward to this. If it is poor, I always have my Battlestar Gallactica Blu-Rays to fall back on.