The fall of Caprica opens the door to a new BSG prequel

The SyFy channel is canceling the Battlestar Galactica prequel “Caprica” after running for only one season. Caprica set 50 years prior to BSG is a dark story of three families whose lives are intertwined in technology, religion, secrets and power. The remaining five unaired episodes will air in the first quarter of 2011.

The shows demise is due to a lack of viewers. Even though Caprica received high reviews the story was a big disappointment. Like most fans of BSG, I assumed Caprica was going to portray how the Cylons were created, their rebellion against the humans and the start of the first Cylon/Colonial war. Instead the Cylons ended up as a background prop like a car, only seen and used in a hand full of episodes.

Battlestar Galactica, Razor

Syfy greenlights two-hour pilot for a new Battlestar Galactica prequel, “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.”

“Blood And Chrome” will follow William Adama who is fresh out of military training and thrust into the midst of the first Cylon war. The co-creator and executive producer David Eick of BSG is expected to return and take the helm of the new series.

The story will take place ten years into the first Cylon war. Ensign William Adama, in his 20′s and recent graduate of the Academy, finds himself assigned to a brand new Battlestar Galactica in the Colonial fleet.

Her Universe, SiFi clothing for women

Ashley Eckstein is best known in the science fiction world as the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Actress Ashley Eckstein

Actress Ashley Eckstein in front of "Her Universe" booth at Celebration V Star Wars convention in Orlando.

As a big fan of the Sci Fi genre Ashley was interested in purchasing some of the “Star Wars” clothing. Unfortunately she quickly found it was difficult to find the cloths she wanted. Almost everything Ashley was interested in was designed for boys or men.

A big misconception is that science fiction is a male dominated field. The latest demographics from the SyFy channel showed viewership in the third quarter was 48 percent female.

So three years ago Ashley decided to start her own clothing line for women called “Her Universe.”

Ashley’s first license was Star Wars. She was able to sit down and quickly join forces with Lucasfilm. She is now currently talking with other media franchises for future merchandise.

At the moment though Ashley’s clothing line consists mostly of T-shirts, hoodies, a few exclusive items and one piece of jewelry. Quality control is number one for her but she hopes this will not slow things down as she introduces new items soon.

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