Creating Caprica - The Battlestar prequel's executive producer talks about the Cylons' origins.

If you haven't seen the pilot movie for Caprica (first available on DVD last spring), be warned that plot points from it are discussed below.

This Friday sees the Syfy debut of Caprica, the new spinoff/prequel of Battlestar Galactica. Taking place 58 years before Battlestar, the series follows Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), who both lose family members in a terrorist suicide bombing. But Daniel soon concocts a plan to bring his daughter Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) back, in the form of a robot he's been building, called a Cylon.

I recently spoke to Caprica executive producer David Eick about the new series, to get his perspective on the show's aesthetic, it's portrayal of teenage characters (one of whom is inside a Cylon) and more.

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