'Battlestar Galactica' (2004-2009) | 'Caprica' (2010)

The show: Technology turns on its creators with apocalyptic results in "Battestar Galactica." When a cybernetic race known as the Cylon launch a surprise attack on humans and destroy their planets, the only hope for the fleet of survivors is the fabled planet Earth. The sole surviving military ship, Galactica, leads the fleet under the leadership of Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). The spinoffs: "Caprica" is a prequel series that shows how humans first created Cylons in the Twelve Colonies. The show follows Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) after both lose family members to a terrorist attack. Joseph Adama is William Adama's father. "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" is another prequel spinoff, first released online, following William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) during the First Cylon War. The series eventually aired as a television movie.
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