I haven't seen Caprica yet, but word-of-mouth has been getting better since the debut of the pilot episode. Battlestar Galactica was a weekly religious event for me, so I'm not sure why I didn't jump into Caprica from the start, but I'm glad to hear it's good -- means I have something to look forward to as the seasons start hitting DVD.
Ratings have been getting better for the show as well, with strong demographics in the golden "young adult male" category that tthe advertisers love so much. The show is doing well enough that SyFy are pursuing Ronald D. Moore to build another spin-off around the Galactica universe, this one set in space like the original show.
Where could Battlestar Galactica go next? Do we want to see a show that centers around another ship in the fleet, taking place during the series' previous seasons? Do we want a spin-off about Cylon culture similar to the original movie The Plan? I vote for The Life and Times of Gaius Baltar, a weekly prequel series that follows James Callis' complicated villain character through his early life of arrogance and deceit (but since that one doesn't take place in space, it won't be happening). What do you want to see in a new Galactica spin-off?
(via The Hollywood Reporter)