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Spun Off From: Battlestar Galactica
Set 58 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, the series focused on the father and uncle of William Adama and investigated how humanity first created the robotic Cylons. We give props to the producers for not trying to re-create BSG's wartime space opera formula exactly, but unfortunately, the prequel's focus on a society filled with excess and hubris just didn't connect with viewers. In a very "Fall of Rome" kind of a way, the series just felt like the setup for something bigger and better. Plus: We kind of missed that perpetual guessing game of, "Is so-and-so a Cylon?"