O Caprica!

In the nineteen sixties and seventies, the BBC had their quarry, which stood for every alien world in Doctor Who, Blake’s Seven, the Hitch Hiker’s Guide and all the rest of that era’s SFTV.

In the nineties and noughties, the USA has its own BBC Quarry. This is a short but stirring song about that.

[April 2009]

O Caprica!
Our planetary home!
True alien world of glass and shining chrome!
So much unlike any Earthly place,
A strange world, through and through…
Though a little like Metropolis…
New York … Seattle too…
God, now I think, it’s all the same…
O Caprica, Vancouver is your name!
O Caprica, Vancouver is your name!