Jane Espenson, "Caprica" Executive Producer: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson (above right) is a television writer and the executive producer of "Caprica," a new series set in the Battlestar Galactica universe. She's also been a writer on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Gilmore Girls and even Ellen. She started her career as a linguist at UC Berkeley, research assistant to the eminent George Lakoff. She tells us about how submitting a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation was her big break, and how she navigates the waters of half-hour comedy and hour-long dramas. "Caprica" is a prequel to the rebooted (and critically acclaimed) Battlestar Galactica, and touches on classic sci-fi themes with a focus on family relationships. The show stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales (above left) and Allessandra Torresani.