Exciting Caprica Scene Now Online!

This winter is bittersweet for me. While I’m excited to welcome back Lost and 24, I must also prepare to bid a fond farewell to my beloved Battlestar Galactica.

Now the world of BSG won’t be gone for long – the prequel series Caprica will start filming this summer for a 2010 debut. I’ve been intrigued by this since the two-hour pilot received a green light, and the revelation that Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz had been cast as the patriarchs of rival families, the Adamas and the Graystones. Earlier today, a new clip was posted on SciFi Wire, which I’ve watched and re-watched.

So, what are my thoughts on this new footage? I like the gutsiness of the very dark, twisted tone of this scene, which takes place in a “Cyber Club” created by Stoltz’s character Daniel Graystone. It’s complete with drugs, death, group sex and virgin sacrifice, all high on the shock-value scale. But what really caught my attention was how it ended: with the mention of the “One True God”, a major tenet of the Cylon’s beliefs versus those of the polytheist humans. This has always been an aspect of the BSG mythos that has fascinated me, so the clip has sparked further anticipation for this prequel series, in addition to my initial excitement at witnessing the birth of the Cylons.

If you’ve watched the clip, what do you think? Are you looking forward to Caprica’s debut, or do you think the world of BSG should end this spring when the final Cylon is revealed? I say bring on Caprica in 2010!

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  1. doublebitch Said:

    Oh finally! I’ve been looking for a clip of that that I could watch outside the states.

    It’s funny how 4.5 seems to bring this feeling of pain, like we’re all more sad to see it go than excited to see what happens now. I get a little bummed out every time I think about it.

    To be honest I wasn’t originally that interested in Caprica, despite the fact that I’m in love with the BSG verse and always want to know more. The clip looks pretty interesting, so I think I’ll tune in but for me I think it’s about the characters that I know and love right now. That’s what makes BSG great, Adama and Kara and Cheif and Baltar, I just think that’s whats good about the show but maybe they can carry it over. I hope so anyway.

  2. dj Said:

    oh here i go!
    i am looking forward to this show! the implied back story that bsg provided makes for a lot of awesome possibilities. I am always looking forward to seeing science fiction done well! as far as the one true god deal goes i have always been personally into the concepts of how cultures move from pantheism to monotheism. as far as we humans are concerned this is the natural order of religious hierarchy. that we begin in pantheistic which eventually becomes literary mythology and move into a monotheistic modis in which lie the absolute. i love it i think that almost all great science fiction deals with these topics all the time. it is shameful that science fiction writers do not get more credit for exploring the reasons why we are here. but i digress and i am quite sure i am boring the hell out of you know .
    so yes i am looking forward to this new show!

  3. Caprica looks like crap Said:

    I liked the old and new BSG. I even like the 1 God vs. many Gods idea with you. But I think they were in desperate need of ideas to go backwards and create a Caprica story, who cares, it was wiped out. Baltar letting the Six get through the defenses is all I care about concerning caprica. I have to say this show looks like complete junk. Lets take out space and spaceships, and action, and add ALL extra Drama. You watch, this show will be EPIC FAILURE. Except for the losers who will like this show.

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