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Captivated by Caprica!

Caprica's Morales, Malcomson and Stoltz

Caprica's Morales, Malcomson and Stoltz

I had the chance to see Caprica, and colour me impressed!

Just a warning, there may be some spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it yet, read at your own risk.

First and foremost, I have to say Caprica IS NOT Battlestar Galactica, and I’m good with that. It’s a completely different feel, a fresh perspective. No spaceships, no epic battles, no FTL drives, and no drunken Viper pilots.

Set in Caprica City nearly six decades before the Cylons nuked the colonies, we meet two families, The Adamas and The Graystones, who are both united and divided when they lose loved ones in a terrorist attack.

There’s the world of virtual reality (a precursor to Cylon projection perhaps?), the age-old religion versus science debate, and the conflict between polytheist and monotheist beliefs. The imagery was great, it really sticks with you, even days after watching. And how excited was I to witness the “birth” of the Cylon.

The casting couldn’t be more perfect in my opinion. Eric Stoltz as Daniel Graystone is compelling as scientist, businessman, father and husband. Esai Morales really is the embodiment of how I always envisioned the patriarch of the Adama family, trying to achieve the balance between what is just and what is right. And I can’t wait to see more of Polly Walker as Sister Clarice Willow, and learn more about this headmistress of The Athena Academy, an elite school where young minds are being shaped – or corrupted, depending how you look at it.

This might be the next crossover hit, appealing to fans of sci-fi and dramatic serials alike. At its heart, Caprica is a gripping drama centered on 2 families, how each deal with loss, and how they choose to move on with their lives.

After such a tantalizing tease like this, 2010 can’t come fast enough!


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The Countdown to Caprica

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If you’re looking for something to help alleviate BSG withdrawal, here’s a little treat: a Countdown to Caprica widget! In addition to the countdown clock, the widget includes a trailer and a bonus clip.You can add the widget to your blog, website, or Facebook profile and count down the hours by visiting Discover Caprica. There are also some other fun extras on the site to pass the time until Caprica’s available on DVD and digital download.

April 21st is going to be a good day! So say we all!

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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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