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Caprica

Caprica

Room for the new television show "spin off" of Battlestar Galactica
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Caprica Mid-season Premiere tonight! 10/9c. It will be awesome.
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Crap! Thanks Mark. I almost forgot. - Rick Schmidt
Me too. Was expecting it to be Friday like it was earlier in the season and like BSG was for its entire run. - Mark Trapp
It seems WWE does better at 8pm on Friday. Am I reading that wrong? - Rick Schmidt
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'Battlestar Galactica' sets up a Young Adama spinoff - http://featuresblogs.chicagotr...
'Battlestar Galactica' sets up a Young Adama spinoff
From the Chicago Tribune's The Watcher: "Those who've been hoping for a new chapter of the "Battlestar Galactica" story may get their wish. An online series called "Blood & Chrome" is in the works, one that would follow the experiences of a young William "Husker" Adama in the first Cylon War. According to Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica" co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the the script for the new venture." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Yes, The The Cylons On Caprica Are Scientifically Plausible - http://io9.com/5494980...
Yes, The The Cylons On Caprica Are Scientifically Plausible
From io9: "If you're wondering where the Caprica writers get their ideas for how the cylons work, the answer is that they've got a real roboticist consulting with them. Yesterday he explained why Zoe's cylon isn't as far-fetched as you might think. Northwestern University robotics engineer Malcolm McIver was a consultant on the upcoming movie Tron, and worked with writers on Battlestar Galactica as well as Caprica to make the cylons plausible - if not possible (yet)." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
I absolutely detest "our show is relevant because we researched actual near future technology" press releases. They always feel like the same BS to me. - Richard Lawler
Perhaps io9's lede isn't that great, but this wasn't a press release to talk about how relevant Caprica is because they researched near future technology, but an interview with the science consultant for the show who explains how he's contributed to the show's story and why they went with a specific explanation for the events of episode 2. - Mark Trapp
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Is Caprica the Big Love Of Science Fiction? - Caprica - io9 - http://io9.com/5476787...
Is Caprica the Big Love Of Science Fiction? - Caprica - io9
From io9: "Friday's episode of Caprica, "Gravedancing," began with secret monotheist terrorist Clarice waking up with her wife and two husbands all snuggled in bed. And this SF soap has more than just polyamory in common with HBO's Big Love. Caprica's great experiment has been to wed the naturalist melodrama of nighttime soap opera with the posthuman preoccupations of contemporary science fiction. Which is why you have odd mashup plots featuring, for example, the mafia from another planet, and a dissolute rich family whose daughter turns into a cyborg. Ratings for Caprica so far have been low, so it's possible television audiences don't want to see Big Love in space. But frankly I don't care about that - TV audiences aren't always the best judges of what's good. The real question is: Can the genres of SF and nighttime soap be merged successfully? So far, Caprica has convinced me that the answer is a resounding yes." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Syfy Considers Making Another BSG Spin-Off Series - http://io9.com/5494246...
Syfy Considers Making Another BSG Spin-Off Series
From io9: "But the most intriguing thing in the latest interview with Stern, at Hollywood Reporter, might have been Stern's mention of a second BSG spin-off. Says Stern: We're looking for other ways to spin off ‘Battlestar' beyond ‘Caprica.' That world is so rich. We're sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
My bet is that "non-traditional series spin-off" means another made-for-TV movie. - Mark Trapp
I see "the world is so rich" and read, "we need to milk this for all it's worth." - Jonathan Hardesty
I saw an upfront presentation they did last year and it could be boiled down to "Hey, remember how we had Battlestar Galactica?" - James Ferguson
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James Marsters: Caprica Is About The Fall Of America - http://io9.com/5485152...
James Marsters: Caprica Is About The Fall Of America
From io9: "Caprica, Syfy's dark, roiling prequel to Battlestar Galactica, is really about the American Empire and its unavoidable collapse, says actor James Marsters, who joins the show Friday. We took the opportunity to ask Marsters if he's coming back to Torchwood. There are minor spoilers for Caprica in this post, by the way." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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From TV by the Numbers: "Caprica’s episode on Friday night averaged a .5 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.411 million viewers.  That compares with 1.6 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating for the pilot episode.  But the pilot was two hours, and was widely available in a variety of ways (online, on-demand, DVD) well before the pilot actually aired." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
This saddens me: it's not Battlestar Galatica, but it's close enough. Hopefully it's got enough cache to let it linger in bad ratings. Like Star Trek: Enterprise. - Mark Trapp
it was a long time since the pilot was released, BSG fans will take some time to remember and watch - Mike Chelen
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5 Reasons Caprica Is The Season's Most Promising New SF Series - http://io9.com/5456805...
5 Reasons Caprica Is The Season's Most Promising New SF Series
From io9: "This Friday brings the first episode of Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica, a noir-scifi drama set on the planet Caprica 58 years before the cylons nuke it into oblivion. Based on the pilot, we think this series could become a classic. Of course there are many reasons Caprica might fail, not the least of which would be poor audience ratings. Many fans of BSG are still smarting from that series' disappointing conclusion, and are predicting that Caprica might take an abrupt nosedive into lameness. But the current facts are these: Caprica is a completely different series, and based on what we've seen so far, it is the coolest new SF show on the air. Here are five reasons why." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Syfy's 'Caprica' gets disappointing start - http://www.thrfeed.com/2010...
Syfy's 'Caprica' gets disappointing start
From James Hibberd's the Live Feed: "Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica" spinoff "Caprica" got off to a weak start Friday night, drawing 1.6 million viewers. That's below the averages for "Battlestar" and "Stargate: Universe" on Fridays, and well below their premieres ("Universe" drew 2.4 million last fall).  Of course, most "Battlestar" fans interested in "Caprica" had probably already seen the first episode, since the pilot has been available on DVD and online. Syfy says that between Hulu, iTunes and Syfy.com, they've received about 2 million viewers pre-premiere. The second episode is always more telling than the first, and this time that goes double for "Caprica."" - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
I still want to pronounce that as "Siffy" - Rahsheen
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Caprica premiere lands on PlayStation Store for free - http://playstation.joystiq.com/2010...
Caprica premiere lands on PlayStation Store for free
From Joystiq: "This Saturday, January 23, the PlayStation Store will be updated with a free pilot episode of the new Battlestar Galactica spin-off, Caprica. It's a great way to catch up, in case you miss the first broadcast tonight on SyFy at 9PM. (Of course, you could just watch it right now on SyFy.com.)" - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
It's great...until you actually watch it. Then, you're not sure if free makes you feel any better about it. - Fleagle
Is you commenting on every Caprica topic how much you dislike Caprica going to be a thing now? - Mark Trapp
That sentence hurts my brain. - Fleagle
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Caprica Is Not A Show About Lovable People - http://io9.com/5452124...
Caprica Is Not A Show About Lovable People
From io9: "One thing Caprica will have in common with its parent show, Battlestar Galactica: Gnarly, uncompromising characters who'll make choices you won't like. We talked to star Paula Malcomson and producer David Eick about the bad mother who birthed the Cylons." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
That's fitting, because it's not really a lovable show either. - Fleagle
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In Caprica, People Are The Biggest Monsters Of All - http://io9.com/5450611...
In Caprica, People Are The Biggest Monsters Of All
From io9: "Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel launching Friday, doesn't feature an army of robots bent on wiping out the human race, because Cylons are just a few prototypes. So the biggest conflict is between groups of humans, says producer Jane Espenson. We were lucky enough to talk to Espenson and producer David Eick last summer, about the themes of Caprica. Chances are you've already seen the pilot, which came out on DVD a couple months ago, but the version being transmitted on Friday has newly added scenes. And we're finally going to see how that set-up plays out over 20 episodes of the first season." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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From Multichannel News: "How do you market a new show that 1.5 million people will have sampled before it airs on TV? That's Syfy's challenge with Caprica, the prequel series to the network's hit space drama Battlestar Galactica. The two-hour pilot airs on Friday, Jan. 22. By then, Syfy says 1.5 million people will have seen at least part of it on Hulu, Syfy.com, DVD, FOD (free on demand) and Apple and Amazon downloads, or at film-festival screenings." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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The Perfect Caprica-Inspired Mix Tape - http://io9.com/5450622...
The Perfect Caprica-Inspired Mix Tape
From io9: "Smartypants music magazine XLR8R has put together an eclectic mix of electronica inspired by upcoming AI noir show Caprica. It's a great selection of music to get futuristic to - and perfect for headphones at work. The mix is called "Music For Our Future," it captures the mood of giant, techno-obsessed Caprica City. You can download the MP3s for free." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Arriving Pre-Spoiled: Why Prequels Suck - http://io9.com/5450198...
Arriving Pre-Spoiled: Why Prequels Suck
From io9: "BSG spinoff Caprica launches next Friday, but as good as its opening episodes may be (And they are), we're still worried. Why? Because it's a prequel, and if science fiction has taught us one thing, it's that prequels generally suck. The real problem with prequels is that, in almost every instance, they're never really stories in their own right. They're "How did we get to the point we started at in the story you already know about," whether it's in the form of character backstory, societal/cultural/technological history or whatever, and that immediately robs them of any real way of surprising us with their outcome without resorting to gimmicky variations on "A HA! Things weren't the way you thought they were before! Everything you know is wrong!" (which is, you know, annoying)." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
"There's a way of getting around this, mind you, and it's the route that Caprica seems to be taking: Essentially telling a new story only tangentally connected to the original story. Caprica features no Battlestars, post-apocalyptic adventures of the survivors of the human race and no robotic badguys trying to kill us all off. Yes, it's involved with the (an?) origin of the cylons in... more... - Mark Trapp
My thoughts almost exactly! - Jonathan Hardesty
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See Caprica's Extended Pilot Online - http://io9.com/5425934...
See Caprica's Extended Pilot Online
From io9: "If you want to see the (extended version of the) Caprica pilot before next month's premiere, Syfy have an early gift for you; they've put the whole thing online." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
I was just about to watch that, but then I was afraid I was watching something that had already died. LOL. - Rahsheen
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From io9: "Since Caprica is a prequel to Battlestar Galactica, we know that it has to set up the events of BSG, including young Willie Adama coming of age. But do we actually know how Caprica ends? One site thinks so." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Jane Espenson Explains Caprica's Change Of Showrunner - http://io9.com/5405416...
Jane Espenson Explains Caprica's Change Of Showrunner
From io9: "When the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica hired Desperate Housewives veteran Kevin Murphy as a producer last month, we hoped for the best. But now Murphy is reportedly replacing BSG's Jane Espenson as Caprica's showrunner. Espenson tells io9: I'm still at Caprica. Running the room was very intensive and took a lot of time away from actually writing this amazing ambitious show. I missed the writing more than I expected and this was my decision to concentrate on that as we put together the big end of season one. Kevin is extremely smart and talented and brings fresh eyes and fresh energy to the project — we're so lucky to have him!" - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Exclusive first look: 'Battlestar' prequel 'Caprica' retools, reduces and readies itself for January debut - http://featuresblogs.chicagotr...
Exclusive first look: 'Battlestar' prequel 'Caprica' retools, reduces and readies itself for January debut
Exclusive first look: 'Battlestar' prequel 'Caprica' retools, reduces and readies itself for January debut
Exclusive first look: 'Battlestar' prequel 'Caprica' retools, reduces and readies itself for January debut
From the Watcher: "The series will premiere with a two-hour pilot that is already available as a standalone DVD. Eight additional hours of "Caprica" will air through March. Then the show will take a break and the remaining nine hours of "Caprica's" first season will air some time in the second half of 2010. If you've done the math in the previous paragraph, you've realized that "Caprica's" episode order has been reduced by one hour. Syfy had originally commissioned a total of 20 hours for Season 1, but the show, which is currently in production on the last third of the season in Vancouver, will now consist of 19 hours." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
"Stern said that the decision to reduce the episode order was made in consultation with the show's creative team and was driven purely by financial considerations. Quite simply, "Caprica" turned out to be more expensive than the network thought it would be, he said. The episode reduction was part of an effort to make those 19 hours as good as they could be without sacrificing the... more... - Mark Trapp
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'Caprica' key art: How'd ya like this apple? - http://www.thrfeed.com/2009...
'Caprica' key art: How'd ya like this apple?
From James Hibberd's the Live Feed: ""Sexy" isn't the word that likely comes to mind when you think of Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica" prequel ... but this poster sure tries to fix that. Below is the just-released key art for the show." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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The iMac Cylon Mask Is Both Trick and Treat - http://gizmodo.com/5389627...
The iMac Cylon Mask Is Both Trick and Treat
From Gizmodo: "Giz reader Gary Katz has definitely fixed his iMac-o'-lantern error with this wonderful and even dorkierer iMac Cylon Mask. It uses an old lamp iMac base and Larson Scan Kit, like the one used in the Cylon Pumpkin." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Is Caprica A Soap Opera? A Sexy Scifi Romp? Posters Can't Decide — http://io9.com/5370529...
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From io9: "Here's your exclusive first look at six draft posters for Caprica, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica prequel series. Syfy has been testing out these posters, to see if people are more excited about the show's soap-opera elements or its weird-science ones. A tipster (who fit into a key demographic that Syfy is looking for) took part in a survey in which he/she was asked about Syfy's programming — and because he/she expressed a lack of interest in paranormal reality shows, the questioning shifted onto Caprica, Syfy's big show premiering in 2010. The survey showed our source these six posters, and tried to suss out which of the posters resonated the most positively." - Mark Trapp
this reminds me that i really miss Karim... - edythe
I love Eric Stoltz so I may need to check this out. - Spidra Webster
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Syfy launches first phase of innovative Caprica marketing - http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009...
Syfy launches first phase of innovative Caprica marketing
Via TVByTheNumbers: "Syfy is launching the first phase of its innovative national marketing campaign behind the highly anticipated January 22, 2010, premiere of Caprica with screenings at the prestigious San Diego, Woodstock and Austin Film Festivals." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
Caprica Film Festival Screenings: • San Diego Film Festival on Saturday, September 26. • At Woodstock Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, Friday, October 2, and Sunday, October 4. • Caprica Producer/Director Jeffrey Reiner and star Esai Morales will attend the Austin Film Festival Saturday, October 24 screening as well as participate on panels. - Mark Trapp
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Is Caprica Getting Destroyed Prematurely? - http://io9.com/5360898...
Is Caprica Getting Destroyed Prematurely?
From io9: "Is the Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica in trouble? One site reported over the weekend that the show is shutting down production due to concerns about the scripts — similar to what happened to the V reboot. CinemaSpy asked whether Caprica was on the brink of cancellation, citing a "100 percent accurate" source: A trusted industry insider informed CinemaSpy on Saturday that production faces suspension on Caprica due to serious script problems/shortfalls, and that the future of the series may well be in jeopardy. From what we've been told, the producers haven't been altogether happy with the caliber of the stories." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Patton Oswalt Explains His Caprica Character - http://www.slashfilm.com/2009...
Patton Oswalt Explains His Caprica Character
From /Film: "The AV Club has a brilliant and rather long interview with Patton Oswalt this week, to celebrate the comic’s new CD/DVD My Weakness is Strong. (Which is worth celebrating; it’s a great set.) The interview is worth your time if you have any interest in Oswalt and the art of stand-up comedy in general, but it also has a good tidbit of info that expands what we know about his role on the Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Exclusive: 'Caprica' snags James Marsters! - http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009...
Exclusive: 'Caprica' snags James Marsters!
From Michael Ausiello: "Caprica exec producer Jane Espenson is using her powers as a charter member of the Whedonverse for good. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Buffy all-star James Marsters is joining the Battlestar Galactica prequel for a sizable arc. Marsters will play a dangerous terrorist leader by the name of Barnabus Greeley in a minimum of three episodes. Driven by desires both moralistic and carnal, Barnabus is as lethal as he is unpredictable. And no ones does lethal and unpredictable better than Marsters." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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****CAPRICA SPOILER**** Here It Is, Caprica's Moment Of Zen, From Patton Oswalt - http://io9.com/5338753...
****CAPRICA SPOILER**** Here It Is, Caprica's Moment Of Zen, From Patton Oswalt
From io9: "Fan-turned-comedian Patton Oswalt is living the dream: He's joining the cast of Caprica as a Jon Stewart-esque late night host who puts Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and his wife Amanda (Paula Malcomson) under the lens. Oswalt is taking on the role of Baxter Sarno, a comic in the city of Caprica who also hosts his own, very popular talk show." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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Comic-Con: Battlestar Galactica ‘The Plan’ and Caprica Q&A - http://www.slashfilm.com/2009...
Comic-Con: Battlestar Galactica ‘The Plan’ and Caprica Q&A
From /Film: "This morning Battlestar Galactica producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore gathered with several cast members and writer Jane Espenson to discuss the upcoming BSG film, The Plan, and the new TV series Caprica. Edward James Olmos, who directed The Plan, was on hand, and he was also joined by Esai Morales and Grace Park. Unfortunately, we didn’t see much new footage (aside from a short teaser for The Plan). Still, it was nice to see just how much everyone involved continued to love working in the BSG universe. Since the Q&A was fairly disjointed, I’m just going to run down some of the juicier news bits:" - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
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