Last Rewatch: 11/02/2021 - 12/03/2021
Plot (RT): A prequel to the remake of Battlestar Galactica, the SyFy channel program "Caprica" takes place 58 years earlier. Episodes dramatize mankind's creation of the Cyclons, enslaved robots that ultimately gains enough artificial intelligence to rebel against their captors and attempt to overthrow humanity. The story depicts an initially harmonious world divided into 12 colonies, and ruled by technology. At the center are two families, the Adamas and the Graystones. Patriarchs Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) each lose family members to acts of terrorism. Though the wealthy Daniel chooses to have his daughter restored through advanced robotics - making her one of the first successful Cyclons - Joseph expresses serious reservations about having his own daughter restored. Eventually, a major interfamilial schism emerges, that lends the series much of its tension.
Caprica premiered January 22, 2010 on the Syfy channel. On October 27, 2010 Syfy channel cancelled Caprica due to low ratings and pulled the last 5 episodes from its broadcast schedule. On Space in Canada the finale episode aired on November 30th, 2010. In December 2010 Caprica was released on DVD including the 5 remaining episodes. Syfy channel aired Caprica in a burn-off marathon all episodes on January 4, 2011.
Caprica is a prequel spin-off from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, which takes place 58 years before the destruction of the twelve colonies of Kobol. Caprica is a very different show than Battlestar Galactica. This was because Ronald D. Moore did not want to make a copy of the parent show. Plus he also wanted to appeal to a female audience, and the "war is space" backdrop was a major deterrent to female viewers.
Currently I just started with a rewatch, which I will write a blog about in a few weeks time. When it aired the first time, I only watched the first 9 episodes, which at that time, I really wasn't really impressed about. When I purchased the show on Blu-ray in 2011 or something, I watched the whole series completely for the first time and at that time I liked the first 9 episodes a bit better than I did the first time. I thought the second half of the season was better but it is too long ago to be definite about that, I guess I can confirm this in my upcoming blog.
The music is done by Bear McCreary (BSG, Eureka, Human Target), the soundtrack for the Caprica pilot was released on June 16, 2009, by La-La Land Records, and contains 18 tracks. On July 30, 2013, La-La Land Records released a follow-up compilation of music from across the first (and only) season of the show.
On Rotten Tomatoes Caprica does very well! As well as the critics as also the audience are very positive about the first and only season. Critics 81%, audience 85%.
Trailer & Intro
- The Reins of a Waterfall
- There Is Another Sky
- Know Thy Enemy
- The Imperfections of Memory
- Ghosts in the Machine
- End of Line
- Things We Lock Away
- False Labor
- The Dirteaters
- The Heavens Will Rise
- Here Be Dragons
Blogs written about Caprica
Caprica on Blu-Ray (French and the German release)
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