Caprica (2009–2010)

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Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.

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 Daniel Graystone (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Joseph Adama (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Amanda Graystone (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Zoe Graystone (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Lacy Rand (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Sam Adama (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Clarice Willow (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jim Thomson ...
 Serge (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Jordan Durham (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Cyrus Xander (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Olaf / ... (11 episodes, 2010)
Sina Najafi ...
 William Adama (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Nestor (8 episodes, 2010)
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 Tamara Adama (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Karen Elizabeth Austin ...
 Ruth (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Evelyn (8 episodes, 2010)
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Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show.

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The paper computers used regularly in the series are created by using a version of the same motion-capture technology used to base CGI characters on the movements of real actors. In this case, a sheet of paper covered with a grid of dots is used by the actors. CGI is then able the superimpose the "computer" image onto the paper, even allowing the image to bend and move like real paper when touched, because a real piece of paper was the basis for the model. This is particularly effective in the pilot, when agent Durham gives a *folded* paper screen to Amanda. See more »

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Pleasantly Surprised
16 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must admit, I was one of the skeptics who prematurely judged this show before relatively any information was disseminated about it. I determined that it was going to be a cheap spin-off guided by Ronald D. Moore wielding the retcon-wand.

I was wrong!

The pilot leaves an excellent impression upon the viewers. The accessibility is marvelous! Of course, seasoned BSG veterans will find themselves immersed in the plot, which is focused on the development of the Cylons before the first War. (58 years before the events of the BSG pilot). The pilot also allows for newcomers, clearly presenting its plot and ideas in the first part of the episode.

Don't be mistaken: "Caprica" is not BSG. We are presented with an immersive, cerebral drama dotted by provocative, daring, and controversial ideas.

The casting maintains BSG's standards; Stoltz and Morales are simply astounding. Morales' portrayal of Joseph Adama, inspired by Olmos' portrayal of William, gives a wonderful glimpse of William's heroic father. Stoltz's portrayal of Dr. Graystone provokes a lot of thinking and questions.

If the quality of the pilot is any indication of what's yet to come, RDM and the creative team are set to continue BSG's legacy of first-rate television programming with another masterfully created television masterpiece.


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