Caprica (2009–2010)
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Pilot 

Caprica, 58 years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, are bound by a tragedy with unforeseen consequences, including the development of the Cylons.

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Ben Stark
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Jordan Durham
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Minister Chambers
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William Adama
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The Guatrau
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Cyrus Xander
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Shannon Adama
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Some 58 years before the events in Battle Star Galactica, a series of events bring two families together that will have an indelible impact on human-kind. Daniel Graystone is a successful entrepreneur having introduced major advances in technology, most notably the holopad that allows users to immerse themselves in a holographic world of their own designs. Joseph Adama is a Tauron refugee who has successfully established himself on Caprica and is a lawyer for the Tauron gangster community that paid for his legal training. Unbeknown to Graystone, his daughter Zoe has become a member of an organization that has monotheistic religious beliefs but is regarded as a terrorist organization by some, including the government. When Zoe and a friend are killed in an explosion set off by Zoe's boyfriend Dan, Adama's wife and daughter are also killed. As Daniel explores his daughter's personal holographic world, he finds that she has created an avatar of herself that is so realistic, he tries to ... Written by garykmcd

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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22 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The super thick trifocal glasses Minister Chamber wears are identical to those worn by Dr. Tyrell in Blade Runner (1982). The Galactica franchise which led to Caprica has often paid homage to this film. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Graystone first enters Zoe's room and finds Lacy, the bedroom door is open behind him with a metal hook at the top but nothing hanging on it. In the next scene the same door now has a large item that appears to be made up of green discs hanging on the hook. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Adama: [Puts on the VR band] Baby? Baby?
Tamara Adama: Daddy?
Joseph Adama: Tammy? My Gods!
Tamara Adama: Daddy?
[Runs to and embraces Joseph]
Joseph Adama: My Gods.
[Tamara cries]
Joseph Adama: It's okay, baby. I'm right here.
Tamara Adama: I'm so scared.
Joseph Adama: I'm right here.
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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what a start !
23 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

In a dark and mysterious way the "Caprica" pilot gives you a first impression of the futuristic world of this upcoming new sci-fi show and obviously once again there's far more than meets the eyes. Though fans of "Battlestar Galactica" of course will know many of the facts given but I'd say it still is fascinating to see this scenario of the past and there seems to be more to it than just telling fictive history.

Until the events of BSG will take place a few years are left. Therefore a lot is different to the known BSG setting and consequently a lot will change. It could become very interesting to watch this transition ! Though I consider "Battlestar Galactica", a good show I've never gotten into it. Still I've always thought it provided a fine pre-story. Therefore it sounds like a clever move finally doing "Caprica" ! Well and after all this pilot made a great first impression. One thing I especially enjoyed: "Caprica" seems more focused on narration and less on action than BSG. It provides terrific storytelling skills and it makes excellent use of the 90min TV-format. Slow but steady build-up, never wasting too much time and after all not too hasty on the exposition of characters.

In a short: "Caprica" has great potential for at least one fantastic season. Probably the best pilot I've seen in a long long time. Keeps you watching and the plot isn't all too obvious right from the start. I hope the creators are able to keep this high narrative level !


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