Caprica: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (22 Jan. 2010)

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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sina Najafi ...
Jorge Montesi ...
Shannon Adama


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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When Daniel and Joseph are sitting in the diner, across the street there is an establishment called Yagger's. Yagger's is an actually restaurant and sports bar located in Vancouver, Bristish Columbia; where Caprica and Battlestar Galactica are filmed. The original logo and style of the letters on the awning are kept. See more »


When Daniel and Joseph are leaving the coffee shop in Caprica City, the glass door opens and clearly reflects the sign for a Ramada hotel, the only Earth-based business seen on this alien world. See more »


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 Animal House (1978) See more »

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what a start !
23 April 2009 | by (Vienna) – 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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