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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Storyline

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

In an interview on SiFi Talk, Alessandra Torresani stated that Paula Malcomson was so reluctant to do the angry scene that required her to slap Alessandra, that both she and the director had to talk her into it. When the scene was filmed, Paula was so angry, she accidentally tore out a chunk of Alessandra's hair extensions and slapped her so hard she had a hand print on her face for the rest of the day. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Daniel Graystone is talking to Joseph Adama about bringing Zoe into the "real world", you can see a number of technical textbooks and manuals in the bookcase behind him. They have titles referring to Windows, Linux, Sharkware, and Powerpoint, among other things. 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 Animal House (1978) See more »

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Very Impressive!
17 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is the most intelligent and impressive sci-fi series pilot I have ever seen. The dialog is excellent and the acting superb. The show brings to the realm of sci-fi the quality and excellence that the Sopranos, Deadwood and The Tudors brought to HBO and Showtime.

I was a fan of the first couple seasons of Battlestar Gallatica however I felt that the show lost its way and proceeded onward for financial gain versus a commitment to excellence. Caprica begins much more intelligently and better-crafted than its predecessor, Battlestar Gallatica, did and with even better talent.

Eric Stolz and Esai Morales were excellent casting choices! They both bring a dignity and vitality to their characters.

I hope the show is picked up and we are privileged with several seasons of intelligent, dramatic and suspenseful sci-fi from this great ensemble.


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