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"Caprica" Pilot (2009)

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Caprica: Season 1: Episode 1 -- On the vibrant world of Caprica, in a culture recognizably close to our own, two dynamic families - the Graystones and the Adamas - live separately on opposite ends of society until they are brought together by tragedy. Part 2 of 2.


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Original Air Date:
21 April 2009 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Eric Stoltz ... Daniel Graystone

Esai Morales ... Joseph Adama

Paula Malcomson ... Amanda Graystone

Alessandra Torresani ... Zoe Graystone

Magda Apanowicz ... Lacy Rand

Avan Jogia ... Ben Stark

Polly Walker ... Clarice Willow

Sasha Roiz ... Sam Adama

Brian Markinson ... Jordan Durham

William B. Davis ... Minister Chambers

Sina Najafi ... William Adama

Jorge Montesi ... The Guatrau

Hiro Kanagawa ... Cyrus Xander

Genevieve Buechner ... Tamara Adama

Anna Galvin ... Shannon Adama

Katie Keating ... Prefect Caston

Veena Sood ... Secretary of Defense Joan Leyte
Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Ruth (as Karen Austin)
Nancy Kerr ... Prosecutor
Terence Kelly ... Mayor

Angela Moore ... Judge

Josh Byer ... Defendant

Vicky Lambert ... Hecate
Jim Thomson ... Serge (voice)

Jared Keeso ... Rod Jenkins
Kathryn Schellenberg ... Dancer
Maiko Miyauchi ... Dancer
Daina Ashbee ... Dancer
Adrienne Chan ... Dancer
Salma Allam ... Dancer
Kirsten Wicklund ... Dancer
Shawn Stewart ... Dancer

Donald Sales ... Dancer

Paul Becker ... Dancer
Cara Long ... V Club Patron
Jay Devery ... V Club Patron
Keita Parker ... V Club Patron
Chelsea Darden ... V Club Patron
Megan Sehn ... V Club Patron
Chantal Ayre ... V Club Patron

Michelle Andrew ... V Club Patron
Eva Hartkopf ... V Club Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwina Cheer ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Ildiko Ferenczi ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Victor Formosa ... Nick (uncredited)

Marci T. House ... Woman (uncredited)
Andres Markwart ... Avatar (uncredited)
Nathalie Marrable ... Burlesque Dancer (uncredited)

Charlie Robson ... Avatar (uncredited)
Ayesha Shiva ... Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jeffrey Reiner 
Writing credits
Remi Aubuchon (written by) &
Ronald D. Moore (written by)

Glen A. Larson (based on characters created by)

Produced by
Remi Aubuchon .... executive producer
Maril Davis .... associate producer
Clara George .... producer
James Halpern .... associate producer
Glen A. Larson .... consulting producer
Paul M. Leonard .... co-producer
Sian McArthur .... associate producer
Gregg Tilson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bear McCreary (music by)
Cinematography by
Joel Ransom (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Rosen 
Production Design by
Richard Hudolin 
Art Direction by
Doug McLean (supervising art director) (as Douglas McLean)
Set Decoration by
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre 
Costume Design by
Glenne Campbell 
Makeup Department
Maria Ayne .... assistant makeup artist
Rebecca Lee .... makeup artist
Kandace Loewen .... assistant hair stylist
Danna Rutherford .... hair stylist
Geoff Redknap .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Wayne Bennett .... production manager
Ian D. Maddox .... post production supervisor (as Ian Maddox)
Todd Sharp .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Eathorne .... second assistant director
David Markowitz .... first assistant director
Jenna Irvine .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Brad Medhurst .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Alvarez .... assistant art director
Michael Corrado .... assistant art director
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... property master (as Ken Hawryliw)
Ricardo Sandoval .... assistant art director
Ivana Vasak .... assistant art director
David Asmodeus .... props buyer (uncredited)
Santino Barile .... first assistant props (uncredited)
Alistair Bell .... prop builder (uncredited)
Noel Burke-Gaffney .... lead hand (uncredited)
Raul Casillas .... lead dresser (uncredited)
Matthew Clancy .... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
Chris Claridge .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Joao Cordeiro .... first assistant props (uncredited)
David Goodman .... key props buyer (uncredited)
Alan Thomas Hardy .... on-set painter (uncredited)
Jim Hayes .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Shay Hilliard .... fabricator (uncredited)
Sheri Hunter-Locke .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Lance Johnson .... props buyer (uncredited)
Leonardo Lara .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sean Lavoie .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Vern Lavoie .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Philip Lunt .... head greens (uncredited)
David McLean .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Rob Moser .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Ken Palkow .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
Andrew Rowland .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Lynn Snedden .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Rory Sullivan .... lead hand (uncredited)
Faye Thorp .... set dec buyer (uncredited)
Christopher Wishart .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Daniel Colman .... sound designer
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor
Ken Kobett .... re-recording mixer (as Kenneth Kobett)
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor
Mike Olman .... re-recording mixer (as Michael Olman)
Vince Balunas .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Cameron Foodikoff .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Jim Lacamel .... boom operator (uncredited)
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Doug Madick .... foley artist (uncredited)
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (uncredited)
William Skinner .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects coordinator (as Andy Chamberlayne)
Douglas W. Beard .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Murray Campbell .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Michael Radil .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mike Gibson .... visual effects producer (as Michael D. Gibson)
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Lea .... visual effects editor
Greg Behrens .... visual effects senior coordinator (uncredited)
Casey Benn .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Rob Bonchune .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Manuel Choi .... render assistant (uncredited)
Michael Davidson .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Doug Drexler .... CGI supervisor (uncredited)
Pierre Drolet .... CGI modeler (uncredited)
Sean M. Jackson .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Jeremy Lang .... coordinator: digital logistics (uncredited)
Joseph J. Lawson .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
James Ledwell .... assistant coordinator: digital logistics (uncredited)
James Allan May .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Heather McAuliff .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
David R. Morton .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Shannon Noble .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
Michael Ross-Lang .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
Ryan Schroer .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
David Takemura .... senior coordinator (uncredited)
Kyle Toucher .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Jesse Toves .... CGI artist (uncredited)
Farrah L. Welch .... render assistant (uncredited)
Aiden Zanini .... visual effects set supervisor (uncredited)
Trevor Addie .... stunts: sacrifice victim #2 (uncredited)
Maja Aro .... stunts: sacrifice woman (uncredited)
Colby Chartrand .... stunt fighter: #4 (uncredited)
Leanne Hindle .... stunt fighter: #5 (uncredited)
Brian Ho .... stunt fighter: #3 (uncredited)
Cody Laudan .... stunt fighter: #2 (uncredited)
Mike Mitchell .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jennifer Mylrea .... stunts: gunfire victim #1 (uncredited)
Clay Virtue .... stunt fighter: #1 (uncredited)
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunts: gunfire victim #2 (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Berlet .... gaffer
Kevin Hall .... camera operator
Brian Johnson .... camera operator
John Westerlaken .... key grip
Peter Wilke .... camera operator
Sandes Ashe .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Rey Astronomo .... computer/video assistant playback coordinator (uncredited)
Zoe Black .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Tom Chen .... playback operator (uncredited)
Bill Dawson .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Jesse Deacon .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Richard Eagan .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Sean Elliott .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Gareth Farfan .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Ross Framo .... computer/video playback coordinator (uncredited)
Oliver Hajdu .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Ashton Harmon .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Scott Higgs .... playback designer (uncredited)
Laura Hyvarinen .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Carl Jensen .... best boy grip (uncredited)
David Kurvers .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Lawrence Lau .... playback operator (uncredited)
John Le Roy .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Álex Martínez .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Shreyas Mithiawala .... playback operator (uncredited)
Robert L. O'Hara .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Dylan Paul .... balloon light technician (uncredited)
Ivor Pedersen .... grip (uncredited)
Sasha Proctor .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Carole Segal .... still photographer (uncredited)
Leon Serginson .... grip (uncredited)
Bryce Shaw .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Bill Stefandis .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Tennant .... genny operator (uncredited)
Vince Uytdehaag .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Jennifer Lare .... casting: USA
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Katja Blichfeld .... casting coordinator (uncredited)
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (uncredited)
Amy Nygaard .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Katie Rampey .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Kendra Voth .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Crystine Booth .... assistant costume designer
Joan Boyko .... extras costumer (uncredited)
Linda Leduc .... costume coordinator (uncredited)
Kathy Linder .... wardrobe set supervisor (uncredited)
Soo MacLean .... truck costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
George Cvjetnicanin .... colorist
Jim Thomson .... assistant editor
Bettina Zachariah .... post production coordinator (as Bettina Zachariah Treviranus)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Chris Bleth .... featured soloist: woodwinds (uncredited)
Tom Brissette .... additional recordist (uncredited)
Mark Cally .... copyist (uncredited)
Paul Cartwright .... musician: violin (uncredited)
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Andy Harris .... scoring assistant (uncredited)
Steve Kaplan .... score mixer (uncredited)
Steve Kaplan .... score recordist (uncredited)
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Bear McCreary .... score producer (uncredited)
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Brandon Roberts .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Aaron Roethe .... scoring coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... contractor (uncredited)
Laurence Schwarz .... assistant engineer (uncredited)
Joann Turovsky .... featured soloist: harp (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Stanley J. Boyd .... driver (uncredited)
Matt Brown .... transportation captain (uncredited)
William Crivello .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Terry Hastings .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Hickman .... driver (uncredited)
M. Walter Moroz .... driver (uncredited)
Steve Muller .... driver (uncredited)
Keith Noble .... driver (uncredited)
Dan Piercey .... driver (uncredited)
Ross Pike .... driver (uncredited)
Don Roe .... driver (uncredited)
Fred Sherbinin .... driver (uncredited)
Steve Symchyck .... driver (uncredited)
Ian Thompson .... picture bus wrangler (uncredited)
Mark Tyrrell .... driver (uncredited)
Brian Whitlock .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Jerry Wilkinson .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Kymn Brettoner .... production accountant
Kimberly Buckham .... second assistant production coordinator
Danny McWilliams .... location manager
Ralph Sandhard Schultze .... trainee assistant location manager (as Sandhano Schultz)
Carmen Siegers .... first assistant production coordinator
Adrienne Sol .... production coordinator
Marni Wynnyk .... security coordinator (as Marnie Wynnyk)
Katie Altman .... assistant: Remi Aubuchon (uncredited)
Michelle Louise Bartolo .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Paul Becker .... co-choreographer (uncredited)
Graham Blacklock .... craft service (uncredited)
Graham Blacklock .... medic (uncredited)
Vincent Dela Luna .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jenny Dent .... set tutor (uncredited)
Rachael Dudley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kelsey Evans .... production office assistant (uncredited)
Alix Falkiner .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jim Filippone .... aerial helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Penny Ann Hardage .... assistant: Clara George & Jeffrey Reiner (uncredited)
Tamara Harland .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bonnie Judd .... animal coordinator - head trainer (uncredited)
Ingrid Kenning .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Brynn Kinnee .... background coordinator (uncredited)
Vicky Lambert .... choreographer (uncredited)
Ryan Mains .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bobby O'Kane .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Shelley Skaric .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Suzanne E. Smith .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Larie Stoley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Julia Tanner .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Campbell Watson .... chef (uncredited)
Fleur Western .... second assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Witherington .... security (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

93 min (DVD version) (extended version)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Animal House (1978)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An interesting beginning at a much lower pace, 21 July 2010
Author: wmfranken from Netherlands

Having just finished watching all of Battlestar Galactica, I was curious what Ron D. Moore's next endeavour would be like. In short, this pilot wasn't like BSG, and didn't really even have the same feel. Most differences are in the camera, which isn't the shaking documentary style, but a rather more classical affair. The music's pretty laid back, although there's still good use of interesting and uncommon instruments. Both in tone, setting and general presentational feel, it reminded me a little of a random very long dragged-out episode of the show "the outer limits". I don't consider that a bad reference, but it's certainly no BSG. The air is mysterious, ominous and inquisitive, which hasn't been done in a while in scifi shows as I recall, but seeing how many "the outer limit" episodes were made, it's not that unique either. It's rather strangely interesting, but somehow less compelling than intended.

On the whole, the story of this pilot was good as a meticulous introduction, but stretched somewhat too thin for my liking. Maybe it's because I just finished the Daybreak episodes of BSG, which were so full of high speed info, both in your face and between the lines, that my head seemed to explode for a whole day after watching them. But even so, Caprica's pilot takes quite a long while to kick-start and really lets all information sink in slowly. Very gracious, but if you've seen existenz and the matrix, or even fight club, you will (too) easily follow. Nothing wrong with that, but after the hectic blood pumping style incorporated in Moore's previous work, I just suddenly feel bored for being able to keep up so easily. Feeling bored would not be a good thing I believe. I realise the show might want to delve deeper into an audience beyond the scifi crowd, or the dedicated BSG fans, but it's a fine line for those fans to be bored with science gimmicks they've seen a hundred times over, and overheating the brains of anybody upgrading from "Friends" or even "Frasier". As it is, so far so "ok", but nothing revolutionary is to be found in the plot, so it's up to characterisation to save the day. Fortunately, the two leads are good, especially Graytone, with Adama taking a bit of a back seat here. It'll be interesting to see how the two develop. I do hope the Twilight/Buffy feel surrounding the teens will be reduced somewhat. It's not very original and it probably falls flat for most adults.

The ending of the episode shows were the story can take us, which is tantalising, even though I'm not sure if it's ultimately worth the effort depending on the future pacing. So, the cylons, or cybernetic life-form nodes, yes yes, some seriously creative retrospect acronym creation went on here, is this what we all came for, or just a bait? Well, time will tell. How did the cylon centurions start their existence, how might they have achieved the monotheistic beliefs and rebellious nature that would ultimately bring about the first human- cylon war? If you want answers to these questions, stick around for possible revelations. I probably will, lured in as I am, but here's to hoping the presentation will become a little more exciting.

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