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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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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 .... director of photography: second unit
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: "a" 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)
Location Management
Danny McWilliams .... location manager
Ralph Sandhard Schultze .... trainee assistant location manager (as Sandhano Schultz)
Vincent Dela Luna .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Alix Falkiner .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
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
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)
Jenny Dent .... set tutor (uncredited)
Rachael Dudley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kelsey Evans .... production office assistant (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?

Although the original DVD release is an extended version of the film, containing several scenes edited from the SyFy broadcast version, the broadcast version is different in its own way: between the DVD release and the TV broadcast, some scenes were enhanced or replaced digitally. The broadcast version contains several "cut" scenes (footage to make a transition or "cut" between scenes) showing an aerial view of Caprica City. Most significantly, the broadcast version shows the exterior of Atlas stadium to have an open roof; the scene where Graystone and the Adamas are viewing the game was re-edited and digitally altered to incorporate this.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
High-end production, smart science-fiction, great casting and characters, numerous interesting topics, fascinating and well-written story, 23 October 2009
Author: igoatabase from France

Almost two years ago I watched the Battlestar Galactica mini-series and 33, the season 1 first episode of the reimagined version. I was so impressed by it that I got my hand on its DVD to watch the full season. However for some reason, probably an evil copy protection system or dumb region encoding, I never managed to play it using my media center. To sum things up, I have never seen the first season so I don't know much about BG. But considering the high impact the mini-series and pilot had on me I had no doubt Caprica would be a great show. However now that I have seen its pilot I can say it just broke the dream barrier of my highest expectations.

First the production quality is really good. There're still a few mistakes, like some bad lighting at times, but overall it's top notch. The interior designers worked really hard and the comfy-techy Graystone house should blow away most viewers. The digital visual effects are so well mixed to the real settings that it dramatically smooths the immersion process. All the high-end gadgets and technologies are also quite interesting because they're in fact just improved versions of the cellphones or ebook readers we daily use for example.

All these elements contribute to anchor Caprica in our reality. It's not just fiction, it's a vision of what our world could be in fifty years or less. It's the whole point of science-fiction but the events never felt so palpable. Moreover the casting is impressive and even if I had never seen the performers before I'm already convinced by their talent and found Eric Stoltz was perfect as Daniel Graystone. He should be the Gaius Baltar of Caprica as he invented a virtual reality device and is working on a robot. eXistenZ and Terminator were the first referenced that came to my mind but more recently I also think Virtuality should be considered.

The story itself is just fascinating and all the contemporary topics covered make the show even more interesting : Religion, terrorism, mind (Dollhouse ?), death… In fact the beginning was slow because the writers took the time of properly introducing the characters but once some major and dramatic event occurred, the arc unfolded and then the minutes became like seconds. Moreover it was really unexpected and it felt like if I was actually watching the news. Moreover the action takes place 58 years before BG so we know what's coming but as with the Terminator franchise it makes the story even more intriguing. It's the how that matters the most here and not the "What will happen ?".

However I can't help pointing out a few mistakes and a certain lack of attention to details. For example even if the fictional world is believable I think it's still a bit too contemporary and at times I even thought the action was occurring years ago when the visuals should depict a relatively far future. However it didn't repel me and somehow it even seduced me because it made the collision between the traditional and technological worlds even more impressive. An other disappointment was the solution Daniel found to his research issue. How he managed to get things done was interesting because it was like solving a puzzle but his decision was a cliché because the idea has already been used dozens of times. I'm sure the writers could have come up with something more original if they had the time. The drone-like robot at the house seemed misplaced because its actions didn't really require mobility. Is it some sort of twisted reference to Wall•E ? But again I'm probably just picky because that mechanical pet made the scenes more entertaining in the end. Last but not least I also didn't quite like how the virtual club was depicted as it looked like a messy mash-up of dark underground fantasies. I think the writers should have focused on a single room with one type of event happening. Moreover the scenes were rushed and it was nothing like Eyes Wide Shut for example.

But beside these few cons I already consider Caprica as a true sci-fi masterpiece. It was both scary, smart and fascinating. Morever according to Wikipedia the show "will have a story arc-heavy format" like BG so the writers will have the time to deeply cover the events and make them as accurate as possible.

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