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.

Director:

Jeffrey Reiner
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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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Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended version) (DVD) (extended)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Human beings have apparently received a major upgrade between the original DVD release of the pilot episode and its subsequent broadcast on SyFy. Originally, the contents of the human mind were stated to be only approximately 300 megabytes of data. In the newer version, this has been changed to 100 terabytes via the magic of a cutaway to cover footage in which Zoe is seen from behind. 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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Connections

References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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23 May 2009 | by harbcardSee all my reviews

If the show lives up to the pilot, I think you have the makings of real destination TV. I was not a fan of BSG's reboot only because it really became such a hopeless vision. I read all the reviews on how it was a post 9/11 Sci-fi world but it really didn't offer a solution only a dream of a solution. This prequel shows how dreams are perverted. In a very entertaining way, with a great cast. I'm there for the series. Eric Stolz was great. The CGI work was better than average for TV. I need to know more about the fedora wearing Taurons. Also why was there a Ramada on Caprica, as evidenced in the reflection in the coffee shop's door.


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