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

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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

The University of British Columbia served as the exterior of the Athenian Academy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 Animal House (1978) See more »

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Very Impressive!
17 April 2009 | by Ryan HunterSee 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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