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  • Set 58 years prior to the events of Battlestar Galactica (2003), this prequel will explore the lives of two families: the Graystones - including father Daniel, a computer genius, mother Amanda, a brilliant surgeon and their daughter, Zoe - and the Adamas, focusing on Joseph, a lawyer, Sam, his gangster brother, and Willie and Tamara, Joseph's children. The two families are on opposing sides of the decision to create the Cylons: intelligent robots that will one day rebel and nearly annihilate the residents of Caprica. Touted as "television's first science fiction family saga," Caprica is from Battlestar Galactica (2003) executive producers, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The show is produced by NBC Universal Television.moreless

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    Here Be Dragons

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    Aired 11/16/10

  • S 1 : Ep 15


    Aired 11/9/10

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    Aired 11/2/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eric Stoltz

    Daniel Graystone

  • Esai Morales

    Joseph Adama

  • Brian Markinson

    Jordan Durham

  • Polly Walker

    Sister Clarice Willow

  • Sasha Roiz

    Sam Adama

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  • Quotes (38)

    • (after witnessing the test exercise of the new military robot) Joan Leyte: What'd you call it? Daniel Graystone: A cybernetic life-form node. A Cylon, Minister. Joan Leyte: Hmm. Cylon. Interesting.

    • Cylon prototype: All targets neutralized. Program completed by your command.

    • Joseph Adama: I want you to know who you are. We come from a long, proud line of Tauron peasants who knew how to work the land and still stand proud. You're named after your grandfather. Did I ever tell you that? Willie Adama: Nope. Joseph Adama: William. He was killed during the Tauron uprising. Our last name isn't Adams. I changed it after I arrived here on Caprica. Our family name is Adama. Adama. And it's a good, honorable Tauron name.

    • Sister Clarice Willow: Sometimes faith can be a victim of chance.

    • Daniel Graystone: You can see your daughter again. Isn't that worth whatever price you have to pay?

    • Sister Clarice Willow: Times like this that the faith has failed us.

    • Amanda Graystone: Not everything is ok all the time, Daniel.

    • Joseph Adama: She's a machine... Daniel Graystone: She's a copy... a perfect copy... Joseph Adama: You can't copy her soul...

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    Notes (41)

    • In the pilot, Avan Jogia (Ben Stark) is credited as part of the principal cast. He becomes a guest star in his future appearances. Additionally, Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama) and Brian Markinson (Jordan Durham), who are both credited as guest stars in the pilot, join the principal cast in the first regular episode of the series.

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: February 2, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD Also aired 21 April 2009 (imdb) Spain: April 5, 2010 on SyFy

    • The filming ended June 19th 2008.

    • Filming locations for Caprica: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    • Caprica is a fictional planet in both Battlestar Galactica TV series.

    • On March 18, 2008, the Sci-Fi Channel announced that Caprica had been picked up as a two-hour backdoor pilot event.

    • According to Mark Stern, Sci-Fi Channel's Executive Vice President of Original Programming, the script for the pilot episode concluded with an explanation for how the name "Cylon" was found.

    • On September 20, 2007, Battlestar Galactica writer and producer Bradley Thompson revealed that Ron D. Moore's script for Caprica has a character coin the term, saying, "A cybernetic life-form node, a Cylon."

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    Trivia (16)

    • Caprica is revealed to share the same orbit with Gemenon. This perhaps explains why there is a large representation of both Capricans and Gemenese in the fleet that escaped the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series.

    • Several technologies, including the holoband and the computer sheet, can be seen throughout Caprica that are missing from the re-imagined series of Battlestar Galactica. Given that they both utilize wireless computer networks, these types of technologies were most likely banned after the First Cylon War. Ensign William Adama (later Admiral Adama of BSG) does have a holoband in the prequel miniseries Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.

    • The different planets (that form the Twelve Colonies) are named after the zodiac signs. Caprica would be Capricorn; the Tauron would be Taurus; Gemenon would be Gemini; and so on. Although not mentioned, the other colonies are Aerilon, Aquaria, Canceron, Leonis, Libran, Picon, Sagittaron, Scorpia, and Virgon. The first symbol that appears on Zoe's interactive paper screen is the symbol for infinity (a figure 8 on its side), which Zoe traces. When she taps it, 12 signs appear in a circle surrounding it. One symbol appears to be the capital letter Delta (a triangle) - the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. Another looks like the symbol for Aquarius, with bullets added on the right hand side. A third symbol looks like the Greek letter Psi with one additional downward stroke; it could also be based on the trident - the symbol for the planet Neptune. When Zoe taps each symbol, it appears in the middle of the circle. The sequence seems to read right to left; the first symbol tapped shifts to the right as each subsequent symbol is added. The last symbol added is the one that looks like Psi or a trident. These symbols protect access to Zoe's computer program/avatar. After Zoe taps the fourth symbol, she is given access and can interact with her avatar via her holoband.

    • Goof: When Clarice Willow walks to the news stand, a New York lottery logo is in full view but partially obstructed by a sticker.

    • According to the official Caprica podcast, the bedroom scene between Daniel and Amanda Graystone is actually a composite of two separate scenes. Amanda's wardrobe actually changes between some shots.

    • Graystone's party is given in a museum. This is the same museum where Kara Thrace finds the Arrow of Apollo in the Battlestar Galactica episode "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2". The statue where the fight between Caprica Six and Thrace takes place can be seen when Graystone and Vergis first meet in this episode.

    • According to the official Caprica podcast, the interiors of the Vipers are shots from the Battlestar Galactica season 3 episode, "Maelstrom".

    • The Delphi Convalescent Institute is the same location the Cylons use as a farm after the Fall, and where Kara Thrace and other women are kept prisoner. In the Battlestar Galactica episode, "The Farm", Simon states that the building was formerly a mental hospital.

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    Allusions (11)

    • Holobands, the devices used by citizens of the colonies to link their minds up to the virtual world, are highly reminiscent of the "Brain Dream" devices used in the Cowboy Bebop episode "Brain Scratch", right down to the idea of members of a religious cult using this technology as a means of living on after death.

    • There were clues in this episode which allude to the origins of the Cylons belief in One True All Knowing Loving God as described in Battlestar Galactica Re-imagined, specifically Zoe's avatar inside the Cylon body, the first intelligent robot, and she believes in the One True God so this is likely the origins of this belief for the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica Re-imagined.

    • Battlestar Galactica The second song fragment that the technician plays in Graystone's lab while running a diagnostic on the Cylon/Zoe is the theme song from the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica.

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      The idea of an avatar who can't log out of the virtual world and the supposed explanation of the owner of the avatar falling asleep with the head-gear on is a possible allusion to the .hack franchise. Especially in the 2002 Anime-adaptation (.hack/SIGN) the Tsukasa-avatar is unable to log out of "The World", can't be killed by weapons, heals from injuries and does not remember the outside world except for some blurred memories.

    • "There is Another Sky" is a poem by Emily Dickinson.

    • Cerberus: ...But when Man visits his sins upon his children, how shall he be repaid? Commander William Adama spoke a similar line in his decommissioning speech in the Battlestar Galactica 2003 miniseries. Speaking of the Cylons, he said "...And we still visit all of our sins upon our children..."

    • Title: "Ghosts in the Machine" The Ghost in the Machine is a non-fiction work by Arthur Koestler. Among its themes are man's tendency towards self-destruction, and that the more primitive parts of the brain (the "ghost in the machine") can override logical functions and are responsible for destructive impulses.

    • Title: "End of line" "End of line" is a phrase that often punctuates many of the strange ramblings of the Hybrid in the re-imagines Battlestar Galactica series.

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  • Fan Reviews (31)
  • Caprica is a Solid Foundation

    By DannMichalski, Oct 19, 2015

  • Decent show

    By natesjokes, Jul 07, 2013

  • Great Explanation of How it All Started

    By LizRowley, Nov 14, 2012

  • Should Of Never Been Cancelled

    By blazer666_uk, Mar 06, 2012

  • Caprica is a sci-fi drama with adolescents and religion based on 12 zodiac tribal planets. The story was very slow in progression, and had a mid season break, which led to its demise. However, when all are seen back to back, the anticipatio

    By RedMatrixx, Dec 02, 2010