Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 1/22/10
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  • Episode Description
  • 58 years before the fall, two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on Caprica, a colony many light years away from Earth, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ronald D. Moore

  • David Eick

  • Jeffrey Reiner

  • Remi Aubuchon

  • Esai Morales

    Joseph Adama

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  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • The Pilot episode of Caprica

    By TrueTvWatcher, Jan 27, 2012

  • Awful, truly awful. Is it really so hard to write at least one likable character into a show!?

    By KReePe, Aug 03, 2009

  • An amazing introduction to BattleStar Galactica's universe.

    By Eudemonix, Feb 04, 2010

  • A tragic, engrossing, and original tale the shows us a side of apocalyptic stories that is often overlooked.

    By DygitalNinja, Mar 08, 2011

  • An interesting opening, if a slight re-writing of history

    By zerbleflip, Feb 03, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (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?

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    Notes (9)

    • 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.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Caprica is revealed to share the same orbit with Geminon. This perhaps explains why there is a large representation of both Capricans and Geminese 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.

    Allusions (1)

    • 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.

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