Caprica coming to DVD first

With Battlestar Galactica riding off into the sunset this year, devoted fans of the series will be turning their attention to Caprica, the Battlestar successor that's actually a prequel. Fortunately they won't have to wait as long as they thought thanks to an early DVD release of the show.

The feature-length Caprica pilot will be released on DVD light years before it's on television, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced late last week. Featuring the uncut and unrated version of the first episode, the DVD will be released on April 21 for the retail price of $26.98.

By the time Sci-Fi Channel actually premieres the futuristic Caprica, it may also be set in modern times. The genre network will take its time getting Caprica on the air, with a premiere date scheduled for 2010--but it's because, like the Cylons, they have a plan.

"We wanted to give [fans] a chance to see the pilot in its original form and experience the prequel to the BSG story while that series’ finale was still ringing in their ears," said Sci-Fi's vice president of original programming Mark Stern. "It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the Caprica series begins this summer."

Are you going to dive into Caprica early, or will you wait to watch them altogether?

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I love BSG and Caprica seems like it could be good. Im not so sure about this DVD release though, if its like they say ("they have a plan") then why not go straight ahead with the series? The DVD release seems like a good idea if its for the purpose of feedback like they say but then you see a price tag of $26.98. A pilot episode's purpose is to see if the viewers think it will worthwhile paying for the show, seems counter-active to charge us for it! That being said, I'll convince my mate to buy it so I can see for myself, I just hope it can live up to all the hype, it would be a shame to see such a good show as BSG tainted by a poor 'prequel', heres hoping!
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Caprica is going to have to come out guns blazing, after all it has to live up to it's BSG heritage, and that's a pretty high set bar
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I am a little apprehensive about Caprica, seeing as I didn't care too much for the previews they have shown.....but this is the BSG universe so in the end I am sure I will enjoy it!



Oh, and yes I will buy it on DVD first!
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Sure, I want to see Caprica asap. Just hoping that this dvd-release is because of they want feedback, not because sci-fi thinks it won't make it as a series..
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I'll consider it if they release it in the UK for feedback as well. It's a nice twist as opposed to showing it at Comic-con or something.
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Absolutely getting it when it comes out. I think this a great move on the part of the network and creative team.
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Absolutely getting it when it comes out. I think this a great move on the part of the network and creative team.
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I'm really looking forward to this!
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can't wait to see it! especially since battlestar galactica keeps getting better and better!!!
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Brilliant, can't wait.
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Definitely be getting the DVD on release!
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