Caprica Pilot Is Online, Not Very Good

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Things aren't fair for Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel series from Ronald D. Moore set to debut on SyFy next year. Its biggest challenge is stepping out of the shadow from its postquel (new word!), one of television's best sci-fi dramas (or even just plain dramas) of the last decade.

For whatever reason, SyFy has decided to put the extended cut of the pilot online (watch it below), in all its 90-minute glory. The telemovie was released on DVD way back in April and has popped up elsewhere since, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time it's been available for the public to see for free.

The show takes place 58 years before the events of BSG and chronicles the family feud between the Adamas and the Greystones, and their responsibilities in getting those darn toasting Cylons made in the first place. Thematically, it asks questions about how human a robot can be, how people deal with loss, and the dangers of getting what you wish for, but if you ask me, it's like a Hallmark movie of the week from 2062.

Caprica makes its broadcast debut on SyFy on January 22.

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