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    Kondix

    [1]Feb 5, 2009
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    I am double posting this on Caprica AND BSG forums couse that news is actually THAT GOOD!
    (thx for comingsoon.net for this one )

    Caprica Premiering on DVD and Digital Download
    Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    February 5, 2009


    Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that "Caprica" will premiere on DVD April 21st. Here is the official announcement:

    "Caprica," the highly anticipated prequel to "Battlestar Galactica," will enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series' broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010. "Caprica" is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica") and Remi Aubuchon ("24"). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the creation of Caprica make this DVD a landmark event for any fan of "Battlestar Galactica." The film will also be available at selected online destinations for digital download transactions.

    As "Battlestar Galactica" wraps its gripping final season on SCI FI on March 20, 2009, "Caprica" begins a brand new epic saga that continues the franchise's commitment to thought-provoking storytelling and extraordinary characters. Set over 50 years before the events of "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica" is a world at the peak of its power, grappling with new science and technologies and the issues they create. The series will star Golden Globe nominee Eric Stoltz ("Mask," "Pulp Fiction"), Esai Morales ("Jericho," "NYPD Blue"), Paula Malcomson ("Deadwood," "ER") and Golden GlobeĀ® nominee Polly Walker ("Cane," "Rome") in a story laced with passion, intrigue and family conflict.

    "We are thrilled to take the groundbreaking step of offering the world-premiere of the 'Caprica' feature-length extended pilot episode on DVD prior to the new series' television debut," said Hilary Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing for Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "This innovative distribution model will serve to satisfy 'Battlestar Galactica' fans' appetites for a new content while building excitement for the franchise's next great adventure."

    "Ever since fans first caught wind of the 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel 'Caprica,' they have been eagerly following its development," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming for SCI FI & Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. "We wanted to give them 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. It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the 'Caprica' series begins this summer."

    "If 'Battlestar Galactica' offered us a way to shatter the conventions of space opera, 'Caprica' will be a show which will challenge the conventions of science fiction storytelling as a whole," said Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer/Writer.

    "Part sweeping soap, part meditation on the dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence, this is a truly unique opportunity to continue telling stories which will be as daring and shocking as the best of 'Galactica' -- and yet will be altogether different from 'Galactica,'" said David Eick, Executive Producer.

    Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the "Caprica" series in the summer of 2009 in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere on the SCI FI Channel. The DVD of "Caprica" is priced at $26.98 S.R.P. Preorder close is March 3, 2009.

    BONUS FEATURES:

    Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick
    Deleted Scenes
    Video Blogs
    What the Frak is Caprica?
    The Director's Process
    The V Club
    The Birth of a Cylon

    SYNOPSIS

    Set 50 years before "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica" follows two rival families and their patriarchs - Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) - as they compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics.

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    scififan12921

    [2]Feb 6, 2009
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    Kondix wrote:

    I am double posting this on Caprica AND BSG forums couse that news is actually THAT GOOD!
    (thx for comingsoon.net for this one )

    Caprica Premiering on DVD and Digital Download
    Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    February 5, 2009


    Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that "Caprica" will premiere on DVD April 21st. Here is the official announcement:

    "Caprica," the highly anticipated prequel to "Battlestar Galactica," will enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series' broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010. "Caprica" is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica") and Remi Aubuchon ("24"). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the creation of Caprica make this DVD a landmark event for any fan of "Battlestar Galactica." The film will also be available at selected online destinations for digital download transactions.

    As "Battlestar Galactica" wraps its gripping final season on SCI FI on March 20, 2009, "Caprica" begins a brand new epic saga that continues the franchise's commitment to thought-provoking storytelling and extraordinary characters. Set over 50 years before the events of "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica" is a world at the peak of its power, grappling with new science and technologies and the issues they create. The series will star Golden Globe nominee Eric Stoltz ("Mask," "Pulp Fiction"), Esai Morales ("Jericho," "NYPD Blue"), Paula Malcomson ("Deadwood," "ER") and Golden GlobeĀ® nominee Polly Walker ("Cane," "Rome") in a story laced with passion, intrigue and family conflict.

    "We are thrilled to take the groundbreaking step of offering the world-premiere of the 'Caprica' feature-length extended pilot episode on DVD prior to the new series' television debut," said Hilary Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing for Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "This innovative distribution model will serve to satisfy 'Battlestar Galactica' fans' appetites for a new content while building excitement for the franchise's next great adventure."

    "Ever since fans first caught wind of the 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel 'Caprica,' they have been eagerly following its development," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming for SCI FI & Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. "We wanted to give them 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. It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the 'Caprica' series begins this summer."

    "If 'Battlestar Galactica' offered us a way to shatter the conventions of space opera, 'Caprica' will be a show which will challenge the conventions of science fiction storytelling as a whole," said Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer/Writer.

    "Part sweeping soap, part meditation on the dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence, this is a truly unique opportunity to continue telling stories which will be as daring and shocking as the best of 'Galactica' -- and yet will be altogether different from 'Galactica,'" said David Eick, Executive Producer.

    Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the "Caprica" series in the summer of 2009 in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere on the SCI FI Channel. The DVD of "Caprica" is priced at $26.98 S.R.P. Preorder close is March 3, 2009.

    BONUS FEATURES:

    Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick
    Deleted Scenes
    Video Blogs
    What the Frak is Caprica?
    The Director's Process
    The V Club
    The Birth of a Cylon

    SYNOPSIS

    Set 50 years before "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica" follows two rival families and their patriarchs - Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) - as they compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics.



    that's awesome news!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    siftybastard

    [3]Feb 6, 2009
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    sorry guy, but i dont see anything about caprica that will make me want to watch it. i'm a scifi fan and setting a show on anther planet just doesn't cut it as scifi to me. Caprica is a soap opera, and there are already plenty of good soaps around, if you like that genre.
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    Kondix

    [4]Feb 7, 2009
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    Cloning, the one true good, interstelar travel, a coming war, the V Club... it IS Sci-Fi... besides it IS the offspring of BSG... I am 100% in
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    eater11

    [5]Feb 7, 2009
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    Please don't humiliate yourself by saying that it will be a Soap opera not a sci fi. If you would like another Sci Fi show set in space with aleins over possibly another Ground breaking show. It is set in the same world as BSG are u saying that it isn't Sci fi.

    BSG & Firefly are both not your typical Sci fi's but they are the best, because of these shows critics are actuall being to think that Sci Fi shows can as great as other Real World shows.

    Edited on 02/07/2009 2:07am
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    martymcflyjb

    [6]Feb 7, 2009
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    siftybastard wrote:
    sorry guy, but i dont see anything about caprica that will make me want to watch it. i'm a scifi fan and setting a show on anther planet just doesn't cut it as scifi to me. Caprica is a soap opera, and there are already plenty of good soaps around, if you like that genre.


    Clearly you come from a "Starship Troopers" sci-fi background. REAL sci-fi is stuff like Gattaca, Blade Runner, Metropolis...


    And Caprica is right down that alley.

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    123home123

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    To defend that other person, David Eick, Ronald Moore and the Sci Fi Channel are the ones who have been describing Caprica as a soap opera, although a "groundbreaking" sci-fi soap opera. The term turns me off but I think it's just a matter of an awkward choice of words. I'll definitely watch the pilot and follow the series at the start to see if it's something I want to watch on a regular basis. Moore and Eick have more than earned the benefit of the doubt with their work on BSG.

    One concern I have is about how actively Ronald Moore will be involved with the new series. He has that FOX series Virtuality coming up soon. I don't know if he'll have much time to work on Caprica as well. Many of the BSG writers and co-producers will be working on Caprica but will it be the same without Ronald Moore guiding the creative process? Maybe, maybe not. Not that I want to see a clone of BSG in the new series. I mean that I want to see the same level of intensity, conflict and character insight even if it's not a space-based series. BSG gets a lot of its dramatic power and strength from the stories about the harsh side of war and politics. We won't have the background of an ongoing war in Caprica since it will be set in the time before the Cylon attack. Instead, there should be more storylines about corporate intrigue and family conflicts.

    I don't know what to think about all the cloning elements. It seems confusing in light of the fact that the Colonials were so surprised to discover the human-form "skin job" Cylons in Season 1 of BSG. The writers will need to explain why it was so odd that the Cylons "looked like us" if the Colonials themselves had engaged in cloning experiments in the past. I wouldn't want the entire series to revolve around the cloning issue. That could make it too much like "ordinary sci-fi", not the personal and political hard sci-fi of BSG.

    Anyway, I'm interested to see how the pilot turns out. Because BSG follows such a naturalistic story, with consequences spilling over into subsequent episodes and seasons, it was never a series that could be extended indefinitely, not without turning into a self-parody. I think a 5th season could have been possible without lowering the quality standards but nothing beyond that. A 6th season might have become a matter of just going through the motions. Caprica gives the writers a chance to explore completely different characters and situations, offering up many new themes and subjects for exploration. As long as they maintain the creative quality level of BSG, I'll be pleased, soap opera or not.
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    martymcflyjb

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    123home123 wrote:
    I don't know what to think about all the cloning elements. It seems confusing in light of the fact that the Colonials were so surprised to discover the human-form "skin job" Cylons in Season 1 of BSG. The writers will need to explain why it was so odd that the Cylons "looked like us" if the Colonials themselves had engaged in cloning experiments in the past.


    Perhaps the cloning/A.I. experiements that happen in "Caprica" are never public knowledge. Even if Joseph Adama is involved and/or aware, it could have been kept a secret from Bill and anyone else that's around at the beginning of BSG.

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    scififan12921

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    martymcflyjb wrote:

    123home123 wrote:
    I don't know what to think about all the cloning elements. It seems confusing in light of the fact that the Colonials were so surprised to discover the human-form "skin job" Cylons in Season 1 of BSG. The writers will need to explain why it was so odd that the Cylons "looked like us" if the Colonials themselves had engaged in cloning experiments in the past.


    Perhaps the cloning/A.I. experiements that happen in "Caprica" are never public knowledge. Even if Joseph Adama is involved and/or aware, it could have been kept a secret from Bill and anyone else that's around at the beginning of BSG.



    Good point, it would be interesting if the original cylons steal the cloning technology and improve on it... maybe with the help of the final five?????????? Can't wait to find out!
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    hazelnut144

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    Caprica definitely sounds interesting, and RDM and Eick have definitely earned the benefit of the doubt. So I will definitely try it out for the first season at least. See how it goes.
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    toddlappin

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    All I can say is that I really, really, really hope they don't jump the shark with Caprica.
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