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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.


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    • Caprica is a Solid Foundation

      From the creators of Battlestar Galactica comes the prequel series Caprica. Set 58 years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, the show follows wealthy industrialist Dr. Daniel Graystone as he works to develop a sentient robot based on a living avatar that his daughter created of herself before her death in a terrorist attack; meanwhile mob lawyer Joseph Adama, whose daughter also died in the terrorist attack, reconnects with his cultural roots. The casting is really good and they deliver some extraordinary performances. Additionally, the special effects and set designs are especially well-done, and give the show a unique visual aesthetic. Also, the writing does an impressive job at addressing sociopolitical issues such as scientific ethics, racism, and religious fanaticism. However, the storytelling is a little weak in the season's second half. Caprica is a different kind of show than Battlestar Galactica, but it's still a compelling and provocative series.moreless
    • Decent show

      Great overall story and good acting.

      Only problems I had was that the graphics were worst than most video games and the technology was so outdated that it seemed the show was made in the early 2000's while it's supposed to be a futuristic show.

      And while not a huge problem, it was a very long season which led to a lot of filler content that made some episodes very slow and boring.

      That being said, if you like scifi, then you'll probably like this show as it's definitely entertaining and interesting. It's too bad they didn't make another season but it's still worth watching with just the one season and it tied things up in the end.moreless
    • Great Explanation of How it All Started

      This was a great explanation of how Battlestar Galactica got started. Would like to see a second series, though, with the continuation of the lead-up. I disagree with blazer666_uk inthat I think the ONE GOD group represented Christianity, while the only "fanatics" in that group were Clarisse and her nemesis, the leader of the terrorists (NEITHER of which actually represented the ONE GOD beliefs. They simply manipulated them to use as a tool to convince naive young minds to do their dirtywork.) It was stated over and over in the show that the ONE GOD was a loving god. THAT god would NEVER have agreed with Clarisse's tactics (which were ALL for her own good) or her arch rivals (leader of the terrorists - can't remember his name; again - his tactics were also ALL for his own good).

      Kind minds are often naive minds, and it's too bad they are so easily led by those using religions to satisfy their own self gratification and greed. If it were otherwise, this world would not have so many terrorists or wars and we'd expend our energies and resources making this planet a better place for all of us to live in .... which is what those in BSGalactica were hoping to do in the end of that show.moreless
    • Should Of Never Been Cancelled

      Once again a fine series is cancelled due to people missing the point yet again.....

      This series was dark nasty and VERY close to the bone. I think it hit too many nerves due to the religious content. In particular the close links to todays world - the one god being the fanatics while the Polytheism worshippers are the norm.

      I beleive it is the USA's own issues with religon caused this series to be cancelled. The series started off VERY slow but this has to be expected come on people u need to invest in somthing for it to become worth while. There is a higer level of intelligence required to UNDERSTAND the issues and this just reflects the majority of the audience couldn't grasp the concept. The same happened with SGU and 4400 and Jericho EXACTLY the same.

      Just for clarification the STO leader has a ENGLISH accent and not BRITISH - no such thing as a british accent. Again a level of ignorance where people cant be bothered to listen or understand......moreless
    • 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 anticipatiomoreless

      Let me start off by saying that I have seen the last six (6) un-aired episodes (in the United States) thanks to Canadian programming.

      Caprica started out great. As a prequel, I was interested to know how the cylon story played out prior to the BSG re-imaging. The terrorist plot early in the season arc was good action and drama.

      I didn't like that every other episode was boring in how they just introduced more characters and their troubles. These eps didn't answer my origin questions from BSG. But I watched them because I was a fan, and I would stick around to see what happens next.

      I was more interested in the virtual world, with the holo-bands, than real life goings-on. I didn't care for the Tauran way of life and how it related to Caprica.

      But then it got good again. A key thing happened and things started moving more quickly. But then we had a mid-season break, and lost the momentum. Also, the very next episode was disconnected from the mid-season climax.

      These three things lowered the viewership and the powers that be (TPTB) did not renew for a second season, and canceled the show right then and there.

      They didn't even let the last 6 episodes play out. They just pulled the plug without warning.

      It's too bad, as those last six episodes had the pay off from the building up of the plot.

      For this reason I give this show a 9 out of 10.moreless

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    teen angst, for geeks, cerebral, growing up too fast, Robots & Androids