New CAPRICA Promo Poster and Series Info

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Caprica is currently prepping up for it's January debut, I don't know if you saw the first Caprica TV pilot movie or not, but I liked it. There is a lot of potential for the project and I think we are going to get a great new show.

Mark Stern, executive vice president of original content for Syfy and co-head of Universal Cable Productions, in an interview said,

Caprica, which serves as a prequel to Battlestar Galactica and tells the story of the invention of the mechanized Cylons, "deals with our relationship to technology and the question of 'When is too much knowledge a bad thing?' Knowledge and technology can turn against you and can be dangerous weapons,"


SyFy is hoping all of those Battlestar Galactica fans like myself will tune into this new show to help make it a success. Here are a few things you might be interested to know, that Stern brought up in an interview.

It turned out to be a more elaborate production than Battlestar.

They had to cut an episode out of the show because they wanted to keep the quality of the show as high as they could, so they put more money into it, but it still wasn't quite enough so they had to cut out an episode.

Stern concludes by saying:

The thing that 'Caprica' has that the 'Battlestar' viewer will recognize -- aside from the obvious little winks and nods [to the saga of the rag-tag fleet] -- is that 'Caprica' is, at its core, a strong character drama about people going through situations in extremis. There are characters who are driven to do things that are morally ambiguous because of the situations that they're put in. And yet tonally, it's not as dark, it's not as grim. Because [the characters] are not on the run, having had their whole world destroyed, that allows more opportunities for poignancy and joy and celebration.

There's definitely more of that than there was in 'Battlestar.' It's not about someone getting their jaw broken every other episode. But there are elements of that kind of extremity in this that I think will attract 'Battlestar' viewers. And yet our hope is, because it is dealing with world that is more familiar to us and dealing with issues that are maybe a little more germane to our daily lives, that it will attract a broader audience.


The series will premiere with a two-hour pilot that is already available as a standalone DVD. Eight additional hours of Caprica will air through March. Then the show will take a break and the remaining nine hours of Caprica's first season will air some time in the second half of 2010.

The image above features the Caprica character Zoe Graystone (Alessandra Torresani), who is the key arc for the new series.

What do you think about the new CAPRICA series? If you were a fan of BATTELSTAR, do you plan on tuning in?

Source: Chicago Tribune

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