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Battlestar Galactica Is Dead – Long Live Caprica


With Battlestar Galactica having reached the end of its journey on Friday (TV movie The Plan notwithstanding) the Caprica publicity machine is really shifting into high gear.

Back in January, the Choob featured an early trailer for and a scene from the pilot episode of the drama.

Now the trailers and previews are coming thick and fast, ahead of the release of an extended version of the pilot episode on DVD on April 21 in the US (a UK release is yet to be confirmed). Based on the pilot, the Sci Fi Channel in the US (which is in the process of rebranding itself as Syfy) has ordered a full 20 episode season, which will begin airing early next year.

Caprica is set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica. It’s billed as more of a family drama and will primarily tell the story of the creation of the technology that spawns the Cylons. It is viewed through the eyes of two families thrown together through a shared tragedy, resulting from a terrorist atrocity, that sets in motion a chain of events that will lead ultimately to the creation of the Cylons and the destruction of Caprica and the rest of the 12 Colonies.

Wealthy industrialist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) is one of the two main characters. The other is civil liberties lawyer Joseph Adama (played by former NYPD Blue and Jericho star Esai Morales), the father of future Battlestar Galactica commander William Adama.

Here is the latest trailer for the pilot episode:

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This next video is a little featurette that includes some new clips plus brief interview snippets from creators/executive producers Ronald D Moore and David Eick and stars Morales and Paula Malcomson, who you might recognise from her role as Trixie in Deadwood and who plays Greystone’s wife Amanda in Caprica.

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And finally, here’s another scene from the pilot:

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Battlestar Galactica Spin-Off Caprica’s DVD Details Revealed


As previously announced, the pilot episode for Caprica, the spin-off/prequel to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, is out on DVD in the US on April 21. A UK release has yet to be announced.

It won’t air on TV until early next year, when the full 20-episode season begins.

We already knew that the DVD release would feature an unrated, uncut, extended version of the two-hour pilot.

Now Sci-Fi Wire has revealed details of the extras, plus the DVD artwork and a few new stills.

The extras on the DVD include behind-the scenes features on the creation of the show, including:

  • A commentary track featuring director Jeffrey Reiner and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.
  • Deleted Scenes.
  • Video blogs.
  • Featurettes: What The Frak Is Caprica?, The Director’s Process, The V Club and The Birth Of A Cylon.

Caprica is set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica.

It’s billed as more of a family drama and will primarily tell the story of the creation of the Cylons, as seen through the eyes of two men thrown together through a shared tragedy – wealthy industrialist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), father of Battlestar Galactica’s commander William Adama.

Filming begins on the remaining 18 episodes of the show’s first season during the summer. It is expected to air early next year. Battlestar Galactica is currently airing the final batch of episodes of its fourth and final season.

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Caprica To Debut On DVD


Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica spin-off/prequel will debut on DVD in April, eight months before it is due to start airing in the US on the Sci Fi Channel.

A limited edition, extended, uncut version of the two-hour pilot will go on sale in the US on April 21.  The DVD will also include bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the show’s creation.

Caprica is set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica. It’s billed as more of a family drama and will primarily tell the story of the creation of the Cylons, as seen through the eyes of two men thrown together through a shared tragedy – wealthy industrialist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), father of Battlestar Galactica’s commander William Adama.

Filming begins on the remaining 18 episodes of the show’s first season during the summer. It is expected to air early next year. Battlestar Galactica is currently airing the final batch of episodes of its fourth and final season.

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New Caprica Clip Online Now


Last summer, the SciFi Channel released a trailer for the forthcoming Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica. This was it, in case you missed it:

Now, thanks to the launch of their new SciFi Wire news blog, we finally get to see a little more of the eagerly awaited prequel.

To check out the new clip, click HERE.

The new clip isn’t a trailer like the first one, it’s a scene from the pilot episode, in which Daniel Graystone (played by Eric Stoltz) gets a tour and a explanation of the less savoury activities people indulge in at the virtual reality “Cyber Clubs” he appears to be responsible for inventing.

Rich technologist Graystone is one of the two main characters in Caprica, which is set 51 years before the Cylon attack that kicked off the Battlestar Galactica story. The other is civil liberties lawyer Joseph Adama (played by former NYPD Blue star Esai Morales) father of future battlestar commander William Adama. A shared tragedy sets in motion a chain of events that will lead ultimately to the creation of the Cylons and the destruction of the 12 Colonies.

Caprica will kick off in 2010 with a two-hour pilot followed by 18 further episodes.

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