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Member # 123
 - posted April 20, 2009 09:50
We watched the premiere episode of Caprica last night on DVD.

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.

I had a love/hate relationship with Battlestar Gallactica... loved the action, less so the kissy kissy, babies, religion, and Baltar storylines.

Unfortunately for me, Caprica seems to be focusing on the soap... and it tries a little too hard to be relevant to our own times, with a terrorist subplot I thought was really forced.

I'm also not a fan of the "genius kid who develops something entirely new that amazes the adults" storyline (ala Wesley Crusher). There's one here, and it's all too much of a leap of faith for me. You know, sometimes it's better if you leave things un-explained.

There were a couple pieces of tech I thought were neat... there's a sheet-of-paper computer interface that was really fun to watch in use... and a butler robot that reminded me a bit of the Specter/Lucifer robots in the original series.

So, all in all, I was not terrifically impressed with Caprica, but being the nerd that I am, I will no doubt watch this show religiously when it does appear on TV in a few months. [Big Grin]

OH, and if you are interested, we will be giving away the DVD!
Just post in this thread, and I will randomly select a winner in a few days. (One post per person only!)

Edit... we have a winner, and it is Stibbons! yay!

Just be warned, there are boobies and scenes of a sexual nature in this DVD version, so if you are under 18, don't watch this with your mom or your mom's cylon. [Smile]

Check out the official site, with lots of video over at http://www.capricadvd.com/
Member # 1959
 - posted April 20, 2009 10:14
You had me at boobies! But seriously, I have not watched the new BSG but plan on getting the complete series at some point.
Member # 4924
 - posted April 20, 2009 10:17
you should have opened with boobies.
Member # 5566
 - posted April 20, 2009 10:17
I'm still undecided over the last episode of BSG.... So now, Caprica...
Member # 1734
 - posted April 20, 2009 11:16
I still haven't gotten around to watching the finale of BSG, but I can't resist a shot at seeing the spin-off.
Member # 2515
 - posted April 20, 2009 11:42
I'm slowly working me way through BSG, so the offer of a free prequal interests me... [Big Grin]
Richard Wolf VI
Member # 4993
 - posted April 20, 2009 21:27
Well, any gift is welcome [Big Grin]
Member # 15702
 - posted April 21, 2009 04:21
Boobs, sexual nature, and sci-fi....Oh MY!!!

I'm feeling lucky....
Moe Monkey
Member # 1900
 - posted April 22, 2009 05:10
Count me in! I saw the boobies and thought, hah?, but this is the unrated/uncut version -- the TV show will be tamer. I'm sure it was all a ploy to hold our attention until the real action begins!
Member # 164
 - posted April 22, 2009 11:37
Originally posted by Snaggy:
I had a love/hate relationship with Battlestar Gallactica... loved the action, less so the kissy kissy, babies, religion, and Baltar storylines.

Baltar was awesome at least up through his trial. What did you think of the ending, Snaggy?
Member # 4498
 - posted April 22, 2009 18:12
Rarely post, often read the forums, but I can't resist this. I can't say I'm all that surprised to read Snaggy's lukewarm review. Spin-offs often don't work as well as the original. Combine that with the fact that we know how this all works out and, well, we've got Stars Eps 1-3.

Still, if the writing is strong, it's got a shot. My wife and I will give it shot, but I'm not that hopeful that it will be as good as BSG rebooted.
Member # 123
 - posted April 24, 2009 09:55
OKie dokie, let me wind this up and head on over to random.org to find a winner.... back in a sec...
Member # 123
 - posted April 24, 2009 09:58
Stibbons snags the DVD!

Congrats... send me your mailing address and it will ship Monday. :-)


and for the rest of you... better random.org luck next time!

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