Topic: When Will Caprica Premiere?

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"Well, if there's anything I can do to lower your expectations, that would probably be for the best." That's Eric Stoltz deftly managing fan excitement over the coming Battlestar Galactica spinoff, Caprica.

But expectations for Caprica—an atmospheric epic about cyborgs and broken hearts—can hardly be diminished when the cast includes such lights as Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcolmson and Polly Walker. For that matter, fans are atwitter at the news that Caprica will be executive produced by noted Buffy and BSG alum Jane Espenson.

Good thing then for the fans that Universal Media muckety-mucks have just released the news of where and when you can get your Galactica on after the current series ends on March 20. We've got the dish...

Apparently the two-hour Caprica prequel film will not be broadcast (on Sci Fi Channel) until the whole series launches in 2010, but eager fans can buy it early as a DVD or digital download beginning April 21 of this year. The series proper, currently scheduled for a 22-episode first season, will launch in 2010.

Stoltz, who will play morally gray computer baron Daniel Greystone, tells us exclusively, "We start shooting in the summertime. I'm very excited about it. We're all sort of surprised that something with this kind of rich interesting content is actually going forward. Working with Paula Malcolmson [who plays Daniel's wife, Amanda] on the movie was so fun. We had done a short together 10 years ago called The Rocking-Horse Winner, so we had known each other over the years. It's really helps when you have a relationship with someone and you know that you like them and you're going into rather heavy work with them."

Are you excited to meet the Greystones and grandpapa Adama? Will you be buying or downloading the TV in April?

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ack...another year to wait.

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Yep but the two hour prequel will be out in two months smile

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this actually sucks to most. you see something good...and then you have to wait for 8 months, during witch you totally forget what was on pilot...

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godzionu wrote:

this actually sucks to most. you see something good...and then you have to wait for 8 months, during witch you totally forget what was on pilot...

It's the time you ought to buy the dvds, posters, bedsheets, flowerpots etc to remember smile

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TV Guide has just posted the following:

Will there be a "New Generation" for Battlestar Galactica? — Sheryl
MICKEY: What the frak, Sheryl?! They just made it to "Earth." Give them a little time to craft tank tops from gazelle hides and figure out which animalistic grunt will be considered a broadcast-safe profanity. In the meantime, we'll see the BSG miniseries The Plan, which will fill in some Final Five backstory from a Cylon perspective, in the fall. The prequel series Caprica won't debut until 2010, but you can buy the pilot episode on DVD next month, at which time hopefully we'll learn why Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales are always wearing fedoras.

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Described as "television's first science fiction family saga,"[5] Caprica is a terrestrial drama rather than a space opera. Set against the backdrop of a society close to our own, Caprica will "[ponder] ethical dilemmas that we as a human race are going to have to face very shortly." [2]


Premise
The Twelve Colonies are at peace, 51 years before the reimagined series,[6] when an act of religious fanaticism sets the fates of the Adamas and the Graystones onto a collision course. Brought together by the grief over their lost daughters, prominent civil liberties lawyer Joseph Adama and Daniel Graystone, a wealthy technologist, find they are both struggling just to keep going. Obsessed, Daniel sets his considerable wealth and sprawling industrial corporation to the singular task of bringing the girls back to life. After experiments with startling breakthroughs in robotics and AI take a questionable turn, Joseph becomes a vehement opponent of the path Daniel starts down.[7][8]


Details
Joseph Adama is the father of future Battlestar commander William Adama. In the act of terrorism which sets all things in motion, he loses not only his daughter, but also his wife.[9][10]
"The Graystones include father Daniel, a computer genius; mother Amanda, a brilliant surgeon and unfaithful wife; and their daughter Zoe, who is martyred to her boyfriend's religious fanaticism – but not before she installs the rudimentary elements of her personality and DNA into a machine, creating a digital twin of herself, Zoe-A. After the human Zoe's death, Daniel uses these raw materials, some stolen technology and his own grief to cobble together "a robotic version of his dead daughter." This robot version, known as Zoe-R, is a Cylonic Eve, the first of her kind."[11]
Caprica draws heavily on 1950s fashion and design for its look and feel.[12]
Viewers will be able to join Caprica without having seen the 2004 series. Said Ronald D. Moore, "We sort of set out deliberately to set up Caprica in a way that you didn't have to see Battlestar. ...we wanted it to stand as its own project."[13]
Like Battlestar Galactica, Caprica will have a story arc-heavy format, according to Ronald D. Moore.[14]
The script for the two-hour pilot concluded with an explanation of the name "Cylon," according to Sci Fi's Mark Stern.[15] Moore's script has a character coin the term, saying, "A cybernetic life-form node, a Cylon," revealed Battlestar Galactica writer and producer Bradley Thompson. [16]
Caprica's tagline is "The battle for humanity has a beginning."[17] Originally, it was reported as: "The end of humanity has a beginning."[18]
The seventh Cylon model is a springboard for Caprica, states Ronald D. Moore in the enhanced version of the Battlestar Galactica episode "No Exit." Daniel is both the name for a Cylon and the main character played by Eric Stoltz. The relationship, if only coincidence, was not explained further by Moore.

Development
Ideas about a prequel series to Battlestar Galactica started to congeal during production of its second season. Moore and Eick speculated about a phase of the Battlestar Galactica universe prior to the Cylons, more golden and innocent, leading to the fall. Incapable of dedicating serious time to the notion, however, it floated into the background. Then, in early 2006, Sci-Fi executives had an idea. Remi Aubuchon, unaware of the ideas about a Battlestar Galactica prequel, had been pitching a series which struck Sci-Fi as very close to what Moore and Eick had in mind. A meeting was arranged, introductions made. The meeting led to more and a general outline for a series and production set-up emerged. Sci-Fi was enthusiastic. At the same time, however, a plodding struggle between Moore and Sci-Fi was underway. The first two seasons of Battlestar Galactica were arc-intensive, with detailed attention to internal continuity, but were not pulling in the Nielsen ratings that the network wanted, so Sci-Fi pressured Moore into retooling the third season of Battlestar Galactica to consist of largely standalone episodes. The measure backfired, garnering negative criticism from both fans and critics, and Moore revealed in the Season 3 finale podcast that the network finally grudgingly admitted that standalone episodes simply do not work in the format of story he is trying to tell.[19] Still, with the proposed Caprica prequel series to have a story-arc-heavy format like its predecessor, the network was reluctant to greenlight the series and as a result, Caprica got stuck in "development hell".
With Eick and Moore's announcement Battlestar Galactica was going to end with its fourth season, and after a drawn-out pre-development cycle, on March 18, 2008, the Sci-Fi Channel announced that Caprica had been picked up as a two-hour backdoor pilot event, indicating a possible commitment to a series, contingent on ratings.[20][21] On July 20, of the same year, Sci-Fi announced it was considering picking up Caprica as a series directly, and make the pilot an extended season premiere.[6] Finally, on December 2, Sci-Fi gave the go-ahead to expand the project into a full series. Production was expected to resume in July 2009[22] for an anticipated premiere in early 2010.[2]
NBC Universal Television Studio is developing the show, in conjunction with the executive producers of Battlestar Galactica (Ronald D. Moore and David Eick) and 24 writer Remi Aubuchon. Aubuchon wrote the pilot and is set to be the show runner. The pilot was directed by Friday Night Lights veteran Jeffrey Reiner.[23] Battlestar writers Jane Espenson, Michael Taylor, Ryan Mottesheard, and composer Bear McCreary have joined the series' production staff. Espenson will become executive producer midway through the first season.[22]
On April 21, 2009, an uncut and unrated extended version of the pilot will be released on DVD, along with commentary, deleted scenes and video blogs. It will also be available as a download through select online

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