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Caprica

January 19, 2010

 

 

Reviewed by Alicia Glass

Warning! Spoiler Review!

 

Creator: Remi Aubuchon & Ronald D. Moore

Studio: David Eick Productions

Age: 15+

Review Rating: 7.5

Set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica tells the tragic and amazing events that led to the creation and rise of the Cylons.

 What we have here is a fairly simplistic plot that they’re enlarging on as much as possible, in true BSG fashion. And while we’re fine with that, Caprica is admittedly a lot more like a soap opera drama, than a sci-fi action drama, consider yourself warned. Basically we’ve got the colonial planet Caprica, where humans exist in relative peace and not a whole lot is really going on…yet. Esai Morales stars as Joseph Adama, father to Edward James Olmos’ Admiral Adama from BSG. Eric Stoltz is cast in the role of grieving father Daniel Greystone, searching for answers after his daughter was murdered. Zoe Greystone is played by Alessandra Torresani, and she’s got an interesting mix of minx and innocent going.

 The pilot show itself is very dark, and the producers of the show swear the rest of the show isn’t going to be like that. (Which is a shame, really.) In a Twelve Colonies version of a racist act, underworld lawyer Joseph’s wife and daughter are blown to smithereens. I guess that means the Admiral will have a different mother, or something. And then we have Daniel Greystone, incredibly wealthy owner of a technology corporation, obsessed with bringing his own daughter back however he can. Greystone happens to discover that his daughter was using a computer game with an avatar before she died, and that avatar still exists out there. Adama and Greystone happen to meet, and as Greystone fanatically talks about bringing both their daughters back, Adama wrestles with the notion and it’s implications.

 There is already quite a bit of controversy surrounding the pilot of Caprica and it’s ties to Battlestar Galactica. I doubt the show will lack for human drama, but there is no guarantee the fan base will be same, or as fanatical. Give it a try and decide for yourself.

Check out the trailer