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Caprica

Jan 30 2010 09:31 pm   #1The Enemy of Reality
Okay... so anyone watching? I decided to give it a chance since Jane Espenson is the head writer, and because of James starring in it, of course. Except, and now I'm feel really confused.... I watched the preview of the episode Rebirth where was this brief glimpse of James playing the evil terrorist, so obviously I couldn't wait to watch the epi. I've just finished watching it and to my surprise, there was no James in it. Huh? Did I miss something??
Jan 30 2010 11:25 pm   #2TammyDevil666
James' episodes unfortunately don't start until March 5th, he's in at least four.  I think what you saw was a preview for what's to come in the season, not just the one episode.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Jan 30 2010 11:58 pm   #3nmcil
I thought it was an excellent start - Loved this first episode and the 2 hour pilot film.  Thanks for starting the thread -

I was very surprised with the wife - she seemed very emotionally fragile from the start -  Eric Stoltz has been a favorite of mine for several years - If you liked him, and are not familiar with his "House of Mirth" - I recommend the film, it is a very good, IMO, film adaptation of the novel.  Espenson, apparently will be doing some executive producer and writer functions for the series.

I just hope that peopel will give it a chance and watch the series -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 31 2010 12:26 am   #4coalitiongirl
 I've been thinking about seeing this, mostly for JM, but I've never seen BSG. Is that necessary for comprehension? I'll probably watch the ones with JM, anyway, but if I can watch it all and enjoy...
 
Jan 31 2010 12:37 am   #5SpaceLord 
I haven't seen it but from what I understand it's a prequel set long before the show. This is about how it all got started so it might be better actually if you haven't seen it since you won't know how it turns out
Jan 31 2010 12:57 am   #6TammyDevil666
Yeah, I agree.  I've never seen BSG, either, but I don't think it's necessary.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Jan 31 2010 01:14 am   #7The Enemy of Reality
I clicked on the episode Rebirth's preview here http://www.aceshowbiz.com/tv/caprica/episode.html ....but you're right, Tammy. It was apparently for the whole season, not the epi. *sigh* Btw, your avatar is damn distracting. LOL And 5th March!?! It's very mean of them to tease like that. But I gotta say I really like the show. I haven't seen BSG either, but I love the premise so far.

The character played by Eric Stolz is very charismatic (gotta check out the House of Mirth, thanks for the rec, nmcil ) and it seems like the characters will show ambiguity instead of someone being obviously good or bad. People in general aren't like that, there is a whole spectrum of colours creating a personality instead of just the black and white, which sadly, many films and TV shows lack. Also, the effects are really well done. The whole idea of creating your copy in a virtual reality and then finding yourself trapped in a robot kinda creeps me out though. But I love creepy things!
Jan 31 2010 01:26 am   #8TammyDevil666
Btw, your avatar is damn distracting.

Whatever do you mean?
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Jan 31 2010 01:31 am   #9nmcil
I think this is going to turn out to be a very good series - and you don't really have to have seen the BSGverse to follow this one.  There is probably a Wiki page that you could get BSG summaries from -

I loved BSG -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Feb 03 2010 03:33 pm   #10SpaceLord 
Well I've watched the first episode and the pilot and must say I'm somewhat dissapointed that they haven't ditched the crappy religious BS that was the most annoying part of BSG IMO. The characters are interesting and all but all the religous stuff just makes me wanna throw up.
Feb 03 2010 06:48 pm   #11nmcil
I think they will continue with the religious ideology theme as the secondary level, but I think that the will concentrate on the individual history of the families - 

Already we are seeing some big surprises from the BSG timeline with the originator of the Cyclons coming from this young girl and her friends - and how they are possibly connected to the monotheistic cult.  It's almost like Zoe is in the place of Mary/Jesus/Prophets. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Feb 03 2010 07:06 pm   #12DreamScape99
 I always told myself I should start watching BSG, but I never really got around to it. However when I heard JM was going to be on Caprica I put it at top priority to watch BSG along with Caprica even though it isn't necessary.

Plus I am loving Caprica so far, and I actually think the religion theme is interesting, along with how it weaves into the stories of the families. I was also really confused because on IMDB on James Marster's page it says Caprica and then the episode rebirth...but then I watched and researched and I too saw the March 5 date. It is such a tease! But I will be watching and waiting
 
Feb 03 2010 08:39 pm   #13TammyDevil666
Yeah, I wouldn't go by IMDb, it's not always accurate.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Feb 03 2010 11:57 pm   #14nmcil
I am also very much into the religious and social dynamics that BSG and now this prequel explore - the religious theme has to be part of this new series, it was the foundation of BSG.  And I like how the Real World implications from the Roman era, early Christianity and historical context are real time events from our own world and lives.  Our own world is still, even after all this time and chaos brought on from our religious systems, humans are killing each other over The Gods. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.