Friday, April 28, 2006

Caprica to debut in early 2007?

A recent headline from Mediaweek adds more fuel to the fire in speculation regarding Caprica. During an executive pitch for Sci Fi Pulse a date for the series was supposedly slipped.

"Other programs in the hopper include a reality/competition series, Who Wants to be a Superhero, which is a bit like American Idol in tights and a cape; a number of documentary specials co-produced by NBC News under the rubric Sci Fi Investigates; and the aforementioned Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, set to bow in the first quarter of 2007."

With all the talk going back and forth about Caprica we're not sure what to make of this. Also, it could be interpreted that Caprica might launch online through this new Sci Fi plus broadband network. Perhaps once the dust settles we will have a more accurate picture.

Edit: The broadband network is Sci Fi "Pulse" and not "Plus" as I previously indicated. Also, the first quarter of 2007 seems highly unlikely as the show is in the early script stages (pre-pilot).

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Posted by Smitty at 12:44 PM - 2 comments

Galactica Cast in the Dark

It appears that the high level of secrecy surrounding the new Caprica series even involved the cast of Battlestar Galactica. In a preview to a MediaBLvd Magazine interview with Grace Park, the actor admits that she did not know of the spinoff until the press release.

"Grace Park says that the cast of Battlestar Galactica didn't know that the spinoff prequel Caprica was in the works until Wednesday, the same day the rest of the world first heard about it. She received a call from her manager, who read about it in Variety. Trish Helfer also sent an email out to the cast, which was the first that most of the rest heard about the show being developed.

Grace said this in an interview Thursday with MediaBlvd Magazine, which will be published next week both in the Magazine, and on the Battlestar Galactica fan site,

Grace mentions many other interesting facts about season 3. Another tidbit she mentioned; on the set, the 7 Cylon's revealed so far are referred to as the Significant Seven. The 5 as of yet unrevealed models are referred to as the Final Five. The "Five" unrevealed models are so secret, that even the other Cylons are programmed to not think about them, and don't know what they look like or what they are doing.

Look for the full article, along with the podcast of the interview next week in MediaBlvd Magazine."

Once the Grace Park interview is published, Caprica Report will follow up with any addition Caprica information, should it be revealed. I am truly amazed that such a tight lid has been kept regarding the creation of the show. More to report as it comes in.

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Posted by Smitty at 9:57 AM - 2 comments

Caprica may cater to fans of the original Battlestar

After the announcement of the new series, Caprica, various news sources have posted the story along with their thoughts. The famed entertainment site IGN issued some interesting comments along with their story.

"Caprica is familiar to Battlestar fans as a pivotal planet where much of the action has been focused, with the series telling the story of how the robotic Cylons brutally attack and decimate their human creators. On the new show, we will see life on the once peaceful Caprica, and how the creation of the Cylons began. A re-imagining of the cult 1970's show, Battlestar Galactica has garnered tremendous critical notice. Fans of the original series may be excited by the prospect of this prequel, as the pilot miniseries of the new Galactica showed that older models of the Cylons looked just like those seen on the original show. Certainly the nature of the storyline seems to hint at the possibility of the "classic" incarnations of the Cylons appearing on Caprica at some point."

Could we be seeing this in the future?

Cylon Centurion Model (display). Credit Sci-Fi Channel /

It's hard to say at this point. The creators of the re-imagined series have worked very hard to distance themselves from the original. Also Ron Moore and company are best known for shaking things up so any callbacks to the original Galactica would probably be varied to fit their own creative vision.


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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Caprica Wiki Created

The fine folks over at the Battlestar Wiki have wasted no time in launching a sister site dedicated to the new series titled Caprica. You can find the page in full by clicking here. The last paragraph did catch my attention.

"The series in only in early planning stages at the moment and the pitch by Ron Moore has not yet been formally picked up, and it might be a year or two before it begins. It is described as not just focusing on scifi battles and action, but on the complex family and character relationships and connections which interplay during this major event in human history."

I certainly hope that the show will not take several years to get off the ground. At this point, anything is possible.


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Galactica Spinoff Series in Development

Exciting news! Creative minds Ron Moore and David Eick are working on a prequel series for the hit show Battlestar Galactica. Read the information below, direct from the SCI FI press release:

"SCI FI Channel announced the development of Caprica, a spinoff prequel of its hit Battlestar Galactica, in presentations to advertisers in New York on April 26. Caprica would come from Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio.

Caprica would take place more than half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica. The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better.

But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the Battlestar Galactica), Caprica will weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television's first science fiction family saga, the channel announced."

Stay tuned to Caprica Report as we you bring more information as it develops!


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