THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FEATURE-LENGTH PREQUEL TO THE SERIES PHENOMENON, ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CAPRICA APRIL 21, 2009 FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS OF SCI FI CHANNEL’S ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ RONALD D. MOORE AND DAVID EICK AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT Universal City , Calif. (February 5, 2009) Caprica , the highly anticipated prequel to “Battlestar Galactica,” will enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series’ broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010. Caprica is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (“ Battlestar Galactica” ) and Remi Aubuchon (“24”). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the creation of Caprica make this DVD a landmark event for any fan of “ Battlestar Galactica.” The film will also be available at selected online destinations for digital download transactions. As “Battlestar Galactica” wraps its gripping final season on SCI FI on March 20, 2009, Caprica begins a brand new epic saga that continues the franchise’s commitment to thought-provoking storytelling and extraordinary characters. Set over 50 years before the events of “Battlestar Galactica,” Caprica is a world at the peak of its power, grappling with new science and technologies and the issues they create. The series will star Golden Globe nominee Eric Stoltz (Mask, Pulp Fiction), Esai Morales (“Jericho,” “NYPD Blue”), Paula Malcomson (“Deadwood” “ER”) and Golden Globe® nominee Polly Walker (“Cane,” “Rome”) in a story laced with passion, intrigue and family conflict. “We are thrilled to take the groundbreaking step of offering the world-premiere of the Caprica feature-length extended pilot episode on DVD prior to the new series’ television debut,” said Hilary Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing for Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “This innovative distribution model will serve to satisfy ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans’ appetites for a new content while building excitement for the franchise’s next great adventure.” “Ever since fans first caught wind of the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ prequel Caprica , they have been eagerly following its development,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming for SCI FI & Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. “We wanted to give them a chance to see the pilot in its original form and experience the prequel to the BSG story while that series’ finale was still ringing in their ears. It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the Caprica series begins this summer.” “ If ‘Battlestar Galactica’ offered us a way to shatter the conventions of space opera, Caprica will be a show which will challenge the conventions of science fiction storytelling as a whole,” said Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer/Writer. “Part sweeping soap, part meditation on the dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence, this is a truly unique opportunity to continue telling stories which will be as daring and shocking as the best of ‘Galactica’ -- and yet will be altogether different from ‘Galactica,’” said David Eick, Executive Producer. Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the “Caprica” series in the summer of 2009 in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere on the SciFi Channel. The DVD of Caprica is priced at $26.98 S.R.P. Preorder close is March 3, 2009. BONUS FEATURES : · Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick · Deleted Scenes · Video Blogs · What the Frak is Caprica? · The Director’s Process · The V Club · The Birth of a Cylon SYNOPSIS 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. TECHNICAL INFORMATION Street Date : April 21, 2009 Pre-Order Close : March 3, 2009 Copyright : 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Price : $26.98 Selection Number : 61109037 Running Time : 1 Hour 33 Minutes Layers: Dual Layer Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1 Rating: Not rated. Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 www.CapricaDVD.com
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST
...I'm finding it hard to get excited about this. Why is that? Is it because the idea of a soap set in a society recognisably close to my own sounds like...well, a soap? I don't fancy it much. So it's like, what, Dynasty with toasters? That said, I'll give it a go. I don't have a frakking choice.
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST
That means it's coming to bittorrent sometime in late Feburary!
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST
so where do you preorder the frakkin' thing?
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST
by vic twenty
Mmmmmmmmm, Frakking delicious! Honey, pass the frakkin potatoes. <p> Extra Felgercarb, anyone?
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST
And some times it pulls me out of the show if they use it to much, or use it without really thinking. Because it's not a cuss word. It's a fake sounding make up cuss word that simply doesn't have the same punch as saying FUCK. Caprica looks pretty silly to me. I dig Stoltz, but I have a feeling this show will tank, and sci-fi will just fuck around with it's schedule too much. They only reason they green-lit this show anyway was to keep Moore. Which . . . WHY?
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST
In the earlier episodes, "Frak" was used pretty sparingly, but as it caught on more with the fanbase it got forced into scenes more, and sprouted offshoots like "motherfrakker" and the like. It became less an otherworld curse-word, and more a way to say "fuck" on television.
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST
BigDude, you and I are fraking done professionally.
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST
i'm guessing Zoe sees God the way that Baltar does, visions of someone who ain't there in her head...
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST
but at the moment, it sounds as exciting as a series based around the construction of the Oceanic 815 plane in Lost. Like.. just totally unnecessary. Particularly when we're expecting some BIG mind-warping revelations in the series finale. <p>Polly Walker, though, eh? I'd even watch 90210 if _she_ was in it.
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST
It won't be as good as BSG. It might last 1 season...
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Colour me officially interested even more now :)
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST
by Tin Snoman
Wardrobe. It's too normal. I'm sure it saves money to buy stuff off the rack, and I'm not saying everybody should be in space pajamas because it's science fiction, but...I guess what I'm saying is that the production design on BSG is just slightly off from our reality (no corners on papers, etc.), and I kinda wish the wardrobe would bee slightly off kilter in the same way. Also, if Caprica takes place 50 years before BSG, why are the wardrobe styles the same? That said, none of that affects my enjoyment of BSG. Caprica could be good, we'll see.
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST
The Colbys, anyone?
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST
I'm thinking that once BSG comes to an end and HOPEFULLY explains all and wraps things up, I'm not gonna have any interest in this story. My other concern is that stuff won't be revealed in the regular series because the producers are "saving it" for this new show.
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST
Wel, they certainly set things up so the final 5 can appear in Caprica, which I happen to think sucks as an idea, but actors need work, so I don't hold it against them too much. prequels are generally kind of anti-climactic since you already know where the story is going. Not like we don't know what happens to this WHOLE planet.
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
And the exotic Vancouver locations should make it worth the money!
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
a cowards path to story telling
Feb. 6, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
Is this some kinda solid hologram holo-deck kinda place? The concept that was cool at first been went much too far in Star Trek? Well, at least this seems to be showing how they would REALLY be used.
Feb. 6, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST
So the Colonials are more like hedonistic Romans than classical Greeks. Based on how strong BSG is, I will give this a chance.
Feb. 6, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST
Not really, I just like saying that.
Feb. 6, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST
Feb. 6, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST
I couldn't agree more. Think about a classic film like "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Do we need to know about young Indy? No. The screenwriter told us all the background we need to know to get a sense of the man. All this prequel bullshit over the last few years sucks. I don't need every character and event force-fed to me via overexpository backstory.
Feb. 6, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST
by Liberty Valance
But based on the description and clips Caprica looks dull and melodramatic. The cast doesn't thrill me either. Count this motherfrakker out.
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST
it's been painfully obvious that RDM wants to take this story *full circle*.<br> I guess he couldn't figure out how to do it within the BSG arc, so he had to jump 50 years back to caprica.<p> I won't be joing that part because they abandoned important plot points from BSG.<p> The cylon plan, the cylon god, kobol.<p> While the current story is gripping drama, well written and portrayed. The amputation of things that were soooooo important at one point, for the sake of what?<br> Can't remember what you were going to say?, never knew where you were going? What?<p> RDM has admitted he's relinquished control to the characters.<br> Something to the effect *after watching that scene it was obvious to me that Gaeta was gay*.<p> It's like they're all wraped up in some kind of LARP experiemnt and the characters took over.<br> And while you might get great dramatic scenes, the story gets lost in ego fog and the next big moment.
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST
after caprica (if it does well) we can look forward, err backward, to kobol
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST
Plans can change you know. Har Har.
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST
Again, I agree. The show started off so strong, and then it just completely fell flat in Season 3. I've returned to it here and there, but even though it's still very well done, it's a shadow of its former self.
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST
by Rubiks Doob
Such an uninteresting actor they picked. I loves me some BSG but I'm more interested in losing a nut than watching this dreck. Note to Ron Moore: we like Galactica because it balances this talky shit with fun hardware and space battles way better than Star Wars. Take that out and your audience dwindles hardcore.
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST
Unless she's an extreme radical, she should have said 'gods' instead of 'god'. This is either a huge mistake or nice little nugget of intrigue.
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST
they've been cycling between cobol, caprica, earf, back to kobol<br> arriving as refugees from a war with artificial lifeforms they created and then supplanted them<p> They've been caught in a loop for millenia.<p> Or something along those lines.<p> There hasn't been a naturally evolved human for millions of years.<p> Each cycle reguards the previous cycle as gods and blah, blah, blah
Feb. 6, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST
I liked the show better in the early days before all the metaphysical stuff. I saw the first episode "33" before I even saw the pilot movie, and I was instantly hooked. It was a tense and so well executed. Galactica's strength has always been its "pull-no-punches" mantra. I'll never forget that image of the little girl sitting, waiting for her parents as the Cylon missiles flew in and destroyed her while the rest of the fleet jumped away. Great stuff.
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST
because of the time investment I have in it.<br> Because of the great drama and acting, and for the next great moment.<br> But I have no expectations about it's conclusion.<p> It's implied that BSG *real* conclusion is in caprica.<p> *This has happened before and it will happen again.*<p> I have no investment in caprica.<br> Nor will I.
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST
will we see a Young-Bill Adama say that line?
Feb. 6, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST
Yes, that Jane Espenson. according to the Chicago Tribune, halfway thru the 1st season of Caprica, Ron Moore will leave the show and BSG writer/executive producer Jane Espenson will be made the showrunner.
Feb. 6, 2009, 4 p.m. CST
Oooh, group sex, edgy!!!1 And seeing some stupid bimbo crap on about the 'one true god' makes me want to punch her stupid face. Head-6 is bad enough, not sure I could handle another 4 seasons of that drivel from someone much less attractive.
Feb. 6, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST
I am quite intrigued by the clip, it was like she was walking him through cinematic highlights, I will wait and see.
Feb. 6, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
The chick couldn't act for shit. Spouting more useless eventually-to-be-cylon-god crap. A rip-off "holodeck" technology, turned up to extreme. And Eric Stoltz. This has Babylon 5 Crusade bad all over it.
Feb. 6, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST
Galactica, LOST, and so on are NOT soap operas. I hope the reference of "soap" is simply a poor description. Dunno about Craprica, remains to be seen.
Feb. 6, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST
BSG isn't even over. Let's see how it actually ends Before we judge the ending. Also you can have interesting/exciting story telling without shit blowing up all the time just look at the Wire.
Feb. 6, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST
i'll check it out, 'cause i'm a galactica freak, but this didn't give me a lot of confidence. hard to judge an entire show on such a short clip, though.
Feb. 6, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST
i'm going to say that I'm glad BSG is getting to a close. the beginning and endings of seasons are fantastic, but the bits in the middle are just fucking dragging on and on. Yeah its good but it's not brilliant, certainly not the second coming that everyone says it is. I loved the first season, but that's waned over the subsequent seasons. I watch the caprica torrent, but it's gonna have to be fucking magical to hook me in to watch a series. SCi-fi is grasping at straws. fucking look back at getting the lost room made as a series. It was your greatest untapped potential show
Feb. 6, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST
That they had originally shot this show staring michael j fox...but replaced him after .....oh forget it
Feb. 6, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST
You heard it here, probably second.
Feb. 6, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST
Eric Stoltz and Polly Walker are great casting choices IMO so this is going to be watchable for them alone. Everything else is a bonus. I'm guessing they need to show this AFTER Galactica's conclusion due to some sort of reveal. Adama's dad was probably much more than a lawyer! I WANT it to be good. Who wouldn't?
Feb. 6, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST
If it's only on DVD I'll just rent it.
Feb. 6, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST
I wish. I don't even watch cable, so I wish everything got released on dvd right away. And this series has potential. I am cautiously optimistic.
Feb. 6, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST
I hope it's like Blade Runner.
Feb. 6, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST
theres no exception
Feb. 6, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST
Feb. 7, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST
You heard it here first.
Feb. 7, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST
I'm over in the UK. We tend to have our 'Sci Fi' and comedy series that, after 1 or 2 (or 4) series, end... That means that there is no degredation of quality, no 'dragging out' story plots... We have an ending, a resolution... I love BSG, it has many more high points than low points, and this last series is really kicking... But looking at that Caprica video, and reading about the 'soap-like' content, I've just gotta say "Stop Stop Damn You"... Give me resolution on the storyline i've been following for 4 years... Sure, give it a few years and then start something new, but not straight away... The one thing that I am really fearing is that the end of BSG will 'tie in' with the beginning of Caprica. If that happens, I'll be mightily pissed.. I don't want to feel as though i have to watch a new tv series that i'm not really interested in....... Just leave it alone for a bit... Please
Feb. 7, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST
And i must admit, the Caprica video didn't do much for me.. So, we are back in the world of Star Trek Holodecks? Mmmmm...
Feb. 7, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST
Ok, one caveat for my rant above - Doctor Who has been going for, what, 45years, and that's still quality... Though that was probably due to the 10 year rest during the late 90's.....
Feb. 7, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST
Been watching Season 4 DVD's and NOT HAPPY. It puts me to sleep, the show has been absolutely fantastic until now, but Season 4 has just been blah-blah-blah, whispered conversations and no fucking action whatsoever. TOO MUCH GOD SHIT!! I HATE IT when the Cylon characters sit around and pontificate about god this and one true god that, and FUCK TO HELL this whole Jesus Gaius bit they've got going on, and these Caprica clips look like someone's gone completely off their fucking rocker. I feel like I'm watching the best TV show ever crash and burn before my very eyes, what the fuck happened?
Feb. 7, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST
...and that turned out ok. Maybe try watching Caprica before writing it off.
Feb. 7, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST
I'm not going to shell out for this on DVD. I'll wait for it to be aired on TV in HD and watch it on the DVR. They put the first season on HD-DVD, but seemed to have ignored bluray once hd-dvd died off.
Feb. 7, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST
by Leafar the Lost
...I get it now. The Cylons weren't trying to destroy the humans, they were trying to save them. That little clip I saw revealed a world where the young could have every sick fantasy realized, and eventually it would lead to their world's destruction. So, the Cylons destroyed Caprica to save it...
Feb. 7, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST
DVD/Blu ray before airing maybe even a year off. A great money grab and good way to test the waters for a series. I just hope it's not going to be as depressing as BSG 2.0, I am more of a fan of BSG 1.0
Feb. 7, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST
and it is not on Amazon for pre-order<p>They need to OPEN it up for pre-order if they plan to close it for ordering by March 3rd.<p>I bet it is a stupid typo, and it BECOMES AVAILABLE for Pre-Order on March 3rd
Feb. 8, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST
Squashing the filthy hu-maans into submission after they were on the brink of utter decadent stagnancy and then relesing them to explode out into the universe again onboard the Galactica in a new wave of growth. Which would explain how everyone important managed to get onto the ship (it was Planned).
Feb. 8, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST
Once in a while we get to see Canadian made stuff earlier than Sci-Fi. Once in a long while.
Feb. 8, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST
...I am giving up television. I want to create things other people will read and watch, instead of just being a watcher myself. Plus I want to save the 70 bucks I dish out each month on cable channels I hardly or never watch.
Feb. 8, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST
I was just thinking about a similar theory. How about that the Cylons were originally created by man on Earth, and outlived the human race. They tried to emulate us by creating Skinjobs, but the replacement species could not evolve and developed an error in their programming. Self Destruction. So the cylons would start over again. The final five are actually trying to break the cycle by surviving. I dunno. Something like that.
Feb. 8, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST
by Hairy Nutsack
Where the fuck does this hologram bullshit come from? We've never seen anything this sophisticated on BSG. This whole show is a misguided retcon from top to bottom.<p> Sure, this might end up being a great sci-fi show, but why piggyback it on the corpse of BSG when it has so little to do with BSG.<p> So far the only thing that ties it to BSG is the name "Adama", so why bother.
Feb. 9, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST
As much as I love BSG, I do not find the prospect of this series interesting *at all* .... I'm even more turned off by writers uneducated in the matter talking about the "dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence", or whatever. Sorry, no, I can't see me getting intersted in this.
Feb. 9, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST
Type. Why on earth can't you get back and edit your posts on this site? It's the 21st century, FFS.
Feb. 9, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST
Or am I misquoting him?
Feb. 9, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST
Interesting theory, there's one hole in it though? How can cylons "save" humanity by literally destroying its decadence when they themselves are just as decadent? Besides, with people like Baltar around, the cylons' grand plan to save humanity from decadence appears to have failed miserably! Especially when you factor in the fallout from the Gaeta/Zarek coup.
Feb. 9, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST
This clip does make the show intriguing, but any more of this religious born again crap will start to make it little too cliche for my liking.
Feb. 9, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST
by Leafar the Lost
Did you toasters forget that? Now, why wasn't there holograms on the Battlestar Galactica? Adama wouldn't allow it. Hell, he wouldn't even allow wirelss communication on it. That was due to the first Cylon War. By the way, the Cloud Nine ship had holograms of the outside. Caprica will not be some bullshit, Rick Berman retcon. Remember, this is Ron Moore. I trust him completely. After 4 seasons of BSG, I will watch anything he produces, writes, and/or directs. He has earned my trust. So stop fraking with him. Stop it! WHAT DON'T YOU FRAKING UNDERSTAND?!
Feb. 9, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST
by Leafar the Lost
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