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April 21 2009

(SPOILER) Jane Espenson talks Caprica: The Series. On the eve of the Caprica pilot's DVD release, Televisionary posts its interview with Jane about what to expect from the series itself.

Such a cool interview, thanks for posting!
"what do you think viewers will be most surprised about when they see Caprica?"

My friend already got his copy today and a bunch of us watched it.



I thought this pilot was very good, I'm looking forward to more eps.
Succatash, that invisotext'd bit is one the loudest laughs I've had all day.
We got an advance copy of the DVD and had a big viewing party on Saturday. Not at all what I expected, but I enjoyed it. My favorite thing that they didn't say:


Can. Not. Wait.
Just got back from PaleyFest. Got to watch the pilot. I am very impressed. So different from Galactica except for 2 things. The writing and the overall quality of the production. From sets to actors, this is some good stuff.

I know it won't be everyone's cup o' tea. It is mine though, and I am now very upset I have to wait until next year for more.
I was pretty wary after the Dynasty comparisons, as I'm not really a fan of over-the-top soaps. Shouldn't have worried, based on the pilot. Sure, it's about the dynamics of rich families, but it was every bit as smart and layered as BSG. Much less gritty, which I can imagine is fun for the writers. And compelling characters, right off the bat.

And yeah, Succatash's invisitext is the funniest thing I've read all day.
I've seen it too, and I have to say that I enjoyed it very much. However, there was one huge issue that made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever:



In the end I just decided to not think about it, accept it, and move on, and I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of it.
What a interesting, and strangely kind of daring pilot (I can't imagine this show airing on Sci-Fi, so outside of anything they've done.)

Remarkably different than Battlestar Galactica though. Love it so far. Can't believe we have to wait so long for the first episode.

dzr

[ edited by rabid on 2009-04-21 14:23 ]
I don't buy the premise. Espenson should know better.
Have you seen any of it?
I haven't seen the final series of BSG so I don't know if they showed that I watched the Caprica pilot tonight. Like BSG it felt like it skates close to a mythos of convenience, junk telly.
The monotheistic overtones are what drove me away from the new Battlestar Galactica, and it will probably be why I do not like this show.

I am glad to hear they are going to have some polytheistic groups and some science groups though.

I know that a lot of Christians loved the new BG series because they switched from the ancient gods in the 80s series to the Abrahamic god in the new series, but the ancient gods were just a lot more interesting than the Abrahamic god in my opinion.

Besides, this is scifi, not the religious channel. They need to be a little philosophical and let people explore their faith and the faith of others. It sounds like they might do that bit, but unfortunately they have already sort of committed to one ideology in the BG finale.
I know that a lot of Christians loved the new BG series because they switched from the ancient gods in the 80s series to the Abrahamic god in the new series...

Um, what? The colonies were all polytheistic. Nearly every main character beleived in The Gods. It was just some of the Cylons, and sometimes Baltar, that talked of just one God.
There's an unenthusiastic review of this on TWOP now. I'd already decided that $15 is too steep for me for a TV episode that's almost certainly going to be on the season DVD.
I'd already decided that $15 is too steep for me for a TV episode that's almost certainly going to be on the season DVD.


dreamlogic, I recommend trying to Netflix it. That's my plan.

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