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March 01 2010

(SPOILER) Clip of James Marsters in Caprica. His debut episode airs this Friday.

That is one hell of an entrance to this increasingly compelling show.
What Sp4rkR4t said, wow.
WOW!!!!!!

Is it next week yet?
Us UK fans regrettably have a couple more weeks to wait to see this. Caprica really grows on you, and the addition of the always amazing James Marsters only adds to the anticipation! Judging from this clip, the wait will be worth it.
Sorry, double post!

[ edited by shazzam on 2010-03-01 23:31 ]
I realized after the last episode that absolutely love this show. I really hope it gets another season.
I feel so excited that I can tell just what he's doing and why. It is going to be amazing television! Can't wait till Friday. This is becoming one heck of a series.
OMG. Love his 'accessories! *g* I can't wait to see more of his character.

Loving the series already, so having JM is really guesting is just one big bonus for me.
Wow. Stellar entrance.

Though sorry to say I thought James outshined the other actor sharing the scene with him. I've only watched the pilot, but I plan to catch up with the rest so I can watch on Friday.
Wicked! I have really started to get into the series but this ups the ante for me.
Oh sweet. This is such an awesome intro, I've been waiting to see Caprica with him in it for a while now. I'm especially looking forward to it as it's airing on my birthday, too. :D
Ceribri! We're B-Day twins methinks! If you mean March 5th and don't live somewhere with a different airdate. Awesome, I'm turing 16. Too bad for me I'm going to Alice in Wonderland with friends that night so I won't be able to see the episode when it airs, ah well, I usually catch up on On-Demand since they have it for free there, =)
Thanks James. Nothing like a bit of nausea to finish up my day. *shiver*

Eventually I'll have to catch up on this. I was afraid that not having seen Battlestar Galatica would hinder my viewing, but I think I'll take my chances anyway. Looks like a good watch.
I think you'll be fine, deepgirl. This takes place before BSG so while there are similar elements, this is the beginning of the story.
This makes me rather excited. I think I might even watch it live instead of Hulu-ing it later in the week.

Also: I've never seen BSG and I'm in love with Caprica, so it's definitely not necessary to see it first. That's part of the appeal, I think.
Yeah deepgirl, I know next to nothing about BSG but i'm realy enjoying Caprica so far. Although sometimes I go "Hmmm, I wonder if that name, or that word, or that plot point is something significant to BSG, hmmm?" Mostly though I think it'll be interesting and then get around to BSG, =)
I've never watched BSG, but am really enjoying Caprica.There are a lot of things to love. I especially enjoyed all the Tamara scenes in the last episode. However, James Marsters is the reason I started watching in the first place, I can't wait for his appearance!
Yep, this series has me hook, line, and sinker as well. Really caught me by surprise. Looking forward to Jame's role, you just know he'll take it to the hilt!
Wow, this combined with the rumor for second season made my day


[ edited by anca on 2010-03-02 06:25 ]
Its a very compelling program, but I am concerned with the faintly anti-Judeo-Christian story arc. Monotheism replaced Greco-Roman polytheism because it offered a universal morality, not the other way around.
I wasn't planning on watching this show until I heard that James Marsters was going to be on it. I'm glad I did though. It keeps getting better and better. This episode looks like it's going to be fantastic.
This show is so compelling. Some friends and I think it is better than BSG. And with JM added to the cast, it can only get better.

We do have a Caprica thread at Whedonesque.org. Would love to stir up some conversation over there.
Monotheism replaced Greco-Roman polytheism because it offered a universal morality, not the other way around.


Value judgment and a matter of opinion ;). Join in the thread over at .org to discuss!
I think Caprica is a fascinating show and James coming onto the scene just makes it even better.
Can't wait to see this episode.
I'm really enjoying Caprica. I would say the feature length pilot was actually superior to the mini-series of BSG, by a fair margin. I was slightly disappointed by the second episode (the trinity scene particularly made me cringe with its obviousness,) but it has really come into its own since then (on episode 4 - UK pace.) I look forward to James's appearance, although I'll stay clear of this clip for fear of spoilers.

Off on a slightly different topic, I would also like to say that I just completed BSG last week and absolutely loved it. The final season did become heavily mythology orientated and lacked some of the wonderful character driven drama that had made up most of the previous years, but it was still finely crafted, intelligent sci-fi like none other I had seen since Firefly (and the odd episode of Dollhouse/Terminator.)

Heading into the final episode - this time last week, in fact - I was weary about the complaints of it being a major disappointment, so much so that people seemed incredibly angry by it and dismissive everything they had already enjoyed. I've even seen people saying they have no interest in watching Caprica because of those final moments. Being able to stay spoiler free, I was expecting something verging on the offensive, people were so annoyed by it. In reality, it turned out to be a very good finale, which only made a few missteps (Starbuck being the major one.) The flashbacks to Lee and Kara were particular reflective of their relationship throughout the show and the scenes between Adama and Roslin were heartbreaking. Some of the mythology may have been left up in the air (arguably, no resolution to these kind of plot threads are ever satisfactory,) but the heart was still there till the end.

To those that say they have not watched BSG, I highly recommend it. Probably one of the finest shows I've seen in a long, long time. Caprica is shaping up to being a worthy successor too.

Sorry for going off topic a bit.
Peanut Noir said:

Monotheism replaced Greco-Roman polytheism because it offered a universal morality, not the other way around.


Polytheism is still very much alive in the modern world, Greco-Roman or otherwise.

There are rumors of a second season already?? Way to make my day much better! ^_^

I hope we get to see more of Tamara in this episode, as well. She quickly became one of my favorite characters. Her saga reminds me of .hack//SIGN.
Though the show does need to get rid of the Harry Potter opening credits. They make me giggle and don't fit in with the rest of the show.
Whoa! That was an attention grabber. I know James will do his best. Caprica is a first rate show.
Simon said:

"Though the show does need to get rid of the Harry Potter opening credits. They make me giggle and don't fit in with the rest of the show."


The credit sequence is pretty terrible, particularly the bit you are referring to (I made exactly the same connection.) The music is also something in nothing. I can't even remember the tune to it.

I suppose the BSG one wasn't amazing, as well as being easier to fill with explosions, but at least it had that good hook with showing the human survivor amount. Caprica just has nothing.
The music is also something in nothing. I can't even remember the tune to it.


I'd have to disagree with you here - I think Bear McCreary's score has been absolutely phenomenal.
the hubby and i both love the opening credits; we find them both visually and audibly beautiful. also, i find that they help to ready me into paying attention. so antsy ready for the show to begin, then have to sit through the tense teaser, and then, ahhh! the credits. slow down, it's just a show, get ready to pay attention.
I also adore the opening credits. Beautifully done and helps set the tone for the show.
The opening credits seem a little goofy to me, and my husband complains about them every single time. "Harry Potter" sums it up very well.

I loved BSG, but I haven't been enjoying this show so far. I think the drama to sci-fi ratio is just too high for me. I was thinking about giving it up, but I'm caught up in the Adama girl's story now. As long as we spend enough time with her, I'll stick with it.
I don't like the opening credits but I love the score. Especially all the thoughtful touches put into the Tauron music.
BSG virgin here; getting more and more into Caprica.
Loved JM as Spike, but hope he'll not go platinum here.
Also hope he'll not go all "Silas" on us (loathed DVC).
Its a very compelling program, but I am concerned with the faintly anti-Judeo-Christian story arc. Monotheism replaced Greco-Roman polytheism because it offered a universal morality, not the other way around.
Peanut Noir | March 02, 08:02 CET


This has already been responded to, specifically the "value judgment" aspect. But I'm adding my two cents anyhow. As a practicing Wiccan/Buddhist (yes, they are perfectly compatible), it's refreshing to me to see belief systems other than patriarchal monotheism acknowledged on a TV show.

BSG was amazing in it's treatment of the relative merits and defects of different spiritual belief systems, so I expect no less of Caprica.
I loved BSG, but I haven't been enjoying this show so far. I think the drama to sci-fi ratio is just too high for me
jcs | March 03, 01:55 CET


I hear you jcs. Although I am enjoying the show, I'd like to see more real SciFi incorporated. I have a feeling that will be forthcoming.
I don't expect it to be BSG (which is my favorite non-Joss show ever), but I'm still hoping for a tilt toward more of a real SciFi direction.
Something set on another world with big shiny robots and a virtual world isn't SF enough?

It's not all about the rocket ships, you know.
Agree with Redeem147. I'm perplexed by people thinking it isn't sci-fi enough. From the early buzz about the show, I was expecting it to be much less than it actually is.

On the Tamara topic, we just had the first episode that gives her avatar a lot of attention here in the UK. Woo, is she badass in the virtual world! Not a direction I was expecting this show to go in.

My only complaint, being an avid gamer, is that it seems to be a bit down on video games. The young 'uns being obsessed and addicted to a virtual world, at the expense of the real world, seems to be a bit of a stereotype. I'm sure this will be turned on its head, but at the moment they seem to be portraying the holobands almost like a drug - overtly during Graystones TV interview, if memory serves me well - instead of simply a different form of entertainment.
I think I'm still just missing BSG. And family dramas aren't really my thing (with the notable exception of Six Feet Under), thus my feeling that I'd like a little more SciFi in the mix.

The look indicates that the budget is much smaller than BSG - the virtual world scenes are getting old.

As for the "obsessed and addicted" to a virtual world, I think that's a fair comment on a future society that's being shown in the light of decadence taking over every aspect of life & everything being taken to extremes.

But as I said, I am enjoying it. I should probably take this over to the .org Caprica thread. :)

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