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TV Shows Caprica - Season 1

Discussion in 'General' started by UncertainGod, 31 Jan 2010.

  1. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what peoples thought's are on this so so far. I've watched the pilot and this weeks episode 2 and for such a full and rich world they have created (down to news articles in the Caprican news paper having a shared timeline with the airing of the episodes) they really haven't done much with the story apart from leave big interesting hooks at the end of each episode, it seems very alien to the style of BSG's storytelling where you really didn't know when they were going to knock you sideways with a big change in the narrative. I guess it's fair to say I'm not impressed yet which is a shame considering the wealth of talent and brilliant backdrop and story arc they have to tell.
     
  2. quietguy

    quietguy D'orc

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    Soap Opera.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Sounds a bit lame to me. I'll probably give it a go, but I'm not holding out much hope. :)
     
  4. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    While it's no BSG i've actually quite enjoyed the first two episodes. I'm only really watching to see how/why the cylons turn on their creators but it's still very watchable imo.
     
  5. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    I just think they need to sort out the pacing, I know they have a lot of backstory to set up before they can get on with the real plot but they shouldn't take to long doing that or the show will be crippled from the beginning like Dollhouse was.
     
  6. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I remember the orig BSG which was cr*p tbh but I realy liked the remake dark and moody .
    I've herd CAPRICA advertised but never seen it does anyone know what channel and time it's on.
     
  7. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    9pm Syfy in the US.
     
  8. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    I agree the pace needs upping a notch or two. Slow start seems to be the name of the game these days though - SG Universe / Dollhouse etc.
     
  9. UncertainGod

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    SG:U isn't a slow start, it's just crap with no idea of what it's going to do with it's self apart from have every shag everyone else.
     
  10. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    That, and there are a lot of avenues which have already been taken by Star Trek Voyager. It kind of limits their story options.
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Watched the pilot at the recommendation of a BSG loving friend, and I thought it was terrible..

    No sci fi show lives up to TNG in my opinion.
     
  12. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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  13. PQuiff

    PQuiff New Member

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    sounds snoooooreee fest....LA Law in space(well sort of). BSG was ok, though i thought it was a bit slow.

    Bring back Babylon 5...or Firelfy....
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    Also, LOST starts on tuesday! woooh. It's so terrible but it's so mad.
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Agreed
     
  16. PQuiff

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    Or farscape.....Man that was my fave sci fi of all time...
     
  17. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    +1
     
  18. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    The sad thing about BSG, was that even though (imo) it had some very good seasons, it didn't attract the audiences the companies behind it wanted. Basically, women found it too sci-fi-ish and so didn't watch it. It was very popular with guys, but since most women were turned off by the level of sci-fi involved, they decided to try Caprica. Same universe and sci-fi elements so hopefully it'll attract the guys who loved BSG, but soap opera enough for the women.

    Depressing that everything has to appeal to everyone these days, but that's the way the money's going.
     
  19. okenobi

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    Let's not start an argument. But clearly TOS was better than TNG.

    BSG was one of THE best television shows ever made. And that's a widely held opinion. The level of sheer human drama elevated it above mere sci-fi. I haven't watched Caprica and I don't intend to. I'm trying to get a life this year, so I'm picking up new shows unless they're absolutely amazing.
     
  20. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Caprica starts tonight on Sky1 - double episode.
     

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