Caprica: Season 1 (2010)


Season 1
Caprica

Critics Consensus

From the creators of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica features less military and more interpersonal drama, making it more accessible for lighter sci-fi fans.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 54
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 22, 2010
2
Air date: Jan 22, 2010
3
Air date: Feb 5, 2010
4
Air date: Feb 19, 2010
5
Air date: Feb 26, 2010
6
Air date: Mar 5, 2010
7
Air date: Mar 12, 2010
8
Air date: Mar 19, 2010
9
Air date: Mar 26, 2010
10
Air date: Oct 5, 2010
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Tv Season Info

A prequel to the remake of Battlestar Galactica, the SyFy channel program "Caprica" takes place 58 years earlier. Episodes dramatize mankind's creation of the Cyclons, enslaved robots that ultimately gains enough artificial intelligence to rebel against their captors and attempt to overthrow humanity. The story depicts an initially harmonious world divided into 12 colonies, and ruled by technology. At the center are two families, the Adamas and the Graystones. Patriarchs Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) each lose family members to acts of terrorism. Though the wealthy Daniel chooses to have his daughter restored through advanced robotics - making her one of the first successful Cyclons - Joseph expresses serious reservations about having his own daughter restored. Eventually, a major interfamilial schism emerges, that lends the series much of its tension.

Cast

Eric Stoltz
as Daniel Graystone
Paula Malcomson
as Amanda Graystone
Esai Morales
as Joseph Adama
Polly Walker
as Sister Clarice Willow
Alessandra Toreson
as Zoe Graystone
Sasha Roiz
as Sam Adama
Brian Markinson
as Jordan Duram
James Marsters
as Barnabus Greeley
Patton Oswalt
as Baxter Sarno
Sina Najafi
as William Adama
Liam Sproule
as Keon Gatwick
Leah Gibson
as Emmanuelle
Ryan Kennedy
as Odin Sinclair
Jorge Montesi
as The Guatrau
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Critic Reviews for Caprica Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (17)

Caprica is laced with enough subplots and dense, Battlestar-style intrigue that the new viewer will need to work to keep up.

Jan 22, 2010 | Full Review…

Who knows how I'll feel about it by season three, but right now, I'm entranced.

Mar 21, 2010 | Full Review…

Like Battlestar Galactica, this series promises to be rich with allegory.

Jan 22, 2010 | Full Review…

Let's hope the pilot's spellbinding second hour points the way toward greatness.

Jan 22, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Caprica manages to take on some daring themes with that familiar dedication to character and plot.

Jan 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's not Battlestar Galactica, in that it swaps out the military components of that show for a bit of teen angst and soap opera intrigue, but I really like the lead performances by Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales.

Jan 22, 2010 | Full Review…

Caprica may be starting off a little unevenly, but it's packed with such a wealth of great ideas that you won't want to miss a single episode.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Caprica did a great job in terms of production value with impressive special effects and superb acting by an impressive cast.

Jan 23, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

We need a significant change; a twist to make this story feel necessary and gripping, because at the moment there are independently compelling ideas and a remarkable universe to play around in, but not much holding the seams together.

Oct 8, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The plot sometimes doesn't seem to have enough story to sustain itself.

Jan 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Caprica may have been one of the best pilots I've seen since the "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries...

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Like Battlestar Galactica's profound philosophical questions about life, religion, technology, society, etc., Caprica kept in line with its running commentary on the current state of our world.

Jan 23, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Caprica: Season 1

  • Oct 19, 2015
    From the creators of Battlestar Galactica comes the prequel series Caprica. Set 58 years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, the show follows wealthy industrialist Dr. Daniel Graystone as he works to develop a sentient robot based on a living avatar that his daughter created of herself before her death in a terrorist attack; meanwhile mob lawyer Joseph Adama, whose daughter also died in the terrorist attack, reconnects with his cultural roots. The casting is really good and they deliver some extraordinary performances. Additionally, the special effects and set designs are especially well-done, and give the show a unique visual aesthetic. Also, the writing does an impressive job at addressing sociopolitical issues such as scientific ethics, racism, and religious fanaticism. However, the storytelling is a little weak in the season’s second half. Caprica is a different kind of show than Battlestar Galactica, but it's still a compelling and provocative series.
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  • Aug 14, 2018
    because this 1 season still holds 19 episodes, we do get to see major character development and canon history in this prequel to BSG. exploring various technological aspects, with occasional religious and political scheming mixed in. overall this could easily have been stretched into 3 shorter seasons, and really deserved a longer run!
  • Sep 02, 2016
    My favorite TV show EVER!
  • Feb 13, 2016
    Delves much deeper than BSG into effects of the newly emerging Monotheist ideology on a world that respects and co-exists with multiple systems, personified by Polytheism.
  • Jan 24, 2016
    So much potential, so much time wasted in senseless scenes. I can see why it did not get a second season.
  • Jul 19, 2014
    It forgets to tell even a halfway decent story...

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