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Caprica Hits DVD on April 21st February 5, 2009 7:43 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, DVD, News, SCI FI Channel.
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capricatitle-020509Caprica, the upcoming Battlestar Galactica spinoff starring Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker, will premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21st from Universal Home Entertainment, SCI FI Channel announced.

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.

Source: TV Shows on DVD

SCI FI Greenlights Caprica; Will Premiere in 2010 December 2, 2008 12:39 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, News, Sci Fi, Television.
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caprica-120208The SCI FI Channel has greenlit the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.  The network has already produced a two-hour backdoor pilot, and plans are to air the show in early 2010, with production set to begin around the middle of next year.

Caprica stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker, and will be set 50 years prior to “Galactica’s” seminal attack on human civilization by those dreaded ‘droids the Cylons. Family-drama-themed series will focus on the Earthlike planet of Caprica as two rival families deal with, among other topical issues, the broader implications of their society’s emerging artificial intelligence technology sector.

” ‘Battlestar Galactica’ was absolutely our flagship show. It put us on the map and helped transform the perception of the network,” said Sci Fi prexy Dave Howe, noting that the cabler hopes to draw a broader audience to a series it sees as more compelling family drama than “space opera.”

“We want people to come to this who have never heard of ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ” he added. “I think, because (‘Galactica’s’) backdrop was space and spaceships, there was a barrier to entry for some viewers. ‘Caprica’ has none of that. It’s an intense family drama set on an Earthlike planet, in the near future, speaking to a lot of the ethical dilemmas that we as a human race are going to have to face very shortly.”

The decision to wait until 2010 was made to give the producers time to regroup the core of the ‘Galactica‘ writing staff, says SCI FI programming executive Mark Stern:

“One of the other things we have going for is, this is one of the first shows we’ve done in conjunction with our new cable studio,” Stern added. “There will be a lot of coordination between the studio and the network, not just on production, but how the series is launched, as well.”

The final 10 episodes of the fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica begin airing on January 16th, culminating with the series finale on March 20th.  A two-hour movie adaptation, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, is slated to air in early summer.

Source: Variety

“Caprica” Trailer July 23, 2008 1:29 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, News, Sci Fi, Television, Trailers.
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SCI FI has released a trailer for the upcoming two-hour backdoor pilot, CapricaCaprica is a prequel to the networks critically acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica.  Check out the trailer below.

Casting Bites: Caprica, Eureka, 90210 and Fallon Confirmed as Conan O’Brien Replacement May 12, 2008 7:12 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 90210 Spinoff, Caprica, Late-Night, NBC, News, Sci Fi, Television, The CW.
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Eric Stoltz (pictured right) is the latest addition to the cast of the SCI FI Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.  The actor has been cast as Daniel Graystone, a wealthy computer engineer.  In other SCI FI channel news, Frances Fisher has signed onto the drama/comedy Eureka for an eight episode run.  The actress will play Samantha Thorne, aka “the fixer”. [Sci-Fi Wire]

What’s old is new again as Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Jennie Garth has been cast in the CW’s spinoff.  The actress will reprise her role as Keylly Taylor from the original series and will play a guidance counselor at West Beverly Hills High, her alma mater. [THR]

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SCI FI’s Warehouse 13 and Caprica Add Cast May 6, 2008 4:47 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2008/2009 TV Season, Caprica, Casting, News, Sci Fi, Television, Warehouse 13.
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Two pilots from the SCI FI channel have added cast members to their lineup.  Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly have been cast to star in the two-hour dramedy pilot Warehouse 13, while Paula Malcomson has been cast as the female lead in Caprica, the networks prequel series to Battlestar Galactica.

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SCI FI Unveils “Battlestar Galactica” Prequel: “Caprica”, Plus Other Upfront News March 18, 2008 7:44 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Alice, Caprica, Deputized, j Estate of Panic, Mind Control, Scare Tactics, Sci Fi, Telvision, The Stranded, True Believer.
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During SCI FI’s upfront presentation in New York on Tuesday, the network announced that it has picked up Caprica, a prequel to the networks critically acclaimed drama series Battlestar Galactica.

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