Merry Christmas from SyFy, Caprica fans.
It's a treat for sci-fi fans who can't wait until January 22 for the kick-off of the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica as the cabler makes available an extended version of the show's pilot on its website for - get this - free streaming.
Of course, the Caprica pilot has already been released on DVD in April and, needless to say, the more passionate of the fans have seen it doubtless. But wait, there's more - the pilot available on SyFy.com includes some extra footage that will, chances are, not make it on the January premiere. The online cut runs for 52 minutes.
Needless to say, the risks run high for a move like this. Not only was the pilot released through DVD in April, it will also be available online for free weeks before its on-screen debut. The network executives are hoping people will get have a chance to check the pilot out, regardless of the medium.
The Caprica pilot is available for streaming on SyFy.com.