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Caprica will premiere Friday, January 22nd at 9/8c on Syfy and stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani, Magda Apanowicz, Polly Walker, and Sasha Roiz.

Set 58 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families - the Graystones and the Adamas - as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the peaceful 12 Colonies, living in a society close to our own. Entangled in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe, blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics. Caprica will deliver, intrigue, political backbiting and family conflict in television's first science fiction family saga.

Giveaway Items:

*iPod Nano (8GB Purple w/ Syfy logo on back side)

*Caprica DVD [premiere - Run Time: 1hr. 33min.]

Bonus Features:

Deleted Scenes

Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick

Video Blogs

To enter for a chance to win, comment on this post telling us why you're excited to delve into the BSG backstory with the exciting new Caprica series!

The winner will be selected and notified via email on Friday, January 22nd. Sorry, but U.S. entrants only can be selected as the winner.

Giveaway courtesy of Syfy and New Media Strategies



Jan 8, 2010 5:45PM EST

BSG is one of the greatest shows of all time and I have so many questions about how the Cylons went from the toasters to skin jobs. Can't wait!!!

Jan 8, 2010 7:08PM EST

i never really had much patience for BSG but Caprica looks like a programme to not only gets its claws into me but also get BSG's claws into me, in all this looks like a promising and exciting new series

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Jan 8, 2010 9:58PM EST

I am very excited about Caprica. Have been following Battlestar Galactica since the days of Lorne Greene and Dirk Benedict. Galactica 1980 was not that great, but I have high expectations of this spinoff or before spin.

Jan 9, 2010 1:12AM EST

Naked girl with apple. What's not to love?

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Jan 9, 2010 1:36PM EST

i myself just love the sotry behind bsg, i love all the twists and the turns that it has and the plots. i cant wait till caprica comes out, ill be one of the people waiting to watch a epi as soon as it comes out

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Jan 9, 2010 1:55PM EST

very excited bout caprica, sounds like a great spinoff/prequel, always loved sci-fi

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Jan 9, 2010 8:55PM EST

I am THRILLED about Caprica! I loved BSG because it was fantastic... not to mention I am automatically hooked by any show that deals with nonstandard religious views, characters with unknown destinies, and mitochondrial eve. And I am terrified by robots, so the show gives me chills! Again, I couldn't be more excited for Caprica if I tried!

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Jan 9, 2010 8:58PM EST

All this has happened before, and it will happen again.
Science fiction has long been a medium in which writers, filmmakers, and other free-thinkers can express their observations on mankind from a safe distance. In settings ranging from a long time ago to far in the future, sci fi allows us to view humanity through the lens of what-ifs and why-nots. We can explore the consequences of roads not taken, free from the burden of their immediate concern.
So it was with Battlestar Galactica. This was more than a television show. It was a commentary on the human existence, a glimpse of how our actions might result if this were the world we lived in and a daring look into the most difficult issues that matter to our civilization today. It was critical without being caustic, insightful while not moralistic. It was a world like ours, but different. While similar enough to be relevant, by the nature of science fiction the anguished world of Battlestar Galactica was distant enough from our own that we as the audience could still enjoy a sense of unconcerned complacency.
Until we couldn't. In the series finale, the show finally delivered the missing link. No longer were we safe from the implications of the Battlestar Galactica universe, for it turned out to be our universe as well. This is not some distant future, as we discovered at last, nor is it some parallel existence in isolation from our own. This is our past, or what might have been our past, and it is altogether too close for comfort.
The finale was not just a wrap-up of the series. It turned the tables on us entirely. It shed new light on everything that had come before and everything that would happen afterward, but it did so almost too late for us to enjoy. We didn't have enough time to wrap our heads around the intricate implications of this revelation or to understand the new layers of consequence that the show suddenly took on.
But Caprica can let us have our cake, and eat it too. Now that we know where we stand, now that we know how we are meant to relate to these people whose lives we have followed for four long years, the commentary Caprica sheds on our own lives will be all that much more incisive and relevant. Are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes? Are we, in an age of seemingly limitless technological possibility, destined to relive the same events that plagued our ancient ancestors from Kobol? For the finale of Battlestar Galactica was not the end at all: it was a new beginning. It introduced a whole new era of humanity, whose civilization has collapsed time and time again under the weight of its own progress.
In Caprica, we will have the opportunity to witness this process as it happens. And only time will tell if all this will truly happen again.

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Jan 9, 2010 11:06PM EST

Just once, I would love to see one of these contests open to people living outside of the US too.

Jan 10, 2010 1:17AM EST

I always love seeing the before of things, learning the backstory of how it all developed into the story we know and love. Also, the poster is very attractive.

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Jan 10, 2010 9:06AM EST

Who wouldn't want be interested in the BSG backstory. And Eric Stolz? Fabulous. And has been mentioned by others, the promotional poster is very eye catching.

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Jan 10, 2010 4:42PM EST

story behind bsg has been great, and i am looking forward to Caprica to how it started

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Jan 10, 2010 5:56PM EST

BSG had a great storyline overall, but season 3 really lost it for me. I'm excited and have high hopes for Caprica as I know and a lot of others know that prequels and sequels don't always do that well. The previews, however, look hot and tantalizing. Let's do this.

Jan 10, 2010 7:37PM EST

So Pretty much BSG is awsome and i used this site too watch all of the episodes. I love SyFy and i watched the first two episodes of Caprica i love how the first cylon was created. When i saw that first red light i screamed with excitement.

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Jan 11, 2010 12:43AM EST

BSG was a Fantastic show, totally awesome characters, plot, and enviroment. Love every single minute of that show, Caprica is the same, the pilot was awesome.

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Jan 11, 2010 8:50AM EST

Great show, can't wait to see more.

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Jan 12, 2010 2:54PM EST

I saw the movie and really liked it. I can't wait to see if he can bring his daughter back

Jan 12, 2010 7:49PM EST

I am super excited to get some background on the development and evolution of the cylons.

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Jan 15, 2010 5:50PM EST

Seeing how the whole future of the BSG universe came to be from the single idea of one young woman. How one person can change the future in a single moment.

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Jan 15, 2010 7:57PM EST

BSG is one of the most fascinating scifi series since the conception of Star Trek, delving into the background story of this series should prove to be, shall we say... BAD ASS!

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Jan 15, 2010 11:58PM EST

This is particularly exciting not because it is a part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise - rather, it promises to deliver spellbinding emotional conflicts and explore controversial topics such as the nature of humanity. Plus the actors prove to be incredible talents xD

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Jan 16, 2010 1:22AM EST

i just found out about this show. can't wait to see how the story plays out.

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Jan 17, 2010 4:01PM EST

i hadnt really watched bsg but im always intrested in the way futuristic shows came about sort of like fringe how they tell how the future is going to sort of play out its all a thrill so im down for the ride

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Jan 17, 2010 6:12PM EST

Looks like a refreshing change from battle star galactica that holds on to what made the series good. Cant wait to have some of the unanswered questions clarified.

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Jan 18, 2010 7:26AM EST

I'm really excited to see the background of everything that leads up to BSG. It looks like it's going to be one amazing show! I totally can't wait!

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Jan 18, 2010 4:13PM EST

i can't wait to see the back story to find out how it all began. I eager to see how the story develops and all that good stuff and if it can be even remotely a awe inspiring BSG once was.

Jan 18, 2010 7:50PM EST

I was disappointed with how the re-imagining of BSG ended. With this show I hope they pick up the spirit of the new BSG and take it in a better direction.

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Jan 19, 2010 12:31PM EST

Can't wait to understand about teh Cylons and I love Eric Stoltz

Jan 19, 2010 8:18PM EST

cannot waitt wooo

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Jan 20, 2010 2:28AM EST

It is just really fun and interesting! I can't exactly describe it because it's just really full of action and mystery. This show is like no other. I think Season 2 was the best, but after awhile it kind of dropped my interest a bit. Glad they've started over and given us a brand new show on a silver platter! I am so excited to see how this will turn out because I've been a huge fan of the BSG seasons. It's just like a look into the future almost, but of course all of these things may or may not happen! Looking forward to this!

Jan 20, 2010 4:50AM EST

I thank That Caprica is going to hit it big, it's strangely different then other shows . I know that when Iwatched the pilot it wasn't what I was expecting which for me was a nice surprise. I'm so tired of the shows that have been rearranged to tell the same thing. so they take something out, put this in but its still the same show no matter what the title might say. This is why Caprica is so refreshing . I can't wait for the next one.

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Jan 20, 2010 1:28PM EST

I love sci fi...sounds like they might have a hit on there hands

Jan 20, 2010 7:13PM EST

I am a big fan of Battlestar Galactica the reimagined series and sci-fi in general.
I read about Caprica a year ago when they first announced it, and at first I thought it was going to be a show with mostly drama and little sci-fi, but I was pleasantly surprised when watching the pilot to find out that they included a lot of what made BSG a good show: alternate culture references and customs, day to day life of people living in a world with advanced technology, also a lot of references to the BSG universe and even the origins of what became BSG's main plot lines...They also added stuff that will appeal to the new audience: teenage drama, political and family views, patriotism, corruption and honor values...
Caprica is THE show to watch this winter.

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Jan 21, 2010 2:34PM EST

From the team that brought you Battlestar Galactica...
We don't need any more proof than this to know that Caprica will be an amazing show. But it is so much more than a spin-off! The flashy space dogfights and sexy cylons may have been what drew us in to Battlestar Galactica, but it was the consistent intensity of human drama that kept us coming back for more. Only BSG could take what started as a revamped space opera and make it evolve into a hard-hitting commentary on every aspect of life from relationships to politics...let alone one worth anticipating week after week. Its characters and issues were so real that, by the end, the technological premise of the show didn't even matter anymore. Literally.
Ironically, despite its more "grounded" setting, I think Caprica will take advanced technology even more seriously than its predecessor. It won't rely on those good old-fashioned Raptor vs. Raider shoot-'em-up scenes to liven up the show. Instead we'll see a society with all of BSG's signature political intrigue and social discourse, now dealing with issues of ethics and morality in the face of unstoppable technological progress.
It's not just a how-to manual for what to do when the robots take over. It's how humanity comes to that point in the first place. Some people think Caprica won't really be sci-fi enough, without the life-on-a-spaceship atmosphere. I don't see it that way. Science fiction is meant to explore the consequences of new ideas, new technology, and new possibilities in the world of tomorrow. Caprica promises science fiction at its finest. I, for one, can't wait.

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Jan 21, 2010 10:15PM EST

I have to say I wasn’t sure of what to expect. Having never seen the BSG series let alone understand the BSG vernacular, I was completely caught off guard by the pilot of Caprica. Immediately, I was thrust into a mind boggling world, aka the V club, where I was baffled by the context surrounding the pilot. I couldn’t seem to wrap my mind around the beginning, having been completely throw into an unknown sci-fi world, and slowly the pieces connected. I was hooked.
Caprica, immediately, tackled on religious freedom, conspiracy, racism against the Torons, and the morality of playing God. Enthralled by the whole complexity of the holographic world, I was captivated on the idea that the human brain leaves footprints in the internet in forms of email, video, medical reports, and even buying “birth control” (a little humor for all those who watched the pilot)—something I have never really thought of, up until now. These supposedly “worthless information” are actually composites of our personality, our nature. Zoe Graystone is able to use these digital traces to create the first artificially intelligent digital avatar of her, an avatar that can feel and think on its own even after Zoe’s unexpected death.
Caprica, as a society, was even more fascinating. Caprica is governed by logic and polytheism, where the “One Soldiers” are hoping to overthrow the polytheistic belief and promote a one “true singular God”. There is clear animosity between the Torons and the Capricans--something I don't quite fully understand yet. What’s even more puzzling is Daniel Graystone’s persistence in technological progression where in BSG it is revealed that the technological advancements prove to be lethal. He claims to have beaten the creation of life or rather life after death, essentially playing God by taking Zoe's work and adding onto it. In essence, Caprica is a biblical allusion, in itself.
Take note of the Caprica poster with an apple in the hands of Zoe Graystone. It is a direct reference to the original sin where Eve took a bite out of the apple from the Tree of Knowledge. In the Bible, Adam and Eve are banished from the Garden of Eden by disobeying God, eating the apple and committing the original sin. The original sin in Caprica is Zoe Graystone’s holographic twin. Thus, the setting of BSG is clear evidence of what would happen when humanity goes against the natural order of things and meddle with the creation of life by disobeying God’s plan. The result: Humankind is banished from their colonies, the Garden of Eden, by the Cylons; their own technological creation-- the original sin. By misusing technology, the Graystones cause a domino effect, which destroyed the natural order and led to the self destruction of mankind in BSG. This idea of the Creation, the origin of cylons, ripples throughout the plot. Caprica is truly fascinating. It's as if life was a continuous, repeating cycle, bound to make the same mistakes as its predecessor, although in BSG they do hint at the optimistic hope that this time it will be different.
Where there is peace, there is destruction. Where there is life, there is death. Where there is an end, there is a beginning: Caprica.

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Jan 22, 2010 9:04AM EST

Battlestar Galactica fan so happy to have Caprica for more of the same!

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Jan 22, 2010 9:07AM EST

Battlestar Galactica fan so happy to have Caprica for more of the same!

Jan 22, 2010 2:47PM EST

My hubby got me hooked on BSG and that says A LOT since I am no sci-fi lover. But the writing on BSG was so well done that I just couldn't stop watching the show. Sad that it is over(we still mourn the loss of BSG), we were excited to see if Caprica was going to give us more info on the backstory & if it will have great plots that BSG offered the viewer. Just about to watch the pilot now. Although I will miss Colonel Saul Tigh saying "Gaius Baltar". Hehe

Jan 22, 2010 5:00PM EST

the dvd was good, very different feel from the BSG series but good none the less

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Jan 23, 2010 5:26PM EST

By the time I realized that BSG existed on TV it was too late for me to get in on the story without missing a lot. I heard so much about the show though that I'm thrilled about Caprica. Since it is a prequel of sorts I will have a chance to watch it from a unique perspective, knowing that later I can always go back and see BSG on DVD. It's a different viewing order and a different PoV from most people watching the show. That kind of thing is always exciting to be a part of.

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Jan 23, 2010 8:35PM EST

I know I've been looking forward to it since I heard it was coming out (about a year ago) - I think it has a chance to bring it all the interesting worldbuilding that BSG had, but make the drama less 'we're all on a ship and they're trying to kill us.'
Also, I've always wanted to know more about the cylons - in the original series, they had a sort of backstory (which was very different from the new series, and only briefly introduced) but the new-gen cylons always had much more passion and drive than the originals - and I'd like to see where it all came from!

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