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Old 03-23-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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Caprica (POLITICALLY INSIGHTFUL TV series) for 2009

I for one am very pleased to read the R Moore is developing a new

POLITICALLY INSIGHTFUL SERIES

for the SCI - FI channel

SCI FI Announces Caprica
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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Love that title!

I fear Caprica doesn't stand a chance on Sci Fi, if Ron Moore's involvement is questionable, and if it's more dramatic. Sci fi fans foolishly complain of the dramatic depth on a far more action-oriented show like BSG and it lost support due to incompetent Sci Fi/NBC Universal advertizing that failed to draw in non-sci fi fans that would have appreciated its originality. What chance does a MORE DRAMATIC show stand on a science fiction channel so ill-committed to advertizing anything more than the lowest common denominator aspects?

I wish they'd just had the decency to give BSG 5 years, so we'd have more Baltar.

Anyway, this show is probably at least a year away from airing, I'm guessing.
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Anyway, this show is probably at least a year away from airing, I'm guessing.
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I really really hope Sci Fi orders a full season and not just the pilot. I know they've commissioned 2 more episodes or something by Michael Angelli and, I think, Michael Taylor, but I'm worried. It's going to explore all the political issues BSG does, including terrorism, but also explore the issue of identity politics, including immigration issues! ("My name's not Adams. Our family name is Adama!")

Add to that mix some fantastic casting with Eric Stoltz and the guy from Jericho as Adama; this could be awesome! Ron Moore has to be heavily involved in the writing, though. It's just not the same if he's not deeply involved.

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YouTube - Caprica Official Promo 2009
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In case no one knew, Sci Fi ordered a full 20-episode season of Caprica. Yes!! This still won't make it easy to say "bye" to Baltar. I think I love him, even beyond platonic levels. He's a gorgeous creature.
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Looks like Chris Carter has some competition...
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Ron Moore said this show was going to be more like "Dallas" than BSG or Trek.

I'm not making that up.
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I did not watch Dallas

but if this is more of a drama,
with truly interesting characters and good writing, it will be better than 98% of television.
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Indeed. Can't wait!
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I did not watch Dallas

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I did not watch Dallas

but if this is more of a drama,
with truly interesting characters and good writing, it will be better than 98% of television.
Dallas was terrible and cheesy, but that's just him underplaying it. It should be really smart but he's really screwed up now. He's said he's leaving the show after supervising the writers for the first half of the season and he's then leaving the show to be headed by Jane Espenson of Buffy fame. Idiotic and tragic. Why can't he stick with one thing at a time instead of trying to do a million things like trying to write "Virtuality" for Fox, which is gonna be dumbed down if not with the pilot they have problems with then in subsequent episodes, or trying to develop stories for a 3 movie deal for Tom Cruise, who quite frankly -- after seeing the ahistorical more-superficial-and-simplistic-than-I'd-like "Valkyrie" -- won't let him do anything to truly challenge American thinking.

He should stick with Caprica, write and direct episodes well, and during the hiatus do other stuff. Or he should bring Ira Steven Behr onboard. Jane Espenson is not going to be able to explore issues nearly as insightfully as Moore; she's more conventional with no sense of non-American views of the world, frankly.

Now that he's said it, he can't take it back because it would insult her. I love him but what a damn fool!

Here's the breaking news:
'Battlestar Galactica' veterans move on to 'Caprica' | The Watcher
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When only two people in all of television know how to write political insight into their work, it's pretty slim pickings after that.
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I am totally looking forward to this, I watched all of the original BSG in the 70's when I was kid and even the 80's one with the kids But this looks interesting. I have to admit which might be blasphemy but I really did not get too much into the new BSG if this one is like Dallas or a family feud type show then I think I'll like it.
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