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4.1 out of 5 stars
Caprica - Season 1, Volume 1 [DVD]
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on 26 January 2011
Excellent pre-quel to Battlestar Galactica my only advise is dont buy the CAPRICA pilot dvd which is sold seperately as the first episode on disc 1 of this series IS the pilot episode. I made the mistake and bought both the pilot dvd and the series set of 4 dvds because it was not mentioned anywhere.
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on 24 July 2017
very good
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on 24 July 2017
Great series disappointed there are no more seasons to come
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on 5 September 2010
UPDATE: CAPRICA SEASON 1.5 RETURNS JANUARY 2011 ON SKY
This has to be in my opinion, the best sci-fi broadcast this year. The season's pilot was gripping and laid out questions right from the off. The writers were genious in that these questions were just beginning to be answered when on the last episode of the first half, the whole story is shook up and you are back to the stat with even more mystery to the plot.

I personally haven't watched any BSG and i found this to be a great series. Just a shame that Syfy don't eem that convinced (at time of writing) as we are still waiting for approval of season 2.

All i can say is this is a great DVD (although shame not on Blu-Ray) and can't wait for the second half of season 1 which airs in January.

NOTE: Do not buy the Pilot DVD if you don't already have it as this comes with the broadcast pilot AND an extended pilot with commentry.

One final word... BRILLIANT
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on 12 July 2011
Caprica Season 1 tells a very intriguing story of two families on Caprica. The Greystones have a big industry in computer networks and creates virtual worlds that both look and feel real, much like the virtual world in the movie the Matrix. The father Daniel Greystone doesn't stop at that and tries to research artifical intelligence so one can't tell the difference between AI and real human behaviour. However it's his wiz-head daughter Zoe that secretly succeeds in making a near perfect copy of herself in the virtual world.

The other family, the Adamas are pretty much the opposite. The very down to earth Joseph Adama is utterly shocked when he sees a copy of his daughter in the virtual world, who seems lost an bewildered. His connections aren't exactly at the right side of the law, and he lives by a code of honor to the ones he trusts, his family, his extended family and the godfather. A conflict with the Greystones doesn't seem too far off.

It's a catastrophic terrorist event that causes losses in both families that makes the two families cross roads.

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The show is exciting from the very start, blurring reality and the virtual world and callenging the viewers. It also gets creepy when the Greystones attempt to bring artificial intelligence into the real world in a very crude robot.

The show looses some of it's momentum in the mid-episodes, but picks up to a very exciting ending on the final DVD.

5 stars - it's an excellent buy for anyone who would like a non-military sci-fi drama.

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The show also does a good job of showing off the Caprican society and life before the cylon holocaust, which should be of great interest to BSG fans. However it's a civil drama and very different from the post-holocaust situation in BSG.
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on 3 November 2010
5 stars to Caprica, NO stars for SyFy who dicked endlessly around with this unique show's schedule and now have just cancelled it.

Anyway, it is a great series, possibly the most mature and complex sci-fi series ever brought to our TV screens. If you were only watching Battlestar Galactica for space fights and hotties like Grace Park, then this probably isn't for you. However, if you were stimulated by the moral dilemmas and the political and religious satire of Battlestar AS WELL AS hotties like Grace Park, then snap this up. It still has hotties and robots, but at it's heart it is an altogether deeper more thoughtful Battlestar. It concerns the birth of the Cylon in a tech obsessed society that mirrors our own. Standout performances all around and one of the most imaginative plots ever written for television.

Way ahead of itself.
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on 4 July 2011
This is a slow burner, not unlike most great sci-fi shows of today...Firefly, BG, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis..they all started off a bit 'creaky' or take a bit longer to get you drawn in. This did so for me and it's a pity it was cancelled, again Firefly a good series is killed off for the wrong reasons..when will they learn?!
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on 25 February 2011
Really great piece of cinema, to be appreciated by demanding viewer. In comparison to Battlestar Galactica, it is a bit less dynamic, but even more profound in terms of story, character complexity, rich in dilemmas and turnarounds. Despite scifi background, many aspects are very contemporary and "every day".

Strong recommendation for those looking for being challenged for reflection, and appreciating visual attractiveness.
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on 21 March 2011
Not a long reveiw just to let everyone knows that the show was cancelled after half a series. joining a long list of great but axed shows which yanks don't seem to appreciate. Caprica, Firefly, Flashforward, 4400 to name but a few. watch and enjoy it is great but theres no more and will leave you with more questions than answers and will totally annoy you!!
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on 7 August 2011
I have seen Battle Star Galactica from nearly 30 years ago but I haven't seen the new series.
Caprica Part 1, is a great original SciFi series, with a multiplicity of separate story lines going on. Don't be put off by other comments about it being slow to get going, I don't find it slow: it's different to most SciFi series, it's complex, interesting and focusses heavily on the subject of Virtual Reality, complete immersion game playing in the VR world and it's good because of that.

It's not a classic shoot-up the aliens type SciFi or fly through, live in space as in the likes of any of the Star Trek series.

The series is set on a planet, a futuristic world but an earth like world, where people do all the things we do in life. It's about businesses doing business, making robots, winning contracts and you can well relate this world to our very own here on earth.

I love the way they jump from the real world to the VR world, if you like purely linear story lines and can't handle jumping from one reality to another and back and don't have the mental agility to keep track of what's going on, then stay away from this series!

The way they represent the robot as both a robot and female human avatar and swap between them really makes this series what it is. How the robot with its avatar inside it which originated from the VR world is able to jump back into the VR world starts to make you think.

It may not be a constant fast paced action sci-fi series, but sometimes it's just good not to have that typical American non stop shoot, kill crash bang all the time.

It's nice to see a SciFi series that isn't just about action, one which is intelligent and gets behind some very interesting issues of humans and VR worlds and avatars.

You can extrapolate forward to understand how the Cylons came to be 'living' machines and not dumb robots that run a computer program and just executing predetermined commands lacking in intelligence and emotion.

Good series. Highly recommended if you want to watch something intelligent and learn about full immersion VR.

Looking forward to getting Part 2.
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