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on 28 October 2013
For some reason the only place Caprica was released on Blu-ray was in France, but after having watched (the re-imagined) Battlestar Galactica on in high-defintion I didn't want to watch Caprica in standard-definition, so I dusted of my Tricolore text book and plumped for this one.

Despite all of the menus and options being in French, I found the discs mostly easy to navigate (with my basic and rusty GCSE French). Some resellers offer translation sheets for those who are totally unfamiliar with French.

Just as with BSG, Caprica was shot with a subdued colour palette, often with a lot of film grain, but there is a distinct difference between the shots in the real world and the shots in V World. This means that the disc is not reference quality, but it is very good indeed as is the lossless 5.1 audio (both for English and French). Being made on a much lower budget than BSG some of the CGI is a little bit plasticy looking in places, but this doesn't detract too much from the overall look and feel.

The show itself was one of the best sci-fi shows I've watched in years, though the shows pacing means that watching a few episodes back to back is probably the most rewarding way to watch it. Despite the show being cancelled after the first season, the series wraps up in a rewarding way, with no dangling cliffhanger.

If you enjoyed BSG, then I think you'll love Caprica.
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on 19 November 2016
Like all series it takes a while to settle down when presenting a new concept. Caprica had some very interesting ideas around the intereactions between humans/humans and humans/AI which are still cropping up in current sci-fi films and programmes. This series was developing nicely into a must see each week and when it stopped that intriging evolution of the Cylons and the reasons of the Battlestar Galactica wars was left hanging in the air. Ah well nothing like a mystery to wet the appitite.
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on 4 October 2016
It would be 4 stars for the series itself because it really is good. There's plenty of the usual filler which means it drags on a bit in places but other than that I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

However, there are no subtitles available on the on-line version for some strange reason and the dialogue is quite often pretty difficult to make out. My partner has hearing problems and so we are unable to enjoy watching this together which is a shame.
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on 28 March 2016
it would get 5 stars if it had subtitles. why is amazon still so bad at adding those. they exist - the blu ray has them. so what's the excuse ?
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on 13 April 2018
what a damn shame that a second season never appeared. Intelligent and thought provoking.
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on 7 September 2015
An excellent prequel to Battlestar Galactica. Has a slow start but stick with it. Not really available to buy as a Blu Ray except from France and is quite expensive. Bought this so I can watch at my leisure on Amazon Prime for £4.99. A bargain.
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on 17 May 2017
Sad to say I expected a better show far to slow but does close some the gaps for Gallactica
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on 7 February 2017
Why just one season? A brilliant, slow burning dark even noirish drama that had just about everything. Loved it.
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on 23 November 2015
The first half of the season is ok, but the second half - some bits are far fetched, confusing, illogical and the plot is diluted.
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on 12 October 2015
Loved It Massive Fan of the BSG Univerese was a bit gutted to learn they cancelled the second series though
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