Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

Excited for ‘Caprica’

caprica.jpgFinally, the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ prequel series ‘Caprica’ premiered on SyFy last Friday. Of course, the two hour pilot has been available on DVD and On Demand for months, but whatever. The real news is that new episodes are upon us (finally) and I’m excited to see what this Battlestar prequel will bring.
What I loved about Battlestar: the characters (of course)–it’s one of the best character-driven dramas I’ve seen on television–but also the religious themes of polytheism vs monotheism, and of course, science, technology, and the repercussions of human hubris.
‘Caprica’ seems to bring similar promise, at least in the religion department if not the characters themselves (at least not yet). So far, there isn’t a slam dunk personality like that of Starbuck or Lee or Odama. Eric Stoltz as Daniel Graystone is the center character of ‘Caprica’ right now, and I don’t find him very magnetic. Alessandra Torresani as Zoe, his daughter, probably runs a close second as far as significance and I’m not in love with her either. But I’m willing to give them a chance, and then, the show’s season previews include glimpses of James Marsters, who I adore, and I can’t pass up watching a show that features him.
Much more interesting is the promise of the polytheism vs. monotheism theme, this time giving viewers the background story to what becomes the central division between Cylons and humans in Battlestar–to believe in one god or many gods? ‘Caprica’ already has linked up terrorist cells with the fight for a monotheistic faith, pitting the one-god folks against the many-god folks. Perhaps most interesting of all is the hubris issue, since with Caprica, we get to see the birth and rise of the Cylon. The end of the pilot is chilling and Frankenstein-esque–with Daniel imbuing a “toaster” Cylon prototype with his daughter’s avatar. To hear her voice come out of a Cylon body is utterly upsetting and gripping. This, I hope, will turn out to be the heart of the show.
The New York Times review of ‘Caprica’ is less kind. Regardless, I’m excited to see whether ‘Caprica’ can come anywhere near the level of amazing that Battlestar reached.

Previous Posts

We Bid Farewell to Leonard Nimoy
Friday, February 27th Leonard Nimoy, famously known for his role as Spock in the infamous Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, stating that the cause was the end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy publicly announced last

posted 2:25:26pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Watch This Exclusive Video Feature from National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus'
[jwvideo vid='2epXRLlI' pid='GvkPWNBE'] National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus’ is set to premiere on March 29, Palm Sunday, breathing new life into the story of Jesus’ life and resurrection. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch this must-see video feature, providing an exclusive look into

posted 5:46:42pm Feb. 25, 2015 | read full post »

The Official Trailer and Movie Art for National Geographic's ‘Killing Jesus’ Is Here, And It's Powerful
Here’s a first look at the movie poster art from National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus,’ the upcoming film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book about the life and crucifixion of Jesus. The highly-anticipated film will premiere on National Geographic Sunday, March 29, just one

posted 1:17:01pm Feb. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Get a First Look at A.D. The Bible Continues
This Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015, join millions of viewers for the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues and continue on a 12-week journey through what would become the most powerful global movement in history – the rise of the Church. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-6U-BteVyQ&

posted 4:29:18pm Feb. 18, 2015 | read full post »

‘Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!’
Faster than you can say: ‘Hey! Ho! Let’s go!,’ self-taught drummer Marky Ramone continues to rock out his legacy as the last member of the most iconic punk bands in history.  In his book, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, Marky gives an account of the punk scene in the 1970s, a look

posted 1:09:59pm Feb. 12, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.