Caprica: Season 1.5
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Presented uninterrupted and in Dolby 5.1 surround sound, the first season of the critically-acclaimed drama from Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick comes to a thrilling climax in Caprica Season 1.5. Fifty-eight years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, mankind is wrestling with the question of what makes one human, and sealing its own fate of certain destruction. Alliances are made, secrets are revealed, and lives are forever changed while the conflict between man and machine takes shape. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, the seeds are sown for the inevitable, brutal clash between the newly-born Cylon race and its human creators.
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I originally watched Caprica Season 1 on Netflix (Canada), and I liked it, so clearly my stars do not reflect my opinion of the show. In any case, after watching Season 1, I went ahead and watched the BSG remake (also a great show, by the way), and after finishing the BSG series, I felt like there was significant gap between Caprica and BSG. For me, a lot of questions remained on exactly how the final events of Caprica amounted into the society of BSG. I thought there was a ton of potential to bridge that gap, so amazon.ca browsing I go and there is (what I think to be) the answers I've been looking for: Caprica Season 1.5! Unfortunately, the Caprica episodes I originally watched on Netflix, labelled "Season 1", were actually in fact the whole series: Season 1 + Season 1.5
So, when Season 1.5 arrives (shipping was great as usual), and I open the plastic wrap with much anticipation, as I am super pumped to find out the mysteries of this universe, I notice that the last episode listed is "Apotheosis", which I clearly remembered as the last episode I watched on Netflix. I did not want to believe it; I hopelessly searched Google in hopes that these mysteries I was searching for existed on this DVD as I had hoped ... Nope. This was it. My fault? Yes. Well, at least partly, but in my defence Netflix posted the entire content of the show and labelled it Season 1, not Season 1 + Season 1.5
TL;DR - This is a great series; however, if you watched the first season on Netflix and are purchasing this DVD hoping for more, read above.
When you can read between the lines you can see why it would have been cancelled even if it had managed higher ratings. Besides, who knows how TV shows are actually rated anyway. I have been watching TV for 40 years and I have never been asked for my opinion, and I have not met a single person in my life who has.
Also, it won an Emmy and was nominated for 8 others, but it was deemed too poorly done and unpopular to even finish the second season. Given the huge amount of absolute trash on TV, this seems a rather strange consistency.
Caprica was cancelled because it focused on themes the entertainment industry did not like. Foremost, it showed powerful elites behaving in a selfish and short sighted manner, and pointed out the obvious consequences of more and more sophisticated weapons, and using AI in a war context.
If that wasn't enough it took a huge swipe at the gaming industry, which is currently posturing to provide the just the type of virtual reality experience seen in Caprica to teenagers. The only difference is that the gaming industry will provide an even more toxic and violent product than the VR glasses in Caprica.
They also asked a very dangerous question that cut right to the heart of the gaming industry. When you enter a virtual reality and choose to murder someone, what does that mean in a personal context, societal context and a theological context? In virtual reality you are your own frame of reference and what you choose and not choose to do is just as real as the real world. Buddhism has a greater emphasis on the internal frame of reference and the way is followed by balancing internal and external frames of reference.Read more ›
Hard to write a review without spoilers, but I'll do my best to not spoil this treat for anyone.
The last couple of episodes (especially) leave you almost gasping for breath. People you think might be dead or gone may not be dead or gone, people you thought you knew aren't who you thought, and some 1,000 watt lightbulbs go on over the head of the viewer. You may find yourself (at the end of the last episode) sitting with your mouth hanging open and then saying, "Ohhhhhh! NOW I get it!"
Great season-finisher, great cast, great characters (if not likeable, then certainly unforgettable).
If you enjoy sci fi soap operas, you'll love Caprica. It's not filled with fights and thrills like Battlestar Galactica, but Caprica will have you on the edge of your seat nonetheless, fingers digging into the arms of your chair.
Caprica, however, just shows a society of greed, murderous lunatics, terrorists, religious zealots. And the ending is just so stupid, so hastily put together. Yes, I understand the show was cancelled abruptly and perhaps they did not have enough time to develop the story. And I have to admit the special effects are quite amazing, but the story, well, that's just it. There isn't one. For me it was a waste of money. If you still want to see the show, my review can't really stop you but at least shop around for the best price or buy used where you can. I guess I was hoping for a show that would show me a glimpse of the Caprican society with all the good and evil. It really is such a hopeless, depressing show.
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We were about a year between watching 1.0 and 1.5 and had watched some of the Battlestar reboot between. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amy Bradley
Simple, I just love Science Fiction.
Once we have finished with Caprica, quickly reach out for BattleStar GALACTICA.
Again, enjoyed immensely, Addictive viewing! Caps in fills in nicely with the rest of the series. Well worth getting and well worth watching. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chris Richards
A great pre-quil. Too bad the higher-ups decided to frak the series.Published 21 months ago by Biscuit