Archive for November, 2010

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Here Be Dragons, Literally

November 23, 2010

by spacepug

Plenty happened on the penultimate episode of Caprica, titled “Here Be Dragons” including, you guessed it, dragons.  They delivered a high body count and some unexpected twists, but it felt like true characterization was sacrificed in favour of a blistering pace.  Not my favourite episode by any means.

The following is a recap and review and therefore CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Sam Knows the Truth

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Heaven in a Holoband

November 17, 2010

by spacepug

For an episode ostensibly about robots, there was an awful lot of girl power on display in “The Heavens Will Rise,” the latest episode of Caprica, directed by Michael Nankin.  Our Avenging Angels are still world-building.  Clarice is still scheming. Amanda makes a key move. Evelyn’s pulling strings. We meet the lovely and dangerous Fidelia.  But there is one woman at the heart of the story…Lacy Rand.

Zoe may have been the apple of Clarice’s eye, but Lacy is the chosen one.  Like Starbuck before her, we are watching this brave young woman be forged into a leader.  The biggest regret I have about Caprica’s cancellation is that we won’t get to see her truly come into her own, but it’s clear we’re going to see her get well enough on her way.

What follow is a recap and review, and therefore CONTAINS SPOILERS.

She's Got the Power

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Blood in the Soil

November 10, 2010

by spacepug

The initial promise of Caprica was to tell us the early chapters of the story of the William Adama we knew from Battlestar Galactica.  The most recent episode, Dirteaters, gave us the story of another William Adama, the father of Joseph and Samuel, grandfather to the man who will someday become the Admiral.  Fighting for a cause runs in the Adama blood, and we learned some of the tortured past that has made Joseph and Samuel the men they are today.

Dirteaters was mostly a collection of scenes with two people talking, but some of those conversations were brutal, and very revealing.

What follows is a recap and review and therefore CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Now we know why Sam is a tortured soul

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Frakkin’ Eh (A)

November 2, 2010

by @spacepug

I love being Canadian.  I wear the flag proudly.  But even I wondered at today’s sudden announcement that SyFy Channel was going to allow Canada’s Space Channel to air the remaining “Final Five” episodes of Caprica.  Honestly, Canada doesn’t register on SyFy’s priorities, anywhere.  So, why?  Because SyFy gets to have their cake and eat it too.  They can cancel a poorly rated show and suffer no harm to their ratings during the all-important November sweeps, all the while garnering positive buzz from Canadian bloggers like myself who loved the new episode.  Win, win.  And I will happily be used.

This week’s episode “Blowback” was what I’ve been waiting for, a character-driven action piece with bold choices and a quick pace.  Grade A (or Eh, if you’re from Toronto).

What follows is a recap and review and therefore CONTAINS SPOILERS.

A lioness on the prowl

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