As expected, our Caprica viewing party was a big draw. 43 of Vancouver’s 13th Colonists came out, eager to see if they’ll have a new show to follow next year, one that will capture their imagination and loyalty the way Battlestar Galactica did. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive, with most people saying the pilot either met or exceeded their expectations.
I didn’t give in to the urge to watch the bootleg version of Caprica when it appeared online prematurely, though I had seen a couple of scenes that were leaked months ago. I figured I had seen just enough to help me choose decorations and a theme for the 13th Colony’s Caprica viewing party. I was quite proud of the glowing blue infinity symbol we suspended below the TV and the paper lanterns dangling from the ceiling to represent the 12 colonies.
Then I got the brilliant idea to turn the viewing party into a dance party….since I had seen a couple of flashes of what looked like a nightclub scene. I told my members “we’re going to show those crazy Caprican kids that we also know how to get down.”
If you’ve seen the show, you’ll know why I have since decided we have nothing new to show “those crazy Caprican kids” and quite frankly, I would prefer not to mix my dancing with v***** s********.
So, even though there will surely be more Caprica in our plans, there won’t be any more Caprican dance parties. But it was kinda fun to spin “Mr. Roboto” by Styx just one more time…