|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Syfy posted a brief update on Facebook saying that the last five episodes of Caprica will air back-to-back on January 4th.
We've just confirmed the schedule for Caprica's final five episodes and, as promised, it’s posted here first. They’ll air back-to-back on Tuesday, January 4th from 6p to 11p on Syfy.
Just the last in a long line of insults to both the show and the viewers. Not only will the best part of the season not be discovered by anyone who doesn't already know when and where to look for it, but also by dumping the episodes in a single day, Syfy execs have proven once and for all that the only remaining thoughts they have about the show is how to best make people forget it ever existed. Why? Because apparently things have gone so wrong and there is something just too frakking basic missing at Syfy Programming (hello, Mark Stern) that giving the story an ending is somehow not even an option anymore.
Well, it should be. Doing the right thing (or, hey, just learning basic communication skills) just shouldn't be that hard.
As long as the franchise is still getting milked with another spin-off, concluding Caprica's story in a miniseries is the only acceptable option. And yet somehow, in the last few weeks, Syfy's silence (except in cases where there is demoralizing news to deliver, like props being auctioned and such) has made it clear that, as far as Caprica is concerned, they are only out to discourage fan efforts and sweep the show under the rug entirely.
I haven't addressed my frakking open letter after the show got cancelled to anyone in particular, but it sure would be nice to hear from someone at Comcast or NBC Universal who can explain why they are even keeping a channel run by people whose only recent contributions to the genre (the serious shows, anyway) they're supposedly marketing boil down to pissing off (or at the very least alienating) the existing fanbase and simultaneously failing to draw new audiences for their only franchises with any name recognition. It happened with Stargate Atlantis/Stargate Universe, it happened with Battlestar and Caprica, it's happening with Caprica and the Spartacus makeover for BSG, and, from the teaser for what looks like a new teeny dramedy with a bunch of vampires trying to be funny, I can see how it might just happen with Being Human too. (Haven't seen the teaser? Sign up for NBC's consumer panel at ContemporaryConsumer.com. They really do need all the help they can get.)
Seriously, Bonnie Hammer, what gives?
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on November 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
Don't forget to stay tune to:
Caprica - 10:00 PM on 16/11/2010
The Graystones search New Cap City for Zoe, while Lacy uncovers a mystery about the Cylons. Clarice learns the truth about Amanda.
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on October 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM||comments (0)|
Due to lower-than-expected ratings, the renamed American Sci-Fi Channel has dropped Caprica from its roster.
Despite being directly linked to an amazing sci-fi remake and showing the promise of more adventures found within the Battlestar Galactica universe, not even an army of Cylons could prevent SyFy from pulling the plug on the series in its first (and now, only) season, according to a recent report on Syfy's Blastr website on October 28th, 2010.
A series mostly focused on the early days of pre-Cylon War society on Caprica, the show starred Eric Stoltz as Cylon creator Daniel Graystone, and Esai Morales as Joseph Adama, a Tauron lawyer, also father to a young boy named William.
Yes, that William, who in later life goes on to command the Galactica and lead the survivors of humanity on a quest to locate the fabled planet Earth.
Read more at Suite101: SyFy Cancels Galactica Prequel Series Caprica http://www.suite101.com/content/syfy-cancels-galactica-prequel-series-caprica-a303044#ixzz18Fd1MOgH
Caprica a Hodgepodge of Social Themes
Though it obviously touched on some vital elements of the popular Galactica series, such as polytheism, Cylon mentality and societal castes within the Twelve Colonies, Caprica chose to explore one such colony, that of the titular, advanced planet of Caprica.
A technological civilization with a penchant for medical advancement, scientific breakthroughs and a butt-kicking Pyramid team, Caprica is also a hotbed of religious controversy, with a sect calling themselves the Soldiers of the One looking to provoke this relatively conservative society by advocating one true God rather than the various gods of old, worshiped by the majority.
The main storyline of the now short-lived series focused on the death of Graystone's daughter Zoe (Alessandra Torresani), who is killed when a fellow friend and student turns out to be a suicide bomber for the sectarian group.
Her soul seems to have been copied during one of her frequent visits to a virtual environment/night club, which dad Daniel stumbles upon. Hoping to be able to commune with his daughter one last time, he uploads her "soul" to a Cylon prototype, thus giving birth to the first of many such Cylons as seen in Galactica.
Esai Morales plays Joseph Adama as a calculating member of Tauron society living on Caprica, with Taurons depicted as members of an organized crime group, à la Sopranos.
Twas Low Ratings Killed the Beast
According to the American science-fiction network, ratings for the show hadn't peaked anywhere past 1.6 million viewers, and had even lower returns when the start of season 1.5 began airing recently, pulling in as low as 900,000 viewers.
Due to this disappointing turn of events, SyFy issued a statement explaining that "the remaining first run episodes of Caprica will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday November 2nd." They went on to state that the remainder of the episodes would air sometime in 2011.
SyFy's Executive V.P. of Original Programming Mark Stern confirmed the decision, stating that "Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season."
"We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. "Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season."
The remaining episodes will be found on an upcoming DVD release for Caprica Season 1.5, to be released by year's end.
Read more at Suite101: SyFy Cancels Galactica Prequel Series Caprica http://www.suite101.com/content/syfy-cancels-galactica-prequel-series-caprica-a303044#ixzz18Fd9tIvl
|Posted by Battlestar Aries-BSR 26 on July 26, 2010 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|