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Caprica Open Mic

With the air date of January 22nd fast approaching for the Caprica TV show, the advertising gurus are starting to throw a bit more attention to the social networking side of things for publicity. Today marked the opening of a Facebook application called Caprica Open Mic.

Apparently the idea behind this is a simple one:

1) Download the Caprica Open Mic app on Facebook.
2) Every week you’ll be prompted in your newsfeed to respond back to a new question posed by someone from Syfy or Caprica.
3) You’ll then be prompted to click the “Record from Webcam” button to activate your computer’s internal webcam so that you can record a short video response back to us. Click “Upload a Video” if you prefer to upload a video you’ve shot from a camera and loaded onto your computer.
4) Your newsfeed will alert you to view our highlight reel of the best videos submitted. If you didn’t make the highlights, then try again on next week’s question.

This week the lovely Alessandra Torresani asks you:

“Tell me who your favourite badass lady robot character is and why?”

I could take pretty well estimated guess and tell you whom I think the most popular choices will be this week, Tricia Helfer as Number 6 or Summer Glau as Cameron, what are your thoughts on the subject?

Sci-Fi Greenlights Caprica

caprica1 Sci-Fi Channel have issued an official press release stating that they have greenlit ‘Caprica’ -television’s first sci-fi family saga – for twenty episodes to air in 2010.

The prequel series to hit show Battlestar Galactica will tell the tale of the rivalry between the Gladstones and Adamas.  "Caprica will deliver all of the passion, intrigue, political backbiting and family conflict in television’s first science fiction family saga.  Production on the series is slated to begin summer ‘09 in Vancouver for a 2010 premiere."

"Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed the pilot."

"Caprica" Trailer Released

0000035134_20061021060320 SCIFI.COM have just posted the first official trailer for Battlestar Galactica prequel, ‘Caprica’.

So far, it looks pretty much as promised; set sometime between modern life and Galactica, dealing with the Adama family and the creation of the first Cylon-esque hybrid.

It’ll certainly be far more moral drama than action science fiction; at least that’s what the trailer would suggest.

But nonetheless, it’s promising.  It’ll be tremendously exciting to see what the Battlestar writing team can achieve in this kind of setting.

Apparently, doubts remain at the network over whether Caprica will be a one-off television movie or a full series.  I guess this is genre-bending, in a way, and so they might be hesitant.  Hopefully, however, they’ll throw their weight behind it soon, as so far promotional steps have seemed a little hesitant, despite the trailer declaring the show to be Sci-Fi Channel’s “next hit.”

Caprica Given Green Light

Two-Hour Backdoor Pilot for ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Prequel Series
To Begin Production this Spring

New York, NY – March 18, 2008 — As the Peabody and Emmy-winning original series Battlestar Galactica heads into its fourth and final season, SCI FI Channel has greenlit production on Caprica, a two-hour Battlestar backdoor pilot prequel from executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Production on Caprica is slated to begin in Vancouver this spring.

“We couldn’t be more excited to see this long-anticipated project get off the ground. It’s an amazing script, and, though clearly inspired by the Battlestar mythology, it is not just a pale spin-off. This is a smart, thought-provoking, emotional, and compelling character drama in its own right,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming.

Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families – the Greystones and the Adamas – as they grow, compete, and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-totoe. Caprica will deliver all of the passion, intrigue, political backbiting, family conflict and hardcore action that always leaves Galactica fans begging for more.

“I’m thrilled with the chance to expand on the Galactica world and get deeper into the origins of the story we’ve been telling,” said Moore. “It’s also great to have a chance at doing a completely different kind of science fiction series, one that’s even more character-oriented and doesn’t rely on pyrotechnics to carry the story.”

“While Caprica will have its own personality, it will carry on Battlestar’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of the genre, and we’re thrilled that SCI FI has seen fit to giving us another opportunity to tell character-driven stories in challenging ways,” added Eick.

“We’ve assembled a true dream team to produce this exciting project,” said Universal Media Studios president Katherine Pope. “Building on the brilliance of SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica, we all know Caprica will be a critical and commercial success.”

Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (Battlestar Galactica), Caprica is co-written by Moore and Remi Aubuchon (24), and will be directed by Jeff Reiner (Friday Night Lights). Universal Media Studios will produce.