Greg Hunter

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TV Review: Caprica

In Film and Television on January 16, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Esai Morales (left) and Eric Stoltz

For the duration of Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica, two constants propelled the narrative forward: the fleet was always looking for something, being chased, or both.  The show was sometimes overstuffed, but never stagnant.  Battlestar spinoff Caprica–premering January 22 on SyFy, available now on Hulu–is set fifty-eight years before the near-obliteration of the human species that inaugurated BSG.  It promises to trace the rise of the Cylons, humanoid machines that did the chasing in BSG, and as such, Caprica is unavoidably the beginning of a story we already know the ending to.  Caprica‘s premiere hints at what might give the show momentum, but also where it might stall. Read the rest of this entry »

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