Caprica 1 & 2

Pilot (2010-01-22)


Caprica is an American science fiction television series. It is a prequel spin-off to the Syfy channel’s series Battlestar Galactica which ran from 2003 to 2009. Set 58 years before the events seen in Battlestar Galactica, Caprica depicts life in Colonial society and shows how humanity first created the robotic Cylons who would later plot to destroy the human race.

It starts with a common trope, the scientist who looses a loved one and will do anything to replace her. Half way into this 2 hour start things were looking like a re-telling of the Frankenstein story.

However the different ending, where the daughter is “reborn’ in a military robot gave it a new twist and hopefully prospects for an engaging story to come.

The other thing that made no sense, They have a house robot that moved, interprets speech and interacts with people. It can carry out commands, so why is it the IQ driving this device is not good enough for the military application the scientist is working on ?