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Old April 16 2009, 12:39 PM   #55
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Re: Caprica - Grading & Discussion

ThunderAeroI wrote: View Post
Also, where did the suns of the one come from, can we assume that there is no one and the Cylons just go with it because Zoe (their Jesus) said so?
Well - presumably "The One" is just the one god that they worship. It doesn't need to be more complicated than that - it's great that the colonies have some religious diversity.

I thought it was a very solid pilot. It's not BSG, but it is very consistent with what we know about the colonies. I particularly like the casual tossing around of BSG terms - "frak", cubits, pyramid - all that stuff, and inter-colony politics is something I really want them to get into.

I don't know if the fact that I am more interested in the world of the show than it's plot is a very good sign - I especially find the "V-Club" sections to be a bit cliched as an extrapolation of violent videogames and internet porn - I would prefer that Caprican society itself had been shown as more decadent outside the virtual world.

That aside - I am very interested in seeing where this goes, and, I think, had it aired before BSG, I would have been absolutely hooked from the off, because it preserves a lot of things that made BSG great, while being a completely different show.

Unfortunately, I can't see it picking up decent ratings in any way, so unless the critics adore it, I doubt it'll be around long enough to explore all the things I hope it gets into.
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