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'Caprica' Season 1 Episode 1 'Pilot' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 23rd 2010 5:52AM
Caprica Series PremiereWhat happened on this week's 'Caprica' season 1 episode 1, 'Pilot' -- in 100 words or less.

Ah, so this is where it all begins -- with virtual nightclubs, train terrorists, avatars, group sex, virgin sacrifices, and daddy issues on the peaceful planet of Caprica.

Set some 50 years before 'Battlestar Galactica,' the Graystones and the Adamas are brought together by tragedy. Before young Zoe Graystone dies at the hand of a terrorist bomber, she perfected a virtual reality where kids could hang out. When Joseph Adama's wife and daughter die in the same attack, he and Daniel Graystone are brought together.Caprica Series PremiereWhat happened on this week's 'Caprica' season 1 episode 1, 'Pilot' -- in 100 words or less.

Ah, so this is where it all begins -- with virtual nightclubs, train terrorists, avatars, group sex, virgin sacrifices, and daddy issues on the peaceful planet of Caprica.

Set some 50 years before 'Battlestar Galactica,' the Graystones and the Adamas are brought together by tragedy. Before young Zoe Graystone dies at the hand of a terrorist bomber, she perfected a virtual reality where kids could hang out. When Joseph Adama's wife and daughter die in the same attack, he and Daniel Graystone are brought together.

Appalling ethical implications aside, Joseph aches to bring his own daughter back to life. Thus, a race of cybernetic machines, a.k.a. cylons, is born.

More recaps:
• At CliqueClack, Keith McDuffee wonders: "Is Zoe the one Cylon responsible for driving the rest of them to believe in one god versus many? When do the Cylons start experimenting with making 'skin jobs'?"
• Jace at Televisionary says 'Caprica' has a lot of potential. "Even if these first few episodes fall short of the quality of 'Battlestar Galactica' standards, I have every hope that these diverse storylines will knit together into a compelling and imaginative series about humanity, artificial intelligence, spirituality, and the nature of reality."
AfterElton feels that viewers who like the philosophical quandaries and mind-fraks of 'Battlestar Galactica' will love Caprica -- "unless you need the spaceships."

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