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Caprica: Final Five Episodes to Air January 4th

IMAGEFans of cancelled Caprica will get to see the remaining handful of episodes. They’ll begin airing on Tuesday, January 4th at 6pm reports EW.

The series was cancelled by Syfy last month and the network said at that time that the remaining episodes would return in the early part of the new year. The Battlestar Galactica prequel was a departure from the sci-fi action series and didn’t measure up in the ratings. The cable channel has given a greenlight to another prequel series that will be closer in tone to the original and is tentatively called Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.

Of the Caprica cancellation, executive producer David Eick told EW, “I understand that these are rarely simple decisions and I know the current leadership at Syfy genuinely loved the show and were hell-bent on protecting it and seeing it succeed… Caprica was an extremely smart, unique show and it’ll take quite some time for me to get used to the idea that it’s really gone.

What do you think? Glad to hear you won’t have to wait long to see the final episodes? Do you think elements of Caprica should be worked into the new series?

 

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Gina January 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Scy-fy did such a piss-poor job of promoting this show that I missed the first few episodes, and have had to watch most of it on DVD. It certainly had potential and what a shame it didn’t have more of a chance.

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Lynn January 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I really enjoyed Caprica and was looking forward to hearing the story of how it all began. Replacing it with Wrestling Smackdown was just plain stupid. Sorry to sound so rude but wrestling?? Really????? What the frack!

Well let’s hope they do a lot of advertising for the upcoming BSG: Blood & Chrome on channels other than syfy. With the cancellation of Caprica and SGU there’s nothing left on syfy that I like or will be watching so I it is likely I will miss the new BSG series.

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Bobby December 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I hate to say it, but this genuinely was the last thing on Sci-Fi (SyFy, whatever) that I watched. It was never a very intellectual channel but at least it had some degree of fan service. Now with the original Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, and Caprica gone… I really can’t think of anything else I’ll tune in for.

Their movies are so bad they basically use that as a marketing strategy now, and don’t get me started on the “original” series they’re coming up with lately. I don’t believe in Ghosts, so hunting them seems a bit of a waste. As for Warehouse 13 and Eureka and the like… meh.

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MrWiseguy December 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Though the series struggled for coherence here and there, the last couple of episodes were great and had a sense of direction. The last episode to air was smart, tense and a visual treat, featuring actual philosophical themes (which the show had hinted at since the beginning but rarely delivered).

So it’s a shame that it gets canceled exactly when it was starting to hit its stride. Considering the final montage of the last episode and the fact that they still have some remaining episodes, it seems like the producers will be able to wrap things up in a satisfying manner.

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Esoko December 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Canceling Caprica shows a disrespect and disregard of SciFi fans. They put Wrestling on a SciFi channel and think that is acceptable. SyFy and NBC are ridiculous.

With Caprica canceled. There is NOTHING worth watching on SyFy.

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Eli December 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

I agree with the general consensus here, CAPRICA WAS AND IS A VERY CEREBRAL AND EPIC TALE, its an unfortunate truth that it goes way over most peoples head and ergo did not get the ratings needed to keep it alive, and for those who don’t believe it is as good Battlestar G, you really not paying attention. It is the perfect Prequel. Caprica, along with BSG was to often perceived as a SciFi show, when infact they are both epic tales with great plots and dialogue that just so happened to be set in a technologically advanced society,. I’m very much in to the whole SciFi thing, but what kept me tuned in was the the story-line.If this is cancelled for sure, that would be a crying shame, especially when shows like Star Gate (which I do watch) Wharehouse and Eureka (these I dont watch) continue to survive.

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