• Network:
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 22, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Caprica Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics What's this?

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The Battlestar Galactica prequel introduces Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), the father to BSG's Admiral William Adama, as well as the beginnings of the Cylons.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The new offering, from executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (the team behind "BSG"), stands on its own and in many ways might be more inviting to viewers who are not hard-core sci-fi fans.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Caprica feels torn between soulfully mature ruminations and adolescent "accessibility" for gamers wondering where the space action went. Let's hope the pilot's spellbinding second hour points the way toward greatness.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    If this prequel can maintain the quality of its initial salvo, that will likely motivate at least those viewers to beseech whatever gods they pray to that Caprica be blessed with a prolonged stay in this place called Earth.
  4. 75
    Caprica is still finding itself, but it's worth your while, and if it can knit its various elements into a more coherent whole, it could get even better.
  5. I've since seen two more episodes, which in some ways intrigued me even more than the pilot. It's not "Battlestar Galactica", in that it swaps out the military components of that show for a bit of teen angst and soap opera intrigue, but I really like the lead performances by Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales (two actors who in previous roles often made me feel like there was something missing), and the social commentary is just as sharp here as it was on "BSG."
  6. Caprica is well-crafted and good-looking, with solid acting. It's also encouraging that Syfy is willing to commit the resources to do it. Recruiting new voyagers will be the challenge.
  7. 50
    Again, if you loved all things Battlestar beyond measure, Caprica may satisfy. For all others, this is a planet best left unvisited.

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Dec 5, 2010
    HOW YOU CAN BRING CAPRICA BACK: Sign the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/caprica-for-season-2.html Send Syfy a letter without leaving your computer:


    Prove Syfy wrong:

  2. Feb 15, 2011
    Did not follow Battlestar Gallactica but prequel, Caprica, caught my eye and my imagination. Very well-crafted, acting is quite good, and the storyline is riveting . Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    For those naye sayers out there, I must pity you. The point of this show was to provide a stark contrast to BSG. BSG was a show where humans feared technology and feared the cylons, they were running in space and had to make quick decisions concerning survival. In Caprica, everything is advanced. The humans can't live without their technology which is so ingrained into the society. Starting off with a train explosion, this show is anything but slow. And from then on, I was hooked. The subtle nuances, the religious aspects, explaining where the cylon roots come from, why they were invented, and the hardships that went through to create them, and in what society they were created. All of these things made Caprica a wonderful show. I especially loved the element of Tamara in the V-world, being a dead walker and I quote 'Who are you?' Tamara answers 'I'm awake.' and she shoots her.
    Wonderful plot, and for anyone who says it was too slow or not action packed enough, they didn't watch this show, their guide said caprica, but when they selected it, I think Gilmore Girls must have really been on - believe me, that happens all the time to me. Guides can sometimes lie to you, it's really annoying.
  4. Oct 8, 2010
    Awesome show. I was skeptical but once i got into the 2nd episode i realized how much potential this show had and they really lived up to it. How goddamn cool would it be to have a virtual world you can go to that is populated with millions of other people. One section of it is a huge game where if you get killed in the game you are not allowed back so your actions have repercussions not like the video games of today where you can keep trying over and over. Such a solid idea. Worth watching a few episodes to see if you get sucked in. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2011
    A very sexy, stylish, and well written show that was as good and in many ways even better than its predeceasor. I was captivated by the characters and the story throughout. I think one of the reasons why this wasn't as popular as it could have been is because of the heavy parallels between the Caprican Monotheistic cult and the behaviors of real-life religious fanatacism. I think it might have been a bit too painful for fundamentalist types. It was likely even a bit controversial for a conservative. Caprica painted a very bleak and dreary image of an interplanetary society of superficial murdering businessmen, cigarette smoking gansters, religious fanatic terrorists, and other would be frak-talkers. Although this likely was part of the show's success, it would have been great to see more sunny days on the colonies. Expand
  6. ALF
    Apr 3, 2011
    Has the American TV industry completely lost the plot. AGAIN!!! There needs to be a rethink with how a show is actually shown to the public because clearly the insane way you do it is why ratings do not happen. Perhaps if TV executives spent less time drinking and being entertained with brain dead material and said okay, this show will occupy a particular well advertised slot, then the ratings and audiences would be attracted to any series. Another way the TV company's could operate would be as the original Battlestar Galactica did, a mini series released on DVD. This is what got me hooked and the show when it came was what I had waited for for over 20 years, a dark adult sci fi showing humanity for what it is, as compared to the camp original series with a wasted Lorne Greene. Perhaps then they would give a show some opportunity to build a following before appearing on TV. Finally, allow a story to be told. The creator should be able to give some indication to a series length and allow at least that if ratings not so great and more if ratings are excellent. Perhaps then the sad procession of great shows cancelled before they had a chance to complete their story or stories will end, starting with Caprica. Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2011
    after watching all battlestar gallactica episodes, I was very much looking forward to this show. but I was disappointed from the beginning to the end. the show is very slow paced. and it seems to be some kind of teen show. almost everything good known from battlestar galactica was missing. except those stupid religious elements, they had to keep those of course. this whole series could have been done in two episodes, and it would have been a lot more fun I guess. there are no dark elements anymore, no suspense/tension during the whole show. it is more similar to gilmore girls than to battlestar galactica. if there was in battlestar gl. at least some plausible science, then here you will find none of that. don't watch this show, or you will be wasting your time. Expand

See all 14 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. 2009-10 TV Scorecard: The Best and Worst Shows and Networks

    2009-10 TV Scorecard: The Best and Worst Shows and Networks Image
    Published: May 3, 2010
    "Modern Family" is among the 2009-10 season's best new TV shows. Find out which other shows made the cut, and which ones were the biggest failures.
  2. Midseason TV Preview: A Look at New and Returning Shows

    Midseason TV Preview: A Look at New and Returning Shows Image
    Published: January 5, 2010
    Read about the biggest and best new series debuting in the coming months, find out when your favorite programs are returning, and watch trailers for over two dozen shows.