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post #21 of 51
I never watched BSG, but my husband was very into it and I just started watching Caprica with him. I'm really liking it so far, but he has to tell me BSG trivia every 5 minutes, haha.
post #22 of 51
No, I understand how Sister Claire's a closet monotheist... but I was surprised at how she interacted with the rest of her spouses, like she hides a lot from them. Plus the way she and her young husband (whose name is escaping me) were around her student seemed a bit hinky.
post #23 of 51
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No, I understand how Sister Claire's a closet monotheist... but I was surprised at how she interacted with the rest of her spouses, like she hides a lot from them. Plus the way she and her young husband (whose name is escaping me) were around her student seemed a bit hinky.
There was definitely something hinky going on with her. There were hints that she somehow wronged the other spouses in the past, and there is definitely something odd about the young husband, her, and the student..Lacy? Is that her name?
post #24 of 51
Did anyone watch last night? I'm really starting to get into it
post #25 of 51
Ok, I am slowly getting interested in Caprica. It's not as bad as I originally thought. It's just very slow and land based which is the opposite of BSG.

Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz
post #26 of 51
I am watching it, it seems interesting so far
post #27 of 51
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Didn't the group marriage kind of remind people of how the cylons (skin-jobs) are all very free with their love, etc.?
The creator of the original BSG show from the 80s is Mormon/LDS. There are some LDS references in the old and new shows, including the Quorum of Twelve.

It could be that their multiple-partnered marriage is Caprica's take on the old church's polygamy (and the current FLDS's policy). Only more gender equitable.

Agreed, Claire's and her husband's interest in Lacy is thoroughly creepy!

I really don't like Samuel Adama so far. But after the preview for next week I think they're setting him up to be a conflicted thug. He's not going to want to go through with Joseph's request.

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Now I can't remember, did Joseph tell Samuel to kill Amanda Graystone during the show or in the preview for next week?


I don't really know how I would respond if I learned that my murdered daughter 1) had a boyfriend I hadn't previously known about and, 2) that boy was a terrorist. But I really don't think that my shocked response would be to go tell the world my daughter is a terrorist. I mean, I know they were estranged but why did she conclude that Zoe was also a terrorist? I like to think that I'd make the mistake of accusing the boyfriend of leading my daughter astray, a 'not my daughter' mentality.

I love the 1950's look to everything.
post #28 of 51
In response to your spoluier post, it was in the episode - I think the last line of the episode.

I also think it was pretty cool that they just sort of casually made Sam Adama gay. And that he's a mobster, not a hairstylist.
post #29 of 51
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Hurrah, he didn't kill her!

(Just last night we finally got around to watching last Friday's episode.)
post #30 of 51
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Hurrah, he didn't kill her!

(Just last night we finally got around to watching last Friday's episode.)
I think Joseph finally saw her as a mother who lost a child, and not the family that Greystone got to keep.
post #31 of 51
I've become somewhat frustrated with the show. I thought the same thing as journey, why did she automatically assume that her daughter was a terrorist? You'd think that a parent would assume the best of their child, especially their dead child. The storyline is also a little slow going. I don't like Samuel Adama at all either but I'm not much of a fan of mobsters and even less so of ones that bring children into their life of crime.
post #32 of 51
oh and I forgot to say, that grandmother is evil.
post #33 of 51
What I'm getting from Sam Adama and the grandma (Yes, she is super-evil!) is that these are the people that Willie is getting some of his life-advice from.

I think Sam told Willie that once you are on a path, it is best to stay on that path. (He also told him to admit to the small things, so people overlook the big bad that you did.) The grandma told him that's its best to get stuff from your enemies because they are afraid of you. (This was in reference to Willie saying that Joseph wouldn't be able to get him in as a ball-boy with the C-Bucs because he and Daniel weren't friends anymore.)

So I think part of their roles is to show us how they helped shape the person who would become the Admiral.

Also, in BSG, didn't the Admiral or Lee say that Joseph and Willie (the Admiral) didn't get along?

That's just my take on it.

Oh, and I LOVED Daniel bringing the cylon into the board meeting!
post #34 of 51
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What I'm getting from Sam Adama and the grandma (Yes, she is super-evil!) is that these are the people that Willie is getting some of his life-advice from.

I think Sam told Willie that once you are on a path, it is best to stay on that path. (He also told him to admit to the small things, so people overlook the big bad that you did.) The grandma told him that's its best to get stuff from your enemies because they are afraid of you. (This was in reference to Willie saying that Joseph wouldn't be able to get him in as a ball-boy with the C-Bucs because he and Daniel weren't friends anymore.)

So I think part of their roles is to show us how they helped shape the person who would become the Admiral.

Also, in BSG, didn't the Admiral or Lee say that Joseph and Willie (the Admiral) didn't get along?

post #35 of 51
I'm not liking the Adama part of the story. The whole family is a mess of ethnic stereotypes. Lacy is my favorite character thus far.
post #36 of 51
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Who tipped off Sister Claire that the police would be raiding the school lockers? Was that explained and I just missed it? Or is that still a mystery? Remember someone sent her a text while she and her husbands and wife were all waking up.

This last episode with Tamara Adama was very Matrix-like. I don't think that in BSG the cyborgs had this cyber parallel universe, did they?
post #37 of 51
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I don't think that in BSG the cyborgs had this cyber parallel universe, did they?

I haven't watched the latest episode, because frankly I'm not sure I'm going to stick with it, but I had to respond to your last sentence.

Yes they did. Do you remember, in maybe season 3ish, when Baltar is on the cylon ship and Caprica reveals to him that the cylons all create their own reality? She tells him something like, "You just see the walls of the ship. I'm standing in a forest, surrounded by the beauty of nature." She calls it projection.
post #38 of 51
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I haven't watched the latest episode, because frankly I'm not sure I'm going to stick with it, but I had to respond to your last sentence.

Yes they did. Do you remember, in maybe season 3ish, when Baltar is on the cylon ship and Caprica reveals to him that the cylons all create their own reality? She tells him something like, "You just see the walls of the ship. I'm standing in a forest, surrounded by the beauty of nature." She calls it projection.
Thank you! I'd forgotten that.
post #39 of 51
Remember also that Hera was able to "join" Boomer's projection, even though she was half human?

lorijds, sorry you're not sticking around. Sometimes I'm just so bleh about it, too. I really wonder whether it is considered "successful" by Syfy or not. I truly wouldn't be surprised if it didn't come back after this first season.

DH thinks that it will run up to the advent of the 1st cylon war, but I think he's living in fantasy land!
post #40 of 51
I'm just really disappointed in it. I guess I thought, as a *DIE HARD* BSG fan, I would have more bones thrown to me. I expected more of a connection with BSG, even just little things that only BSGers would notice, but that would keep me watching. So far, with very very few exceptions, Caprica feels like a completely separate entity from BSG. Why am I not seeing the families of other BSGers? Can't the owners of the grocery store have the same last name as one of the characters in BSG? What do all the sheets of paper have corners?! Can't a common tattoo show up (like one of Starbucks?) Why have we only met the Adama family--surely there are other BSG families out there that we could meet. Why can't we have a brief, fleeting scene of one of the main characters standing in the museum at Caprica City, looking at the Arrow of Apollo that Starbuck returned to find and bring to Roslin? Why aren't the scrolls of Pythia ever mentioned? Why can't Joseph flick out that lighter every once in a while? How could it be such a good luck charm for Bill Adama, and I don't think I've even seen it in Caprica?

Why can't little things like that be woven into the background?

The atmosphere, the intensity, everything is slower and I find it boring and unfamiliar. It's simply not very interesting to me. Every time an episode was over, I feel like the storyline was advanced by inches, and the only reason I keep watching it is I keep hoping that THIS time, everything will start clicking into place, the connections will be made, and I'll have a big AHA moment. I'm beginning to think that isn't going to happen, though.
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