It doesn't get any suckier than this thankfully cancelled television series
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Agreed..agreed..agreed, January 25, 2012
By tubehead999 "Tubehead999" - See all my reviews This review is from: Caprica Sucks: SyFy Channel Misfires Again With Ronald D. Moore's Caprica (Paperback)
How heartwarming that I have found an outlet to voice my frustration with the so-called Sy-Fy Channel.....you know, they have gotten so bad that I canceled my cable subscription .....seriously.....After years of being a dedicated viewer of the quality programming they USED to have...I was simply amazed at the junk they now produce. When the wrestling started ..that was it.....So do the folks at the Sy-Fy Channel realize who buys the products marketed during their programing? It is certainly not the 20-30 something's that will spend hours trying to "rip" videos and music off the web! It is the older folks who spend the money. The wrestling fans certainly don't spend any money....maybe on cheap beer and cigarettes...who were the idiots that convinced the network folks that wrestling was science fiction? Fiction yes, science..no...well maybe it is science..the science of statistics...what percentage of the lowest common denominator can be seen in a wrestling audience?
I tried to stay in the loop with Caprica, but, quite frankly , I found myself not looking forward to the next episode as I have with other offerings..the actors do a good job, but the show just didn't GO ANYWHERE....if they were trying to associate this show with the earlier Battlestar..they have failed...nothing but a soap-opera that just goes on and on and on..with no definition. I will still watch the reruns or the videos , but, this is one show where I am not glued to my seat or only leave the chair during a commercial break.....
Ok , just came back from the website at Syfy where they are showing the Face-Off series and blurring out the body parts.....what next? Soft porn? Even if you try to view another show; the website posts you back to the "face-off" video...so , I left....too much trouble....I guess I won't be looking for a Panara Bread Outlet to buy any fresh bread..one of their advertisers and I definitely won't be using Sprint..their commercial shill yells at you..who does that appeal to? Oh yeah, the wrestling audience....
Sad times we live in....
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book better than the TV Show!!!, September 21, 2012
By Fireknight - See all my reviews
I have to tell you, I loved BSG, so I was hoping to love Caprica...WOW! Was I ever off the mark. Caprica not only sucks, but it totally blows! Not only did they drag a boring plot around for about 18 episodes, but the last five minutes of the whole series totally sums up the whole series...so do yourself a favor and skip to the last episode and watch the last five minutes...actually scrap that because they even screw up the story line with "Skin-jobs" from the original BSG.
This whole story arc/series was to produce more women to watch the show as BSG was owned by an all male audience mostly. EPIC FAIL. This one season series should be banned wherever they sell DVD & Blu-Ray's.
Remember the Superman movies with Christopher Reeve...remember how Superman 1 & 2 were great and 3 & 4 were completely stupid and not worth the film they were made on...so in turn, everyone just pretends that 3 & 4 were never made...same with Alien 1 & 2...they were great...Alien 3 & 4 were just stupid! Well, my point is to just watch and buy Battlestar Galactica seasons 1-4 as they were awesome...and pretend Caprica was never made. I forced myself to watch the complete series of Caprica and I am writing this to save anyone from that 18 hours that you will NEVER get back!!! I Pray that SyFy pulls they're frakin' heads out of their a**es and reconsiders putting "BSG: BLOOD AND CHROME" back on as a series. Let's get back to a series that made BSG great !!!
5 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not taking the bait, March 30, 2010
By W. Tetzeli (Charlottesville, VA) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) This review is from: Caprica Sucks: SyFy Channel Misfires Again With Ronald D. Moore's Caprica (Paperback)
Everything you say is spot on. Bravo for your incisive comments. Good luck trying to draw in supporters of RDM and his shows with your baiting comments, so they can praise him to the skies (which I suspect is your real intent, and that you are the real stealth poster). If you try really hard, I'm sure someone will find this page and know you actually mean a single word you say. Everything you say is spot on. Bravo for your incisive comments. [/size]
14 out or 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This show sucks worse than GINO, October 3rd, 2010
By Joshua Remington Vegas My first and much needed review
Is it possible for a television series to be even lazier than GINO in producing, scriptwriting, directing, wardrobe, and cliched science fiction ideas from the past warmed over and re-presented as badly as there are here? We saw this nonsense before in GINO and its repackaged here again in Caprica. According to Ronald D. Moore and his trusty pen, every civilization thousands of light years from Earth is a gangster planet where the planet's inhabitants are human like us, walk around in three piece business suits and trenchcoats, carry tommy guns, have built cities just like ours, drive around in cars, and eat at corner diners. Think about the old Star Trek episode 'A Piece of The Action' ..which was Star Trek's gangster planet episode, and that is the entire backdrop for Caprica.
According to Ronald D. Moore and his Elliot Ness co-horts at the Sci-Fi Channel, identical evolution is possible and what has happened before will happen again. I don't agree. This is just an excuse for lazy producing and scriptwriting, with good old budget crunching per episode nonsense thrown in. With Ronald D. Moore's GINO and Caprica series, never before in the history of television science fiction has the limited reach of a per episode budget so blatantly dictated what you have physically seen in each episode. This style of low budget producing harks back to the old days of MGM where the same stock costumes and props kept showing up in the same low budget movies. Universal Studios was even doing it during its sausage factory assembly line days in the 1970s when it was a mass stock supplier of endless television series. In the case of Ronald D. Moore's GINO and Caprica, such budget cutting destroyed any credible illusion that GINO and Caprica were supposed to be taking place in outer space thousands of light years from Earth. Both failed television series looked like they were filmed down the block from where you lived. Caprica sucks and it can't be said enough.
8 out of 15 people found the folllowing review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The secret at Universal Studios is not a secret anymore., February 29th, 2010
By James Bennett aka Danny Flapjacks
I used to be an independent contractor working as a liason between Universal Studios and the stealth marketing firm 'Abraham & Harrison.' My job was to coordinate the agendas of both parties into a singular mission and their singular mission was to keep the Battlestar Galactica property off track in terms of not reviving it in the appropriate way. The Caprica series was one component in this overall mission. The problem here is Universal Studios did not own Battlestar Galactica as it was originally presented in 1978. Each individual component of the series became scattered and fragmented over the years. This includes original format with the 12 Colonies, Battlestars, costumes, props, etc. It was my job with the two other parties I just mentioned was to try and force the public to accept a drastically modified version of Battlestar Galactica consisting of spur the moment and thought up modified components that Universal Studios could own.
I must say that speaking from experience, this book is painfully accurate in what it describes and what the author puts forth as more than speculation. Aside from a few over the top moments that the author should have resisted doing, he is spot on in describing how ruthless copyright ownership can become if corporations don't own something and will do whatever it takes to own at the expense of level headed common sense and artistic integrity.
16 out of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Caprica is the most boring and worst television series I have ever seen., May 17th, 2010
By Debbie Miranda McAllister
Never again will I turn to the Sci-Fi Channel and Ronald D. Moore for escapist entertainment since the two of them are incapable of delivering the goods. A sequel or prequel to that GINO series which wasn't terribly exciting or original itself to begin with, Caprica was supposed to carry on the boring and irritating universe Ronald D. Moore created for GINO. A boring and irritating universe to watch that Ronald D. Moore no doubt threw together in about 10 minutes after thinking about every science fiction movie and television series he had ever watched and how he could rip-off all of them. If I want to watch a soap opera, I'll watch a soap opera. If I want to watch a gangster movie, I'll watch a gangster movie. If I want to watch a movie about artificial intelligence, I'll find one. If I want to watch characters dressed in contemporary business suits, I'll watch a contemporary drama. But for the love of God, don't roll up all of these incompatible components into one television series and call it Caprica. Because all that you're going to do is irritate the hell out of television viewers looking for original ideas and excitement.
22 out of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never before has a television series defied description in its premise., October 17th, 2010
By HubCap Dave nickname Roll Fizzle-Beef
You have to hand it to the Sci-Fi Channel and Ronald D. Moore. They pooped out a television series defying description. I'll try and take a stab at it. 1930s era gangsters on an alien planet that looks remarkably like 1930s era New York walk around in business suits, trench coats, and carrying tommy guns are fighting an alien intelligence. There's some sort of soap opera thingy going on with a teenage girl that I don't give two hoots about. You will be bored to tears after the first five minutes of every episode. A word to the wise. Don't watch this stupid television series, but do buy the book. This book explains beautifully why Caprica is so screwed up as a television series.
4 out of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watching Caprica is time in life I will never get back., April 17th, 2010
By Ronald D. Lunkhead
If the Sci-Fi Channel and Ronald D. Moore weren't so in love with themselves, they would come back to reality and realize what a steaming pile of garbage Caprica really is. The FCC should have rules prohibiting crap like this from being put on the air, as in if you don't have something legitimate to say with a television series then just stop in developing it. After two episodes of this garbage, I was already fed up with The Untouchables in outer space. Gangsters on an alien planet? Please!! This alien planet looked like British Columbia. You have to hand it to the Sci-Fi Channel and Ronald D. Moore, they put no effort whatsoever into trying to create a credible alternate reality. In fact, they go in the opposite direction!! They utterly convince you that Caprica is really just a low budget television series shot in Canada. We'll eventually see Caprica become a public domain property released on one of those $5.00 compilation DVDs with other really bad science fiction productions.
8 out of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Caprica Sucks' is a mild way of putting what sort of garbage the Sci-Fi Channel spewed forth., June 14th, 2010
By Lester Bonemail This review is from Caprica Sucks
I began watching the first episode 30 minutes after it first began and I didn't know what I was watching. You hit the channel changer now and then and I didn't even know I was on the Sci-Fi Channel at first. But then the clues began to slowly creep in that I was watching a Sci-Fi Channel original production. I was bored to tears, I didn't know what this stupid show was. I saw robots walking around and then some stock criminal characters in business suits shooting at each other. Then on top of all of that, some teenage girl was doing some weird mind control experiments. Whoever was specifically responsible for putting this garbage on the air should be fired.
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