History Series / Caprica

2nd Apr '17 5:24:12 AM dreamofwritting
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* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule: The Athenian Academy uniforms. Technically, they're not Catholic but [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek polytheists]] but in virtually every other way it applies. Plus, at least two of the girls ''were'' monotheistic, though not Christian, much less Catholic.

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* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule: The Athenian Academy uniforms. Technically, they're not Catholic but [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek polytheists]] but in virtually every other way it applies. Plus, at least two of the girls ''were'' monotheistic, though not Christian, much less Catholic.
4th Mar '17 1:35:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** David Eick mentions in the commentary for the pilot that he was once reading JackKerouac's "On the Road" in a diner, when an extremely enthusiastic college-age man came up to him and told him, in all earnestness, than "Jack Kerouac is God". Eick based the character of Ben Stark (the terrorist who blows up the levitated train) on this man.

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** David Eick mentions in the commentary for the pilot that he was once reading JackKerouac's Creator/JackKerouac's "On the Road" in a diner, when an extremely enthusiastic college-age man came up to him and told him, in all earnestness, than "Jack Kerouac is God". Eick based the character of Ben Stark (the terrorist who blows up the levitated train) on this man.
8th Sep '16 3:41:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TerrainSculpting: Virtual Zoe and Virtual Tamara use their godlike powers in V-world to turn [[WretchedHive New Cap City]] into a mountain kingdom.
13th May '16 9:29:35 PM Fireblood
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* TheNothingAfterDeath: Tamara experiences a technological version of this, as her consciousness is copied into a digital avatar which gets stuck in a dark, empty room until she's found.
14th Mar '16 2:50:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ChandlerAmericanTime: The virtual world of New Cap City has a very noir aesthetic with clothes being 1930s-1940s or so.



* FilmNoir[=/=]TheThirties[=/=]TheForties: the world of New Cap City.
11th Dec '15 4:40:15 PM BlackJAC
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* AnachronismStew: Of course, series is set on another planet, but we have clothes from TheFifties, TheSixties, and TheSeventies, more or less modern-looking cars, futuristic flying machines, absolutely modern-looking computers and cell phones alongside with futuristic but more or less realistic computer systems, Turing test-passing robots and a virtual reality device which apparently affects the brain directly and creates incredibly realistic pictures. WordOfGod lampshades all this by saying that the fashion is deliberately retro because it's 50 years before ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' (which had PresentDay[=/=]TheAughts fashion) and the tech is deliberately more advanced because the First Cylon War hadn't turned everybody off to advanced computers.

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* AnachronismStew: Of course, series is set on another planet, but we have clothes from TheFifties, TheSixties, and TheSeventies, more or less modern-looking cars, futuristic flying machines, absolutely modern-looking computers and cell phones alongside with futuristic but more or less realistic computer systems, Turing test-passing robots and a virtual reality device which apparently affects the brain directly and creates incredibly realistic pictures. WordOfGod lampshades all this by saying that the fashion is deliberately retro because it's 50 years before ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' (which had PresentDay[=/=]TheAughts fashion) and the tech is deliberately more advanced because the First Cylon War hadn't is what turned everybody off to advanced computers.
25th Nov '15 3:59:08 PM BlackJAC
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* AnachronismStew: Of course, series is set on another planet, but we have clothes from the fifties, more or less modern-looking cars, futuristic flying machines, absolutely modern-looking computers and cell phones alongside with futuristic but more or less realistic computer systems, Turing test-passing robots and a virtual reality device which apparently affects the brain directly and creates incredibly realistic pictures.

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* AnachronismStew: Of course, series is set on another planet, but we have clothes from the fifties, TheFifties, TheSixties, and TheSeventies, more or less modern-looking cars, futuristic flying machines, absolutely modern-looking computers and cell phones alongside with futuristic but more or less realistic computer systems, Turing test-passing robots and a virtual reality device which apparently affects the brain directly and creates incredibly realistic pictures.pictures. WordOfGod lampshades all this by saying that the fashion is deliberately retro because it's 50 years before ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' (which had PresentDay[=/=]TheAughts fashion) and the tech is deliberately more advanced because the First Cylon War hadn't turned everybody off to advanced computers.


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* CoolPlane: in addition to V-World having Vipers that resemble P-40 Warhawks in New Cap City and having F-4 Phantom elements when Zoe-A and Philomon have their first date, the Caprican military flies VTOL aircraft that resemble UH-60 Blackhawks with wings and jet engines.


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* FilmNoir[=/=]TheThirties[=/=]TheForties: the world of New Cap City.
9th Oct '15 1:56:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Deleted scenes from the pilot also had Tomas Vergis appearing earlier than he did in the series, and played by Roger R. Cross (better known as Joshua in ''FirstWave'' and Travis in ''{{Continuum}}'') instead of by John Pyper-Ferguson, who played him in the series. In this storyline, Amanda was was having an extramarital affair with him; the showrunners cut it to make her more sympathetic.

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** Deleted scenes from the pilot also had Tomas Vergis appearing earlier than he did in the series, and played by Roger R. Cross (better known as Joshua in ''FirstWave'' ''Series/FirstWave'' and Travis in ''{{Continuum}}'') ''Series/{{Continuum}}'') instead of by John Pyper-Ferguson, who played him in the series. In this storyline, Amanda was was having an extramarital affair with him; the showrunners cut it to make her more sympathetic.
2nd Oct '15 4:56:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Now has [[Characters/{{Caprica}} a character sheet]].
11th Sep '15 3:05:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Zoe Graystone has very dark (nearly-black) hair and very light (as close to white as possible without albinism) skin. Particularly noticeable in the ads, in which she is stark-naked and holding [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples a bright-red apple]].

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Zoe Graystone has very dark (nearly-black) hair and very light (as close to white as possible without albinism) skin. Particularly noticeable in the ads, in which she is stark-naked and holding [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples [[TemptingApple a bright-red apple]].



* MsFanservice: Zoe is a borderline case, made a little bit creepy by her character's apparent age, only to be made [[DawsonCasting a little bit more comfortable by her actress]]'. In many episodes, particularly early on, she has a tendency to wear ''very'' {{Stripperific}} outfits and she even appears ''naked'' at one point, though this was clearly intended to represent her vulnerability. [[http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r170/meshel73/Caprica/CapricaPoster_07.jpg Particularly exemplified in promotional posters for the show]] (combined with HowDoYouLikeThemApples, BoobsAndButtPose, and HandOrObjectUnderwear--a veritable buffet of {{Fanservice}}).

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* MsFanservice: Zoe is a borderline case, made a little bit creepy by her character's apparent age, only to be made [[DawsonCasting a little bit more comfortable by her actress]]'. In many episodes, particularly early on, she has a tendency to wear ''very'' {{Stripperific}} outfits and she even appears ''naked'' at one point, though this was clearly intended to represent her vulnerability. [[http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r170/meshel73/Caprica/CapricaPoster_07.jpg Particularly exemplified in promotional posters for the show]] (combined with HowDoYouLikeThemApples, TemptingApple, BoobsAndButtPose, and HandOrObjectUnderwear--a veritable buffet of {{Fanservice}}).
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