History Series / Caprica

15th Sep '17 12:32:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheDon: The Guatrau of the Ha'la'tha, from what little we see of him.

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* TheDon: The Guatrau of the Ha'la'tha, from what little we see of him. [[spoiler:He's later replaced by his daughter after he tries to have Joseph Adama killed.]]
15th Sep '17 12:31:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpeculativeFictionLGBT: Homosexuality is treated as completely unremarkable in Colonial society, even among hardcore Tauron gangsters; Sam Adama is happily married to a guy named Larry. Sister Clarice Willow is also part of a group marriage, though this is treated as a quirk among monetheists, and isn't really seen among the mainstream polytheists.

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* SpeculativeFictionLGBT: Homosexuality is treated as completely unremarkable in Colonial society, even among hardcore Tauron gangsters; Sam Adama is happily married to a guy named Larry. Sister Clarice Willow is also part of a group marriage, though this is treated as a quirk among monetheists, monotheists, and isn't really seen among the mainstream polytheists.
15th Sep '17 12:29:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpeculativeFictionLGBT: Homosexuality is treated as completely unremarkable in Colonial society, even among hardcore Tauron gangsters; Sam Adama is happily married to a guy named Larry. Sister Clarice Willow is also part of a group marriage, though this is treated as a quirk among monetheists, and isn't really seen among the mainstream polytheists.
6th Sep '17 5:18:45 AM pecbounce
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* EternalSexualFreedom: Played with, possibly to the point of being a DeconstructedTrope. The Colonial society is based on an ancient Greek one, thus alternative sexuality is A-Ok. For that matter, Serge and Jane Espenson have both made it clear that it's not a case of them having overcome discrimination based on sexual orientation, it's that discrimination based on sexual orientation has ''never existed''. The Colonials would find the idea quite alien. Played more straight as revealed in the episode "Rebirth" by revealing that Sister Clarice has a group marriage which, while unusual, is apparently quite legal.

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* EternalSexualFreedom: Played Not technically applicable since this is an alternate universe. Some might argue that this is a trope Caprica played with, possibly to the point of being a DeconstructedTrope. The Colonial society is based on an ancient Greek one, thus alternative sexuality is A-Ok.DeconstructedTrope. For that matter, Serge and Jane Espenson have both made it clear that it's not a case of them having overcome discrimination based on sexual orientation, it's that discrimination based on sexual orientation has ''never existed''. The Colonials would find the idea quite alien. Played more straight as revealed in the episode "Rebirth" by revealing that Sister Clarice has a group marriage which, while unusual, is apparently quite legal.



* {{Gayngster}}: Sam Adama. A hitman in the Tauron Mafia, and talks to his nephew William about the days in the old neighborhood when he'd keep striking out with guys while his brother Joseph got all the girls. [[EternalSexualFreedom In the Twelve Colonies there's no discrimination or stereotyping against homosexuals and bisexuals]], so he is pretty much just a gangster who happens to be married to a guy.

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* {{Gayngster}}: Sam Adama. A hitman in the Tauron Mafia, and talks to his nephew William about the days in the old neighborhood when he'd keep striking out with guys while his brother Joseph got all the girls. [[EternalSexualFreedom In the Twelve Colonies there's no discrimination or stereotyping against homosexuals and bisexuals]], bisexuals, so he is pretty much just a gangster who happens to be married to a guy.



* StraightGay: Sam Adama, Joseph's tough as nails [[{{Gayngster}} gangster]] brother. And Sam's husband. And all the other gay characters in the franchise. Since the Battlestar universe has a firm EternalSexualFreedom-thing going, [[http://www.afterelton.com/people/2010/01/jane-espenson there is no such thing as a gay stereotype]].

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* StraightGay: Sam Adama, Joseph's tough as nails [[{{Gayngster}} gangster]] brother. And Sam's husband. And all the other gay characters in the franchise. Since the Battlestar universe has a firm EternalSexualFreedom-thing going, [[http://www.afterelton.com/people/2010/01/jane-espenson there is no such thing as a gay stereotype]].
8th Aug '17 8:17:44 PM PaulA
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** David Eick mentions in the commentary for the pilot that he was once reading 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.

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** David Eick mentions in the commentary for the pilot that he was once reading Creator/JackKerouac's "On the Road" ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' in a diner, when an extremely enthusiastic college-age man came up to him and told him, in all earnestness, than that "Jack Kerouac is God". Eick based the character of Ben Stark (the terrorist who blows up the levitated train) on this man.
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.
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