History Series / Caprica

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}}).
19th Jul '15 11:24:33 AM psionycx
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%%* ManlyTears: Joseph. Often.

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%%* * ManlyTears: Joseph. Often. He seems to spend almost as much time weeping over his wife and daughter as anything else. Eventually it becomes actual severe depression, resulting in Sam and Larry taking over caring for Willie since Joseph is no longer functional.



%%* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Tauron Democratic Government]].

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%%* * PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Tauron Democratic Government]].Government]], which seems to be an analog of Francoist Spain. The head of government, Andreas Phaulkon, is nicknamed "the playboy dictator" by the Caprican media and his party's military was notorious for execution of dissidents.



%%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Taurons.

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%%* * ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Taurons.Taurons take great pride in martial prowess, favor violent solutions to disputes and raise their children to be tough (and ideally combat-ready).



%%* ReligionOfEvil: STO is seen as this by colonials. [[SarcasmMode Wonder why]]...

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%%* * ReligionOfEvil: STO is seen as this by colonials. The fact that they are as happy to kill each other in internal power plays as they are to kill polytheists in terrorist attacks such as bombing civilian targets [[SarcasmMode Wonder why]]...probably plays some role in this]].



%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Lacy and Zoe.

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%%* * TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Lacy and Zoe.Zoe. Lacy is a lower class WrenchWench, whereas Zoe is a super-rich TeenGenius more into computer programming.
19th Jul '15 11:07:29 AM psionycx
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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Averted. Dr. Amanda Graystone works at the hospital as a ''plastic surgeon''. Therefore, when she sees a car accident, she does not rush over to offer first aid.
19th Jul '15 8:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** And nearing the finale of the first half-season he once again shows himself to be completely blind to the genre when he [[spoiler: uploads his daughters virtual-ghost into the Cylon prototype. It all goes horribly wrong and for awhile he thinks her avatar is dead yet later he begins to suspect she is still in the body.]] So what does he do? [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon Tortures the Cylon prototype by setting it on fire and forcing her to]] literally ShootTheDog.]] [[SarcasmMode That totally is not going to come back and bite you in the ass Dan.]]

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** And nearing the finale of the first half-season he once again shows himself to be completely blind to the genre when he [[spoiler: uploads his daughters virtual-ghost into the Cylon prototype. It all goes horribly wrong and for awhile he thinks her avatar is dead yet later he begins to suspect she is still in the body.]] So what does he do? [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon Tortures the Cylon prototype by setting it on fire and forcing her to]] to literally ShootTheDog.]] [[SarcasmMode That totally is not going to come back and bite you in the ass Dan.]]
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