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  • Acting for Two: Alessandra Torresani plays Original Zoe, Zoe-Avatar, Zoe-Robot (voice), Messenger Zoe and Zoe-Skinjob. Technically the robot and the skinjob are the same entity as the avatar.
  • Dawson Casting: High school-aged Zoe Graystone and Lacy Rand are played by Alessandra Torresani and Magda Apanowicz, who are both in their twenties. Genevieve Buechner is a borderline case, being 18 while playing 16 year old Tamara.
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  • Defictionalization: You can buy the Avenging Angels t-shirt that Sam yells at Willie for wearing.
  • Follow-Up Failure: As a spinoff to Battlestar Galactica (2003) hesitance was given to Caprica from the start. The pilot was tested as a release on DVD and streamed for free on Syfy's website before it aired. After the mid-season finale it was announced that Caprica would return in January of the following year. With less than a month's notice it returned in October only to be cancelled before Sweeps.
  • Franchise Killer: Its ratings failure likely killed the rebooted Battlestar Galactica franchise. A prequel series about a young William Adama fighting in the First Cylon War was canceled, with only the pilot ever being made (after some Development Hell) in the form of the web series Blood & Chrome.
  • Romance on the Set: Genevieve Buechner (Tamara) and Richard Harmon (Heracles).
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  • Screwed by the Network: Syfy extensively meddled around with the schedule and support for the show despite good ratings, and the single 18 episode season before the show was unceremoniously cancelled was aired in the span of 1.7 years, from 2009 to 2011, before the last episodes were completely canned and released on DVD instead.
  • Short Run in Peru: An interesting case. While the remaining episodes were pulled from airing in the USA following its cancellation until 2011, it was still running as scheduled in Canada, concluding on November 30, 2010 with Apotheosis.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The DVD has a deleted scene from the pilot which would, if included, have sent the plot in a completely different direction - Ben is also a Virtual Ghost in V-World, and Clarice is entirely aware of it and is implied to have brought it about.
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    • "The Shape of Things to Come", a sequence showing exactly what could have been, at the end of "Apotheosis". The Caprica Arena events engender public support for Cylons and they become commonplace throughout Colonial society. Daniel and Amanda spend time with Zoe in V-World before they give her an artificial body. Clarice Willow starts preaching to the Cylons through V-World and fuels rebellion. Lacy has become the new Blessed Mother of the Monotheist Church.
    • Others are mentioned in DVD commentary. The Head-Zoe in "Things We Lock Away" would have been Head-Six or Head-Baltar if Tricia Helfer or James Callis had been available. And Zoe might have met one of the Final Five in V-world in Season 2.
  • The Wiki Rule: Wiki Caprica.