Friday, February 19, 2010

Paley Center announces NYC CAPRICA event

The Paley Center in New York City has just announced a CAPRICA panel! Finally something for us folks on the East Coast. Here are the details:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
6:30 pm ET, New York

Appearing In Person:

Ronald D. Moore, Co-Creator and Executive Producer
David Eick, Executive Producer
Paula Malcomson, "Amanda Graystone"
Alessandra Torresani, "Zoe Graystone"
Magda Apanowicz, "Lacy Rand"
Sasha Roiz, "Sam Adama"

Syfy’s new Battlestar Galactica prequel—more futuristic family saga than space opera—is a provocative, superbly crafted drama that, like its predecessor, tackles complex, highly resonant themes, such as religion, race, terrorism, technology, love, and the very nature of humanity. Like all quality drama, Caprica is not just emotionally and intellectually gripping, but also compels viewers to confront their own reality, even as they are swept up in this visually arresting, preapocalyptic world of sentient robots, avatars, and interplanetary travel.

The Paley Center will preview an upcoming episode from Caprica’s first season, followed by a discussion with members of the cast and creative team.

Paley Center Members: $15, tickets on sale now.
General Public: $25, tickets on sale Wednesday, February 24 at noon.

On CAPRICA, ratings, pacing, and the future.

Airlock Alpha spoke to SyFy executive Mark Stern this week and let him expound on why the network is 100% behind their new series CAPRICA. Stern says the network is supporting the show "for the long haul," and fans should not let early ratings news get them down or make assumptions about the show's future. Not surprising for a BSG-based show, the DVR+7 ratings are actually higher than expected despite the live Friday ratings being lower than BSG's ever were.

Stern also has some interesting things to say about what is coming up in the next few episodes before the mid-season break. After we see the rest of the first 10 episodes, CAPRICA goes on hiatus until late summer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random Caprican Culture

Sasha Roiz shares with Show Patrol Blog an incredibly detailed history of Sam Adama's tattoos, as written by CAPRICA's writer/producer Jane Espenson. Impressive!

BSG/CAPRICA executive producer David Eick gave WGA West an interview.

New video: "Hackers Interrupt Buccaneers Promo" - don't miss a single thrilling centum!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Two clips from this Friday's new CAPRICA episode

SciFiWire led us to two new clips in the SyFy player for this Friday's episode 104, "Gravedancing."

What a way to start your day, huh?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Haiti Charity Auction Part #3: the Frakkin' Toaster

Maureen Ryan's Haiti Charity Auction continues to add new TV promo items -- this week another great BSG piece: The Frakkin' Toaster.

Bidding is open until February 16.

Mo tells us there will be one or two more BSG items coming up soon as well!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Haiti Relief Charity Auction

Friend of Sitrep Maureen Ryan is running an Ebay auction to raise money for Haitian earthquake relief, and has put up for sale a ton of great BSG materials that she has collected during her years as tireless TV journalist.

There are a bunch of BSG-related items (here, here and here) -- but the grand prize for our fandom is definitely this Season Two DVD set signed by Ronald D. Moore, David Eick, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos and Jamie Bamber.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Looking Forward to Tuesday