On the vibrant world of Caprica, in a culture recognizably close to our own, two dynamic families – the Graystones and the Adamas – live separately on opposite ends of society until they are brought together by tragedy.

Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz), a computer engineering genius, owns a large corporation that is spearheading the development of artificial intelligence. His unwavering professional pursuits are driven to extreme measures when personal tragedy strikes him and his wife Amanda (Paula Malcomson): their strong-willed daughter Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) dies in a terrorist bombing fueled by an underground religious dogma. Unbeknownst to her parents, the teenager had also been dabbling in these radical teachings, which were secretly propagated by her school’s headmistress, Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker).

Also living on Caprica but deeply entrenched in a cultural heritage that sets them apart from the rest of civilization, is the Adama clan. The family is helmed by Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), a renowned criminal defense attorney – with questionable ties and sometimes-devious methods – and father to William (Sina Najafi) and Tamara (Genevieve Beuchner). When Joseph’s wife and daughter perish in the same attack that befell Zoe Graystone, Joseph’s path soon crosses Daniel’s, and the two become united in their grief.

Soon after, Daniel lets Joseph in on a sinister secret: he’s discovered that Zoe, a computer genius in her own right, had been experimenting with perilous virtual reality technology along with her friend Lacy (Magda Apanowicz), and managed the impossible: she created a life-like avatar of herself, a perfect digital copy. Obsessed with the possibility of seeing his daughter once again, and preying on Joseph’s shared emotions, Daniel implores his new confidante to help him make Zoe’s vision a complete reality. Appalled by the ethical implications of recreating a soul, but aching to bring his own daughter back to life, Joseph complies…and the fate of the human race is altered forever.

‘Caprica’ Gets Cancelled

It hasn't been a good week for Eric Stoltz. The on-line community has been atwitter about the actor's infamous five-week stint as Marty McFly in Back to The Future, a movie from which he was fired more than twenty-five years ago. As unseen footage of Stoltz's Marty McFly interpretation makes its way around the Internet with this week's release of Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray, the actor has once again been fired from a whole new project. Yes, that right. Syfy has officially cancelled their Battlestar Galactica spin-off prequel Caprica, which Eric Stoltz headlines.

Another spin-off, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, which was last week, is still being produced at this time.

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CONTEST: Win ‘Caprica: Season 1.0’ on DVD

Caprica Season 1.0 will be released in a four-disc DVD set on October 5 and you know we just have to celebrate this new TV DVD set. We have a brand new contest running and we're giving away copies of these DVD sets to our readers and we're also giving away a guidebook to the 12 Colonies, which includes dining tips, geography, etiquette, festivals and other information on this fictional sci-fi world. You know these sets and books will go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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‘Caprica’ Season 1.5 Debuting on October 5

The highly anticipated return of Syfy's critically-acclaimed series Caprica will come even sooner than anticipated. The second half of season one will now premiere on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00PM ET/PT, the channel announced today. Fans will no longer have to wait until January to watch the series exciting kick-off, as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale's harrowing events.

The second half of season one will transport us from stunningly vivid, twisted Virtual realities to the fascinating outer worlds of the 12 Colonies. Along the way, revolutionary tensions rise, family power shifts and our characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, each episode lays the groundwork for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the new Cylon race and its human creators.

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‘Caprica: Season 1.0’ DVD Hitting Shelves October 5th

You can bring home the first half of the TV prequel to Battlestar Galactica with Caprica: Season 1.0 hitting DVD shelves on October 5. We don't have any cover art images or pricing details, but this four-disc set will also include the TV version of the pilot episode along with an extended, unaired version of the pilot as well. You can take a look at the special features below. The series stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani, Magda Apanowicz, Sasha Roiz, Brian Markinson and Polly Walker.

Part sweeping soap, part mediation on the dangerous moral ramifications of artificial intelligence, the Battlestar Galactica phenomenon continues with this undeniably compelling look at where the real conflict between humans and the Cylons began... in a vibrant world remarkably like our own, Caprica. Taking place fifty-eight years before Battlestar Galactica begins, Caprica Season 1.0 focuses on two powerful families - the Graystones and the Adamas - who find their destinies irrevocably intertwined after a devastating explosion. As the two houses struggle with the line where humanity ends and artificial intelligence - the Cylon race - begins, they will face off on a battlefield of corporate conspiracy, murder, sexual politics and family betrayal.

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SDCC 2010 EXCLUSIVE: ‘Caprica’ Season 2 Cast Interviews!

Series creator Ronald D. Moore and the stars of the show discuss the popular Syfy show.

SDCC 2010: Friday Schedule for Comic-Con 2010 Released!

Take a look at all the events in this second full day at the Con.

Syfy Wants Another ‘Battlestar Galactica’-Related Project

The network isn't saying much about this project but it looks like they want to "spin off ‘Battlestar Galactica’ beyond ‘Caprica’."

James Marsters Invades ‘Caprica’

The former ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ star will make his debut on the popular Syfy series this Friday.
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