February 06, 2010

BSG meets The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Flixster - Share Movies

CAPRICA's depictation of human society is depressing because there are few sympathetic characters: Adama's father is a mob lawyer who bribes judges, his gay uncle is a mob enforcer with the requisite same-sex spouse; Caprican society includes "group marriage" where there is little sense of fidelity, even to those in the group, Zoe gets blown up in a terrorist attack but reappears thanks to her AI avatar which is loaded into a robot with a scrolling red eye, Zoe's father is an evil defense contractor who uses Father Adama's mob connections to steal secrets from a competitor, and the monotheists are viewed as likely security threats. I give it a few more episodes before the plug is pulled.

Posted by LMC at February 6, 2010 12:54 PM | TrackBack
Post a comment

Remember personal info?