Watch: Syfy streams the 'Caprica' pilot for free
A slightly censored version of the pilot is now available for viewing
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In an unconventional step, Syfy has decided to stream the pilot for "Caprica" either six weeks before the show's January 2010 premiere, or several months after the pilot was first made available on DVD and on iTunes download.
The version of the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel made available to sites including HitFix is not the same version originally released. For one thing, the nudity featured in the original pilot is, as one might guess, absent. Perhaps as a trade-off for that absent nudity (still available on the DVD and whatnot), the special effects have been upgraded and new scenes have been added.
In addition, the pilot is still undergoing some tweaks before the version Syfy plans to air on Jan. 22, 2010.
For now, though, get to know the Graystones and the Adamas in one version of the "Caprica" pilot.
1955 | Thriller | NRSummary: Pitch-black suspense story in which two women conspire to kill the man who troubles them both, but afterward find themselves haunted by their actions, and perhaps his ghost.Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
1931 | Comedy | GSummary: Charlie Chaplin’s last silent film as the Little Tramp sees the Tramp befriending both a millionaire, and a blind and impoverished flower girl, and finds Chaplin blending impressive pantomime comedy and heartfelt sentiment as he explores their economic differences.Director: Charlie Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
1944 | Comedy | NRSummary: Brilliantly funny satire about a guy who can’t fight in WWII, but finds a group of Marines to say he did, which leads to a career in politics, among other dodgy exploits.Director: Preston Sturges
Cast: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn
2013 | Documentary | NRSummary: Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wa...Director: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
Cast: Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney, David Hackney, Henry Rollins
1983 | Comedy | RSummary: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.Director: John Landis
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott
2014 | Documentary | TV-GSummary: Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts this brilliantly-produced revival of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking science series.Director: n/a
Cast: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Stoney Emshwiller
2012 | Drama | RSummary: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in ...Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly
2011 | Drama | RSummary: The Cold War comes back to life in this impeccably designed spy story in which disgraced former spy George Smiley (Gary Oldman) returns to his old agency to ferret out a mole.Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy
1966 | War | NRSummary: Revolution is seen from both sides in this account of the battle for Algerian independence from France that is shockingly relevant to the evolution of war as we know it today.Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
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