Thursday, 8 July 2010

News roundup: Caprica at Comic Con, UK season 1.0 DVD, Emmy nominations, interviews

Sorry for the lack of updates in recent weeks. I was away on vacation and my Internet access was more sporadic than I had thought it would be. Won't happen again (not until August anyway).

Updates in random order:

  • Last word on season 1.5 comes from Jane Espenson, who says it will start airing in October
  • Alessandra Torresani tweeted earlier today that they won't know if the show will get a season two until August and that this is the time to let Syfy know that you want the show back - you can do this on Twitter, Facebook, or by emailing Syfy at
  • While there's still no news on the season 1.0 DVD for region 1, the first half of the season will be released in the UK on October 11. No DVD details yet, but it will be a four disc set
  • Caprica will have a panel at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 22. Announcement:
12:00-1:00 Caprica, Battlestar, and Beyond — Hosted by actor/author Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt. Apollo, So Say We All), this panel features composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar, Eureka, Caprica), producer/writer Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Star Trek), science consultant Kevin Grazier (Battlestar, Eureka), and special guests. Richard and the panelists will provide reviews, discussion, and Q&A of Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, and the upcoming BSG movie, including trailers. Room 6A

Jane Espenson, Alessandra Torresani and Sasha Roiz have confirmed on Twitter they'll be attending and Bob Harris, who wrote the pocket guide mentioned below, will also be there for the signing.

NBC Universal Product Debuts from Caprica
NBC Universal will debut "Beyond Caprica - A Visitor's Pocket Guide to the Twelve Colonies" ($10) and an all-new Caprica T-shirt ($20), available for purchase at Entertainment Earth's booth. Here's your chance to own a piece of the hit Syfy channel drama set in the Battlestar Galactica universe. - Entertainment Earth

  • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the list of Emmy nominees for 2010 and Caprica scored a nod for best VFX. Big congratulations to Gary Hutzel and his team! (They previously won a couple of Emmys for their work on Battlestar.)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
Caprica • There Is Another Sky • Syfy • Universal Cable Productions
Gary Hutzel, VFX Supervisor
Michael Gibson, VFX Producer
Doug Drexler, CGI Supervisor
Jesse Toves, CGI Artist
Kyle Toucher, CGI Artist
Pierre Drolet, CGI Modeler
Heather McAuliff, VFX Compositor
Derek Leadbetter, VFX Compositor
Dave Morton, CGI Artist

In related news, Bear McCreary finally got his first Emmy nomination for Human Target, in the Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music category. Congrats to him as well!

Here are some recent interviews you might wanna check out:

Finally, if you're in the Vancouver area, you can see this for the rest of us: Brian Markinson and John Pyper-Ferguson are doing a production of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage from July 22 to August 22. For details, click here. You can also catch John Pyper-Ferguson on Rookie Blue next week (Thursday, July 15, 9pm, ABC).

Will keep tweeting about cast appearances as they come.

1 comment:

Mars said...

It'll probably sound a tab naive, but by what means exactly are we to let Syfy know of our desire to get Caprica a Season 2?