Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Caprica Pilot is Awesome

Just when i was beginning to miss BSG, along comes the Caprica pilot!!!

I admit at first i was a bit apprehensive. early scoops on the upcoming series suggested that it was like some kind of soap with Scifi elements tossed in... well now we know its definitely not!

I don't feel like giving away any spoilers so heres a brief teaser
the experimental cylon starts of looking like this

note the yellow scanning eye. its also quite slow, and incompetant in combat, as seen in a cool action sequence where it has to shoot paintballs at a cutsy little armless bywheel securitybot that scoots around the testing arena with ease... reminiscent of something from the Jetsons.

as the story progresses,...can't say without spoilers

the cylon gets AI and the eye turns red

followed by some faster reflexes and culminates into an awesome final combat sequence involving live rounds and a lot of the lil scootybots getting blown away

Tada! the first CYLON (Cybernetic Lifeform Node) is born

Oh and you get to see Bill Adama eventually.


anonymous said...

arvind writes:man!! thats the stuff to freak out on!! i love it! awesome!

anonymous said...

Adar writes:I will be very curious to see how it is explained that the first ambulatory AI is designed as a soldier in the Twelve Colonies. I thought that the Colonies were a peaceful republic. Now, WHEN these Cybernetic Lifeform Nodes are developed on our Earth, I'll expect them to be developed as soldiers, not emergency workers or disaster-relief responders. We just don't do that on this Earth...!

chaitanyak said...

your right, they never did show any "war" scenarios in the Caprica pilot that would warrant the development of these combat droids.. all they showed so far is the existence of a mafia like criminal organization ...and a security conscious society that has only just started to grow accustomed to the lil cutsy robots guarding their houses.perhaps the next few episodes will cover that.