Sunday, February 28, 2010

TVOD: Caprica gets hardcore

Some fans have been complaining that Caprica was taking too long with the exposition. Not any more. With the plotlines set up and the characters in place (it scares me how believable they are to me) we start to see how this world works and where it's going. We see how powerful the allure of virtual reality and transhumanism are in the face of tragedy, and exactly why these technologies are such a mortal threat to religious authority. They make it obsolete.

Some might see a Matrix ripoff in all of this, but old school Cyberpunks will recognize that it's actually stealing from the source- William Gibson's Matrix. Non-US viewers try here.