Do You Want to Save Caprica?
November 18, 2010
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As many of you are aware the
SciFi Syfy channel recently cancelled the critically acclaimed but ratings poor Caprica. I was a self admitted fan of Caprica, in face I really enjoyed the BSG prequel. Caprica was very different from BSG which is probably what hurt it in the long run. At this point the reason why the show failed is a moot point though.
There has recently been a fan movement to try to save the show and convince Syfy executives to save the show and give it a chance for one more season. There is also a hope that another network such as AMC, HBO, or Starz might pick up the show and continue it. I don’t see it happening, but there is a part of me that really wants to see the show continue. At the very least I want to see how the story ends and leads in to Battlestar Galactica. William Adama was my favorite character in BSG and I for one would love to see how he becomes the powerful leader that saves the remnants of humanity.
Far be it for me to tell anyone what to do, but if you want to get involved and try to save a quality show like Caprica there are a few things you can do. Dawn at Battlestar Cafe is spearheading the effort to save the show. Drop over to her site and help contribute to her letter to the executives at Syfy channel. Make sure you voice is heard and share your opinion about Caprica. Another thing to do would join the Twitter campaign to save Caprica. There are numerous posts with the hashtag #SaveCaprica, again courtesy of Dawn.
Many fans are taking a page from the Save Jericho efforts only instead of sending in peanuts they are sending apples to the Syfy offices. Why apples you might be asking? Simply put, apples featured heavily in Syfy’s original advertising campaign for Caprica. Another tactic to make your voice heard is to reach out directly to Syfy and NBC Universal Executives. Some POCs are listed below for your use.
Executive VP Original Programming
NBC Universal – Sci Fi Channel
100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg. 1400, 14th Floor
Universal City, CA 91608
David Howe, Executive President
NBC Universal/Scifi Channel
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY. 10112
Syfy Twitter: @Syfy
If you choose to get involved in the efforts to save Caprica there are a variety of ways to do so all of which require varying amounts of time. However the simplest thing is to tweet #SaveCaprica. Twitter has become a unique venue for having your voice be heard, but I encourage you to use any or all methods to give your opinion to Syfy Channel. There are some other great ideas available at Battlestar Cafe in addition to a large number of Save Caprica banners like the one I have posted below.