Battlestar Galactica: Caprica

2009 NR 1h 33m DVD

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Battlestar Galactica: Caprica

2009 NR 1h 33m DVD
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Set half a century before the "Battlestar Galactica" series, this feature film follows industrialist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) as he harnesses powerful technology to create the first-ever Cylon in the wake of a personal tragedy. Gravely concerned about Graystone's ethics, attorney Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), father of future admiral William Adama, becomes a fervent opponent of the powerful scientist and businessman.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this spin-off series will appeal mostly to fans of its parent show, Battlestar Galactica. The storyline traces the origin of the Cylons, robotic villains that nearly annihilated the human race. There's some drinking and smoking by central characters, and a few scenes feature sexual themes that make the show most age-appropriate for teens and up ... but the bigger issue is that the complex plot might not appeal to viewers who aren't steeped in Battlestar Galactica lore.

Sexual Content

Scantily clad characters participate in an assortment of briefly seen sexual activities in a virtual-reality nightclub. Married couples are sometimes seen in bed (but no sensitive body parts are shown).


Some intense arguments and the occasional fistfight. Characters sometimes visit a virtual-reality nightclub where people engage in a wide variety of unsavory activities, ranging from bare-knuckle brawling to human sacrifice -- shown in quick cuts with lots implied but little shown.


No swearing, except for the commonly used Caprican epithet "frack."

Social Behavior

Grief is a powerful force that can sometimes lead people to make bad -- even tragic -- choices. In this case, a father's grief puts into motion a chain of events that eventually leads to the near-destruction of an entire race of people.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several primary characters smoke cigarettes. Some social drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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