If you’re still wondering when Caprica, the long-awaited Battlestar Galactica prequel, will finally air on TV, you’ll have to wait until 2010. However, you’ll be able to watch the two-hour pilot a lot sooner.
In a unique move, the network will release the two-hour pilot of Caprica on DVD April 21 of this year. Fans will be able to get a special sneak peek at the series on the DVD, which will also include special behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Caprica is a prequel to Battlestar Galactica that tells the story of two families, the Graystons and the Adamas, as we see the original creation of the Cylons. The show stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Polly Walker and Paula Malcomson.
The release is perfectly timed as it will be released one month after Battlestar Galactica airs its series finale, giving fans just enough time to absorb the shock before delving into a brand new world. The Caprica pilot DVD will be available for pre-order starting March 3.
Aside from the features, video blogs and deleted scenes, the DVD will also include a commentary with director Jeffrey Reiner and executive producers/creators Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.
Battlestar Galactica is currently airing its final season Fridays at 10pm on the Sci Fi Channel, with the series finale scheduled for March 20.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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