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Ooh, Free and Shiny

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 15, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 15, 2009 |

“Caprica,” the “Battlestar Galactica” spin-off prequel, is slated for a January 22nd debut date. Well, second debut, which I guess makes it not a debut. They only showed the two hour pilot back in April on DVD, so since it wasn’t broadcast that makes this sort of a debut, sort of like being a technical virgin.

But not content to feed us a pilot and let us simmer for a year (ah, that must be where ABC got its “V” strategy), the SyFy Channel has released the pilot for free online. They insist that it is not the final cut of what will premiere on broadcast but it looks to be more or less what was on the DVD pilot, sans nudity, which there wasn’t an excessive amount of in the first place. So this is the Walmart version of the DVD, if you will.

Here’s the ninety minute pilot, and if you haven’t seen it, well, it beats working right? Our review of the pilot from April is here if you’re jonesing for a “Caprica” fix but can’t get away with 90 minutes of alt-tabbing every time your boss walks by.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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