Can't wait to see Caprica, the prequel series showing the tawdry origins of the robotic Cylons? Now you won't have to: the show's pilot is going direct to DVD on April 26.
The show isn't scheduled to start airing on Sci Fi until 2010, but an unrated, uncut version will be out on DVD in April. And it sounds like you'll be able to influence the development of the show through your reactions. Says Sci Fi executive VP Mark Stern:
We wanted to give them a chance to see the pilot in its original form and experience the prequel to the BSG story while that series' finale was still ringing in their ears. It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the Caprica series begins this summer.
The uncut version will be an hour and 33 minutes long, and the DVD will include the following special features:
Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick
- What the Frak is Caprica?
- The Director's Process
- The V Club
- The Birth of a Cylon
And here's the DVD's official site.