Den of Geek has a new interview with Eric. He mostly talks about Caprica. You can read it here.
It’s a shame to do it, but I suspect it works better to go from back to front here. Where were you when you heard about the Caprica cancellation? Did you fear it was coming?
I have no idea where I was – that was months ago. But yes, the fear of cancellation was always hanging over us like the sword of Damocles. We’d gotten used to it. In a way it sort of fueled us on.
What have you thought of the reaction to the show getting cancelled? Do you fear for the future of such intricate drama?
I’m blissfully unaware of any reaction at all, but I’m always a little afraid for the future of anything out of the ordinary.
How far ahead did you know your character’s arc? And of the narrative of the show itself?
Well, it was just finding its legs, so in the beginning we were finding out what worked and what didn’t on a day by day basis. Then, for the second half of the season, we had a longer lead, and by the time we ended we had a pitch for the entire second season, which was pretty interesting.
Dr Graystone was going to invent a magic time-travelling DeLorean, and go back in time to when I was playing Marty McFly… and curiously, in that alternate universe, Michael Fox was playing Dr. Graystone – and Caprica was a big fat hit! — Keep reading
For those who don’t have the DVD yet, the last five episodes of Caprica (Blowback, The Dirteaters, The Heavens Will Rise, Here Be Dragons, Apotheosis) will air tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 4) from 6 pm to 11 pm on Syfy. If you are going to DVR the episodes, make sure they are not showing up as repeats.
Syfy updated the Facebook page for Caprica to say they’ll be burning off the last five episodes on Tuesday, January 4.
We’ve just confirmed the schedule for Caprica’s final five episodes and, as promised, it’s posted here first. They’ll air back-to-back on Tuesday, January 4th from 6p to 11p on Syfy. – link
The second half of the season will be out on DVD in late December. You can pre-order it on Amazon.
Here is the press release from Universal Studios:
OVERVIEW: The critically acclaimed drama from executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick comes to a thrilling climax in “Caprica” Season 1.5. Fifty-eight years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, mankind is wrestling with the question of what makes one human, and sealing its own fate of certain destruction. Alliances are made, secrets are revealed and lives are forever changed while the conflict between man and machine takes shape. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion the seeds are sown for the inevitable, brutal clash between the newly-born Cylon race and its human creators.
“Caprica” Season 1.5 stars Golden Globe®-nominee, Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction), Esai Morales (“NYPD Blue”), Paula Malcomson (“Deadwood”), Alessandra Torresani (“Happy Campers”), Magda Apanowicz (“Kyle XY”), Sasha Roiz (“In Plain Sight”), Brian Markinson (“The L Word”) and Polly Walker (Clash of the Titans). Debuting on DVD on December 21, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, “Caprica” Season 1.5 features the series’ final five episodes, yet-to-be aired in the U.S., as well as video blogs, podcasts and commentaries.
A recent interview, but definitely not done in the last week or so (no mention of the show getting cancelled):
Were you looking to turn your attention to a TV series before Caprica or were you attracted to the specific material?
I was not looking to do a series at all. I was sent the script and I actually didn’t even read it for a week. Then the maid in my hotel room stole it… I thought that maybe I should read this script if people are stealing it!
And so I read the script and found it compelling, so I decided to meet [with the producers]. They filled me with dreams and hopes and I signed up.
Have those dreams and hopes being fulfilled?
All except one. They said we would do eight-day episodes. It was one of my questions: “Are we going to shoot this in seven days or eight days?” “It’ll be eight-day episodes, I promise.” Seven days. Seven-day episodes! Very different. Grey’s Anatomy is nine or ten days… I’m pushing the buttons of all the executives. [Laughs] – More at Total Sci-Fi Online
The Canadian Space channel announced on Twitter that the last five episodes of Caprica will keep airing uninterrupted even though Syfy has pulled the show off the air.
If you’re in Canada, you can catch Caprica 1.14 tonight at 10 pm. If you’re a ripper, thanks in advance!