The Caprica petition has hit over 10,000 signers!
Thanks to Caprica fans around the world, the Caprica for Season 2 petition has reached 10,000 signers. This has happened in an incredibly short amount of time. To put it in perspective, the petition reached 10,000 signers:
- 11 Months after the petition began.
- Within 7 months of Caprica’s last 5 episodes being pulled off the air on Syfy in the United States.
- A little over 5 months since Caprica’s last episode aired on January 4, 2011.
The Caprica petition now has more signers than other cancelled Science Fiction shows including:
- The 4400 (5,616 signers)
- Bionic Woman (5,020 signers)
- Defying Gravity (5,496 signers)
- Dollhouse (2,105 signers)
- The Event (2,786 signers)
- V (3,999 signers)
What makes this an especially poignant show of passion for Caprica is the challenges that the show has faced in reaching an audience. Syfy often cites these as the reason that it was cancelled. Some examples are:
- Caprica aired on a cable channel.
- Caprica aired during the Olympics.
- Caprica received little promotion.
- Caprica was pulled off the air before all of its episodes finished consecutively.
- Caprica is still finishing its first and only season in the UK and France.
However, the petition clearly shows that there was a large audience watching and signers are still pouring in every day. As Season 1.5 finishes in the UK and France, a glance over the Caprica Facebook Page indicates that many still don’t know its cancelled:
Syfy’s lack of marketing for Caprica has lead to an unnecessary hole in the viewer turnout. That means the potential for the Caprica for Season 2 petition to rise is enormous. As the UK prepares for the final 5 episodes and the release of Season 1.5 on DVD July 18, many more will be devastated that Caprica isn’t continuing. The finale gives a great vision for how the series could have continued and many watchers will sign to see more.
The Caprica Petition now has the challenge of getting as many signers as Sci Fi classics such as Farscape, Firefly, Jericho and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The petition also needs to catch up to a petition for the recently cancelled Stargate Universe which holds over 14,000 signers.
The Caprica Times has been updated about as often as The Caprican lately. There is at least one project in development to make The Caprica Times more engaging. The spirit of Caprica will continue to live on in the same way that Firefly has through the effort of the Browncoats. That is, unless Cylons begin thinking for themselves (like that will ever happen)!Share on Facebook