For information about what Caprica Season 2 would have entailed from the point of view of the producers, view Caprica Season 2. To read Show Runner Kevin Murphy’s detailed insight into what happened to the characters of Caprica during the five year jump, read The Caprica Times Exclusive Interview: Kevin Murphy. To read about what some fans are doing to continue the story of Caprica, read below.
Caprica’s final episodes aired last night but it’s not over just yet! For those that missed the airing, Syfy will be posting the final 5 episodes on Syfy Rewind soon. Watching on the Syfy site contributes to the numbers that executives look at so be sure to check them out.
If you’re dying for a second season of Caprica and are waiting for Syfy to come to their senses, I have some great news for you in the meantime. Freelance writer Teresa Jusino will be creating a fan fiction site to continue Caprica into a second season. Each week a new “episode” will be posted that was submitted by Caprica fans like you! The site launches next Tuesday and is appropriately titled, Beginning of Line. Bookmark it today! Full press release below:
BEGINNING OF LINE CONTINUES CAPRICA WHERE SYFY LEFT OFF
by Teresa Jusino
In addition to being a fun and worthwhile pursuit in its own right, fan fiction has proven to be the lifeline through which its source material can continue to exist. Before Doctor Who returned to television in 2005, it existed solely as fan fiction for a good sixteen years, and many of the writers of the 2005 Who were products of fandom. People like Steven Moffat (the show’s current showrunner) and Paul Cornell(writer of some of the most popular stories in New Who) were writing fan fiction, keeping their beloved property alive any way they could! And now, Doctor Who is the most popular show on the BBC all these years later. All because fans just wouldn’t leave it alone.
Caprica’s cancellation left a void in the hearts of sci-fi fans all over the world who were only just starting to become emotionally invested in this thought-provoking show. When the final episodes aired yesterday, I saw so many Tweets from people who weren’t crazy about the show but, having seen the final episodes, fell in love with the story and wished for more. Caprica bravely tackled themes and issues that are relevant to today’s world as well as provided a showcase for social/ethnic minority characters, and what disappointed fans most was that the show was canceled when it clearly had so much more storytelling potential.
So, I’ve decided to create an opportunity for fans to take matters into their own hands by exploring that potential themselves!
Beginning of Line will launch Tuesday, January 11th, and will begin with “Caprica: Season 2.” Season Two will include 18 brand new stories for you to enjoy, written by Caprica fans from all over the world! Each story will be accompanied by a piece of Caprica-inspired artwork also created by a fan, and will be posted weekly the way episodes would have aired had the show been allowed to continue. There will be as many iterations of the Caprica universe as there are contributors, and you will be free to discuss the merits and drawbacks of each in our forums. You’re also invited to submit Caprica-inspired fiction and artwork yourself!
Caprica and Battlestar fans are used to hearing the phrase “end of line,” the computer command that punctuated the Cylon Hybrid’s cryptic messages as well as titled the brilliant mid-season finale of Caprica. I believe that, despite Caprica’s cancellation, we’ve only started to discover what’s possible with these characters and with this world. Welcome to Beginning of Line!
Beginning of Line launches January 11th, on a humble Weebly site. Bookmark beginningofline.weebly.com and check backon Tuesday at the only place where you can find new, regularly updated stories set in the world of Caprica! And if you’re a writer or visual artist interested in hearing more about submitting work, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
The future of humanity begins with a choice. The future of Caprica begins with you.
Teresa Jusino was born on the same day that Skylab fell. Coincidence? She doesn’t think so. Her “feminist brown person” take on pop culture has been featured on websites like ChinaShopMag.com, Tor.com, PinkRaygun.com, Newsarama, and PopMatters.com. Her fiction has appeared in the sci-fi literary magazine, Crossed Genres, and her essay “Why Joss is More Important Than His ‘Verse” is included in the upcoming book WHEDONISTAS: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By the Women Who Love Them, coming in March 2011! Get Twitterpated with Teresa, or visit her at The Teresa Jusino Experience.