Caprica has had quite the problematic airing and release schedule and it's no surprise to find it finishing out where it began. SyFy introduced fans to Caprica with the direct to video (and more explicit) movie which aired as the first/pilot episode for the broadcast run as well. After showing the first half of the season at the start of 2010, with plans for it to come back at the start of 2011, they then shifted it to an October airing. The lull between the two halves of the season was pretty much the final nail in the coffin for a show many felt was too soap opera-ish and not as intense as Battlestar Galactica. So when it was canceled with just five episodes left to go, few were really surprised. SyFy announced the final five would air sometime in the first quarter of 2011, close to when the show was originally set to return.
Yet now news has come down that the Caprica 1.5 DVD set will be out on December 21st, meaning that you can see the final episodes then. Unless, of course, you've been watching it in high definition and don't want to watch it in lower quality DVD. Universal has been very awkward in releasing their shows in the 1.0/.5 sets for Battlestar Galactica, instead giving us a massive full series box set before and now releasing the .5 sets and specials, so it's no surprise that a Caprica Blu-ray won't happen for awhile, though hopefully not never for the fans who have supported the show.
With a list price of $49.95, the Caprica 1.5 set will have some extras such as a Season 1.0 recap; seven video blogs; podcasts with director David Eick and season stars Eric Stoltz, Magda Apanowicz, Esai Morales, and Sasha Roiz; and feature episode comment