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James Marsters to Play Unusually Thoughtful, Even-Keeled Man on Caprica

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Ha! I’m kidding. He’s a nutso terrorist leader who wraps his arm in barbed wire because of god and pain being awesome or something. I haven’t gotten around to watching Caprica yet — I hear it’s very good, but I think I’m just going to wait until season 1 comes out on Netflix or something — so I have no idea what any of this synopsis means:

Rival industrialist Tomas Vergis arrives on Caprica demanding a meeting
with Daniel, threatening to reveal proof that Daniel stole the chip that
is key the U-87 Cylon, and Graystone’s military contract. Vergis whirls
up a publicity storm that steals the heart of the Caprican public, and
surprisingly serves up a friendly offer to Daniel that could save
Graystone Industries. But there’s a catch to his proposal that could
haunt Daniel for years to come.

Clarice, panicked that off-world STO leadership has been backing a
rogue named Barnabas, steps up her plans to acquire Zoe’s avatar program
and may find her answer through befriending Amanda. Meanwhile, wanting
to fulfill her own promise to Zoe, Lacy goes with Keon to meet the
enigmatic Barnabas, opening herself up to a new world of danger.

After the revelation that the avatar of his daughter Tamara is still
lost in V-World, Joseph starts his quest to find her in a virtual world
he knows nothing about.

Enh, whatever. But kudos to Marsters for making his way to yet another nerd TV franchise. Admittedly, he almost exclusively plays crazy guys and villains, and Barnabas here seems like a guy who is a crazy villain, so it’s certainly within his range. But I do appreciate Marsters’ willingness to be in nerdy TV shows and nerdy TV shows alone. (Via Scifi Wire)

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