“Caprica” DVD Leaks to BitTorrent

File-sharers get an early taste of the Battlestar Galactica prequel.

Sci-fi fans still detoxing after the series finale of Battlestar Galactica have a treat in store this morning with news that a DVD copy of Caprica, the upcoming prequel to BSG, has leaked to BitTorrent tracker sites everywhere.

The DVD is due to be released on April 21st, both in physical form and as a digital download.

This two-hour pilot won’t actually air on the Sc-Fi Channel until 2010.

The drama stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker.

From the SCI FI Channel site:

Set 50 years before the events in BSG, Caprica follows two rival families–the Graystones and the Adamas–as they grow, compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own.

Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe to toe in a series that blends action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics.

Intriguing right?

So what happens in the pilot?

As the series begins, a startling development is about to occur–the creation of the first cybernetic lifeform node, or “Cylon”–the ability to marry artificial intelligence with mechanical bodies.

Joseph Adama (Esai Morales)–father of future Galactica commander William Adama (Sina Najafi)–is a renowned civil liberties lawyer and becomes an opponent of the experiments undertaken by the Graystones, led by a patriarch played by Eric Stoltz, who are owners of a large computer corporation that is spearheading the development of the Cylons.

I don’t know about you, but as a BSG fan I’ll definitely be checking this “frakin” one out.