"There is Another Sky"
Teleplay by Kath Lingenfelter
Directed by Michael Nankin
attempts to connect with his son, while his daughter makes a
deal to escape from V-World.
Read the synopsis of this episode at the Battlestar Wiki site
The title is presumably borrowed from that of the 1890 poem
by Emily Dickinson. The poem refers to another world that is
"serene and fair", though that hardly describes New Cap City! It's also vaguely possible it's a
tongue-in-cheek reference Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,
in which the dying Yoda tells Luke, "There is another...Sky...walk...er", referring to Luke's hidden sister, who
turns out to be Leia, just as the title here may refer to the
"lost" Adama, Tamara, dead, but whose avatar lives in V-World.
The scene at 8:35 on the DVD is
a shot of the Vancouver street
corner of Gore Avenue and Powell
Street. (I assume from the
following shot, this is supposed
to be the exterior of Goldie's
Off Track Betting.)
in this episode
||The real Gore
Avenue in Vancouver (from
The billboard in New Cap City seen at 10:16 on the DVD is a
mirror-image of the one seen near the end of the Caprica
opening sequence each week.
New Cap City
At 10:26 on the DVD, notice a neon sign says "24 Hours Drive
Thru" in New Cap City. This suggests a 24-hour day on Caprica,
just as on Earth. There is also an ad for Lehte beer, a beverage
imbibed in previous episodes, most notably
"Gravedancing", and notice that
the Mystery night club is glimpsed on the street below, later
seen more fully in "Ghosts in the Machine".
At 11:05 on the DVD, a neon sign
advertising poker is seen in New
Cap City. The neon cards in the
sign even show four aces. This
is the first direct reference to
poker in the BSG universe.
Shouldn't it say "triad" and
feature hexagonal cards?
At 11:11 on the DVD, we get our first glimpse of this era's
version of Vipers, seen more fully on Philo and "Rachel's" first
"Ghosts in the Machine".
At 35:25 on the DVD, Vesta is reading a month old newspaper in
New Cap City. One of the articles is headlined "Poverty on
Canceron Hits New Levels". Vesta reveals the newspaper also has
a listing of the names of those known to have died in the maglev
bombing, including Tamara Adams. Tamara's address is given as
615 Olympic Street #3, Caprica City.
The song sung by a woman at the Tauron ceremony to say farewell
to the departed Shannon and Tamara Adama at 40:19 on the DVD is
sung to the same rhythm as the Caprica theme music.
Notes from The Caprican
"Pipe Bursts on Olympic Street" is about a water
main burst in front of 615 Olympic Street. This is also the
address of the apartment building in which the Adama family
lives. There is no water main burst that occurs in this episode,
nor anything that would lead the viewer to believe something has
happened that would cause it, so I don't know if there is
intended to be any significance to the event described in this
Does Zoe have the same abilities in V-World that Tamara does
(can't die and can cause other player/constructs to spontaneously