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'Caprica' looks for more action; Polly Walker's Sister Clarice codes a 'digital Heaven'

October 5, 2010 |  8:00 am

"Caprica" is back tonight with its Season 1.5 premiere episode, "Unvanquished," on Tuesday. We should all be used to the crazy Syfy programming schedules, but the show was rumored to not start until January 2011. Luckily we won't have to wait that long, and scenes like this New Cap City meeting featuring a samurai-like Zoe Graystone (Alessandra Toressani) should get fans back on board quickly.

The Syfy video has a couple of other promos for the upcoming season and recaps as well. In case you missed them at Comic-Con, we got video of Alessandra T. and Mr. James Marsters here and here.

Recently, we got to very briefly chat with a member of the cast that we weren't able to get to at the beginning of the season: Sister Clarice herself, Polly Walker.

Polly Walker has infused Clarice with a sense of purpose, dedication to the point of being a zealot, and downright scariness that she told us expands and continues in this next half of the season. As for Ms. Walker, all the talk of holobands and cylons and V-World are not exactly exciting to her. She even went so far as to call them "horrible."

"I'm not a technical person ... I do well to send an e-mail. But it is interesting that I play a character who wants to create a digital heaven."

Walker, who does believe in God but is not a "particularly religious person," didn't do any specific research for the role.

"Like any actor, I just translated what was put in front of me," said the actress.

Walker also tells us that for this second half of the season, "fans are definitely going to see the action quotient go up. Characters are more active, and Clarice graduates beyond the school."

-- Jevon Phillips

Photo: Polly Walker as Sister Clarice Willow on "Caprica." Credit: Syfy

- A chat with Ron Moore about the sci-fi soap opera
- David Eick and the history of Caprica
- Magda Apanowicz's Lacy Rand may be the heart of the show
- The music of the master, Bear McCreary
- Talking to Alessandra Torresani about the birth of the Cylons
- 'Caprica' coverage at Comic-Con (Hero Complex)