Just las week, Battlestar Galactica finally visited that infamous science fiction trope: a room in a spaceship full of deadly moving pistons. This week, characters venture inside a cave on an ice planet that may not be as empty of life as they thought.
I want you all to understand me very clearly: these are not complaints.
Ladies and gentleman, it's finally happened. Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is here. Even better than just being here, Machinima Prime has released two episodes of the web series today. That's a full 23 minutes and 13 seconds of glorious footage. The series follows a young William Adama during the First Cylon War, making it a prequel to SyFy's Battlestar Galactica. Give a watch, with episode one above and two below, to see if the series lives up to the hype.
The Battlestar class ship known as the Galactica is a fully FTL capable battleship that lacks the ability to sustain atmospheric flight, housing a number of smaller and more versatile Viper class fighters that lack the ability to transport themselves across vast distances instantaneously. These facts are familiar to fans of the series, right along with Admiral William Adama's subversion of these limitations during the events of New Caprica, in which he jumped the Galactica in to the high atmosphere of New Caprica, allowing his Viper pilots to completely bypass the Cylon blockade on the planet, but giving the Galactica mere moments to spin up its FTL drive for another jump before it cratered into the ground with all hands.
Does this preview clip from Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, a long awaited BSG webseries premiering tomorrow show us something as cool as the Adama Maneuver. Certainly not in scale, but in sheer bloody guts? I feel like there's an argument to be made. Probably folks are already having it in the YouTube comments.
It's been a very long time coming, but if you're a Battlestar Galactica fan, you've known about the web series, Blood and Chrome, for quite some time. The series follows William Adama during the first First Cylon War, something we only saw for a clip or two in flashbacks on SyFy's Battlestar Galactica. After many delays and reworks, the series will finally debut on Machinima Prime this Friday.
It's been two years since Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was announced, beginning its long road to actually airing somewhere. Yes, it was 2010 when the project was announced, and it's been shelved, altered, chopped up, put back together again since. But the two-hour prequel to the blockbuster space opera, set during the First Cylon War and featuring young hot-shot pilot William "Husker" Adama, has finally found a three-part release home. Entertainment Weekly has the announcement that the show is coming... and very soon.
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When the Syfy Channel's Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was announced as the second prequel to the wildly popular 2004 series, it was planned to air as a webseries, a segmented story that would be aired online. Then, Caprica, Syfy's first prequel to BSG was canned, and the network apparently decided that it didn't have to worry about viewer fatigue from having two different BSG stories airing at the same general time, and filmed Blood and Chrome as a TV movie instead.
Now, after viewing the pre-post-production footage of Blood and Chrome, according to io9, Syfy has grown lukewarm on the idea of a BSG TV movie again, and are considering chopping up the footage into a webseries. Which is great, because now they'll have room in their schedule for more reruns of Sharktopus, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, and Ghost Hunters.