That’s a nice headline isn’t it? A lot of us have been waiting for a long time for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. But Syfy more or less put the project on a shelf for a good long while. A pilot was shot and collected dust. And as we were first told it would be a t.v. series, we were then later told it was to be downgraded to a web series that only included the pilot.
Well, we’re finally getting that web series, starting as an exclusive on Machinima beginning on November 9 and then followed by an airing in full on Syfy and then a DVD. Because hey, although the project was basically scrapped, at least this way Syfy can make money off of it, right?
Can you tell I’m bitter? Maybe we’ll get lucky and this pilot will be huge (please watch it to make it so) and Syfy will realize that there’s a demand for more Battlestar Galactica.
Blood & Chrome tells the story of Captain Adama. Not the older and grizzled captain we know from the Battlestar Galactica series, but a young fresh-faced kid who finds himself in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset. Lili Bordán (Silent Witness) also stars.
I’m still looking forward to seeing the pilot of what was originally going to be a new t.v. series. But I know I will only be craving more once it’s done. Let’s just hope Syfy is paying attention.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will be presented as ten, 7-12 minute episode chapters available exclusively on Machinima Prime until February 2013, followed by its premiere as a 2-hour movie on Syfy (airdate TBA), and finishing with the release of an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, digital download, PPV and VOD. The series will remain on Machinima through April 2013.