Friday has always been a great day. End of the work week, with nothing but fun potential to look forward to. Recently, however, it became just a tad bit more awesome. That’s because Friday now means new episodes of Syfy’s kickass web series, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. Episodes 3 and 4 of the 10-part series focusing on a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) and the first Cylon War are now available for your viewing pleasure. Even better, the hosting folks at Machinima have stitched the two eps together so you can watch them back to back. Here’s bit of top-notch piloting and a brand-new mystery…
Well, it’s not the full-scale TV resurrection we were all hoping for, but at least we will finally get to see it: Syfy has announced that the Battlestar Galactica prequel spinoff, Blood & Chrome, will premiere this Friday, November 9th, as a web series. So now if your guy doesn’t win the presidential election tomorrow, you’ll have something to take your mind off the impending apocalyptic collapse of our nation.
Set during the first Cylon war, Blood & Chrome follows a young William Adama, who enters the war as a Viper pilot. The web series will premiere its 10 episodes on Machinima, with each installment clocking in at between 7 and 12 minutes. If you’d prefer to check it out in a non-internet fashion, Blood & Chrome will air on Syfy in 2013, and will also be available as an unrated DVD release sometime thereafter. But never mind all that now, let’s watch an incredibly awesome new trailer:
Looking for an excuse to revisit Ron Moore’s acclaimed Battlestar Galactica reboot? Maybe our call-to-arms about the languishing Blood and Chrome spinoff has you longing for the good old days of Adama and President Roslin and Number Six and Gaius Baltar. Sure, it’s been off the air and out of the pop cultural consciousness for a few years, but it’s still sitting there on your DVD shelf or Netflix, just waiting for you to return to the Colonial fleet for another voyage. And if you need a little extra encouragement to rewatch the series, you’d better sit down, because these pics from a new charity calendar featuring BSG actresses Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff may leave you feeling weak in the knees.
Hey, Syfy, how’s it going? Yeah, I know, I don’t visit as much as I used to. Sure, I still swing by for Alphas each week, but I know you’re really busy these days, what with all the wrestling and the ghost hunting and the game shows about people bumping into things in the dark. I don’t want to take up too much of your time here, but we need to have a little talk, you and I. It’s about Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. I think it could save your soul.
Look, Sci-Fi…can I call you Sci-Fi, just like in the good old days? No? Fine, “Syfy,” whatever. So here’s the thing. Yesterday your official Twitter feed told us that the incredibly awesome-looking Battlestar Galactica prequel spinoff, Blood and Chrome, was not dead, but would indeed air at some point, in some form. Probably. And while it’s great to hear that Blood and Chrome hasn’t been relegated to the trash bin, I have to ask…what the hell are you thinking, man?
Remember Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome? The prequel series to Ron Moore’s re-imagining of BSG was going to be set during the first human/Cylon war, and looked to be quite a bit more action packed than Caprica. Unfortunately, while what little we’ve seen of the show looked very promising, each new bit of news has also tended to be bad. When the show was first announced in 2010, it was supposed to be a full-fledged Syfy TV series. Then it was perhaps only going to be a web series, or maybe one-off TV movie. And then…well, here we are, aren’t we? A new update from the folks at Syfy suggests that there might still be some life in the project…but we still have no clue when we might finally get to see it.
This latest ember of hope sparked up via the official Syfy Twitter account. During a Q&A, somebody asked when or if Blood and Chrome might make it to air. Syfy’s Craig Engler replied with, “You’ll definitely see it, date TBD.” And that’s it. Not exactly a font of information, but it’s something, and we’ll take what we can get when it comes to Blood and Chrome. Hey, at least it means it isn’t totally dead at the moment.
Here’s something you may not know about folk duo Simon & Garfunkel: they were way ahead of their time. So far ahead, in fact, that in spite of the fact that Glen A. Larson’s original Battlestar Galactica didn’t air until 1978, the pair recorded a tender tribute to the remake of that show that was even further into the future. How did they do it? How did they get the footage to compile this music video? Has Art Garfunkel been bogarting the secrets to time travel for 50-plus years? Sadly, the answers to these questions remain elusive. On the upside, however, this is a pretty awesome video.