Even though we’ve only seen six short episodes of it so far, Syfy’s web series, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has become one of the hottest topics in geek circles of late. A prequel set during the first Human/Cylon war, Blood & Chrome centers on a brash young William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the Ron Moore series, played here by Luke Pasqualiano). It certainly helps that pickings are mighty slim for fans craving a hardcore space-based science fiction series, but even if it had plenty of competition, Blood and Chrome would be pretty damn awesome. One reason amongst many: the show looks just as good as the BSG series, despite being produced for a much smaller budget.
Much of that can be credited to Blood and Chrome’s extensive use of greenscreen. The folks over at io9 have posted an exclusive video (so no embed, sorry) about how the web series has used greenscreen effects to conjure up everything from a frozen, abandoned ski lodge to the bridge of a starship. The before-and-after footage is astonishing when you realize just how much of what we’re seeing on screen didn’t actually exist. You can click over to io9 to check it out.
What’s that, you say? You still haven’t watched Blood & Chrome yet? Well, down below we’ve got embeds of the first four episodes. Watch, I say. Watch!