It’s Friday, and the conclusion to Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome web series is now available. Episode nine and ten bring the storyline to an end with the revelation of why young William Adama and his team were on a secret mission, deep in Cylon territory. The action and tension is at a fevered pitch as the story ends. Watch episode nine and ten below…
Everything worked so well with Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. It had the same character development and action as the 2005 series without the middling narrative and philosophical look as the 2010 spin-off, Caprica. Blood & Chrome really does feel like a backdoor pilot for a new series, but it also works as a 10-episode miniseries. In spite of what Syfy keeps saying, it’s hard to believe that this wasn’t intended to launch something bigger.
This might be the end of Blood & Chrome’s run as a web-series, but don’t fret: in February, Syfy plans to air Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome as one two-hour, uncut TV special. After the special airs, the entire series will be available on Blu-ray/DVD within the following weeks. If sales and ratings are high enough, who knows, Syfy rethink the prospect of an ongoing Blood & Chrome series.
YouTube isn’t just for cat videos anymore! Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is part of a growing trend of uploading mini-episodes to YouTube and letting viewers watch them at their own pace. Bryan Singer’s H+ sci-fi series has been appearing on YouTube, and they also plan to release more original programming on the Internet video service. Hopefully we’ll see this trend grow in 2013 with more sci-fi web-series.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on February 19, 2013.