Remember hearing back in October of 2010 about that cool-sounding prequel to the 2004-2009 reimagined version of the Battlestar Galactica TV series? And do you remember that it was called Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome and was a two-hour TV pilot that could bring BSG back to the ever-clueless Syfy channel after the failed Caprica prequel? Oh, and how Syfy made the pilot and took a year and a half to decide that there wouldn't be a new TV series after all, but they might release it on the web someday...Maybe?
Well, it looks like maybe is finally this Friday, November 9th. At least the first twelve minutes of it.
Entertainment Weekly reported today that Blood and Chrome will make its long-awaited debut on YouTube's Machinima Prime channel, broken up into ten 7 to 12-minute webisodes over the next four weeks. Thankfully, for those of us who don't dig that sort of nonsense, the two-hour version will supposedly air on Syfy in 2013, followed by an unrated home video release.
Set in the tenth year of the First Cylon War, Blood and Chrome focuses on William "Husker" Adama in his prime. Adama has just graduated from the Academy and is assigned to the newest Battlestar in the Colonial fleet, the Galactica. He finds himself in conflict with his co-pilot Coker Fasjovik and is ordered to escort a young woman who turns out to have important information relating to the Cylons. Presumably, the mission doesn't run overly smoothly.
Luke Pasqualino plays young Bill Adama, with Ben Cotton as Coker Fasjovik, Lili Bordán as Dr. Beka Kelly, John Pyper-Ferguson as Xander Toth and Zak Santiago as Armin "High Top" Diaz. The pilot was written by Executive Producers David Eick and Michael Taylor, along with Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. Caprica's Jonas Pate directed with music by returning BSG composer Bear McCreary.
You can check out the new trailer for Blood and Chrome here, thanks to YouTube's Machinima channel...