Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome – New Battlestar Galactica Prequel Premieres Online
Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome is an Online Series
This week the long awaited Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome premieres this week, but not on the SciFi Network like its two predecessors, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. Instead after both the SciFi channel and NBC passing on telecasting the prequel, the series will first run on the internet. Episodes start this Friday - November 9 2012 and run for 10 weeks showing short 7-12 minute episodes.
Given the history of the Battlestar Galactica franchise where the 1970’s science fiction hit was totally reimaged for a reboot its hard to know what to expect of Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome.
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Battlestar Galactica – The reboot
The remake of Battlestar Galactica took the science fiction world by storm. Those old enough to remember the original Battlestar Galactica had certain preconceptions of what a remake would entail, only to have them blown away.
This was no cheesy 70’s science fiction series. The Battlestar Galactica remake stayed true to original premise of the show, but added some depth to the characters and blurred the lines between good and bad for the viewers of the next century.
The biggest thing that this fan of the 1970’s version of the show was that Starbuck was no longer a super handsome, cigar smoking womanizer (as portrayed by Dirk Benedict) but was an angry woman with one heck of a chip on her should who had been engaged to Apollo’s brother.
Like all good things, the remake of Battlestar Galactica had a final season. But like all good science fiction franchises, it wasn’t the end.
Caprica a prequel to the rebooted Battlestar Galactica hit our screens in early 2010, but by year end had been cancelled.
Caprica was set 58 years before the events depicted in Battlestar Galactica and was set planetside rather than in space. Notably, William Adama, from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica also appeared in Caprica – as a child. One of the series main characters was however William Adama’s father, Joseph.
Caprica’s main storyline centered around the use of technology to resurrect loved one’s after an act of terrorism. Technology developed by Daniel Graystone and built on by his daughter Zoe, who did in the bombing that initiated the series. The concepts of Caprica mirrored those in Battlestar Galactica but didn’t rely on it, so that new viewers didn’t require knowledge of the Battlestar gGalactica universe.
For fans of Battlestar Galactica though it provided an insight to how the Cylons came about.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Trailer
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
The trailer for Battlestar Galactica makes it clear where and when this prequel is set – during the years of the first Cylon war. Unsurprisingly, like Caprica, Blood and Chrome has chosen a character to anchor the latest offering in the franchise to the original.
That character, once again, is Bill Adama. This time, however, Willie is a little older than he appeared in Caprica – he’s already pilot.
The trailer also indicates that this series will be set in space. There are battles in space with the Cylons. There is hand to hand combat with Cylons. And there are a new range of characters for us to care (or not care) about.
With short episodes of 7-12 minutes it may take a few episodes to get a feel for this new Battlestar Galactica prequel.
Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome launches on Friday November 9, 2012 on Machima Prime’s YouTube channel.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Episode 1
Episode 1 of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome sees a cocky young William Adama arrive on board the Galactica, fresh out of the Academy and eager to get behind the controls of a Viper and kill some "Toasters".
William Adama's first disappointment comes early. He's not there to fly Vipers, Adama quickly learns. Instead, he has been assigned to drive a "bus" (A Raptor). He meets his co-pilot, Coker, as he is mopping up what is left of his previous pilot out of Adama's new ship.
Coker and Husker (as Coker name's Adama) are polar opposites. Coker is battle weary and looking forward tot he end of his second tour of duty in 47 days. He is initially not impressed to be assigned a rooky, no matter how talented, fresh out of the Academy. After all, he wants to live to see the end of his second mandatory tour.
His attitude soon changes when he realizes because of the new recruits cockiness they ahve been assigned to a milk run, doing deliveries. He just may see this tour out alive yet.
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