Syfy Producing Two-Hour Pilot For ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome’

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battlestar galactica Syfy Producing Two Hour Pilot For Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome

Syfy has greenlit a two-hour pilot for a new Battlestar Galactica prequel, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Battlestar Galactica co-creator and executive producer David Eick will return, sans partner Ron Moore. This is the second prequel in the BSG franchise to go into production but there is no word yet on a renewal for the current prequel series, Caprica.

Where Caprica focuses on the early childhood years of William Adama and the inception of the Centurion Cylons, Blood And Chrome will explore a Bill Adama who is fresh from his initial military training thrust into the midst of the first Cylon war.

Here is the official synopsis for the series:

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20′s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet’ the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.

BSG fans may be more likely to engage with a series that focuses on the show’s beloved male protagonist, and the themes that drew them into the Battlestar universe initially.

Syfy programming head Mark Stern says, “We jumped at the chance to revisit the William Adama character and explore this exciting chapter in the BSG narrative which falls between the events of the original series and the prequel, ‘Caprica.’

David Eick seems to grasp what the series would need to do in order to captivate the bulk of its original following. He emphasizes that the show will revisit the tone and scope of his original BSG vision. Eick is reported as saying that Blood And Chrome will maintain “the themes of politics, social propaganda, and the timeless question:  what does it mean to be human? – ‘Blood & Chrome’ will also return us to the authentic, relentless depiction of combat and the agony and ecstasy of human-Cylon war, which was the hallmark of ‘Battlestar Galactica’s’ early seasons.”

As a huge BSG fan, I would love to see a return to the thematic threads and storylines that made the first few seasons of the series so deeply compelling.

Source: THR

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  1. Cool – this was the “era” I wanted the original reimagining to have covered. I got a little tired of the convoluted humanoid-Cylon backstory. I think the idea of “is sufficiently advanced machinery indistinguishable from organic life” was taken care of during Ronald D. Moore’s time with Star Trek and I didn’t much care for a rehash. I wanted to see robots with vocoder voices get zapped by guys in viper planes.

  2. Moooooo

  3. What I don’t understand about ‘prequels':
    (1) How can people enjoy watching chapter one after knowing how the story ends?
    (2) Why didn’t the writers starts off on chapter one, so that a sense of mystery ans suspense can be maintained?

    • I think prequels can be interesting if the writers know what they are doing and how to best to make connections with the original. I really enjoy Star Wars: The Clone Wars even though I know it won’t end well for the vast majority of the characters.

    • How can we enjoy Hamlet when we know that everyone dies at the end? It’s not really about the plot points as much as it is about how we get there. We know that Doctor Who will (99.9% of the time) always triumph. It would seem that that’s boring, but it is really HOW he gets into and out of the situations that are interesting. This is also why people complain about “cheating” because the WAY in which something happened did not adhere to the observer’s perceived notions about the rules operating within the imagined universe.
      Most stories have a start, middle, and end, though it can be presented in any order that sets up dramatic tension well. People who love stories always want to know how current situational depictions came to be, and how they will be left when the current story ends.
      I am liking (most) aspects of Caprica, not only despite the fact I know the cylons will conduct war and that most of humanity gets wiped out – but because of it! It casts this apocalyptic shadow on the whole proceedings.

    • This is what expect from people that just “enjoy” the series.
      Either watch it and enjoy it for what it is worth, or don’t watch it and don’t comment. Prequels are made for Real Fans to enjoy.

  4. Only works if they get the same actor from Razor that played Adama. I didn’t so much care about if he acted like Edward James Olmos, although i think he did a great job in that, I just thought he was great full stop!

  5. YES!!!! Caprica sucks this sounds A LOT BETTER!!!!! Can’t wait!

  6. I love battle star, its excellent. I have to be very honest i was very much kicked in head so to speak, when battle star ended so soon. It should of gone on for another 5 seasons, i belive they made a mistake quiting to early on the show, to many people do this far to often these days, it makes no sense when you are onto a good thing.

    Bring back battle star, it was truely a fantastic excellent show, i know they made a huge mistake ending it so early.

    As a movie it would blow it out the water if they did it write and not drag its heels on the opening scenes, so we get straight into battles and fights not waiting until hour into the movie they suck and more and more people are turning away from that kind of thing, as we know its all just bad steps to take.