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Behold A Very Badass Reel For BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME!!

Merrick here...

Apparently, over the weekend, a trailer for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME was screened at Wondercon (details HERE).  

From what I've heard of the trailer...which is cut to "Immigrant Song" and styled after the famously awesome GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO promo...the embed below represents the same material screened at that convention.  

BLOOD & CHROME is set in the years preceding the famously revamped BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series from Ron Moore and David Eick, chronicling the adventures of young William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the recent series - but portrayed by Luke Pasqualino here) during the Cylon War.  Fans of BG may recall that the Cylon War was a significant back story component for that series. B&C has been characterized as much more of a "war" and "action" series than its progenitor/successor...an assertion apparently borne out by the pacing and content of this trailer.  

BLOOD & CHROME has been said to utilize a significantly different production model from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, employing a staggering array of virtual sets and environments as opposed to physically constructing costly locations (details HERE).  The results?  See for yourself below...but keep in mind that much of the physicality surrounding the actors here isn't even real.  

Pretty great as far as I'm concerned.  I want to see more NOW!  

 

 

 

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  • March 20, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    It sucks that I'm at work and audio is off.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • March 20, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Visual look damn good though. Yeah, bring it.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • March 20, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Gave me a hard on. I rate this one boner up

    by happybunni

  • March 20, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Nice but

    by pax256

    I dont want this to be the Michael Bay of BSG. I hope they keep the greater than the sum of all its parts theme that BSG reinvented. The bar was set high on that aspect. Hope it lives up to it.

  • March 20, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    About frakkin time we got a lil something

    by zillabeast

  • March 20, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Looks Good...

    by some dude

    That is about it. After the horrendous final two seasons of BG I lost a lot faith I had gained for the franchise. Not too mention prequel shows are an even worse idea than prequel movies.

  • March 20, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • March 20, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    frakking A - now that's what i'm talking about

    by neosporing

    Lovin the throwback to the old cylon raiders and base stars. Loving planet zero. Loving the cylon design. This is the BSG that i've been wanting to see, not that divorce crap on the algae planet.

  • March 20, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Frack Yeah !!! Bring it!

    by corplhicks

    Spoiler: humans,win war, colons sent into exile

  • March 20, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Just re-watched "Daybreak" on Netflix the other night

    by zillabeast

    Haters will be haters, but it's still the second best series finale of all time, next to "All Good Things."

  • March 20, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome, what about the BSG Movie

    by Tony

    Is that still happening? Ratner or Singer or someone had it last.

  • March 20, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    V had digital sets

    by LazerBlade

    They're cheaper to make for a reason

  • March 20, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    'God did it'. 'They're Angels'.

    by Raptor Jesus

    Really, has a franchise ever been fucked in the ass THAT HARD? We need a reboot of the reboot. Paging Mr. Singer....

  • March 20, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Who did that cover to Immigrant Song?

    by 3774

    No, teens, that's not the original. But I'd love to find out who did it.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!

    by bat725

  • And television without any space operas was sucking big time. Nice to see we got some coming.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:03 p.m. CST

    BSG's ending was great...

    by LazerBlade

    ...for relieving my constipation. It gave me the shits. Gettit

  • March 20, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Not exactly NIN

    by MonkMayfair

    Trent Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs......

  • Nice trailer, but SyFy isn't known for their show quality. I believe their Sanctuary show is mostly digital, and the look of that always throws me off a bit. Pretty sure I'll be expecting bad acting, stupidly simple plotlines and such from this series.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    BAD ASS!!!!

    by VanGoghX

    @pink_apocalypse: That's Trent Reznor (from Nine Inch Nails) doing the cover to The Immigrant Song. Can't wait for this to come out... I smell a potential series in the future!

  • March 20, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Karen O singing.

    by adeceasedfan

  • March 20, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Thanks...!...uhh...Spew....bacca....

    by 3774

    I'm digging the retro ship looks also.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Currently rewatching the series on Blu-ray...

    by Jay

    I didn't think there was a TV show I would love as much as Star Trek OS/TNG, but BSG is it. Admiral Adama is one of the finest characters in TV history. I can watch the entire series from beginning to end, and love (nearly) every frakkin moment of it. And yes, I loved the finale. In fact, the end of season 2 and the final episodes are two of the best finales ever produced IMO.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Old school Cylon Raiders were my favorite starfighters as a kid.

    by Skraggo

    Just sleek and mean. I loved Star Wars more than life itself, but not even X-Wings or TIE Fighters were as cool to me as those Raiders.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    MOAR BATTLESTAR!!!!

    by Gus

  • March 20, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Space: Above and Beyond Returns!

    by CrushKillDestroy

    If if follows that style, I will watch it. I could not stand any of the other series including the original. Ok, I did watch the original. I was like 7.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    NOT A SINGLE OLD SKOOL CYLON ????

    by HerbSewell

    Let's see... 1. general grievous...check 2. wait...not a single F'ing OLD SKOOL CYLON?????????????????? If not old style toasters, I'm not interested. peace.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    has anyone seen the breaking bad trailer to immigrant song?

    by jsfithaca

    fan-made but fuckin awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUuqiFiCdIk

  • March 20, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    I dare say The Immigrant Song works better here than the promo for Dragon Tattoo...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    ...and it was pretty kick-ass there too.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    BSG ships were awesome! Figures sucked tho.

    by adeceasedfan

    Damn, I'm old.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Mutha Frakin' A!

    by Cedric Ford

  • March 20, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Is this in the same vein as Galactica 1980?

    by Cap'n Jack

  • March 20, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    I'll watch it

    by Keith

    Hope the quality of writing is decent, though. Agree entirely with Hawaiian_Stallion. Actually, I'll go further than his position. The first season and a half of the rebooted Galactica were superb. To the extent that I would rank 'Pegasus' as my favourite episode of any TV series in the last ten years. But oh MAN did it go downhill from there. The tail end of season two was bad. Season three was fucking dire. Season four actually wasn't terrible, and had some good moments, but by then the show was already broken. I once got chatting to Matthew Bennett here in Vancouver, who played one of the cylons ('Aaron Doral'). He told me that the big cheeses at the network insisted on a change of format from halfway through season two onwards: that every episode should have a self-contained story rather than just being an episode in an ongoing arc. This is undoubtedly when the show first started falling apart. But there were other problems. The key one was showing us far too much of the cylons, and making them seem like just another faction with their own soap opera issues. Don't get me wrong, sometimes you can make that work. But in BSG they fucked it up. It destroyed the mystique of the cylons, and they weren't scary anymore. And the writers seemed to think that being gritty and harsh was a substitute for good writing. It isn't. The first season and a half had harshness AND good writing. But after that it always felt like they were making up shit on the fly, and we were seeing the result of a script being filmed having been rushed to the set on a Monday morning. I stopped believing the writers knew where they were going. It felt like a giant shaggy dog story, and I had had enough of so many of the characters whining and feeling angsty. And I was fucking pissed off with Kara Thrace by the end. They turned what was initially a great character into a bona fide irritation. Maybe a more conventional war story would work better.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I still have a 1979 Mattel cylon raider at my parents' house.

    by Keith

    It needs a piece of blu-tac to hold the cabin down, though. And why the fuck would robots fly ships with their clunky humanoid bodies rather than building robot ships? That's like designing a modem that activates mechanical hands at the other end of the phone line to type at a keyboard.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    I loved how BSG ended

    by Adelai Niska

    They hinted, suggested, and outright TOLD YOU REPEATEDLY that Head Six was an angel. And it turned out...she was an angel. I can't believe people think that it was some kind of twist ending. It was the exact same story they'd been telling since the miniseries and they had the balls to stick to it.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    this looks killer where and when can I see it

    by skiff

    Is this going to theatres or direct to bluray? This looks so much better than ep 1 2 and 3. Really I think is full of the cool stuff lucas left out of the prequels .

  • March 20, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Wow! So, they actually went through with this?!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    For some reason, I was under the impression that this was dead in the water after the disappointment of CAPRICA. How can SyFy still be in business anyway? Well, I'm intrigued despite my trepidation. Let's hope this is worthwhile and not some half-assed explosion fest loaded with sub-par storytelling and retcon.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Is This Still the BG

    by Michael

    Where Starbuck's a chick? OK, no interest then.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Prequels are lame...

    by GoLakers

    Why would I want to watch a prequel when I know Adama ends building a hut on our earth 200K years in the past? I loved BSG but this is lame.

  • March 20, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I loves me some William Adama but...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...who is the dork they've cast here? Why not stick with the original from the flashback webisodes? Gotta love the idea of Husker kicking some major Cylon arse!

  • Same actor? Same actor and character maybe?

  • March 20, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Skiff its a tv series.

    by pax256

    Hopefully get 3-4 seasons out of it.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    It looks expensive.The ratings better be good on day one. that is all.

    by dahveed1972

  • March 20, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    I've watched this trailer more than I did Caprica.

    by adeceasedfan

    True.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    song is a NIN remake

    by jdawgystirfry

    heres a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbBayiWglg

  • March 20, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    FRAK ME!!!

    by elgato73

    It looks fucking amazing! But this is SyFy we're dealing with who know only two things--wrasslin' and killin' giant snakes. With that in mind, this series is doomed. Hell, its damn near two years overdue anyway. Just kill it now so we don't get six episodes in, fucking love it, and then SyFy pulls the fucking plug. Plus, fanboys will fucking hate it. They'll get on here and other fucking forums and call for its head before it even gets going giving SyFy the PERFECT reason to kill it. These cunts killed Caprica, are trying to kill The Walking Dead and Fringe and may eventually try to kill Game of Thrones too. Fuck fanboys up their assholes!!! Fucking die!

  • yeah, I know, it's supposed to be cutting edge and trendy but this needs a John Barry-type score not a bunch of punk-ass new generation types that rip off previous work (BADLY!) that is totally unsuitable for the material. Ahh, go ahead Sci-Fi, do what you want. No one will watch anyway. It's all been done before...

  • If you're going to rip off somebody else's idea, at least have the decency to not make it so obvious. Besides, the constant cuts are obnoxious- like a Michael Bay movie. This trailer would have been better served if they had cut on every second beat. But the show itself looks very cool.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    So I just got off work. Now that I have audio I must say

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I don't care for the NIN version. Led Zep owns that song. Accept no immitations.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    BSG had religion from the start

    by thommcg

    Wasn't something introduced towards the end, admittedly, the tone was a bit off towards the end (Particularly the end) but still.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Too much CGI

    by Clio

    I did not like the visual style at all. It was like looking at an XBox video game. Now I like great space battles a la BG.....but this just looked....cheap. Ok, not cheap enough to keep me from watching it....I love SciFi.....but I keep thinking of how BG looked and this does not measure up IMHO.

  • March 21, 2012, midnight CST

    FRAK YES. Finally something kickass on Syfy.

    by robogeek.com

    Old school Cylon Raiders FTW. (And pretty much everything else.) Damn impressive.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Disco & Daggits or GTFO.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • March 21, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    That song is too good for trailers

    by OQuaTanginWann

    I think that song is so good that it's almost cheating to use it in trailers. BSG 2004 is sacred to me and I should be more worried about them fucking it up. But that music is so good I find myself stoked. If I had time to kill I would cut a version with my kids vacation videos. Just a bunch of innocuous footage fast edited to feel compelling.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Needs moar Marilyn Manson...

    by DickBallsworth

    Seriously tho, I hate it when "cool, edgy" projects co-opt a song that's already been used for a "cool, edgy" project. Get some originality and find a new tune to use. It's not like there aren't dozens of yet-to-be-discovered artists out there who could supply your trailer/promo with a kick ass sonic barrage. In this case, it's just fucking lazy and therefore works against it. This comes from a fan of the Moore BSG reboot.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    DAMN

    by Josh

    Holyfuck YES

  • March 21, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    not bad for tv

    by antonphd

    i might actually watch this

  • March 21, 2012, 12:23 a.m. CST

    @adelai niska & thommcg

    by Jay

    You are 100% correct. I first watched the series over the course of two months when it first hit Blu-ray. I hadn't seen a single episode before that, and all my knowledge was based on the corny original. I'm sure watching it over the course of 4 years, 1 episode at a time, gives a different perspective, but you're nonetheless completely right. From the get go, everything was there. Angel like figures, a god-like presence, prophecies that come true, religious artifacts/ruins, etc. Even the original series took place in our earth year of "1969". So the twist that the show is actually the past and origin of our race and religion wasn't all too shocking. The ending may not have been pitch perfect, but they rarely are. Especially with something as grand, intricate, complicated and philosophical as BSG.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Shrek 3 - Dragon Tattoo - BSG

    by gun_will_travel

    Immigrant Song really has staying power, still relevant after nearly four decades.

  • He WAS young Adama. Shit, I can't remember if the dude even said a line of dialogue, but he oozed charisma (and menace) just like Edward James Olmos. It was all in his body language and expressions. When I saw this trailer, and the lack of the original "young Adama" actor, I immediately said..."well, they already fucked up".

  • March 21, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Massive frakin' BSG fan here

    by lv_426

    I loved the whole series seasons 1-4, and thought Caprica was interesting though a bit misguided but still worth seeing. Caprica needed a second season to wrap things up, or even just a miniseries conclusion to end things properly and lead into the First Cylon War. Now, this Blood & Chrome certainly seems to have some nice things going for it. There appears to be plenty of action and epic scope. The visuals of the battles look pretty good for being full CGI scenes on a TV budget. The scenes with actual actors though, leave something to be desired. I definitely get that weird Sanctuary feel here that just screams green screen. That more stylized look seems to work okay for a supernatural action show like Sanctuary, but for BSG I am worried. Part of what made the new BSG so great was that it was presented as realistic and relatable science fiction. The use of sets and locations really grounded the world of the Galactica, Pegasus, the fleet, and the sequences on Caprica. The sets looked lived in and allowed for lots of great cinema verite style shooting. I loved how we'd always see Adama or Col. Tigh having a conversation while walking to various parts of the ship to check up on things. Then the awesome set of the Galactica's CIC just really felt like it existed. It was a dense and detailed place that really helped make this world seem completely believable. Now with Blood & Chrome, it feels very fake and too slick with everything being a digital background. To be honest it feels a bit like the difference between the used future look of Star Wars episodes IV-VI clashing with the really clean and sterile feeling world of the Star Wars prequels. So it isn't that it looks bad, just too different and not very believable. Another concern I have is the music. I always felt like one of the key components to BSG's success was the amazing music that Bear McCreary composed for all four seasons (the miniseries also had a great score by Richard Gibbs). Not to say that another composer won't be able to do something worthy here, but just that they will have some massive shoes to fill. Then another worry is I really question whether or not focusing on William Adama as a young man is a wise choice. Not only is a lot if dramatic tension lost due to us knowing that Bill Adama obviously survives the Cylon war, but that maybe it could taint the overall perception of the character. The reason we all loved Bill Adama in BSG wasn't because he did some badass stuff all the time, but because he was an underdog. He was an old man who seemed to be coasting along on the winds of near retirement when he was challenged with guiding a nearly decimated human race to safety and finally sanctuary. The character was great precisely because it was about a man whose glory days as an ace Viper jock were way behind him. It begs the question of whether or not we need to see his glory days dramatized. And if so, certainly not in such a different fillmaking style than that of the BSG series that was rebooted and started the series up again. Maybe I am just being overly picky, cause believe me I want Blood & Chrome to work as a worthy successor to BSG. It is just that what I see so far seems off in a way.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Well, it looks a bit livelier than 'Caprica', I'll give it that!

    by BiggusDickus

  • March 21, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    This show will live and die by performance of actors playing

    by Phategod2

    Odama and Tigh.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Fuck prequels and most of post-New Caprica BSG

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    That ship was on nose dive until it slammed into the ground during the series finale.

  • March 21, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Sweet Baby Jesus

    by Say Hi To Your Mom For Me

    Please dont suck.

  • March 21, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Caprica just needed nudity to be a hit

    by happybunni

    There was a bit here and there, but no main characters. Take a lesson from HBO!

  • March 21, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the overexposed white out of Adama looks like INSERT BAD SYFY SHOW

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The rest looked good even for being shiny new CGI. Especially the tentacle rape. Of course the story could easily doom everything.

  • March 21, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Fast editing meant to hide plastic CGI sheen...

    by DadTimesTwo

  • Thank the gods. I think this trailer would have gone over better if they had decided to use one of his BSG tracks instead.

  • March 21, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST

    NO BLACK PEOPLE AGAIN

    by Jonathhan Kana

    because blacks dont exist in the future right? FUCK this station and fuck you white people

  • March 21, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST

    johnathankana, blacks don't test well and it's not the future

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

  • March 21, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    More BATTLESTAR GALACTICA? Bring it on!

    by AsimovLives

  • March 21, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Shut up and take my money!

    by Jason Wilkerson

    Subject says it all

  • March 21, 2012, 4:06 a.m. CST

    looks good

    by rakesh patel

    BSG first season was the best season of scifi in a long time ( remember teh days.. it was shown on sky 1 first then stateside!) i felt the series kinda waned towards the end, no one had any idea what the hell was happeneding and some of those epsiodes were just a whole lot of filler. the pegasus arc was superb and actually i did enjoy the finale Watched first episode of caprica and that was enough for me. seemed like a cash grab for a story i knew the ending of. after teh first epsiode ended, it kinda felt i actually didnt need to see the whole series.. it wrapped up things perfectly for me. we also know the ending of blood and chrome.. but it sure looks a whole lot more entertaining them caprica. not a huge fan of digital sets but I can deal with digital sets if the story is good. yeah it has a feel of space::above and beyond.. and thats not a bad thing. looks like a winner sci fi!

  • March 21, 2012, 4:30 a.m. CST

    FINALLY proper BSG

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Something more in line with a modern-retelling of the original more fun concept instead of the po-faced rape-of-the-week new BSG. OK I loved it, but I still would have prefered something more along these lines.

  • March 21, 2012, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Here's a crazy idea for how to do "prequels"..

    by psycros

    Have them come <b>first</b>. In other words, make your "Caprica" show <b>before</b> you make BSG. See, that way people might actually be able to understand the overarching story from day one instead of needing a flashback show to help them figure it out (by which time they've probably lost interest - see also <i>Caprica</i>). Naturally you couldn't give away <i>too</i> much info in your "ramp-up" series that could spoil dramatic surprises in the series/reboot that follows, but this would be preferable to giving us "the story that hasn't been told" when, ultimately, we already <i>know</i> how the story ends. This is especially true for anything that serves as a lead-in to a reboot, because it gives more room for artistic license, by getting viewers used to any changes. You also build incredible hype for the coming series/reboot, esp. if the "prequel" show is actually <b>good</b>. The prequel can also be used to judge interest in the actual reboot: if it ends up floundering you can stop right there and cut your losses. If it does well you can double down on investment in the follow-up series. Last and certainly not least, it allows for direct continuation of storylines that began in the prequel show. Of course, an even better approach would be to simply tell stories from the past and present concurrently. <b>Not</b> that "jumping back and forth through the last three days" bullshit that I loathe, but rather telling the historical backstory at the same time as the main saga (though flashbacks, a show-within-a-show, whatever). Each story could continually enhance and reveal more about the other, like solving a jigsaw puzzle from two sides and working inward. Imagine if the key elements of Caprica were incorporated into BSG, told from the perspective of Adama and other old humans, as well as the Cylons. It would've been amazing.

  • March 21, 2012, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Girl With the Frakkin Tattoo

    by Jayeskimo

    Ctrl C Ctrl V

  • March 21, 2012, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Looks great !!!

    by rguerr2

    I did not watch the last incarnation of BSG. The original show was way better and now looks like they are going back to what worked on the original. Can’t wait.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    looks friggin cool

    by cheekerpot

    but using the imm song so soon after GWDT doesn't feel so original.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:45 a.m. CST

    My one concern is this does not give any hint to the acting/dialogue

    by Rebel Scumb

    But otherwise looks good For the record I loved the ending of BSG, and I thought Caprica was great.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Pilot synopsis (SPOILERS)

    by samin

  • March 21, 2012, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Pilot synopsis (SPOILERS)

    by samin

    What to expect from Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome! When we heard Caprica was being replaced with a different Battlestar Galactica prequel, a gritty war drama set during the first Cylon War, we were skeptical. But now we've read some Blood and Chrome script pages, and we're more pumped. Blood and Chrome is putting out casting calls for the three main characters in its pilot TV movie, probably airing late this year or sometime next year. As we reported a while back, the three main characters in the pilot are the young William Adama, his comms officer Coker Fasjovik, and the young software genius Beka Kelly. (No clue yet if Nico Cortez will reprise his role as the young Adama from the Razor TV movie.) We read the casting call pages for these three characters, which were sent to casting agencies recently and appear to be pages from the actual pilot script. Major spoilers ahead... So the arc of Blood and Chrome is the first mission for a young William Adama, a green pilot just out of training. Over the course of his first week on the job, Adama loses his innocence and discovers that things in war are more complicated than he'd believed when he signed up. The story starts at the end, with the battle-haunted William Adama looking up in a stained Colonial uniform under a tattered parka, with a "thousand yard stare," as a voiceover talks about you find out who you are in wartime, both the good parts and the bad parts... and we all get what's coming to us. And then we flash back to a week earlier, when William Adama is getting the top score — a class record — on a flight simulator, taking out a bunch of Cylon Raiders with an amazing maneuver. Adama is so excited to go into battle and frak up some toasters, he barely notices when the sexy Raptor pilot Jaycie McGavin, who's got a year's combat experience, mocks his gung-ho naivete. (If McGavin makes it into the ongoing series, I could see her being this show's version of Starbuck.) Adama hits on McGavin, but she says he's not her type. Because "I like someone with a better shot of being alive on a Saturday night." McGavin is disgusted with the "war porn" the marines are watching, films of ground combat where soldiers are frakking up some frakking toasters good. She kills more toasters than anybody, but she doesn't want to watch it in her off hours. But Adama becomes fascinated with that war porn, and later gets sort of hooked on watching it. Then McGavin tells Adama that if he wants some action, this is the girl he'll get it from — and she points out the window at the Galactica — which looks majestic and imposing, with its viper CAP flying around it and support ships riding its flanks. The Galactica is already an old ship, no longer as shiny and perfect as it was in the propaganda reels Adama has just watched, but it still looks like a beautiful war engine. Adama is like, "Gods damn." He heads over to the Galactica's hanger bay. But Adama is in for a disappointment — he's such a hot-shot pilot, he wants to fly a Viper right away. But instead, he's assigned to a crappy bucket-of-bolts Raptor called the Wild Weasel. Adama protests, "I didn't rate top of my class so I could drive a bus." His attitude pisses off the Raptor's Electronic Countermeasures Officer (and his new partner) Coker Fasjovik, who loves that old bird. Adama has to help Coker clean up the mess around the Raptor — and then it turns out he's mopping up the spattered brains of the Raptor's last pilot. It's Coker who gives Adama the nickname "Husker," which becomes his callsign. Even though Adama's a big city kid from Caprica City, he strikes Coker as being just like one of those dumb farm boys from back on Coker's home planet, Aerilon. Coker doesn't want to think of Adama as his partner — they're just two guys sharing the same plane. And Coker thinks Adama's gung-ho attitude will get them both killed. But when they're summoned to the CIC to meet the Old Man, Commander Silas Nash, Adama saves Coker from embarrassing himself because his hip flask is sticking out of his uniform. Nash gives Adama and Coker a secret mission to transport some special cargo. The "special cargo" turns out to be Dr. Beka Kelly, a computer scientist who used to work at Graystone Industries, designing the very last generation of human-made Cylons. So she's partly responsible for the super-advanced killing machines that are now kicking the humans' asses from one end of the Twelve Colonies to the other. Her husband was a huge war hero who supposedly took out a whole squad of Toasters — but later we find out the story was a bit more complicated than that. Adama has the hots for Beka right away, and tries to win her over as they take off with his clever repartee: Hello, this is the Captain. Our flight time to Scorpian is approximately two days, during which we hope to encounter... nothing. Fortunately, you will find a variety of fine Holoband entertainments to help you pass the time. I personally recommend, "Emergency Disassembly of the F61 Vulcan Missile Deployment Subsystem." For now, please remain seated with your seatbelt securely fastened and thank you for flying Wild Weasel airlines. But Beka just thinks of Adama and Coker as the hired help, and Coker tells Adama his charms are wasted on her. As soon as they're out of Dradis range of Galactica, Beka reveals that she has secret orders, that not even the Galactica is supposed to know about. They come direct from the Admiralty, and they send the Wild Weasel in the opposite direction — close to Cylon-occupied space. It's not really much of a spoiler to reveal that their mission goes horribly awry, and everything gets frakked up. Our three heroes wind up crashed on an ice planet, and have to decide whether to abandon their mission to deliver Dr. Kelly to the rendezvous point, and Adama and Coker finally have a huge confrontation, in which Adama bawls Coker out for his chickenshit attitude. It's also not a terribly huge spoiler that Adama and Coker wind up being friends, and Adama also gets a lot closer to Beka Kelly. There are betrayals, there are terrible secrets, and not everybody is going to make it out of this TV movie in one piece. And William Adama learns, once and for all, that war really is frakkin' hell. The best thing I can say about Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is that it feels like BSG. More than the BSG TV movies, more than Caprica, this feels like the gritty, intense show about real characters in impossible situations that we fell in love with. Of course, this time around, we'll know how everything turns out in advance — but the journey may actually be pretty gods-damned compelling, judging from these pages. Screencaps from the BSG: Razor flashback scenes, via Galactica BBS.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:01 a.m. CST

    neosporing

    by JamesT

    You're right. This is what they should have gone with in the beginning.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Might remove it?

    by gotilk

    Hmm. Well, some of us have a copy of it downloaded now, so... If they do remove it, they didn't really remove it.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    The 720p version isn't 720p

    by gotilk

    I bet the 1080p is actually the 720p version. Getting that now. This actually looks pretty good. I played it back in slow motion and some of the effects are just a little dodgier than they looked in quick cuts, but overall it actually looks pretty decent. I just hope they don't drop EVERY aspect of the last series that made it unique and very watchable even for non-sci-fi-fans. I'm a little scared of a BSG series that tales more cues from Starship Troopers (the movie) than the re-boot of BSG. I'm not saying it does, obviously I have not seen it yet, but I'm just hoping it doesn't.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Looks like nothing more than an fx demo reel

    by alienindisguise

    Where's the story and clips of actors acting? I'm sure those 2 important factors are the weak links.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I miss Caprica, although I probably all alone in this...

    by The_Credible_Hulk

    I'll admit some of the middle episodes were slow., but when it worked I enjoyed as much if not more than BSG. Glad it at least got a semi-proper ending.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Who are the writers involved?

    by gotilk

    Anyone have any clue yet who is going to be running the show?

  • March 21, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    never done this before, but here it goes

    by HongKongCavalier

    To The BSG Haters: fuck you fuck you in the ass ... unlubricated post a clip ... a portion ... hell I'd accept a rough draft treatment ... of ANYTHING you've personally done ... don't worry, I'll wait

  • March 21, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    That's what I'm talking about!!

    by NzYme

    From that clip that series looks like it's going to kick all kinds of ass!!!

  • March 21, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Spartacus Galactica

    by Cobb05

    Only the digital backgrounds on Spartacus look a little better. These look kind of weak and a little too blury. I'm sure the show will be good though. And the song does not work at all. Some score would've been so much better.

  • March 21, 2012, 7:28 a.m. CST

    The Immigrant Song?

    by Dead_Geek

    Again? Really?

  • March 21, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Cue the absolutely shitty Zep cover...

    by ScriptCunt

    What compels untalented dicksucks to keep covering this song? Meanwhile, the visuals for this thing look pretty swell!

  • March 21, 2012, 7:34 a.m. CST

    AMERICA....

    by space doughnut

    FUCK YEAH! havin said that... AWESOME trailer!

  • March 21, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    @johnathankana

    by MrLongbaugh

    NO BLACK PEOPLE AGAIN by johnathankana because blacks dont exist in the future right? FUCK this station and fuck you white people No. Fuck you you fuckin racist!!!!

  • March 21, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Waitin for 2012...you forgot the first REAL spidey flick

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    Oh and reznor ths cover of immigrant BLOWS

  • March 21, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    the_credible_hulk You're not alone.

    by gotilk

    Those last few episodes really pissed me off because they showed so much promise. They could have used another chance to promote the thing a little better and get the word out. It was very unique, especially at the end. I'll miss it. Like I said before, I really hope this new show doesn't ignore the style of its predecessors completely. When BSG and Caprica worked, they really worked well.

  • March 21, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by gotilk

    I knew the day would come. But I just hope this isn't all a big tease and we get a big, dumb series. TV/Cable has so much potential. They have an opportunity to really take some big chances and just blow filmmakers out of the water. Crossing my fingers now for some of those big chances such as American Gods, the second series of Game of Thrones, the final season of Breaking Bad and of course... this. How the heck are ya, man? Nice to see you on a non-JarJar thread.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    The final episodes of BSG were shit! God did it! Fuck that bullshit!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Goddamn, piss poor writing; they gave up on the last two episodes. Yes, they had written themselves into a corner, but when that happens, you don't frakking give up like a pussy.

  • http://www.toysyouhad.com/Bstar.htm

  • March 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Hell yes Corn Husker all the way

    by Gore_monkey

    This series is gonna rule

  • March 21, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    90210 in Space?

    by SA_Rhyno

    The one thing that I admired about the SyFy version of BSG is that is cast people that looked real and authentic. This trailer is full of pretty people. I'll pass.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Hey at least its got Hispanics

    by Gore_monkey

    Actually its just more Canadians

  • March 21, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Thats ok I like Canadians

    by Gore_monkey

  • March 21, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Boomer call sign originally belonged to a black man

    by Gore_monkey

    Yeah add some black people on the show for diversity

  • March 21, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    HOLY FUCK MONKEYS IN HEAVENS BEARD!

    by JediChris1138

    THE GOODSHIP GALACTICA WILL SAIL AGAIN! THIS TIME ITS TOASTER CRUSHIN' TIME!!!!

  • March 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    lol its so creative to just do a rip off of some other popular trailer.

    by chainsaw autotune

    very original syfy.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    If they want to make it a REAL game changer....

    by Bob

    Make this a reboot of the reboot. Yeah. I said it. So there! Ignore the crap that came with the Moore series. Spin this off into a new version. What started out pretty cool with the BSG mini series, turned into utter crap halfway through the main series, and then there was that bullshit ending that I will hate for all time. This looks a lot more like what I was hoping for with the Moore reboot.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Sol tye was a frakken cylon

    by Gore_monkey

    When was he incerted and do they age like regular humans?

  • March 21, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    "inserted" sorry

    by Gore_monkey

  • March 21, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Hey, if this is young Will Adama, Where are the pot marks

    by Gore_monkey

  • March 21, 2012, 8:48 a.m. CST

    There were black characters on BSG

    by lv_426

    Anastasia Dualla, who went by the nickname Dee through the series Bill Duke (of Commando and Predator fame) Simon (Cylon number 4) Elosha, the priestess that was an advisor to Laura Roslin Lt. Daniel Novacek, call sign Bulldog

  • March 21, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    More BSG?

    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    Yes frakkin' please!

  • March 21, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Also, the marine guard of strong faith that helped Pres. Roslin

    by lv_426

    escape when the Cylons boarded the Galactica, was a black man.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    wow that first shot looks really bad

    by unami

    if i want virtual sets, i play wing commander again. the rest doesn't look to bad, though. if only the ending of BSG hadn't been so disappointing.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    mr. nice gaius

    by David Duchovny

    Give it up. You know you love uncut baby faced latin boys. You're going to hell for it too.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    terrible music choice for a terrible trailer

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    and BSG was terrible at the end Nonetheless I may have to check this out

  • Create a new BSG storyline with new characters, new timeline if needed. Maybe some other renegade survivors from the nuking. Prequels kill tension b/c you know where the timeline needs to land to tie into canon.

  • "Daybreak"? Not so much. Now take a deep breath and ask yourself why this is. Be honest.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    (sigh)

    by Sandy

    I'm afraid I still don't care about this reboot. Dull, boring, depressing....the list goes on to describe it. It isn't "Battlestar Galactica". If they were going to make that many changes, why not just start with a clean slate and give people something completely new? I personally cannot wait for Bryan Singer's film adaptation of the ORIGINAL 1978 tv series. THAT was Battlestar Galactica. There were some seriously questionable episodes, but there were also some great ones and the series as a whole had such potential. Potential that will hopefully be exploited in Singer's version. And can we PLEASE have a MALE Starbuck again?! This could end up a disastrous concept, but I've pictured Owen Wilson in that role for years. If Singer's film ends up a continuation rather than a remake, Wilson would be just about the right age depending on when the film will be set.

  • March 21, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    gotilk

    by AsimovLives

    Hi mate. I have been pretty busy in te threads about JOHN CARTER and PROMEThHEUS. You must have missed me there. Of course the world doesn't revolve around my dislike of the JarJar. Not even in here. Of course we know that sooner or later AICN will overbomb about that you-know-what movie. Then i'll have fun.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Re: misterdarcy

    by ArmageddonProductions

    They had Cylons flying Cylon Raiders in the original series because (and this even extended to the novelization of the original 35mm pilot episodes) the Cylons were originally supposed to be these fucked-up lizard creatures in armor, not robots. In fact, their "Imperious Leader" was some crazy-looking alien dude with a huge Afro, which you were able to buy as an action figure for a while. I think they changed it to "robots" because S & P had an issue with humans killing alien guys or something.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    We've been hearing about this for frakkin' YEARS!

    by Jaster Mareel

    But goddamn time we got a trailer. Looks badass, let's just hope this doesn't have the same problem every other BSG show has had, lack of Cylons. The original show essentially abandoned them halfway through, the re-imagining stopped fighting them halfway through and even Caprica never quite got the cylon ball rolling.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Watching Caprica...

    by TheWrathOfSean

    I expected them to end with some sort of "13th Floor" style revelation. One where they reveal that the future exodus to Earth took place in a simulation, when in reality everyone was dead from war for years. That would have fixed the whole angels thing, I think.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I want to see the 7 people who served to build the 7 cylons!

    by Kishiro_v2

    Tricia come back!

  • March 21, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Should shot the kid playing Adama in the face with a shot gun

    by edwardpenishands

    for continuity

  • March 21, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The finale was awesome....

    by ZodNotGod

    And yes it was told many times what was about to happen, if you didn't get that, you are a big dummy. I wish they could have gotten Dirk Benedict back as the final Cylon. Would have tied the shows together nicely; the new would still plays as a sequel series though...many centuries later.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    RE: obijuanmartinez

    by ZodNotGod

    THat wasn't an afro, it was his big huge brain. In the novelization, he had three brains housed together. Each one worked independantly. Let's get some Lucifer style robots...

  • March 21, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Where's Bryan Singer's movie btw?

    by marineboy

    Production hell?

  • March 21, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    That looked pretty Slick.

    by Todaysfate

    Now come on Lucas. If they can throw that sh*t together ...why can't you get your Star Wars show together? Like yesterday.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    asimovlives -some cool Prometheus clues

    by Michael Lunney

    http://io9.com/5894612/every-alien-easter-egg-in-the-latest-prometheus-trailers/gallery/1

  • March 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Looks like an Asylum "Mockbuster".

    by Jack Desmondi

    "Virtual Sets" meaning to freaking cheap to construct actual ones. Seriously, most of these effects look pretty amateur. And the Cylons with those dinky little heads don't look half as threatening as the cool ones from the 70's TV series.

  • i should be the guy who would, theoretically, be more upset and contrarian to that idea. And yet here I am, defending the show. While the series didn't hammered it to the head, it did repeated quite often the notion that history was something that happened before and would happen again. It's a notion taken from ancient greek phisolophy, which they called the Eternal Return. Ancient greeks believed that history was ciclical, and by that i mean, a literal circle, in which what was happening now had happened, exactly, before and would happen again in the future. A perpectual cicle of events repeating ad eternum. But none doens't need to have any knowledge of ancient greece culture to figure out that motif form the TV show, since they did the work of us and presented it unambiguously. The notion about the ending of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is that what happened in the show had already happened, in a very similiar fashion, in the past. We are watching a cicle of events that has at the very least 200,000 years. But it's infered that it has been going on for longer, for millions of years. Those angels, the Head Six and Head Balthar, they could be seen as very old and very advanced human-cylon hybrids who are very evolved and very technologically advanced they have the powers of angels. And God/Gods could be an even more advanced and even more ancient human-hybrids, maybe the very first who started the whole cycle. And maybe they are even deliberatly manipulating events so that history is in perpectual repeat, maybe for their own amusement. I enjoyed the ending of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. I find it strange and quite bewildering that ther eis so much anoyance and gnashing of teeth in regard to that show's ending. But a mor conventional ending would had been a betrayal to a show that so often robbed the rug under the audience's feet.

  • To bad we can't get BSG's formula since that's what seemed to actually work.

  • March 21, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Meh. No thanks. Done with BSG

    by Joe Plumber

    The ending sucked. Pretty much hated the entire last season. Baltar never got his comeuppance, but instead truly was a messiah? The ruining of one of the best character's, Col. Tigh. The opera house is the bridge? Pigeons and broomsticks? Frakkin' Meh.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    LOVE THAT TRAILER!!!

    by JaredP

    love BSG love THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO!!! love that version of THE IMMIGRANT SONG!!! CAN'T FUCKIN' WAIT!!! hopefully this has more action than CAPRICA

  • I really think that the writers/producers bit off more than they could chew with the elaborate and sometimes convoluted plotlines they were creating and then lacked the ability to tie it all together in a cohesive way that would be satisfying for the audience.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    mcgootoo

    by AsimovLives

    I'm not going to read any clues about the plot of PROMETHEUS. I'll wait until i watch the movie to know what's the story about. I'm sure you understand my point.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    If you're going to use a shitty cover of Led Zep's 'Immigrant Song'

    by buggerbugger

    ...you could at least have the common decency to use the shitty Dark Angel one from the late '80s. So this 'Galactica' will actually have kind-of Cylon-looking Cylons in it, instead of sexy human replicunts?

  • WTF is up with editing these days. Are all the editors tweaked out on meth? I don't think there was a single shot in that trailer that lasted longer then 0.0534 nanoseconds. At the rate this is going, we'll soon be down to planck time units.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    BSG Finale Rules

    by Chadley BeBay

    And I fucking passionately hate any moron who can't see greatness when it slams you in the face. F U C K THE H A T E R S

  • March 21, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    It's a leak, watch while you can.

    by Pixelsmack

    There are sequences in this video that are incomplete. This video was never meant to be seen by the public. However there are many that are and look fantastic. Everyone who worked on this (officially) are big fans of BSG and proud of what they've done. They would love the chance to FINISH this as well as kick off a new series!

  • March 21, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    couldnt watch it all

    by JAMF

    sorry but that phantom menace/sin city no physical location thing is just bullshit. looks like crap every time.

  • Pretty much, yeah. They were a race of alien reptiles that had grafted themselves into their armour, effectively becoming a race of cyborgs. They were basically Daleks with legs and swords. The Imperious Leaders were still reptilian and they had an extra - third? - brain implanted into their skulls once they reached that level in the Cylon hierarchy.

  • March 21, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mXeJx6GWI

    by BlackBanana

  • March 21, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    by irongamer

    Trailer is still here: http://io9.com/5895080/totally-badass-trailer-for-battlestar-galacticas-cylon-war-prequel-blood-and-chrome

  • March 21, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    FRACKFRACKFRACKFRACKFRACKFRACKFRACK . . .

    by elmo

    Aren't we clever? We invented a word that's just like the F word but not, and we can say it all we want, which we did in the series until it became almost as mind numbing and pointless as the ubiquitous use of the real word, where every second exhale in every R rated movie spews it out. Again, aren't we clever? And give us some Grace Park, but dressed in the 5-0 duds.

  • March 21, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Show me what happened to the Red Stripe Centurions

    by fireclown

    Toward the end, a sizable faction of cylon centurians sided with Adama, having decided that they wanted to pursue their own existances without interference from humans or skinjob nonsense. They have a warm spot in my little heart, and I've always wanted to know what happened to them.

  • March 21, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    link works here

    by Rupee88

    http://www.reelgoddess.com/2012/03/21/kick-ass-trailer-syfys-battlestar-galactica-prequel-blood-chrome-finally-emerges/

  • March 21, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful

    by AsimovLives

    i'd say, there must be only 2 episodes of BSG that i would skip if i rewatched the show. 2 episodes in a 4 season series is not a bad deal. Only ROME and CARNIVALE have more rewatchablility for me. I can't give BSG a higher praise.

  • March 21, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    None of the links mentioned here appear to be working anymore

    by Rendell

    ... And I don't think it's just that I'm in the UK either!

  • March 21, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Dudes, you guys are assuming too much from the trailer.

    by AsimovLives

    All this n otion that this new BSG show is full action from start to end. For all i know, they might just have put all the action stuff in the show in the trailer, and the rest of it is more clam and meditative. You can pull a similiar stunt with the previous series if you just edited all the action stuff into a trailer. Besids, since weh n something being all action is a good thing? Michelle Fuckass Bay has made a career out of that and s/he never made anything worth a shit. You know what i mean?

  • http://io9.com/5895080/totally-badass-trailer-for-battlestar-galacticas-cylon-war-prequel-blood-and-chrome

  • BSG was not just about humans killing robots. that's the other BSG show, the older one, from the 70s. The newer show had other ambitions.

  • March 21, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    NBC UNIVERSAL

    by Scarecrow237

    posts it, then takes it away.

  • March 21, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    The End of BSG Was Trash, end of story

    by some dude

    Be honest with yourselves. The series had a great start but you could tell that they wrote themselves into a hole they couldn't get out of. The ylons became a lazy laughable soap opera, characters we loved were killed off for shock value, tons of plot lines were started but never even mentioned again such as the cylon human hybrid, etc. The ending was as terrible and predictable as lost's turned out to be.

  • March 21, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Couldn't get into guys fucking robots they thought were girls.

    by cookylamoo

  • They destroyed Col. Tigh's character. The final 5 cylons was a terrible idea to begin with and making SPOILER Tigh one of them essentially neutered that character. he never recovered. Ellen returned and turned the show into As the World Turns with her overwrought jealousy. Baltar never got his comeuppance for betraying the human race as president on Caprica 2 and giving 6 a nuclear bomb which killed thousands. Instead Baltar is turned into a messiah, which was great when I thought it was satire, but then it turned out he really was. Roselyn finally dies after cancer comes back for the 10th time and it has no emotional impact because of cry wolf syndrome. The opera house turns out to be the ship's bridge. LOL These are just a few of the issues that immediately come to mind. I could go on.

  • March 21, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    What SYFY is doing SF?

    by Richard L. Rhodes

    love the trailer... but i hate prequels... whats the point of a story if you know the outcome.....

  • March 21, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I Hope

    by AlphaDean

    I truly hope this is not another fracking tear jerky in space. BSG was such a soap opera. I hated it... I hope all the cool shit wasn't in the trailers. I'd love a good sci-fi show. Haven't had a good sci-fi show since Babylon 5. C'mon SyFy do this one right.

  • March 21, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    "they had a very heavy dose of satire and mocking tone on religion."

    by Jesuswasarobot

    You've said this about twenty times in this thread. I never saw the show this way. Just because A character (thinking Adama specifically) or characters may mock religion or may not have faith doesn't mean the show does. In fact I think the show explored faith in a very nuanced way: Roslin's religious experience was varied and rich over the course of the series- she certainly had her doubts (burning the books), and Adama similarly took a journey, never fully embracing religion himself but opening his mind along the way. The satirical angle to the way religion was explored (reversing poly and multi theism) was indeed there but I always saw it as more of a what if or thought experiment- interesting more philosophically for exploring ourselves and our diametrically opposed religious universe; satire itself does not mean "humor" and does not indicate a mocking tone.

  • Seriously? On AICN? If there's ANY target audience for guys who would knowingly fuck hot female robots, it has to be AICN.

  • March 21, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    So, did anyone save this?

    by ByTor

    And if so, can that someone post it on rapidshare or one of those places? Please?

  • March 21, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    darth_meh

    by AsimovLives

    the show destroyed every character. which was the point. how could anybody get out of it unscathed given their predictement?

  • March 21, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    important question: do you write it "frak" or "frack"?

    by AsimovLives

  • The reason being that they'd have a lot more freedom to do all kinds of interesting things without being tied to such a small window of time (50-60 years or so with Caprica and BSG, and now Blood & Chrome). The only thing we really know about Kobol is that there was some mass exodus off world which lead to the 12 colonies. We really don't know much else though.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by Extr3m1st

    Only the usual haters can find fault in that trailer, otherwise that gets me stoked for a whole new series. I just hope if it does get done they do it the right way. Put it with another strong lead in and on a night that people actually watch TV.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I get the religion was always mentioned or there

    by Extr3m1st

    But almost every time 6 mentioned it you could read sarcasm or trickery in her voice. She sounded like she was telling Baltar a BS story to get him to trust her.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Looks good. Already washing the taste of Caprica out of my mouth.

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    And don't defend the fucking show, it was awful.

  • So. Say. We. All.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful

    by AsimovLives

    it's not episodes i hated, but more like they are below standard, if you know what i mean. One of them is where Helo takes protagonist duties, an epsidoe about a this guy who is killing pacients from a certain colony out of etnical spite. The other one is so forgetable i can't even remember what was it. Maybe it doesn't even exist and there is only one episode i have less love for.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    mr. nice gaius

    by AsimovLives

    So. Say. We. All.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters_ghost, you will be the voice in the wilderness.

    by AsimovLives

  • March 21, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Tritium

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yes, exactly! I think that actor's name is Nico Cortez (or something) and he pulled off a rather believable young Edward James Olmos. We'll just have to wait and see how this new guy does in the "Stand by FTL!" department.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Rick-Santorum-Ate-My-Baby

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You shut your whore mouth!

  • March 21, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    mr. nice gaius

    by AsimovLives

    If memory serves, only very late in the war did Adama got command of a battlestar. he started the war as a pilot. my bigger question is, who will play young Tigh? and will they play with the fact that he was who he was?

  • March 21, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    one of the greatest moment in BSG...

    by AsimovLives

    ... was Adama pissed drunk in a alley vomiting all over himself. I always wondered how that scene would had played with Lorne Green.

  • STARGATE rotted his brain...

  • March 21, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    mr. nice gaius

    by AsimovLives

    So STARGATE is the devil that is tempting dioxholsters_ghost?

  • March 21, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Underwhelmed

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    to be honest. You'd think with my name I'd be frothing at the mouth to see this, but it looked like an effects reel. Something more Star Wars including General Greivous. Not the BSG I love. But on the good news front, Bear Mcreary is doing the music, so maybe it wont be as bad as that ADHD trailer and shite music made it out to be. Let face it though, I will be watching it. So I shall keep an open mind until then. BSG turning out to be, not just a cheap cash-in as we all thought it would, but the best tv show of modern times. Well after that shock, I keep an open mind on all things.

  • March 21, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    dioxholsters_ghost, so, how does locusts with wild honey tastes like?

    by AsimovLives

  • March 21, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Its already been cancelled

    by Comfortably Spit a Rat

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/battlestar-galactica-blood-and-chrome-cancelled-syfy/

  • March 21, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    It was never gonna happen

    by Comfortably Spit a Rat

    Syfy were never gonna let this go to series...it was too cool, and the was too much SF in it. They're only interested in reality shows that cost nothing...and wrestling....WRESTLING FER FUCKS SAKE!

  • March 21, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Won't go forward as series but

    by Extr3m1st

    Will be a movie and have a follow up digital online series. Who cares, half the stuff I watch is downloaded from the net. This looked real good so I hope they continue on with it.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Asimov I got the ending...

    by some dude

    ... Its not exactly hard to get. The writing for the show was never brilliant, exciting st times but that ending was as tacked on as Lost's was. Its not even that hard to see so they were constantly starting storylines then aborting them. Remember when cylonhuman hybrids were important? Or the arrow of whoever? Or any and all that crap that came and went again without so much as a whimper. Saying God did it is the oldest, cheapest and easiest route to go when ending a story. Its called deus ex machina and the Greeks were using it thousands of years ago. Lets not even get on thefact that Lee Adama was a lame character and badly acted... or that starbuck went from 60 to 0 fast and became even worse than Lee

  • March 21, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    BTW SfFy says this show is dead and may go digital...

    by some dude

    ... So this may be a whole lot of nothing

  • March 21, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ Not Moving Forward As TV Series On Syfy By NELLIE ANDREEVA Wednesday March 21, 2012 It’s a case of bad news/good news for Battlestar Galactica fans who have been flocking to the Web to watch an unauthorized trailer for the long-in-the-works offshoot Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome over the past 36 hours. After lengthy deliberations, Syfy has decided not to go forward with the project, about the young years of William Adama, as a regular TV series. Blood & Chrome, initially envisioned as a Web series, was greenlighted as a two-hour TV pilot in October 2010. Because of intensive post-production, including special effects, the pilot was not delivered to Syfy until last November. As of January, Syfy president original programming Mark Stern was quoted as saying that he the network brass were “trying to figure out the economics right now” and that he hoped those would be figured out. Now, the network has passed on the project as a regular series but is looking to do it as a digital one, while airing the already produced pilot on the network as a movie. “Though the vision for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned,” Stern said in a statement today. “We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date.” Despite the lengthy production and decision-making, the buzz about Blood & Chrome never died among Battlestar fans. It went into overdrive over the past couple of days following a WonderCom panel over the weekend with Kevin Grazier, the scientific adviser for Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica series, where he screened what was described as a trailer for Blood & Chrome. That trailer, to Trent Reznor and Karen O’s cover of “Immigrant Song” for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, found its way to the Web on Monday night and has gone viral — garnering some 100,000 views in 24 hours. The problem was that this was not an official trailer but a demo reel not intended for public consumption and thus not put through the process of clearing music and other rights. It is still unclear how the video made its way to WonderCon, but NBCUniversal today moved swiftly to take down the multiple copies that had popped up on YouTube.

  • I don't really know what they mean by it being a =digital series=. So every month a fucking 10 minute clip with crappy effects will show up on their website or something in shitty-assed resolution? Cuz FUCK THAT! If they mean it will be exactly like a TV show with the same running time and budget, but you have to sign up to a web-based subscription service, then fine. I torrented all 4 seasons, but bought the giant Blu-ray box set when it came out. Maybe they didn't like that each episode was torrented all over the globe after it went on the air and they're trying to make us all pay to watch it. I really am fine with that because, although I doubt I would subscribe, I will buy the Blu-ray set. By the way, Caprica still hasn't come out on Blu-ray in the US for some fucked up reason. Guess I'll stick with my torrented 720p episodes.

  • March 22, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Old school Vipers and Cylon Raiders. YEAH!

    by Bill Clay

    And the CGI backgrounds don't really bother me. I'll watch it if SyFy puts it on the air.

  • March 22, 2012, 3:20 a.m. CST

    the_hawaiian_stallion

    by AsimovLives

    a deux ex machina that's used from the start is not a deux ex machina but a plot device, even a plot point. the writing of BSG was brillant indeed.

  • March 22, 2012, 5:37 a.m. CST

    **warning positive post**

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Good Lord - that actually looked pretty good. Watched all of the Original & revamped BSG (lets face it both were both good and awful at times.) This looks like it will have some decent action & not half as cheap-looking as I was expecting. Count me in :-)

  • March 22, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    re: "Couldn't get into guys fucking robots they thought were girls."

    by buggerbugger

    There's no place for you in the dystopian near-future of 2019 our world leaders are doing their best to engineer, cookylamoo!

  • March 22, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    The video error message was just updated

    by Jeditemple

    This video contains content from NBC Universal, who has blocked it on copyright grounds. We’re sticking with a young Adama in this version and we’ll probably show a lot of sex and drama. Oh, and angels. Let’s not forget about the angels. P.S. We have a lot of unused Caprica scripts, so suck it.

  • March 22, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    NBC is like: Wait, this isn't about a Cop, a Lawyer, or a Doctor!!

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Better pull the plug then.

  • Welp! Better pull the plug then.

  • March 25, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    sonofabitchassholecocktease syfy

    by alexander

    why?

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