Saturday, October 23, 2010

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Battlestar Galactica: Blood in Chrome is set to be made as a telefilm and potential backdoor pilot for SyFy. Originally planned as a series of webisodes, SyFy instead decided that Michael Taylor's script was of a larger scale and scope than webisodes could contain. Mo Ryan of the AOL TV has further details and she spoke to SyFy's Mark Stern about the project.

Here's the official press release about the project from Syfy:

New York, NY – October 22, 2010 – Syfy is readying an exciting all-new chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga with a greenlight for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome from Executive Producer David Eick, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Universal Cable Productions will produce the 2-hour pilot with Syfy utilizing cutting edge CGI and virtual technology.

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.

"The 'Galactica' universe as re-imagined by Ron Moore and David Eick is rich with possibilities and backstory," said Mark Stern. "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,' currently airing on Syfy."

"While maintaining 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," said David Eick.

Michael Taylor wrote the teleplay from a story by Eick, Taylor and Bradley Thompson & David Weddle.

2 comments:

Rob Stevens said...

wow - this is exciting news!

WayneHurlburt said...

“This has all been done before and looks like it will happen again”, it was called BSG The Re-Imaged Series…..lol. This one will be just the same, only without the sexy cylons and William Adama will be half the age. That series had both ground, and space battles.

So much for a prequel that show some actually BSG history, B & C won’t be showing anything new in that area, other than what is already known.

SYFY Needs To Tie Up The Remaining Issues From Caprica Before Moving On To Blood & Chrome

Blood and Chrome will bomb out (I definitely won’t be watching it, unless they decide to at least address the remaining issues left on Caprica.) and won’t be any comparison to what Caprica could have potentially become. They still have so many issues about what happened before and leading up to the Cylon War, that needs to be addressed. They let Caprica get to the point of basically mass producing and some secretive shipping off of the cylons to the STO.

Syfy only aired 13 episodes of Caprica counting the pilot. By the time Syfy actually finishes off the first season it would have taken almost 2 full years to accomplish this, and the Whole Time Line (all 18 episodes) of Season One is only about 2 -3 months…lol. Round that out and it will have taken Syfy (at minimum) 4 times longer to air the series than the actual time line of the show’s first season… geesh. They never gave it a chance. We wanted to see BSG history and background.

All they accomplished so far was to get the cylons built. They haven’t even merged the avatar consciousnesses with the cylons yet, let alone show any social interactions of them with society except the unaired 5-8 minutes of it. That was mostly just a glimpse here and there, maybe in all 30 seconds of social interactions, on the part of the cylons. Also they still have a great number of loose ends to the characters and story lines, still to be resolved.

So what we end up with, is jumping straight into a battle that has been going on for 10 years already. No chance of filling in any of the five year gap (before the war) of story lines and cylons receiving these consciousnesses, let alone how it actually is accomplished and their initial reactions to this new way of life, so-to-speak. Let alone their interactions with society and what leads them to actually revolt against mankind to begin with. How about their starting up of the human experiments to gain skins?? Ten years into this battle they have already been doing this for some time, at this point, secretly.