SyFy Greenlights Prequel BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME

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Following the hints they dropped back in March, Syfy has announced they will return to the Battlestar Galactica universe for their next possible series, Batllestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.  Set in the tenth year of the first Cylon war, the prequel centers around hotshot rookie pilot William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the parent series) as he is assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica.

The order is for a two hour pilot from a teleplay by Michael Taylor, one of the key voices on Battlestar after season three.  David Eick will executive produce.  The name of Ronald D. Moore, the man who developed the Battlestar re-imagining with Eick, is notably absent from the crew list.  He is likely busy with Syfy’s other Battlestar prequel Caprica.  Hit the jump for the official announcement.

I think the four seasons of the re-imagined Battlestar were a pretty great (if not entirely consistent) achievement, though that hasn’t been enough to get me into Caprica.  In that sense, it’s savvy of Eick to promise “authentic, relentless depiction of combat,” something fans may miss with the Earthbound Caprica.

How about you?  If it has the word “Battlestar” in it, does that guarantee your viewership?  Or are you content with where the series ended in 2009?

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




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  • Excpired

    Awesome. I wasn’t a fan of Caprica, but the first war would be cool to see.

  • Excpired

    Awesome. I wasn’t a fan of Caprica, but the first war would be cool to see.

  • Cavil

    I’m disappointed by this announcement since it probably means that Caprica’s days are numbered. I never watched Battlestar for the vipers, I watched it for the characters and the premise. Whatever monster child of Spartacus and BSG they are creating, I don’t see how it can possibly be more interesting than some of the themes that Caprica has been exploring. Yes, it’s a bit slow at times and has its share of flaws, but it’s the only genre show out there that’s even trying to be about something. Action shows are a dime a dozen.

  • Cavil

    I’m disappointed by this announcement since it probably means that Caprica’s days are numbered. I never watched Battlestar for the vipers, I watched it for the characters and the premise. Whatever monster child of Spartacus and BSG they are creating, I don’t see how it can possibly be more interesting than some of the themes that Caprica has been exploring. Yes, it’s a bit slow at times and has its share of flaws, but it’s the only genre show out there that’s even trying to be about something. Action shows are a dime a dozen.

  • http://thesilvermirror.wordpress.com James Treakle

    I love ‘Caprica’. I’m very interested to see where they go with it. That said, this gives us more of the old-school, Colonial vs. Cylon action, along with a focus on Adama; something that ‘Caprica’ needs to embrace.

  • old soldier

    Moore and Eick “not on the crew”? I like it already.

    • old soldier

      oops I misread,Eick is involved. Darn!

  • Dogg

    I wonder if they gave it a budget for CG space battles, or if it’s just going to be all long soliloquies played against hallucinated people. I was sad to see SGU start going that direction.

  • Anonymous

    I am so relieved somebody other than me (Dogg) has spoken out about the cloying turn BSG took. My own bromide = “great premises gone urp.” That said, the major plot point of CAPRICA, is on that same dangerous path. But I think the birth of the Cylons & that conflict is actually touching. A new BSG needs to ride that edge w/action & exposition. AND for any god’s sake – no matter how hot the chick – NO HIGH HEELS. So f-n dumbass.

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  • Sharkypants101

    Nico Cortez did an amazing job as Young Adama in Razor. Here’s to hoping they do all they can to bring him back! I do also hope Caprica can get a second season.

    • Sean

      Unfortunately Caprica was canceled.

      • old soldier

        YES! Revenge shall be MINE!

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  • Anonymous

    As a BSG fan since I downloaded the pilot episode, I never bothered to watch Caprica. This, however, interests me greatly.

  • Joel

    Caprica needed time to grow, it’s a shame the show has been cancelled.The second half of the fierst season was going really nicely.
    Lets go with BSG 2, and copy BSG to get the ratings up.sigh!
    Im glad Stargate has some great fans, cause what in the hell happened too all the BSG fans, why didn’t they watch Caprica.?

    • Weee

      Season 2 of Caprica was about as slow as my grandma.If they had pushed the Zoe/Cylon story along it would probably still be on the air.
      I just wanted to see a teenage girl give birth to a nation of bad ass cyborgs that kicked the crap out of the human race and talked in that cool cylon robot voice.

    • JayTei

      Joel, Most BSG fans grew up watching the original in the 70′s / 80′s. So the re-image was a very exciting prospect. Caprica to us, was a spin off, which was aimed at a new younger audience. I did watch most of the 1st season, as a fan i had to see where it would go, but ultimately it bored me.
      I look forward to Blood and Chrome but as they dismantled the sets from BSG, this one will be mainly CGI which I don’t like at all. (Eg, “V” looks nasty on board ships, BSG felt real!)

  • Duggie

    blood and chrome was tasted when we all met Husker without wrinkles. Twill be good to see how he got his wrinkles. Taps fingers waiting

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  • Wayne Hurlburt

    Blood and Chrome will bomb out 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 they actually finish off the first season it would be almost 2 full years to accomplish this, and the whole time line of all of season one is only a couple to few months…lol. Round that out and it took Syfy 4 times as longer to air the series than the actual time line of the series… 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 part of the cylons. Also they still have a great number of loose ends to the characters and story lines.

    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. Just because ‘The Husker” only saw this at the end of he war, doesn’t, mean it didn’t start long before that point. They already showed ZOE-A, as a forefront for season 2 (before it was cancelled, that is) of obtaining a skin body herself…lol. tell me they can keep that a secret for 10-15 years or so…lol. That is probably how the other cylons begin to want it themselves, but we will bever know that.

    They would have to first came of reason as to why they wanted t to begin with and also gaining facilities to do this in secret. experiments don’t just happen over night, either lots of prep work figuring out where and how to start etc.

    All this doesn’t even start to touch on the character aspect of loose ends. We also won’t even know William Adama actual background growing up. We got to see, what maybe 30 seconds of him when he was like 4-5 years old then instantly jump to him being about 18 – 20 years old. Big gap there. We actually didn’t get much of anything for background and what we did get was only half of it, as everything was just starting to come together, as a whole.

    Syfy killed this show on purpose to make room for Blood and Chrome, not to replace a dieing show with it. Blood and Chrome will never come close to what Caprica could have been in actual story and BSG background. It’ll be basically a younger version of Adama, ut same basic BSG battling, without the sexy cylons. They’ll be the ugly 0005′s, which actually worse than the U-87′s, in my opinion. anyways here’s how Caprica’s demise actually went down.

    Syfys Plan Of Not Airing Two BSG Prequels, May Have Caused Caprica’s Demise.

    Syfy has already stated, in their only statement, since the word of Caprica’s cancellation and removal of the last five episodes, that they never had planned to air two BSG sequels, at the same time. Now Syfy decides it has another prequel to BSG, that they wish to produce and air, but they already have Caprica. What do they do? Well, first they need to get rid of Caprica.

    They also want to make as much money as possible, while doing so. Next they abruptly change Caprica’s pre-scheduled air date from January 2011 to October 5, 2010, with less than a months notice and without proper promotion or advertising of this change.

    Now, Syfy places Caprica in a spot that it would be almost impossible to gain any good ratings. Caprica only aired for 4 days, of it’s Season 1.5 release and was put up against Special Sports (drawing millions of extra viewers away from regular series and shows) and the two highest rated shows of that date/time slot airing Special Longer Length Episodes (both of which timed it so that each of their special episodes,would not air against the others, airing in 3 out the 4 days that Caprica did).

    Even Teen Mom (Is The Highest Rated Show for that date/time slot), fell over 1 million (on their average ratings)for its TWO HOUR SPECIAL, week October 19, 2010. Against the Special Sports Events!!!!!

    Caprica wasn’t able to stand alone properly without proper advertising notice of a schedule change under a month, in advance. In addition to many of Caprica’s viewers were counting on a January 2011 airing, not a surprise October 5, 2010 airing!!!

    Even looking around the internet at many postings, you’ll see people that were watching Caprica in Season 1.0, DIDN’T even know they changed the schedule or that it was even CANCELLED, until reading it through some of the many SAVE CAPRICA POSTS or other posts stating its cancellation.

    All this against pre-scheduled and properly advertised Special Sports Events (airing every Tuesday through Caprica’s airing time) and Special Event Episodes of the two Highest Rated Shows in that time/day slot (each of those shows Special Episodes aired so that at least one of the specials were airing on Each Tuesday of the month).

    Caprica had only aired 4 episodes and all those weeks had pre-scheduled Sports Events and/or the two Highest rated Shows (airing longer length Special Episodes) of that time slot (even before Caprica was Suddenly moved from its PRE-SCHEDULED AIRING DATE OF JANUARY 2011.

    None of the other shows had any surprise schedule changes and had started airing their shows well before the month of October.

    Use these pages for ratings references:

    Tuesday Cable Finals for Air-Date: Tuesday October 5, 2010
    http://www.thoughts.com/CapricaNeedsSeason2/tuesday-cable-finals-for-air-date-tuesday-october-5-2010-taken-from-tv-by-the-numbers-website

    Caprica’s Last 3 Episodes And Ratings – See The Real Reason Behind The Low Ratings!!!
    http://www.thoughts.com/CapricaNeedsSeason2/capricas-last-3-episodes-and-ratings-see-the-real-reason-behind-the-low-ratings

    How Did Caprica’s Mid-Season Look, Using The +7 DVR Ratings, Before The Quick Change In Schedule?
    http://www.thoughts.com/CapricaNeedsSeason2/how-did-capricas-mid-season-look-using-the-7-dvr-ratings-before-the-quick-change-in-schedule

    Also when you add up all those additional MILLIONS of viewers (not counting the regular date/time slot series shows) that were watching these Special Sports Events, they had to come from somewhere. Take a total count of a normal Tuesday night ratings (without Special Sports Events).

    For instance, last Tuesday night that time slot (including shows that overlapped it) totaled 13.236 million for the (7) shows that aired (without Special Sports Events or shows).

    Week of October 19, 2010 (where even Teen Mom’s 2 Hours Special dropped over 1 million viewers), had a total of 15.451 million for (10) shows(not even counting TBS ALCS Game 4 (8pm, 257 minutes) with 9.846 million viewers. That is only 2 million more than the week with (7) shows, which would average about 0.600/extra show (not great stats there). Total with TBS ALCS Game 4 (8pm, 257 minutes) with 9.846 million viewers, was 25.297 million viewers.

    These extra Millions of people had to come from some where? Especially considering only just over 3% of the viewing population is used for the actual ratings, of these shows.

    So don’t give me this Caprica couldn’t hold it’s own, during these 4 days, SYFY. When you placed Caprica up against, Special Sports Events combined with the (2) Highest rated shows for the time/day slot airing Special Longer Length Episodes on (3) of the 4 days, is really a fair way to judge Caprica ratings ( with all the viewer confusing, of not even knowing Syfy started to air them).

    COME ON!!!!

    The same type of math, with the ratings, can be done with the other 3 weeks as well. I just used this particular week to show that even Teen Mom lost about 1 million viewers (from its normal) during this week, and even against its Two Hour Special.

    Syfy even used this trick with justifying themselves for giving Stargate Universe an additional Season with 20 more episodes. Stargate Universest Season finale dropped from 1.8 to 1.3 million and Syfy said that it was because of some Special Event that aired at the same day/time slot.

    Well, It definitely shows a double whammy for Caprica here on these 4 days of showing not only Special Sports events, but also the (2) highest rated shows of the day/time slot also showed Special Longer Episodes at the same time with the Special Sports Events…

    Think About It!!!!

    This even effected other shows that had already been airing steady episodes, for over a month before and ALL their viewers knew that they were being aired!!!

    Some people might say that Special Events and Series Specials happen all the time and if a show cannot handle this then its not worth being on the air.

    My answer to them woud be, true (to some extent) if the series has already been running steady and everyone knew that is was being aired. Not when it’s starts the same day it premieres, with hardly any advertising or promotion that they have switched the already pre-scheduled air date, in less than a months time. And these events run straight through every single episode.

    Then I would have to agree with them, but Season 1.0 was actually gaining little by little live viewers ( I’ll admit, not much, but some). It was really increasing on the DVR ratings, about 12-15% in each area (18-49 & 25-54 age groups), with each new episode.

    Then Season 1.5 airs and Caprica instantly drops 0.300 and more on the live ratings. Anyone would seem to think, that with the sudden schedule change and no real promoting that they were doing this, that maybe a good share of viewers didn’t know about the change. Also that these Special Events are actually effecting them.

    I believe Syfy actually knew all this and was actually part of the overall plan, in order to bring forth a new prequel to BSG, “Blood and Chrome” as well as making as much profit as possible, with DVD sales of Caprica’s Season 1.5. I believe, Caprica’s Season 1.5, never actually was going to air for any purpose of adding viewers to the show, as Syfy had already made its decision to do away with Caprica and start on the process of making “Blood and Chrome”, but it still needed to get rid of Caprica, before it could gain more popularity (perhap by Season 1.5 being aired in a just and proper way, Caprica could have actually taken off and became a popular series.), but Syfy could take that chance.

    They also wanted to make as much money as they could in the process, hence, moving up the Season 15. DVD sales to before Christmas 2010. Next, they had to attempt to air the episodes before the DVD release, to look like they are doing this for the fans (also it is highly irregular to release a DVD for TV shows before the actual episodes air). Syfy, knowing the ratings would be low, by abruptly changing Caprica’s air date within less than a months time and no real advertising or promotion, stating that this is was going to be happening, along with the Special Sports Events/ Special TV Series Shows (highest rated of that day/time slot, airing extra long special episodes.), they knew Caprica wouldn’t have its full viewer capacity knowing it would be airing as well as the shows (specials – sports/extended length etc.) it would be facing, would drastically reduce its ratings.

    Then part 2 of the plan, make as much money as possible. Remove the last five episodes till after the Season 1.5 DVD sale, to increase the want of the DVD’s, since it would contain these five episodes.

    One thing that Syfy didn’t count on, though was that NBC actually own’s Caprica’s contract and yes, Syfy can stop airing Caprica on its channel, but could not stop Space from airing Caprica there, since only NBC could do this, and NBC didn’t want to stop the airing of Caprica and let Space continue it normal broadcasting schedule.

    If Syfy had it their way, these last five episodes wouldn’t be airing anywhere, to increase the profit potential of the DVD sales. It’s all about the DVD sales and the upcoming “Blood and Chrome” series, behind Caprica’s demise, planned and executed by Syfy themselves.

    Pretty fair, considering they judged Caprica’s performance based solely on 8 episodes, upon which only 6 of them were actually aired, without any breaks in its airing schedule.

    That is hardly a fair judgment, considering, they even stated that Caprica was only an experiment. LOL…even an experiment would require more episodes to justly evaluate its performance. Something at least to the equivalence of say 10 full episodes, airing consecutively.

    With no comment, whatsoever by Syfy or their Administration (since the initial October 27, 2010 statement), regarding these issues, related to all the fan uprising and publicity, behind Caprica’s cancelation, leaves this commentator, with nothing else to believe, but his opinion and observations surrounding this article.

    Dear Syfy Management,

    I’m just a Syfy fan as well as BSG & Caprica, and I see Syfy going down the tubes, unless you can start gaining more popularity with your (Sci-Fi) genre. Canceling Caprica is definitely a step backwards. Caprica was an experiment, so I hear from people of your team, trying to defend low ratings etc. Well even an experiment deserves more than you have given Caprica.

    Caprica needed to take more time than most series to gather a following. You tried too hard to set it apart from BSG. It is part of BSG. You were trying to reach another genre as well, that won’t work when you are a Syfy channel. If you wanted to do it that way, you should have aired on NBC (your parent channel), they have a wider spread audience. Inadvertently, by trying to separate Caprica from BSG, you did just that and most of the BSG genre, bought into the hype and wouldn’t sit long enough (or not at all) to give it a chance, because all they expected, was some half-baked show that didn’t have much to do with BSG.

    You should have started out just releasing the series, based on BSG and once it caught on, try to gain other genre’s into the fold. If you look at the episodes from season 1.5, they have really gathered the BSG genre back into the fold. I am still clueless as to why you didn’t play all your cards with Caprica, since you had made all the episodes up ahead of time, and let them unfold, then make your decision, after that.

    If Season 1.5 was actually aired and implemented in the right way, you would, most likely already have the fan base you were looking for at the beginning, even with the sloppy airing of the first set of episodes. You really out did that with airing the Season 1.5 (tenfold), placing it in the schedule you did and you cannot tell me that you didn’t know about the Sports Events/TV Specials(of the highest rated shows of that date/time slot) appearing along side of Caprica for those (4) days of airing. All the shows fell in the ratings for that month, even Teen Mom fell 1 million on its 2 hour special (from its norm).

    You have a great show with as much potential as BSG (if not more), if you play it right. You still have time to save this gold mine. Look around at the free publicity Caprica has already gotten, since that, one and only statement on October 27, 2010. I’m not just talking International. I’m talking ‘World Wide’. I’d like to think you have some smart people running Syfy, you must realize all the attention Caprica is gaining. Imagine what this could do for your company if in 2011, you make a statement of a second season for Caprica, can you imagine what the ratings would be like on the air date (if aired properly). Caprica is already all over the Internet, now.

    Caprica is a new type of science fiction, that is compelling, in depth in the story line, great actor/character base and can be a much better prequel to BSG than Blood and Chrome will ever be (given the era of its setting). Time is something you should have realized as a component to introducing a show with this magnitude. It’s what people are looking for, whether it takes them a while to realize it or not, and they have.

    You also would have succeeded in gaining the other genre’s into the fold as well. As another bonus, all the frustrated Syfy fans, your science fiction fans, may have some faith brought back to them, in your programming. Not many of them are happy with the schedule you seem to be acquiring lately, with wrestling, reality shows etc. Grant it, you are trying to expand your audience, but in trying to expand other areas, you are losing a whole other genre.

    Who am I to tell you how to run your business, I’m just a fan that knows what the people want and its mostly science fiction from their science fiction channel…lol.

    P.S.

    I apparently omitted another fact, SYFY. On your airing of Season 1.5, your abrupt schedule change, also added to the lack of viewers which most definitely effected the ratings, as well. You switched the already scheduled air date of January 2011, to October 5, 2010, with under a months notice and lack of proper promoting and advertising, that you were doing this. You must have known the effect this would have on the shows overall performance.

  • Alamo

    Cparica way too sophisicated for lawn care tv’vers and relgionists. Leaving human bodies and putting our consciousness in other forms. WTF. In the US, stem sells become dirty words. Regardless of what BS hip-ho phoniness prevails at the moment, this remains a fundmentalist country.

    As long as this series sucks it down a notch and sticks to kiddy explosions, babeology and standard themes it’ll go OK.

  • Mike Wells

    The reason Caproica failed while BSG succeeded is because Caprica was weak. IT was fun, but it had two storylines, period. BSG had a main place the story had to go, but along the way, it had so many storylines, you almost couldn’t keep track. It’s one of the few shows that actually needs that ‘Previously on…’, along with Sons of Anarchy. They will bring something from a season and a half ago, that you didn’t even remember and weave it into the new story arc. BSG also had at least 15 major players, main characters that could carry and arc all by themselves. Caprica had maybe 4. They only had 2 storylines going, the STO, and the Graystone storyline. Everything else was incidental, or fluff. They did nothing interesting with the Ghost in the Machine concept in season 2.

    I was pissed that they cut it off in mid-season with no notice, but it died its own death, it wasn’t anywhere near as dynamic or intricate as BSG, it’s not because I’m too stupid to get it, as some imply, but because I ‘got it’ in about the first 5 minutes of each episode and waited for ‘it’ to slowly unfurl before me. BSG was a treat, Caprica was so slow it was painful at times. BSG had just as much of the religious/sociological/political overtones, it was even smart enough to mirror the news, when ‘justifiable torture’ became a hot topic here, the plots reflected that. When military leadership started questioning the no-holds-barred push in Iraq, even with no evidence, the show reflected that. Adama turned reasonable, and the former Secretary of Education turned into the hardass.

    Sadly, Caprica could not recreate this.

  • WayneHurlburt

    Caprica didn’t fail on it’s on behalf. Syfy purposely killed the show. The ratings were borderline in the first set of 9 episodes, but were gaining and even more so on DVR ratings about 12-15% each episode.

    If Syfy actually aired Season 1.5 justly, Caprica would have definitely climbed in the ratings, especially with the last 5 episodes that Syfy pulled out of the schedule. The way the last episode ended, Season 2 would have blown the doors off of Season 1.

    SYFY even used ‘Sanctuary’ in its plan to kill Caprica, to make room for ‘Blood and Chrome’, as well as promote Caprica’s Season 1.5 DVD sales.

    When SYFY organized Caprica’s abrupt schedule change, from January 2011 to October 5th, 2010, they already had an open spot of Friday Nights at 10 PM after the ‘WWE Friday Night Smackdown’. It had been announced back on August 19th, 2010, in SYFY’s Fall Schedule, that they had moved ‘Stargate Universe’ and ‘Sanctuary’, to Tueday Nights, starting September 28th, to make room for ‘WWE Friday Night Smackdown’.

    Instead of simply moving Caprica to the Friday night slot, after the ‘WWE’, they had to switch ‘Sanctuary’ as well. Reason being, if they didn’t move ‘Sanctuary’ to the Friday night slot, then Caprica couldn’t be put in the spot it was, which enabled it to be killed, by low ratings. The plan was to get rid of Caprica, so that they could bring forth a new BSG prequel, ‘Blood and Chrome’ as well as use Caprica’s demise to promote its Season 1.5 DVD sales. In order for this to be done, Caprica needed to not only have its schedule changed abruptly, causing fewer to people to be aware of the change, but also, as a the final touch, to be aired along side of the special shows and sports events that were to air, on Tuesdays for month of October.

    If SYFY had just simply moved only ‘Caprica’, in this abrupt change, they would have had to place it in a more favorable time/day slot, that just might have allowed ‘Caprica’ to gain some points in the ratings (even with the lack of viewers, that might not have caught the schedule change). SYFY couldn’t take this risk, as it needed ‘Caprica’ to fail, in order to not only remove the remaining 5 episodes, to increase the want of Caprica’s Season 1.5 DVD sales, but to create ratings so low, that they would have to cancel the series all together, making room for SYFY’s new prize, ‘Blood and Chrome’, to be the new BSG prequel.

    If killing ‘Caprica’ was not SYFY’s goal, all along, why then did they not simply place ‘Caprica’ in the 10PM slot on Fridays, after the ‘WWE’, and save having to move another show in the process. Also if SYFY was so much behind, ‘Caprica’, as they stated they were, why wouldn’t they want ‘Caprica’ to air on a better time/day slot, to enhance the chances that this abrupt schedule change, might have on the ratings. Putting ‘Caprica’ on Friday nights, definitely would have increased its chance for success, 100% greater than putting it where they did…lol.

    The article below was taken from ‘TV Squad’, located here:

    http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/08/19/syfy-announces-fall-schedule/

    SyFy Announces Fall Schedule
    by Rich Keller, posted Aug 19th 2010 12:00PM

    “……SyFy originals ‘Stargate Universe’ and ‘Sanctuary’ return to the lineup on Sept. 28 at 9PM and 10PM respectively. Both series will have 20-episode seasons, but whether those episodes will be split between the fall and winter or air all at once has not been announced yet.

    ‘Stargate’ and ‘Sanctuary’ were moved to Tuesdays to make way for ‘WWE Friday Night Smackdown,’ which moves from the lowly MyNetwork TV to premiere on Fri., Oct. 1 at 8PM. On Oct. 4, ‘Scare Tactics’ opens its fourth season at 9PM……”

    For more details on exactly how Syfy purposely killed Caprica and how the actual ratins for the series were, visit my site at:

    http://www.thoughts.com/CapricaNeedsSeason2/syfys-plan-of-not-airing-two-bsg-prequels-may-have-caused-capricas-demise-1

  • Brian

    It guarantees my viewership. Just like Star Trek. Very much unlike star wars (Puke)

  • Matthew

    And the longest post in the history of teh internets award goes to WayneHurlburt….and the stupidest name in the history of teh internets award goes to…

    As for Blood & Chrome, a young Adama viper pilot entering the war at its thickest…hell yeah, sign me up!

  • WayneHurlburt

    LOL, ok if you want to watch a Star Trek born again BSG that goes totally against everything BSG was ever about. When was the last time you watched any BSG episode and thought, WOW this reminds me of Star Trek (if you don’t lie to yourself, the answer is NEVER), well every B&C episode will do just that.Fine, but right from the get go Adama never fought in the First Cylon War. If you really watched all of BSG you would know this.The only combat experience Adama ever had in the First Cylon War was on the last day of the war.

    Also BSG never had aliens and cylon created creatures until after the Final Five gave them biological technology after the end of the first cylon war. In addition all their new changes will not even look like Bsg and will be even far more advanced than BSG, itself, which is 40 years after B&C…lol.

    All ou want is an action war series, not a prequel to BSG. BSG was definitely not an action war series, it also great indepth story lines and drama not stand alone episodes.

    Anyone saying other wise has never watched BSG on a steady basis or even, at least 3 straight episodes in row. B&C will totally re-write everything that made BSG what is was and at the same time make everything done before irrevelavant, but then again you don’t care about continuity or even the BSG franchise only that you’ll have another show to watch….lol.

    Don’t for even one second think that B&C represents even one small art of BSG was ever about. LOL SYFY is actually slowly going down the tubes and will be basically a wrestling and reality show network after Comcast gets a hold of them when NBC sells them. Also remember NBC also owns the BSG franchise, not SYFY, so SYFY doesn’t care what they do to the series and even listens to people like you that still live with their parents and gripe about only wanting action shows, wrestling and other non thinking shows, because you cannot think from one day to the next, without someone spelling everything out for you.

    They listen to people whining that don’t even pay for the services they use, which why they are slowing sinking into nothing and will shortly be just that, nothing, a network without a cause and go bankrupt, because of it….lol.

  • brendan stallard

    It guarantees my interest. I’m specifically interested in the change of robots into sentience. I hope that area is given plenty of time in blood and chrome.

    brendan

  • Alexa

    I liked BSG, but I loved Caprica. It had rich relevant themes, and fascinating characters that could be lost in a bloodbath of combat sequences. That being said, I’m glad it wasn’t canceled entirely!

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