It’s Friday, which means the two latest installments of the Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome prequel series have arrived (you can also catch up on Episodes 5 and 6. Blood and Chrome follows the pre-BSG exploits of Commander William Adama and takes places during the first Cylon war. The series picks up ten years into the war effort, where the young and cocksure Adama (Luke Pasqualino), call-sign Husker, gets thrown into a covert op during his first “milk run.” Joining him is his surly and war-weary co-pilot Coker (Ben Cotton) as well as Dr. Kelly (Lili Bordan), who draws the others into her work on a secret mission which turns deadly, fast. Hit the jump to watch latest episodes and read a brief spoiler-free summary of the action.
The theme of war-weary disillusionment continues to dominate conversations, as well it should since it seems the war effort and propaganda is (shock!) largely a lie. But in Episodes 7 and 8, our ragtag band of warriors finally find some shelter on the Hoth-like planet in a (presumably) abandoned Cylon facility.
As some of the crew members grow closer and others reveal hidden talents (which reminded me of a certain Starbuck storyline, but maybe that’s just a red herring), a few Cylons (who don’t look like any other canon Centurions, but do resemble Crow T. Robot on steroids) return to try and eradicate the trespassers.
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