BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME Blu-ray Review

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What a curiosity is Blood and Chrome, the red-headed stepchild of the Battlestar Galactica universe. Initially intended as a more “action-packed” series following the cerebral Caprica, it failed to impress the brass at Syfy, and ended up as an online release before a perfunctory screening as a stand-along movie. Now that it’s out on Blu-ray, its odd (and frankly justified) status can be viewed at leisure. Hit the jump for the full review.

Watch The Final Episodes of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME

by     Posted 1 year, 347 days ago

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The final two installments of the Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome prequel series have arrived (you can also catch up on Episodes 7 and 8 right here).  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 the finale episodes and read a brief spoiler-free summary of the action.

Watch Episodes 7 and 8 of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME

by     Posted 1 year, 354 days ago

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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.

Watch Episodes 5 and 6 of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME

by     Posted 1 year, 361 days ago

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The two latest installments of the Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome prequel series have arrived (you can also catch up on Episodes 3 and 4).  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 a Dr. Kelly (Lili Bordan), who draws the others into her work on a secret mission.  Hit the jump to watch latest episodes and read a brief spoiler-free summary of the action.

Watch Episodes 3 and 4 of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME

by     Posted 2 years, 3 days ago

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The two latest installments of the Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome prequel series have arrived (you can also catch up on the first two here).  Blood and Chrome follows the pre-BSG exploits of Commander Adama (a sort of “Portrait of the Commander as a Young Man” if you will) 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 a Dr. Kelly (Lili Bordan), who draws the others into her work on a secret mission.  Hit the jump to watch the episodes.

Luke Pasqualino and David Eick Talk BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME, Producing a Web Series, How Big a Role Cylons Play and More

by     Posted 2 years, 5 days ago

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Executive produced by David Eick, the first two chapters of Blood & Chrome have premiered on the YouTube channel, Machinima Prime, with new episodes being added each week, until November 30th.  This highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war, as the battle between humans and the robotic Cylons rages across the 12 colonial worlds.  Gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet – the Galactica – but he quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, Coker (Ben Cotton).  Once those 10 episodes have all been made available, a two-hour movie will air on Syfy, sometime in the first quarter of 2013, with a release on DVD/Blu-ray on sale on February 19th.

During this recent interview about the unique new project, executive producer David Eick talked about how this was always intended as an online project, planning out the entire story arc, having future ideas already developed for further episodes, what it’s like to produce a series like this for the web, why Battlestar Galactica/Caprica executive producer Ronald D. Moore is not involved this time, how big of a role the Cylons will play, and the relationship between Adama and Coker, while actor Luke Pasqualino talked about how grateful he is for this opportunity, his auditioning process for the role, and finding the emotional core of his performance while being surrounded by virtual sets and green screen.  Check out what they had so say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME Review; Watch the First Two Episodes

by     Posted 2 years, 10 days ago

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The road to Blood and Chrome, the Battlestar Galactica prequel (and technically Caprica sequel), has been a long one for fans and the series itself.  Originally pitched as a full series to run on Syfy, it wavered in limbo for awhile until the network decided to run it as an online series broken up into ten, 7-12 minute episodes to be released starting today on Machinima Prime’s YouTube channel (though it will also air as a movie on Syfy in 2013).

The idea that Syfy, the channel that brought you Sharktopus and Ice Spiders would turn down a series, and not just any series but a prequel to its frak’n most successful and critically-acclaimed series of all time, makes one truly stop and wonder: is Blood and Chrome even worth watching?  Most purist fans agree that the original series’ follow-up film The Plan as well as the prequel series Caprica can be filed under “take it or leave it” category, yet we Battlestar fans are also pretty much suckers for anything BSG-related.  Hit the jump for the synopsis and first two webisodes of Blood and Chrome, as well as my review.  So say we all …

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