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

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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.

Guillermo Del Toro Working on Marvel’s INCREDIBLE HULK Series at ABC with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Producer David Eick

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Back in October, we got wind of a new TV adaptation of The Incredible Hulk at ABC, and while the prospect itself was somewhat intriguing, the names behind this new series will have you ripping through your purple shorts with excitement.  It seems that the brilliant Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick are in the process of finalizing a deal to bring Hulk to the flickering box. The two will first try to crack the story which will apparently be an origin tale with Bruce Banner being in his mid-20′s, less reactive and downtrodden since at his age the world is still in front of him. Eick will also write the script itself and del Toro is attached to direct, but that detail is subject to his availability. Considering all the projects that man is working on, I just can’t see how he’ll have the time.

For details on how Hulk will be brought to life for the smaller budgeted, and smaller scale TV production styles, hit the jump.

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.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE PLAN Coming to DVD/Blu-ray Oct. 27

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Bryan Singer may be ready to reboot Battlestar Galactica (again) on the big screen, but the critically acclaimed Syfy series isn’t quite over. The show ended last Spring, but one last 90 minute special, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray October 27. Admiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos directed the special, with Jane Espenson as a writer and executive producer. What it’s about and the DVD cover art after the jump.

Is Bryan Singer Repairing Old Cylons for a BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Movie?

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Well this is kind of major.  Bryan Singer, who is circling a variety of project post-”Valkyire”, may be producing and possibly even directing a “Battlestar Galactica” feature film.  Obviously, after the Ron Moore/David Eick series finished its run there was renewed interest in the property and Universal, who owns the property, now sees the potential in bringing it to the big screen.  So where does Singer fit in and how serious is his interest?  Hit the jump to find out.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Season 4.5 DVD Review

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Finally, the last Battlestar Galactica episodes have been released to the world of DVD! This is important because I watched the series strictly on DVD, and not as they aired on television. For the record, I have been dying to know what the heck happened to the rag-tag fleet and a bunch of dispirited cylons after they found earth, and amazingly, with the exception of a few small plot details, I was unable to predict how the series finally ended. My review of the DVD and season is after the jump:

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and the United Nations at the Mann’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles

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battlestar_galactica_season_4_image.jpg“Battlestar Galactica” alumni and representatives of the United Nations spoke to a crowd of press and fans last Thursday at the Mann’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. The presentation, entitled “Battlestar Galactica: TV’s Role In Making Global Issues Relevant” was hosted by The Los Angeles Times – The Envelope, a section of the paper focusing on entertainment news. The presentation itself was a follow-up to a similar event held at the United Nations headquarters in New York last year, highlighting Battlestar Galactica’s dramatic work on issues relevant to global concerns. But the event served a second purpose: coaxing The Academy to keep mindful of the acclaimed series’ four season run with The Emmys fast approaching.

The panel featured Ronald D. Moore (creator, executive producer), David Eick (executive producer), Mary MacDonald (President Rosalyn), Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) and Craig C. Mokhiber (Deputy Director, New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights). The panel was hosted by The Los Angeles Time’s Geoff Boucher, entertainment critic, blogger and avid “Battlestar Galactica” fan.

After the jump is a detailed write-up of what happened.

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