After a tumultuous beginning Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is back on the horizon. Recapturing the heart and soul of the many Battlestar series there is action aplenty, plot twists and more than a few surprises planned for the audience.
The on again, off again project is once again go. Confirmed at this months Comic Con in San Diego, Richard Hatch and BSG series co-executive producer Jane Espensen are convinced the Blood and Chrome series for the SyFy channel and Brian Singers Blood and Chrome movie are on track. In all likelihood this will be direct to TV and DVD release, the Syfy channel is yet to announce a release date for either the series or the movie.
The prequel to the modern Battlestar Galactica. The Blood and Chrome backdrop sees the tenth year of the original Cylon wars continue. The young William Adama, played by Luke Pasqualino, has only recently graduated from the Academy and is assigned his first mission. While he may not be thrilled to be assigned an escort mission the young women he must protect has many secrets.
The Insider reported in May that BSG star Tracia Helfer (the ultimate cyborg babe) commented “I can’t really say without giving away a little surprise, possibly, except to say there maybe a little something I had to do with it,” says Tricia with a sly grin. “I have seen the trailer, and I think it looks fantastic,” says Tricia.
The trailer is stunning with heavy use of CGI and blended live action sequences. BSG: Blood and Chrome sees the action return to the BSG series. Interstellar battles of immense proportions, fast action dogfights between Vipers and Cylon Raiders drag you in while the wide angle battle scenes as Galactica battles on gives the footage serious wow factor. New worlds, strange creatures and cylon killing action aplenty adds up to BSG at its best.
The production team have managed to keep the sets consistent with the previous BSG episodes. Laser scanners were used at the end of the last BSG TV series to capture the sets and locations. These 3D models have been put to great use in the new movie and series.
After the original trailer leaked to the web in March, not so much an accident than market testing we suspect, the public response was massive. Over 250,000 views in the few hours before it was pulled from the web, Syfy obviously had an answer to the movie’s expected popularity. The included video is the original trailer with the soundtrack replaced to keep the lawyers at bay.
Filming for the movie concluded in November 2011. Early 2012 saw the delayed 2 hour movie delivered to final production, this early cut of the film was the source of the much publicized unofficial trailer seen in March. By the end of March 2012 composer Bear McCreary confirmed he had completed the musical score for the movie. The movie is now rumored to be complete, ready for release, this next installment of Battlestar Galactica is only awaiting the nod from those on high at the Syfy channel It seems.
“Though the vision for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned,” Mark Stern, Syfy’s chief programmer, said in a statement. “We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date.”
It is with great expectations that we wait patiently for our new fix of Battlestar Galactica, Blood and Chrome. Hope is not completely lost for the on-going Blood and Chrome series, Syfy has left the option open, with the latest rumors suggesting an online digital series may be created to compliment the movie.