When the Sci-Fi Channel announced they were developing a remake of Battlestar Galactica back in 2003, I laughed it off. BSG was a cheesey Star Wars rip-off that I enjoyed as a very young child in the late 1970’s, and I simply couldn’t see how it could be cool. I was dead wrong though, as the Battlestar Galactica miniseries in 2004 delivered some brutal, dark, and compelling television; eventually spawning an ongoing series that had me riveted until the finale two years ago.

Now, in the wake of cancelling BSG’s prequel-series Caprica, Syfy (ugh, I loathe that name) has announced another Battlestar prequel project, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. It will be a two-hour pilot movie that focuses on a young William Adama when he was just a young, brash Viper pilot aboard the Galactica during the human-Cylon war. Blood & Chrome promises to be a more epic, action-oriented story than the cerebral plotlines in Caprica.

I can’t really comment on Caprica, since it just didn’t look like my cup or tea, but this concept art and premise for B&C sounds pretty damn awesome. The sequences with a young Adama were the best part about the BSG movie Razor, so more material like that, coupled with insane battle scenes from the first Cylon-human war, would be a welcome addition to the overall Battlestar Galactica saga.

See more concept art over at Blastr.


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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