For a good long time now, Battlestar Galactia: Blood and Chrome has been something as a work in progress. When it was first announced, fans were beyond excited. We got Caprica, which was good but really wasn’t the prequel we really wanted, and when Blood and Chrome was announced as a true prequel set in the time period of the first Human/Cylon war, interest was peaked.
But Syfy wasn’t going to make this easy for fans. Fans got their hearts toyed with for months and month. First it was in production, then it wasn’t. Then concept art was released, then nothing. On and on, it keep going, with no real end in sight. Then word broke that it was being filmed and the Pilot was going to be ready to watch.
Finally a glimmer of hope.
Then Syfy passed on it, and all at once fans saw something that was worth waiting for get passed up. Then when part of the pilot was leaked online, and it was actually really good, Fans were in an uproar.
Now the show is releasing this show as a web series. Starting Friday Nov 9th, Battlestar Galactia: Blood and Chrome will be released but not as people first expected. The pilot itself, which Syfy passed on in March, will now being to air on the YouTube channel Machinima Prime in a 10 part series of seven-to-twelve minute chapters, very much like what was done with the recently popular Mortal Kombat web series. After the web-series concludes in February, Battlestar Galactia: Blood & Chrome will then premiere on the Syfy Channel (who as mentioned before initially passed on the show) as a two-hour movie before being released on Blu-ray/DVD. At that point its future is up in the air.
As many fans already know, this web series will follow young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) during the first Human/Cylon war, and along with it will follow Young Adama’s journey on the newly built and top of the line Battlestar Galactica.
Syfy programming president Mark Stern had to say this about the idea of the show being released as a web-series first:
“With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe. We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers.”
Along with all of this wonderful news came a new trailer:
Battlestar Galactia: Blood and Chrome will appear on the YouTube channel Machinima Prime starting Nov 9th.