Fans of the re-imagined BSG series are probably well aware of the planned prequel for the series called, ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome’, which is said to focus on a young Admiral Adama while he was a Viper pilot on the ship he eventually commands. Hopefully this series fairs better than the ‘Caprica’ spin-off, which focused on the creation of the Cylons by Graystone Industries. I thought ‘Caprica’ was very interesting and it answered a lot of questions about why the Cylons are the way they are, but SyFy didn’t like the numbers the show was doing so it was cancelled after 1.5 seasons.
The plot for the pilot of the ‘Blood and Chrome’ prequel is listed below, and although most of the details were known about BSGBC, my source mainly confirmed the shooting date, and that this thing is actually going down soon. Considering that this BSG prequel will focus on some of the characters found in the re-imagined BSG series, I think that it might survive, but it’s up to the fans to keep it going. If you’ve watched any of the Galactica work put out by Ron Moore and David Eick then you know they’ll do their part to make the series work, so it’s up to us BSG fanboys to keep it going after the pilot airs.
I know for a fact that the pilot will begin shooting on 1/31/2011 in Vancouver, so I’m guessing we’ll see the pilot for ‘BSG: Blood and Chrome’ sometime during the Fall of 2011. Stay tuned for more details. You’ve been thinking that the BSG creators may be big fans of the new ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ series…
PREQUEL TAKES PLACE DURING THE 10TH YEAR OF THE CYLON YEARS. A BRASH, 20 YR OLD RECENT ACADEMY GRADUATE FINDS HIMSELF ASSIGNED TO THE NEWEST BATTLESTAR IN THE COLONIAL FLEET: THE GALACTICA. THE TALENTED (BUT HOT-HEADED) RISK-TAKER SOON FINDS HIMSELF LEADING A DANGEROUS TOP SECRET MISSION THAT CAN POTENTIALLY TURN THE TIDE OF THE DECADE LONG WAR IN FAVOR OF THE DESPERATE FLEET.
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