The Raptors and Raiders will fly again on the web-based network Machinima before airing on TV/VOD/Home Video in “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” the story of a young, pre-Admirial/Roslin-loving William Adama’s fight in the first Cylon War.
“Blood & Chrome” was originally planned as a full-on new “Battlestar” series for Syfy but the network chose to forgo it in favor of turning it into a TV movie in the vein of “Razor” and “The Plan.” “Blood & Chrome” stars Luke Pasqualino as Adama and Ben Cotton as Colonial officer Coker. Machinima will run the movie as up to 10, 7-12 minute bits.
Here’s the full description:
The film takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial world, gifted fighter pilot William Adama (Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Cotton). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset.
“Blood & Chrome” was written by “Battlestar” producer Michael Taylor and directed by Jonas Pete. It is executive produced by Taylor and David Eick. “Battlestar” mastermind Ronald D. Moore was not involved with this production.
We can assume that due to previous “Battlestar” prequel series “Caprica” missing the mark with viewers, Syfy chose not to take “Blood & Chrome” to series, despte the fact that “Caprica” was pound for pound one of the finest series to hit the boob tube. Based on the description above and teaser below, “Blood & Chrome” will be a much more straight-forward, action-oriented show, as opposed to the talky, philosophical “Caprica.”
Watch the first teaser for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” here. It premieres on Machinima on Friday, November 9. The date for the Syfy premiere is yet to be announced.