Battlestar Galactica's Blood & Chrome Prequel Spin-Off: Premiere Plan Is Finally Announced

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & ChromeAs promised back in March, the pilot for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome — a prequel spin-off commissioned two years ago but which Syfy ultimately elected not to order to serieswill see the light of day.

In the first phase of a “three-tiered” strategy, Blood & Chrome will premiere Nov. 9 on the online channel Machinima Prime ( There, the pilot will be served up in 10 seven- to 12 minute chapters, trickling out through February 2013.

After that, Blood & Chrome will air as a two-hour movie on Syfy (airdate TBA), then get an unrated Blu-ray/DVD/VOD release.

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Touted as a “highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga,” Blood & Chrome takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war that raged across the 12 colonial worlds. Amidst that melee, a gifted young fighter pilot, William Adama (Skins‘ Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. The ambitious Adama soon finds himself at odds with his co-pilot Coker (Stargate Atlantis‘ Ben Cotton), who only has 47 days left in his tour of duty and as such is as anxious to end the battle as Adama is to dig into it.

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David Eick executive-produced Blood & Chrome with fellow Battlestar Galactica/Caprica alum Michael Taylor, who wrote the screenplay, and others. Jonas Pate (Caprica) directed.

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  1. Mark Tornits says:

    The sizzle reel looked terrible. They didn’t build sets for a lot, just used hi resolution photos from the previous series as background. Weird.

  2. L says:

    About time.. Is the series really bad or something? Why would they hold it this long?

    • Could be conflict between Syfy and Universal over Singer’s movie version, which is said to be based on Larson’s original and not Moore’s reimagining. Could be that Universal doesn’t want the audience to be confused over having one version of BSG on TV and another one in the movie theater.

  3. I miss Caprica. I liked it.

  4. Polly says:


  5. David says:

    They should have allowed Ron Moore to be the show runner or at least co-produce. And the whole concept of green screening everything rather than building sets is just pathetic, even though they used the high res images of BSG.

    And I don’t see how Singer’s kiddy movie version could be anywhere as compelling as the reimaged series IMHO.

  6. tvdiva says:

    Syfy had a beautiful thing with the BSG reboot, but did not follow through on supporting Caprica (early cancellation) or Blood and Chrome. I will wait until it airs in a 2-hour block rather than watching 10-12 minute webisodes.

  7. Kate says:

    This is really not my genre but good for Luke Pasqualino. I like that dude.

  8. Doug-H says:

    ughh.. The final minutes of Caprica was probably all I needed to round out the story… that was a wonderful show that found its legs too late unfortunately… Not going out of my way to watch this…. Oh.. Since Caprica was dismissed, I haven’t watched a minute of SYFY..

  9. Savvas says:

    How difficult is it for them to see that the majority of science fiction fans around the globe are CRAVING for a good sci-fi series such as this one ? The prequel was awesome. Their marketing dpt needs a renewal , come on change your decision already and give the TV FANS WHAT THEY WANT.

  10. Scott says:

    The people running SyFy must be fracking idiots, the BSG fan base around the world is huge, Why not get another series going? Put some money behind it and promote it properly, the gods will bless you.

  11. Any says:

    I have met SO many people who like BSG. Never met anyone who likes Eurika or santuary . Wtf is going on SYFY? Why is trash being chosen over intelligent sci fi

  12. Musatye Gatling says:

    Why did you guys remove Caprica????? It was such a cool show and really built up into something different and equal to BSG… You guys are idiots for dismissing it early.