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Battlestar Galactica: Syfy Planning Online Prequel Series

Battlestar Galactica RazorThough Caprica hasn’t exactly been a ratings hit, Syfy wants to keep the Battlestar Galactica universe alive. A new online prequel series, Blood & Chrome, is in the works.

According to Mo Ryan, Blood & Chrome will center around the experiences of a young William “Husker” Adama in the first Cylon War. Caprica’s co-executive producer, Mark Stern, will script the series and follow “a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media.”

For now, Blood & Chrome is expected to consist of nine or 10 installments that run about 10 minutes each. The plan is to use “cutting-edge digital technology and special effects” to depict the war. If the project gets an okay, filming will take place using green screens and virtual sets. Before BSG ended, high-resolution scans were made of the show’s sets so they can be used by the special effects team.

If the project gets a greenlight, it’s unknown if Nico Cortez would play young Adama, as he did in the Razor prequel. The online series could feature another character from Razor but would largely feature a new cast.

Reportedly, if Blood & Chrome is a success, it could potentially become a backdoor pilot for a new TV series.

What do you think? Would you be interested in watching Blood & Chrome? Does it sound like a worthwhile regular TV show?


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Anonymous November 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

YES now i don’t have to contract with the tauron mafia to kill the syfy execs. its not off the table though, for those channel-ruining frakheads. pro wrestling? ghosts? WTF???


Big B. November 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Can’t wait for it! After realizing that Caprica is just another boring soap-opera I’d like to have the real stuff back!


sky November 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm



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jj September 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I’d like to have both Caprica and Blood & Chrome on TV. I don’t watch anything online.


Brooke Webster September 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Outstanding! Bring back BSG, one of the all time greats!


JOJAFA August 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm

This sounds great. If you have a problem with the way the BSG ended than you were not watching the same show as everyone else. It ended how it had to if you have a problem with it than you have to through out the entire arc of the show.


Anonymous August 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Keep it coming!!


Odie August 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I can not wait.


Jim August 2, 2010 at 1:18 am

any new series better not have a finale as monumentally bad as the new BSG finale. i am still angry to this day about it.


sbME August 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Yeah give it a whirl. I think BSG had 1-2 seasons left in it. Caprica is pretty good, but was hoping it would be better. Still going to watch Caprica though, just like SyFy and different from other shows. But I wait until the season is over and will watch on Hulu or wait until my cousin buys the DVD and watch it then.


Anonymous July 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Yes I think it would be a great show


Arlene July 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Absolutely. I’ll watch anything to do with BSG.


Peppie July 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

would definitely be interested in Blood & Chrome and hope it good enough for a new tv series. Have missed Battlestar very much since it ended.


f July 29, 2010 at 9:38 am



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