Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is a prequel to the reimangined BSG that ran on Syfy a few years ago. Set in the tenth year of the First Cylon War, the story follows William Adama a young pilot with the call sign "Husker." Adama, a new Academy graduate, is assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. He is ordered to escort a young woman, who eventually turns out to have information that carries significant importance to certain Cylon secrets. He is accompanied by Coker Fasjovik. The routine mission eventually turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal part in their story.
This series was announced back in 2010, back then it was unclear where this series would air. At first it sounded like it would be a web series, then they announced it would be a 2 hour backdoor pilot, which meant there was a possibility that Syfy would pick this up and air it on TV. Then we heard nothing for a long time. Finally a few weeks ago news popped up that it was a ten 12 minute episode web series that would premiere online at Machinima.com. It's also going to air on Syfy in February right before they release a special extended edition on blu ray and DVD. So there are lots of ways to enjoy this series.
I was super excited to see this new series as the trailer really looked amazing. They actually released the first two episodes today which you can see below. I think this is going to be a great web series and I'm actually bummed that Syfy didn't pick this series up for a TV. Blood and Chrome feels so much more like Battlestar Galactica then Caprica ever did. The effects are amazing, I love the idea of getting to know Adama when he was younger. I love the old school look of the Vipers, Cylon raiders and Cylons. It's only been two episodes but I'm hooked.. can't wait for the rest of the series and I'll be watching it again on Syfy when it airs in Feb and buying on blu ray.. this is a great addition the Battlestar Universe.