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Battlestar Galactica Prequel Blood & Chrome Debuts Trailer

It’s been a while — a long while — since we last heard anything about Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a prequel to Ronald D. Moore’s acclaimed reimagining of the 1970s space opera. It had been so long, in fact, that many had begun to wonder whether the story of the young William Adama during the first Cylon War had merely disappeared into the development fog at Syfy.

But the first trailer debuted over the weekend at WonderCon and has now made its way online, providing us with our first look at the effects-heavy drama, the slightly off-putting virtual sets, and Skins star Luke Pasqualino as Adama, curiously set to the tune of “Immigrant Song” (presumably so we’ll see the shots of the arctic planet as the words “We come from the land of the ice and snow” play).

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.

(via Ain’t It Cool)


  • Eh_ver

    GAH! where did it go?!

  • Eh_ver

    found another one on youtube. does it bode poorly if its disappearing already?

  • sandwich eater

    I loved BSG, but was bored by Caprica. I am really excited to get a new space sci-fi show. However, I hate the music in the trailer.  I eventually muted the sound; I didn’t really lose anything since there’s no sound effects or voice.

  • Anonymous

    Show looks great, but the music is terrible.  I hope the actual series has Bear, or another composer.  My only real question is, in which episode will young Adama’s face be horribly scarred?  Also, is Adama fighting an alien?  Olmos would not approve.

  • guest

    The music is a Led Zeppelin remake. I thought it was great.
    Is this going to be a miniseries or a weekly show?

  • ATK

    Well both trialers appear to be down now so I’ll ask. Did it give any indication as to when it will premiere or will we have to wait til 2014? I will say that the long delays on Battlestar made it almost maddening. It appears to be carrying over to this and it hasn’t even started yet. Just don’t make me wait 2 years between seasons. Crap – just found this;

    Apparantly they are going to show the premiere on tv and then it will be web only. Thankx scifi, way to kill the series before it starts.