Well, sad to say, we are now up date. No more Blood or Chrome for a whole week (assuming you are reading this right now as I write it). On the plus side it’s a double episode. On the minus side it is still only 17 minutes long (and that includes a coming next week minute).
So far I am loving it. Great action, direction, acting, battles and so on. I suspect that the whole ‘webisode’ thing will get old pretty quick though. I teetering on annoyance now as I have to wait 7 days (well, six now) until I can watch another 15 minutes or so. I will continue to post them here, like every other Scifi website is doing, until a full version is out on youtube or the DVD/Bluray is out. Until then, enjoy.
I apologize for not posting this earlier. I got very excited earlier this year by the possibility of more Battlestar Galactica when BSG: Blood and Chrome was announced and came with an amazing trailer. The trailer is here if you want to wet your appetite (opens in a new window so don’t worry, you won’t lose this more exciting page). I complained a bit about Blood and Chrome being a ‘webisode’. I work for the Syfy channel and quite frankly they pump out quite a lot of shite. There are some real gems in their programming too, don’t get me wrong, but I should not have seen ‘Gateroid versus Mega Python’ four times. No one should have.
So why the big hairy balls is Syfy making something awesome and releasing it on the web. Through Machinima no less – my “go to” guys for game trailers? Well, the plan is (so the rumour grapevine has it), that there will be 10 ‘webisodes’ which will then be cut into a movie and released on Bluray. Which is actually a quite cool and novel way of doing things. Futuristic even.
If you have a shitty PC or laptop and broadband that can’t stream 1080p easily, you are missing out with this. Fortunately I can stream this in full resolution to my hi-def 42 inch plasma and it is fracking great.
The story follows a young William Adama as he joins the war against the Cylons. He’s cocky and a little annoying but gets more likeable as things move on. I will post episode 1 here today and episode two tomorrow. Then I will post it weekly. Enjoy. I massively did.
I stole this pic from another site. They admit they stole it too. I don't think it's official but it looks cool!
More Battlestar Galactica cannot not be a bad thing and this trailer for the Blood and Chrome spin-off looks absolutely sphincter-loosening frackin’ awesome! It is basically telling the story of the first Cylon war with a young Adama. So, between Caprica and BSG. If I remember the first part of Battlestar Galactica correctly, where that bored guy is sitting waiting for the Cylons to not turn up (except they do and pretty sexily), he was looking at pictures of Cylons from the first war. They looked like the Cylons from the original 70s/80s version. So presumably they will be back. Or a hybrid. I’m happy either way.
The bizarre thing about this is that Syfy will (according to rumour) turn it into a series of webisodes, which will suck if you can’t get the internet on your huge shiny flatscreen TV. Fortunately I can. I also suspect it will be out on DVD and Bluray eventually (but I want it now damn it). Why Syfy is doing this is baffling. As I said this is all rumour – word on the Scifi street so to speak. I personally suspect they will air it on old school TV. I hope so as I work for Syfy and will get to see it first. No word at all when this might be though.
Oh well, who cares? The trailer is actually pretty hard to find as it has been removed from youtube. This it because it has been leaked. Leaked all over sites like this.