When the Sci-Fi Channel announced they were developing a remake of Battlestar Galactica back in 2003, I laughed it off. BSG was a cheesey Star Wars rip-off that I enjoyed as a very young child in the late 1970’s, and I simply couldn’t see how it could be cool. I was dead wrong though, as the Battlestar Galactica miniseries in 2004 delivered some brutal, dark, and compelling television; eventually spawning an ongoing series that had me riveted until the finale two years ago.
Now, in the wake of cancelling BSG’s prequel-series Caprica, Syfy (ugh, I loathe that name) has announced another Battlestar prequel project, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. It will be a two-hour pilot movie that focuses on a young William Adama when he was just a young, brash Viper pilot aboard the Galactica during the human-Cylon war. Blood & Chrome promises to be a more epic, action-oriented story than the cerebral plotlines in Caprica.
I can’t really comment on Caprica, since it just didn’t look like my cup or tea, but this concept art and premise for B&C sounds pretty damn awesome. The sequences with a young Adama were the best part about the BSG movie Razor, so more material like that, coupled with insane battle scenes from the first Cylon-human war, would be a welcome addition to the overall Battlestar Galactica saga.
See more concept art over at Blastr.