21 March, 2012

The Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome Trailer



The trailer for the 2 hour SyFy pilot premiered over the weekend at WonderCon.

EDIT: I just found that the originator of this trailer is HERE so click that if the video doesn't play.


Looks intriguing. But I think it's gonna have a hard time living up to the standard that was established with the series. BTW, it was three years ago yesterday, March 20, 2009 that BSG ended it's run.

15 comments:

  1. Cool trailer. As long as it's more engaging than Caprica was, I can accept if it isn't as good as BSG. There's a lack of space-based scifi on TV right now.

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    1. I prefer CAPRICA to massive green-screen overuse.

      Plus, in the second half of CAPRICA, I was pretty much "engaged" in every episode.

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    2. I have to confess that I didn't make it to the second half. The characters didn't grab me in the first and and I dropped out. I think I saw the finale, though.

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  2. I'm confused a little bit.

    In the first television movie for Battlestar Galactica wasn't it established that humans and Cylons hadn't been at war for many many years and then are suddenly attacked.

    Which led to the events of the series.

    Anyway I don't know if i'll like this because i'm not really into prequels.

    Wasn't the Lorne Greene original the best incarnation that has ever been though.

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    1. They hadn't been at war for over 40 years when BSG starts. Blood & Chrome is about the years when they were at war.

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    2. And I prefer the newer version of BSG about 12,000,001 times more to the one with Lorne Greene.

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    3. C'mon HGF, I know you have a soft spot for Galactica 1980. ;)

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    4. I should fire you for even suggesting I have ever made it through an episode of that piece of shit.

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  3. I grew up on BSG as a kid so the old 70s version does have a special place in my heart. But the 2004 reboot is superior in every way. The only thing I would have taken from the original and put into the reboot would have been the old school cylons and having them more involved in the story than they were.

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  4. Already "cancelled" by SyFy: http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/battlestar-galactica-blood-and-chrome-cancelled-syfy/

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    1. I don't know why they call it "cancelled" when it was announced last year that the show was being looked at as a web series anyway. Plus, you wouldn't cancel something BEFORE knowing whether or not it could be a success.

      So, perhaps this is just some sneaky PR scheme to get more people to watch the movie/mini whenever that happens.

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    2. Syfy's "upfront" presentation is near the end of April. They'll probably say something about it, along with the rest of their programming, then.

      Money is probably the defining issue here. To do this show right, you need a lot of cash and it needs really good ratings numbers to pay out.

      I wouldn't be surprised if they just want to see first how many people will watch the movie before making a decision.

      Removing access to the trailer adds to the mystery of it.

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  5. I thought in television they make the decision not to go forward with television pilots all the time.

    Maybe from what they've seen Syfy thinks the show sucks and decided to go for something better to put on their schedule.

    Syfy has a couple of other pilots in the works that sound like they could be very good.

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    1. That's true. As I recall, the original BSG mini-series was a "backdoor pilot". They judged whether to do a series based on performance in the ratings.

      I've seen them do two attempts at backdoor pilot for "Riverworld", based on Philip Jose Farmer's books that could have been series if they worked out. Both aired as movies people barely noticed and the ratings sucked. The second even starred BSG's Tamoh Penikett.

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    2. Please... this is some quasi calculated New Coke strategy.

      Announce you are taking the product away so people demand to have it back even if they didn't or won't like it much anyway.

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