October 25, 2010

Another "Battlestar Galactica" prequel green-lighted

Via Entertainment Weekly:

Battlestar Galactica ended in March, 2009, and the prequel-spin-off Caprica has never had BSG‘s cultural prominence. (Or its ratings.) Now, it looks like Syfy is hitting the reset button on the Prequel Option: This time, more space violence! According to a press release from Syfy, the network has just greenlit a new two-hour pilot for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, set ten years into the first Cylon war (which would place it about four decades before BSG). The pilot centers on a young William Adama, played by Edward James Olmos in BSG and an adorably annoying child actor in Caprica. Right now, it’s still just a TV movie that might become a series… but let’s be fair, if this thing is half as good as Caprica, it’s going to get at least one season.

That's for sure (regarding that last sentence). "Caprica" is so agonizingly boring that I lasted -- grudgingly -- only two and half episodes. But will "Blood and Chrome" be worth it? We know the ultimate outcome for humans and Cylons (seen in "BSG"), miserably done in the waning couple of seasons because the writers essentially didn't expect the series to last as long as it did.

I'm with what one commenter said in the comments of the EW story: "I want the 2004 BSG back."

Posted by Hube at October 25, 2010 08:23 PM | TrackBack

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I'll watch Blood & Chrome, at least I'll give it a chance. I liked the Original BSG with Lorne Green. The second BSG was OK, Caprica is boring.

Posted by: Debbie at October 25, 2010 09:31 PM

I liked the positivity of the original, Deb. The remake was good from the pilot through the episodes where the Pegasus reappeared. After that it was pretty much downhill ...

Posted by: Hube at October 25, 2010 09:34 PM

Personally, I would reboot again BSG with something more positive than the RDM version, yet less corny than the original. The days of darkness and angst are dying.

Posted by: Terrahawk at October 25, 2010 09:58 PM