I have said it before and I'll say it again (besides 24) Battlestar Galactica is my favorite series of all time. You can read my Marathon to Start, if you want to know why, but in a nut shell, it is an amazing character driven drama with crazy cool special effects. Although I have watched the series twice, I wish it wasn't over. I miss my friends of Galactica, and even the toasters and I especially miss when Frak starts to sneak its way in to my vocabulary after watching one too many episodes. For this reason, I wish there was more Battlestar Galactica to watch. That would make me a very very happy girl.
However, in no way shape or form do I think this new series is going to fulfill this desire. Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was originally developed by SyFy, in a similar model to Caprica. When the network passed on the series, a deal was soon struck to turn it into a web series. It was announced that it will begin airing on Machinima Prime on Friday. I'm happy that someone at least gave it a chance, and is looking at new models for television series. For a web series, the production value looks fairly incredible, for a Battlestar Galactica series, it looks very low.
The series serves as a prequel to the SyFy reboot of the series Battlestar Galactica and follows the early years of Bill Adama as he fights in the first Cylon war. One of my biggest problems with this clip? While he might be a good actor, I cannot get over the fact that one of the kids from Skins (Luke Pasqualino) is playing Admiral William Adama. I know he is younger at this point, but in this clip, he doesn't have the power or presence Edward James Olmos did when he played the character and I find it hard to believe he will ever get there. He feels like more of a whiny emo boy than a space soldier.
The two hour pilot was broken up into 10 seven to twelve minutes episode and if it does well, has the potential to turn back in to a television series. I want to be optimistic, I really do...and trust me, I'll watch...but I'm sitting here with some skeptical eyes right now.