Do you know what today is, all you long-deprived BATTLESTAR GALACTICA fans? Today is the day that the long-delayed BSG: Blood & Chrome is finally available as a free web series of 10 episodes, each 7- to 12-minutes long, on Machinima’s YouTube channel, Machinima Prime.
William “The Old Man” Adama was not born in command of a battlestar; he had to work his way up through the ranks. BSG:B&C is his story, beginning with his enlistment as a pilot in the First Cylon War. The action-hungry young Adama (Luke Pasqualino) is assigned to the Galactica as a Viper pilot – but his war-weary co-pilot, Coker (Ben Colton), just wants to survive the next 47 days to complete his tour of duty.
Watch this clip of Adama piloting a classic Viper in a dogfight with two old-school Cylon raiders:
Crazy, right? It’s more concentrated action than we’re used to in most BSG episodes, but then again, the producers are trying to attract an online audience that can click away the second they are bored, so I think they are trying to reel in viewers.
The episodes will be edited into a two-hour movie for cable broadcast on SyFy next year.
Here is the official series synopsis:
“An all-new chapter in the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA saga, Blood & Chrome takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robot Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama, finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica.”