Battlestar Galactica Reboot Takes Us Way Back with Blood and Chrome
I'm a sucker for beginnings movies. Give me, anytime, a SciFi show that takes me as close to today as possible, then moves me forward in fits and starts into a previously improbable future.
Which is why, despite a high level of excitement, I still had a sense of letdown when Battlestar Galactica rebooted in 2003 on the SciFi Channel. When the first episode aired, the great Cylon Wars had already occurred, with the rebellious robots having gone their own way. Battlestar Galactica began its reboot with a call to parlay once again, as the perfected cyborg overlords made their appearance.
What about the Wars that shaped the perennial characters of Commander Adama, as well as his rebellious son Apollo? What great witnessed losses formed the colicky, hardened exterior of Starbuck, whether in male or new, female form? I was left, as I have been left so often in SciFi offerings, to simply jump into the morass of a half-told tale and hold on, week after week, episode by episode.
Until now, that is. Virtual Television Channel Machinima Prime has just released its official trailer for Blood and Chrome, the prequel reboot of the interstellar diaspora. The Cylon Wars are about to be sprung on the populace of the twelve colonies, and Adama is just getting his Viper wings worn in.
This reboot is about as far back as we can get, without weaving a tale beginning with the civilized origins of Earth, the planet Battlestar's ragtag fleet will eventually have to make way for so many war-torn years later. The online YouTube Machinima Prime channel premier is scheduled for November 9th, so stock up on popcorn and ways to use the word "frak".
Let's just say I am very happy to hear about this...