Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2013)

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2013)





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An all-new, unrated 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 robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Though Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz), the two men must set their differences aside when a routine escort mission with an enigmatic passenger (Lili Bordán, Silent Witness) turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Jonas Pate
Written By: Michael Taylor , David Eick , Bradley Thompson
Universal Pictures


Luke Pasqualino
as William Adama
Ben Cotton
as Coker
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Impressive effects and an intriguing roundup of surely doomed characters lend color and heft to the production.

Full Review… | February 18, 2013
OK! Magazine

Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

The latest offering in the Battlestar Galactica saga is a William Adama origin story that tells of his first mission flying as a pilot for the colonial fleet. The reason the reboot of Battlestar Galactica worked so well was because of its adult themes, sophisticated characterisation and involving story arcs, performed by a cast of very talented actors. What we have in Blood & Chrome is none of these things. It's essentially a rather amateurish version of Top Gun in space featuring Luke Pasqualino (who is more Wesley Crusher than William Adama) earnestly "doing the right thing" in front of an unconvincing green screen. Even the cylons don't look like cylons, instead resembling a cross between a terminator and a transformer. I can only assume that this substandard, humourless clone of a mediocre episode of Stargate SG-1 was intended to hook a younger (and stupider) audience than the original series because aside from some of the spaceships, it has nothing at all in common with it.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Great for a BSG fix. It is a very thin slice out of the story of the Cylon war -- almost too thin. The production value is no where near what the series was set to but it still pulled it off far better than most SyFy movies.

John Raymonds
John Raymonds

"Battlestar Galactica" is the franchise that will not die. The original television series in the 1970s was cancelled because of the cost of production. It was then revived for a short-lived budget-crunched version named "Galactica 80," which brought the rag-tag fleet of star voyagers to the Earth and less special effects. The franchise was kept alive throughout the 1980s and 1990s by way of comic books and novels. 2003 saw the launch of the rebooted version of "Battlestar Galactica." After a mini-series, the television show went on for four seasons. It also spawned two TV movies and several web series. "Caprica" premiered in 2009, proving once again audiences just couldn't get enough of this sci-fi phenomenon. Unfortunately, the show ended abruptly after two seasons. "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" once again proves you can't keep a good show down. Originally filmed to be the pilot for a new SyFy Channel series, it was decided to split it up into 10 parts and aired on as a web series. The entire pilot has now been reassembled and made available on Blu-ray and DVD in an "Unrated Edition." Young William Adama graduates from the Academy in the tenth year of the First Cylon War. He's appointed to serve aboard the Colonial Fleet's newest battlestar, the Galactica. His first assignment is as a pilot for a Raptor transport ship. Adama, his co-pilot Coker, and former Graystone Industries employee Dr. Beka Kelly are sent on a secret mission that will take them deep into Cylon territory. I refer to "Blood and Chrome" as the "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" of the epic "BSG" franchise. It takes place between "Caprica" and the 2003 series. Just like "The Clone Wars," there's a surprise tie to the rebooted series as well. As R2-D2 and C-3PO do for those particular films, we have a certain character that ties the different eras together here. Director Jonas Pate takes series creators Michael Taylor and David Eick's script and successfully drops us back into the world of "Battlestar Galactica." Pate has a history working within the universe, having helmed episodes of both "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica." This helps give "Blood and Chrome" a familiar look that matches that of the earlier shows. "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" is another essential piece to the franchise puzzle for fans. It will satisfy their taste for more of this intriguing and complex universe and its characters. As a big enthusiast of all the shows myself, I look forward to more movies like this in the future.

Eric Shirey
Eric Shirey

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