There Will Be Chrome

So it’s been about a year and a half since the announcement of Blood and Chrome, a story that would take place between Caprica and Battlestar Galactica, and which would feature a young Bill Adama during the first Cylon war.

Cylon war

Since then, Blood and Chrome’s announced status has shifted back and forth among three possibilities: being a pilot for a new series, being a standalone tv-movie, and being a sequence of online webisodes. The only two definite things we’ve known about it are a) that filming has been completed, and b) that no release date has been announced.

Well, it’s still the case that no release date has been announced; and we still don’t know whether to expect a series, a standalone tv-movie, or a mere congeries of webisodes. But we do know, now, that Bear McCreary, the composer for BSG, has just finished the score for Blood and Chrome. (See here and here.) So that means the project is still a go; and if music is indeed typically “the final piece to be added to a television production,” i.e. after special effects etc., there’s some reason to think we might see it reasonably soon.

In related news, a BSG theatrical movie is also still in the works. This is reportedly yet another reboot, following the continuity of neither the 1978 nor the 2004 series.


4 Responses to There Will Be Chrome

  1. Mandel March 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    I’m over it, and have zero confidence in the Wrestling-and-Dincocroc Network (aka Syfy)…

    • Roderick March 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      I remember when they turned down Legend of the Rangers, the second spinoff of Babylon 5. At that time their big show was Mansquito.

  2. Mandel March 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Personally, I think that the only place where a storyline from that universe could be effectively explored is, at this point, in comics. The model for effective continuation of a storyline in comics is, for me, the canonical continuations of Buffy and Angel (Buffy seasons 8 and 9, Angel: After the Fall, and Angel & Faith). Love this stuff. Maybe “Caprica” would have fared better in this medium: instead of the 3-minute wrap-up of the storyline they did (which made me want to see how this would have played out over the course of several seasons), I wish they’d done the continuation in comics…


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