Luke Pasqualino as William Adama in the Blood & Chrome pilot.
And the fact is, Battlestar Galactica fans are unanimous in wanting to see Blood & Chrome as a real, live series, with all the battles and bloodletting to wash our minds of the failure of the talky, too-slow-to-boot-up Caprica. Nevermind that Syfy has said pretty definitively that the prequel is not going to series and further development will be web only (the latest official word, in March). We want B&C. So say we all.
But the hope-inflating comments from SDCC need to be looked at carefully. Asked about B&C, Richard Hatch said he thought the property was still viable. The powers that be are still figuring out where to place it, Hatch said. A Syfy representative in the audience offered a "Soon!" when someone asked when it would be available, according to one report. BSG series co-executive producer and writer Jane Espensen smiliarly indicated that B&C still has a future. But none of that contradicts what Syfy has already said, which is that it will air the 90-minute pilot on Syfy and that the project may still be developed as a digital series.
When Syfy honcho Mark Stern says something to equivocate the network's previous statement that B&C is going to be a digital series if it's anything at all--and the economics of that might not be decided until after Syfy gauges the fans' reaction to the pilot when it airs--then I'll start to get excited. (We'll get some kind of clue if Syfy makes an event out of airing the pilot, as opposed to slipping it under the radar in the dead of the holidays like it did for Three Inches.
Meanwhile, we can get our BSG kicks watching a growly, hate-filled Michael Hogan sneer, shout, and stab everything in sight on Teen Wolf.
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