'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome' Begins Production

Shooting is currently underway in Vancouver for this new Syfy pilot which takes place during the 10th year of the Cylon War.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome pilot has started production in Vancouver
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome pilot has started production in Vancouver
Production has begun in Vancouver on Syfy's highly anticipated 2-hour pilot, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the all-new chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga. Universal Cable Productions will produce the event with Syfy utilizing cutting edge CGI and virtual technology.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome takes place in the 10th year 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), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.

Joining Pasqualino and Cotton in the cast is Lili Bordán, who will play Dr. Beka Kelly, a Ph.D. who worked for Graystone Industries that created the Cylon robots. Currently assigned to a secret military mission, Beka and Adama quickly establish a rapport.

From the award-winning producers of Battlestar Galactica, this new action-packed chapter of the BSG canon was written by Michael Taylor form a story by David Eick, Taylor and Bradley Thompson & David Weddle and directed by Jonas Pate. David Eick, Jonas Pate and Michael Taylor will serve as executive producers.


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  1. Dan

    LOL.... he strikes yet again.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  2. WayneHurlburt

    What Caprica Was Initially Intended To Be About And Why Blood And Chrome Was Created

    When Syfy initially created Caprica's pilot movie, with the intent on making it into an ongoing series, Syfy had certain expectations that would happen as the show progressed. One thing that they based some information on was a time line for William Adama. This time line stated that William Adama would be 16 at the start of the First Cylon War. This information is actually contained in the BSG Bible, which was even used to create BSG: Re-Imaged Series. This was basically a sort of guideline to help the writers, by giving them somewhat of a guide to use for the series. Not all of this information was followed to the 'T', but was a general guideline to keep them somewhat on track.

    When they started to create Caprica, they also pulled out this BSG Bible. The age of William Adama was initially established by this, as was the direction upon which Caprica would eventually lead into. Below is the actual time line and information pertaining to it, that Syfy initially used, concerning Adama and his age, when creating Caprica:

    " William Adama
    William Adama was born on the colony of Caprica, in a small coastal community. His mother Evelyn was an accountant and his father, Joseph, was an attorney who specialised in criminal defence and civil liberties. At the age of 16 his parents divorced and he applied to the Colonial Fleet Academy. That same year, the Cylon War broke out. Adama's training accelerated along with all other midshipmen. After 3 years Adama was commissioned to work as a flight pilot; he gained a further two years of training before Adama joined his first squadron. He was a gifted, natural pilot and he shot down a Cylon fighter in his first mission."

    This is the reason, Syfy initially must have thought that Caprica would be a good prequel to do for BSG, as well a the following reasons.

    1) It could give background into the creation of the cylons. Also I just recently noticed, at the opening scenes, in the movie 'The Plan' the Hybrid actually states and tells about Apotheosis as being before the beginning of all things (just a quick thought I had concerning this, religious viewpoint, upon which I thought they just made it up to bring something into the religious aspect in Caprica, not that it was actually talked about or referred to in BSG...lol. I guess it was.) Just a quick thought I noticed and wanted to throw it in. Who knows if this was also brought up in some of the other Hybrid's rantings in the actual series. They talked so fast at times you couldn't really understand everything they said, anyways...lol.

    2) Once this was done, apparently they had planned to advance to just before the first cylon war, from the onset of the show (to show this aspect as well), which would lead into showing the battles etc. in this war.

    3) They also must have originally thought that Adama would be fighting in this war from the beginning (or there sometime soon), being that they originally used his age time line of that being 16 years old at the start of the first cylon war. They most likely didn't discover that this age would effect him being almost 70 for the start of BSG, until sometime after the pilot was made and started making the actual episodes. Essentially, this would make Adama 28 at the end of the First Cylon War and adding another 40 years, would make him at minimum 68, to start off the BSG series. At this point is most likely when they noticed the show wouldn't be able to show what they were originally leading into to have the show be about.

    So they naturally had to fix this time line error, since the pilot had already been shown, and at least play out the rest of the season's episodes, especially since they were really quick about making them, I mean they were all shot by the end of February 2010 and only needed the CGI added to them.

    Now they needed a way out to bring forth a show that would really show what Caprica was intended to be about, Adama fighting in the first cylon war. Dubbed Blood and Chrome. They just needed a way to bring this about, so they figured they would start with webisodes, hence the initial greenlight to do this. Also they had already started Caprica, but then saw the pre-production of Blood and Chrome and finally decided they would bring it to TV, instead, which was their original intent with Caprica.

    This would be why everything was, in essence trying to be brushed under the rug with Caprica, and the quick change and all aspects that were done to get rid of it. I know there are going to be some that will keep bringing up...BUT THE RATINGS!!!!!. That's a crock and the second half was set up to fail, the first half was people not realizing the direction of Caprica and where it was heading, and only seeing a soap opera/ Dallas type show (because that is what Syfy promoted it to be), so the Rating issues will not fly with me, no matter how many times and how many people want to throw this issue out...lol. If everything was going to go the way Syfy thought and Adama would be fighting in the beginning of the first cylon war, they would definitely have done a better job with maintaining and holding out on the series until this aspect came about, and not canceled the show.

    My point is, I can see a better picture as to why Syfy may have wanted to get rid of Caprica and go with Blood and Chrome, since essentially Blood and Chrome is where they were initially intending to go with Caprica, believing that Adama would be 16 at the start of the first cylon war. After all character recognition is the best aspect a show can have to make it work. So they wanted to bring forth a show that would allow Adama to be fighting in the first cylon war, no matter how or what they needed to do to make it happen.

    Caprica was initially intended to lead into having William Adama fighting in the First Cylon War. When that got bungled by his age scenario. That's when Blood and Chrome came about, in an attempt to do the same thing, have Adama fighting in the first war...lol.

    I just like to know reasons behind methods upon which a decent show is canceled just to bring about another show that would show the same thing (the first cylon war), upon which the one canceled was already heading to do, on top of give us more history and background along the way.

    Knowing what their whole original plan was, makes it easier to understand, that they were not simply just trying to show us background and history, but basically lead into Adama fighting in this war, one way or another. The main and only aspect they wanted was Adama fighting in the war, everything else was circ*mstantial. Plain and simple

    Syfy isn't concerned about maintaining continuity, with B&C, only to attract new people to the franchise, that have never even seen BSG. Even David Eick states this. With the new Star Trek Influence, they are changing everything and not bringing about anything that a prequel should consist of, just a bunch of action during a war, that will be greatly exaggerated on what could really possibly of happened.

    4 years agoby @WayneHurlburtFlag

  3. Lane

    Which is exactly what I'm hoping for. That'd seem like a nicely fine balance. :)

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  4. Dan

    All I know is this is some exciting sh*t, man. I've given it a lot of thought, and BSG may have been the finest dramatic hour on television when it was playing, so I have immense hopes for this. It could satisfy both the BSG and Caprica fans by having the military elements of the former, and the scientific aspect of the latter.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Lane

    @dan1: XD

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  6. Lane

    Agreed with @Kinetic and @writer220. I was really hoping to see more of Caprica, but flashbacks with the cast or TV movies/straight to DVD to tie up the story could work too, like they did with SG-1.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  7. Dan

    :D

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Lane

    "Joining Pasqualino and Cotton in the cast is Lili Bord&#225n, who will play Dr. Beka Kelly, a Ph.D. who worked for Graystone Industries that created the Cylon robots."

    That's awesome! They're going to be mentioning Dr. Graystone and his company from Caprica!

    I love not only the fact that they're keeping continuity, but also that David Eick has written and produced all the series in the trilogy! :D

    BSG just wouldn't be the same without his involvement... (RIP Caprica :()

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  9. Brian

    Agreed @dan1!

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  10. Writer220

    Can't wait to see this at all. When I was a kid I watched the original, when it was announced BSG was coming I hated the idea but soon loved it except the last episode. Caprica came but it was short lived, I was hoping to see the beginning of the war with the Cylons. I found it was just getting good.

    Anyway I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  11. Dan

    11 other planets, I meant.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. Dan

    I love all the possibilities there are for this show. We only got a small glimpse of this war in Razor, so who knows how they will expand it. They have 12 other worlds they could flesh out as well, Caprica doesn't have to be the only one shown. I'm excited :D

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. Ensigndesign

    yeah the original was awesome. I am totally going to watch this.

    4 years agoby @ensigndesignFlag

  14. RojoDiablo

    I've liked all the series so far and think this will be solid as well.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  15. skywise

    I loved the original series, i loved the recent remake of that series, Caprica was decent but this.....what can i say? I love space ships! I love robots and i love laser beams!

    i sound like such a dork.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. aceinthehole12

    I've just recently watched BSG over again from the beginning. Such a great series...I enjoyed Caprica cause I wasn't really expecting that much of BSG to be in it....but this has me as excited as I was watching the BSG two hour pilot back in 2003.

    4 years agoby @aceinthehole12Flag

  17. Brian

    God, I hope this is high-end stuff like #Battlestar was.

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  18. Kinetic

    What they should do with this series, is keep the cast form Caprica and do a crap-load of flashbacks/dvd movies to finish off that series properly and tie it into this one and the "original"

    4 years agoby @KineticFlag

  19. Brian

    Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  20. CUPID

    @supes1 Me too man.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  21. Dan

    Sounds great! Can't wait to see it! :D :D :D :D Frak yes!

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag