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WATCH: BSG Blood and Chrome starts THIS Friday. New awesome trailer here.

November 6th, 2012 by Marc Comments

It seems like we’ve been waiting for the new Battlestar series forever – in fact at one stage it looked like it may not happen at all – but the wait is, as they say, finally over…

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is coming THIS Friday! Yes, it debuts online on Friday Nov 9th and check out the jaw-dropping new trailer below.

But seriously, where the hell did this come from?!

The series is a prequel to the BSG reboot, taking place after Caprica. It will be made up of ten, 7-12-minute episodes on Machinima’s YouTube channel, Machinima Prime.

After Friday’s episode the rest will air over the next four weeks, then will air on SyFy as a two-hour movie and will eventually see an extended, unrated home release. But that’s all in the further future…

BSG’sDavid Eick and Michael Taylor are executive producers, with Taylor writing the script from a story by Eick, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. Caprica director Jonas Pate directed this too.

The story is based around young Bill Adama, played by Luke Pasqualino from the original Skins, and will take place during the first Cylon War. The series is made using CGI virtual sets.

From the Press Release: “With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe,” said Mark Stern, Syfy programming president and co-head of original content at UCP. “We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers.”

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….