It’s a shame Syfy decided not to take the show to a series on TV, but the US network will air the pilot in 2013. In the meantime you can catch it online through Machinima‘s YouTube Channel, which will be hosting the two-hour pilot as a series of seven to twelve minute episodes. starting on Friday 9 November.
The remainder of the episodes will be posted over the next four weeks. A DVD is also expected some time next year
It’s a somewhat prosaic footnote for a once great franchise that for some unfathomable reason Syfy seems to have lost heart with, but let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & 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.