Leaked ‘trailer’ gets Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome plenty of buzz, but Syfy doesn’t want it on TV

A trailer for the upcoming Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Blood and Chrome appeared online earlier this week, but now it appears that the show, focusing on a young William Adama in the first Cylon war, isn’t going much further than being an online offering from Syfy, reports io9. Well, we might get the pilot shown on TV, but probably nothing else.

What’s up with the action-packed trailer? We get a lot of space battles, some gunfights and other action-y type special effects scenes, which seem to indicate that Blood and Chrome might be more action-oriented rather than the drama that BSG was. Deadline Hollywood reports that it was an unauthorized teaser that ended up being shown at WonderCon this past weekend, by BSG’s scientific adviser, Kevin Grazier. After appearing online, the teaser drew a lot of interest, as well as criticism, especially over the lack of a Bear McCreary soundtrack and recycling the Trent Reznor/Karen O cover of Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ from the The Girl who fell facefirst into a tackle box With the Dragon Tattoo teaser. Someone else had already parodied that trailer, but didn’t bother with music rights: the Muppets.

Anyway, with the unauthorized teaser hitting the interwebs, NBCUniversal’s SyFy jumped out to put the cork back on the bottle, and started zapping it on YouTube (oops on unlicensed music!), and repeated that the show is not destined for TV beyond the 90-minute pilot. Looks like the show hit bingo fuel.

Or as Admiral William Ackbara might say: “It’s a frak!”

4 Replies to “Leaked ‘trailer’ gets Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome plenty of buzz, but Syfy doesn’t want it on TV”

  1. The rumour is that if they give B&C the go-ahead, they’ll be cancelling Sanctuary. Since Sanctuary is my favourite tv show EVER (which really says a lot, trust me…) and I never got into BSG, this news is very interesting. :P

  2. For me, this feels a bit ‘too little, too late.’ But I didn’t watch the other prequel/spin-off, either.

  3. Caprica had originally been envisioned as a separate show, then the network decided that it would try to cash in on BSG’s popularity by tweeking the show to be a prequel. it would have been better i think as its own show.

    I would hope that Syfy wouldn’t cancel Sanctuary to fit in B&C – but since they don’t seem to have a big budget for scripted effects shows, it could be the case. Sanctuary seems to be of the same temperment as Stargate, while B&C might fit a different niche.

    i kinda agree with dunc that this kinda is ‘too little too late’ – might have been better to do the occassional BSG tv movie/DVD, though the first one ‘The Plan’ was mostly clipshow.

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