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xinhui
25 Oct 10,, 23:15
Catchy name, I like it. Caprica is a disappointment, helpfully this new attempt will have a better result.



yfy Greenlights Battlestar Galactica Prequel Pilot Following a Young Adama
By Kate Stanhope Fri Oct 22, 4:00 PM PDT

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Syfy Greenlights Battlestar Galactica Prequel Pilot Following a Young Adama - News - Yahoo! TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/news/article/tv.tvguide.com/tv.tvguide.com-syfy-greenlights-battlestar-galactica-prequel-pilot-following-young-adama)

Syfy is returning to the Battlestar Galactica universe once again, this time for a new series prequel following Ensign William Adama fresh out of the Academy, the network announced Friday.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will be a two-hour pilot set in the tenth year of the first Cylon War. In the midst of the battle between humans and their creations, a young Adama finds himself leading the colonial fleet's newest addition, the Galactica. The impulsive twentysomething must head a dangerous secret mission to help the fleet survive. (Adama was played by Edwards James Olmos in the network's critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica reboot.)

Watch full episodes of Caprica

The pilot, from Battlestar executive producer David Eick, will air as a two-hour movie on SyFy; in success, the project will be picked up to series. Earlier this year, the channel launched another Battlestar spinoff, Caprica, which takes place 20 years before Blood & Chrome.

"The Galactica universe as re-imagined by Ron Moore and David Eick is rich with possibilities and backstory," Syfy vice president of original programming, Mark Stern, said in a statement. "We jumped at the chance to revisit the William Adama character and explore this exciting chapter in the BSG narrative which falls between the events of the original series and the prequel, Caprica, currently airing on Syfy."

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The project is expected to begin production next year and air on SyFy in either late 2011 or early 2012, according to AOL TV Squad, which first reported the news.

"While maintaining the themes of politics, social propaganda, and the timeless question: what does it mean to be human? Blood & Chrome will also return us to the authentic, relentless depiction of combat and the agony and ecstasy of human-Cylon war, which was the hallmark of Battlestar Galactica's early seasons," Eick said in a statement.

Blue
26 Oct 10,, 02:40
Its gotta be better than Caprica! BSG rocked so hard they had to be nuts to think that Cap would be a good follow. B&C will have to be better, can't wait!

YellowFever
26 Oct 10,, 07:45
Its gotta be better than Caprica! BSG rocked so hard they had to be nuts to think that Cap would be a good follow. B&C will have to be better, can't wait!

No way, snipe! :maddest:

BSG sucked the big one.

Sure it had massive potential but it left me hanging and ultimately, I almost hired a Jamaican witch doctor to make a doll of Ron Moore so I could make the bastard suffer for what he did to me.

BSG was like that cheerleader skank in high school.

Always teased and teased but never delievered!

Damn, now I'm pissed you brought this subject up.

Gonna go to the "Randon Thread" and pick on someone..... :maddest:

BTW..I still bought the box set DVD when it came out. :frown:

Also, I bitched about this way back when.....

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/world-affairs-board-pub/29667-just-venting.html

Blue
27 Oct 10,, 08:05
No way, snipe! :maddest:

BSG sucked the big one.

Sure it had massive potential but it left me hanging and ultimately, I almost hired a Jamaican witch doctor to make a doll of Ron Moore so I could make the bastard suffer for what he did to me.

BSG was like that cheerleader skank in high school.

Always teased and teased but never delievered!

Damn, now I'm pissed you brought this subject up.

Gonna go to the "Randon Thread" and pick on someone..... :maddest:

BTW..I still bought the box set DVD when it came out. :frown:

Also, I bitched about this way back when.....

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/world-affairs-board-pub/29667-just-venting.html

Dude.........I cannot help the fact that you never took charge and boned the hell out of that skanky chrldr in high school, but I can tell you that 5 years later it would be overrated.

BSG did not suck, that would be more closely related to, and analyzed by the fact that you obviously missed out on skanky HS cheerleader tail.

You may take out your aggressions on whomever you like but I think you need to self-examine your reasons for your misplaced outrage on a series that you (must have) regretfully, shelled out the cash to be so disappointed over.

I'm just here to help.. for problems or irrational rants concerning syfy or its programming, I suggest calling 1-800-bit-cher, to let the world know how you really feel.;):biggrin::biggrin:

YellowFever
27 Oct 10,, 10:01
Frack!!!!!

I'm sorry, dude.

I'm so depressed.....

I never did get past 2nd base with thet cheerleader......... :mad:

gunnut
27 Oct 10,, 10:08
Bring back the old BSG from 1979!!!

USSWisconsin
27 Oct 10,, 16:42
I'd really like to see more of Babylon V, Original BSG was fun, but I liked B5 even more

YellowFever
27 Oct 10,, 19:29
All I know is that I kinda liked the series (BSG) until Starbuck and Apollo decided to cheat on their spouses with each other and it just went down hill from there until my disgust for the series accumulated with that president chick and Adama sharing a joint in a medical ward. :maddest:

Blue
28 Oct 10,, 00:18
Frack!!!!!

I'm sorry, dude.

I'm so depressed.....

I never did get past 2nd base with thet cheerleader......... :mad:

Freud would have a precise answer for that.:hmmm:

xinhui
10 Dec 10,, 22:55
Look! It Moves! #77: Japan (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/12/06/look-it-moves-77-japan%E2%80%99s-watchmen-and-japan%E2%80%99s-battlestar-galactica/)


This amuses me to no end: in a time when studios realise that long-running franchises are the gifts that keep on giving, this week saw the premiere of a big budget live action movie of SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, touted as Japan’s big blockbuster tentpole event of the year.

Geeks over 30 will fondly remember YAMATO in the form of the re-edited English-dubbed anime series STARBLAZERS from the late 70s and early 80s. In Japan, the original anime series ran in the mid-1970s and, by the 80s, had spawned further spinoff series and at least four original anime feature films. Created by manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, who also created GALAXY EXPRESS 999 and SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK (also getting a rebooted movie scheduled for 2012), SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO was actually a wish-fulfillment allegory: beleaguered humanity down it its last legs is Japan facing an insurmountable invading alien force that’s a metaphor for America as led by General MacArthur at the end of World War II. You can’t get more obvious than to name the starship that’s Japan’s – I mean, Mankind’s – last hope after the destroyed WWII battleship that symbolized the fighting spirit of Japan itself, Yamato.

As you can see from the clip, the new live action movie updates the CGI effects and cribs heavily from the recent revamped BATTLESTAR GALACTICA with its frantic space dogfights and even the reconfiguration of a female character into a tough Starbuck-style fighter pilot. The Japanese are nothing if not meticulous in cribbing from the best. The director is Takashi Yamazaki, a mainstream journeyman best known for the Sci-Fi time-travelling actioner RETURNER starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, and sentimental crowd-pleaser ALWAYS: SUNSET ON THIRD STREET, a slick Capra-esque comedy-drama about a Tokyo neighbourhood as post-WWII modernisation and recovery got underway. ALWAYS was enough of a hit to prompt Yamazaki to make a sequel before moving onto YAMATO. Looks like YAMATO will feature GALACTICA-style grit and action, but will replace the ridiculous God bullshit with Nipponese nationalism and lots of crying. No change in the latter, then.

After watching the clips, I rather fancy a copy of the blu-ray when it comes out next year. I hope it’ll have subtitles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbupyeGlBPA&feature=player_embedded

Tarek Morgen
10 Dec 10,, 23:11
You can’t get more obvious than to name the starship that’s Japan’s – I mean, Mankind’s – last hope after the destroyed WWII battleship that symbolized the fighting spirit of Japan itself, Yamato

The starship is not simply named after the Yamato..it IS the actual Yamato. The salvaged wreck of the WWII Battleship gets turned into a Spaceship in this movie. (And for a Japanese movie..that far from the craziest idea for a movie/show)

gunnut
10 Dec 10,, 23:39
Sometimes fighting spirit simply cannot defeat technology. Or is that "always" rather than "sometimes?":tongue:

I grew up waching Spaceship Yamato. The 1970s bell-bottems were the best.

Blue
11 Dec 10,, 04:47
I remember seeing the cartoon a time or two surfing channels a few years ago. I think on cartoon ntwk. I'd watch the movie, looks cool. Was that the old host of Iron Chef?

Bigfella
11 Dec 10,, 23:51
Remember watching Yamato (though I don't think it was called that) on TV back in the early 80s. Obviously had no idea of the subtext until much later. Amused the hell out of me.

Speaking of which, anyone ever see the film 'Spriggan', a futuristic animie film where the evil Americans send 2 agents to destroy the brave Japanese (and their NATO Allies??) - 'Little boy' & 'fat man'. It allows one of the characters to utter the immortal line 'little boy & fatman have failed'. Talk about your nationalist fantasies.

Bigfella
11 Dec 10,, 23:54
On BSG, enjoyed it until the last few episodes, when the 'truth' was revealed. What a CROCK! It looked to me like they had no idea how to end it so they just made some shit up.

Oh the whole 'frack' thing gave me the shits too. You can show people being tortured & killed, but you can't swear. Grow the **** up!

For Space Opera I find it hard to top Babylon 5. Well developed characters (mostly), character developement, well constructed, long interleaving plotlines. The whole package.

xinhui
12 Dec 10,, 00:21
B5 huh.... bad acting, cheesy dialog, and 1980's CGI.

Chogy
12 Dec 10,, 17:49
All these Space movies and serials leave me cold. About the only one I truly enjoyed was Star Trek NG TV series, because of the writing only, which was excellent.

I just can't get past space ships that are aerodynamic, bank in space when they turn, and make noise. I understand you need sound or the audience will fall asleep, but for the love of God, stop with the aerodynamics in space! AND the stupid blaster guns the fighters use! Is it a laser gun? Then why do the "bullets" travel so slowly? Is it an energy weapon? It'd still have a velocity close to light. We left guns behind already...
:maddest:

WHERE ARE THE SWARMS OF MISSILES IN SPACE? That is what they'd use. Probably the most accurate space weapons in cinema were used by the original Kirk and crew in Star Trek. Phasers = light-speed laser device. Photon torpedos... guided missiles with anti-matter (super-nuke) warheads. I'm on board with those.

The first Star Wars movie - Banking, aerodynamic X-wing fighters dive onto the death star where they are met by Storm Troopers manning a freaking BOFORS cannon. Right out of WW2 news clips of the Pacific theater. Those X-wings would have been met by a barrage of laser weapons and THOUSANDS of intelligent drone missiles. :madder:

MANNED fighters? They have AI in C3PO. Let the damned robots man the fighters.

OK, I'm done... ;)