(Article by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, A.K.A Mordrun)
WAAAAHOOOO! Love those Battlestar Galactica snow suits! The original series episode, The Gun on Ice Planet Zero is one of my favorite original series episodes. Just seeing that snow in the concept art above has me all a twitter or twatter depending on your naughty bits. I must say that after Caprica (I kinda faded out on that one, really liked the start, but then my interest just kinda faded.) I didn’t have much hope for any other Battlestar Galactica projects, I figured that BSG could use a rest for a bit. Now, I am thinking maybe I could live with them cranking out BSG movies set on ice planets.
Yvonne Villarreal of The Los Angeles Times wrote:
“Blood & Chrome” was originally ordered last summer by the network as a Web series, with former “Battlestar Galactica” co-executive producer Michael Taylor tapped to write the nine mini episodes.
The two-hour spin off pilot, from executive producer David Eick, will follow a twenty something William Adama during the 10th year of the first Cylon War. He soon finds himself leading a top secret mission that could change the course of the war.
“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.
Later in an interview with Los Angeles Times reporter Geoff Boucher, Executive producer David Eick said:
“Blood & Chrome” is loaded with new characters, but I’d say the most compelling and unusual is the woman with whom Adama connects most deeply in the pilot — Beka Kelly, an enigmatic, seemingly impenetrable software genius who gives Adama a run for his money in more ways than one. She’s definitely in the tradition of “BSG’s” and “Caprica’s” uniquely strong, remarkable female characters and will be a huge casting opportunity for someone out there, whom we look forward to discovering…”
Click through the jump to see more concept art and a picture of young Adama!