Frakin-A. It looks like the excruciatingly long delayed Battlestar Galactica spin-off Blood and Chrome will be a web-series after all. Are you WTFing with the word-maker that is placed on your faceplace? Fashizzle, fashizzle, according to the corporate overseers at NBC Universal Sheinhardt Wig Kabletown Spaceley Sprockets that trailer (now removed from the YouTube) that we showed you earlier in the week from Wonder Con (which sounds magical) was “not officially sanctioned” according to EW and the “plan is still to go web-based”.
Here’s the full quote from Syfy President of Original Content Mark Stern, aka the man who likes to merge Lobsters and house cats and make films about them:
“Though the vision for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned. We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen.”
Now, this is disappointing to fans of BSG and also the slow burning yet brilliant prequel series Caprica, fans who want to tune in to see Cylons and this portrayal of the first Cylon war, people like, well, me. But on the bright side, maybe this won’t suck. Stern says that the 2 hour pilot will eventually air on TV and perhaps they’re envisioning digital content that is not small scale or short lived. These things that I just wrote are not likely, but I thought I’d end on a high note despite the fact that, “And it was never heard from again…” feels like a more appropriate ending.