Good news for BSG fans! Firstly, with the addition of a Civil War Cylon Centurion to our Battlestar Galactica section over at CmdStore:
The figure stands about 7 inches tall and comes with a number of switchable parts and a bunch of accessories, plus a collector card. It also boasts some brilliant sculpting and a full 20 points of articulation. If you’re a fan of the show, it’ll make a great addition to your toyshelf and might help remind you of the good old days.
Although, really, those days aren’t exactly over? With Caprica thrilling fans, it seems that BSG is the show that keeps on giving. Which is demonstrated even further by an upcoming web series…
Here’s the good news from The Chicago Tribune…
Those who’ve been hoping for a new chapter of the “Battlestar Galactica” story may get their wish.
An online series called “Blood & Chrome” is in the works, one that would follow the experiences of a young William “Husker” Adama in the first Cylon War.
According to Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, “Battlestar Galactica” and “Caprica” co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the the script for the new venture.
“Blood & Chrome” is “about a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media,” according to Taylor.
“Blood & Chrome” would consist of nine or 10 episodes of nine or 10 minutes each, and it would make use of cutting-edge digital technology and special effects to depict the Cylon War. If it is greenlit to production, it will be filmed using green screens and virtual sets, not unlike Syfy’s “Sanctuary” or James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Before “Battlestar Galactica” ended, high-tech scans were made of all the show’s sets, so that the special-effects team will be able to re-create them (possibly even in 3D).
“I’ve seen the virtual, 3D version of CIC [‘Battlestar’s’ Combat Information Center] and it’s pretty damn cool,” Taylor said. “And yet the movie isn’t confined to Galactica. Far from it. It’s a story that will take us to new corners of the ‘Battlestar’ world (or worlds), and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways. I would say I’m thinking as much of Afghanistan and Iraq–the reality of ‘Hurt Locker,’ Sebastian Junger’s ‘Restrepo,’ and similar movies–as I am about about the largely implied past of ‘Battlestar.'”
Though Taylor said he’ll strive for the kind of emotional engagement that was the hallmark of “Battlestar,” which ended in 2009, expect lots of of cliffhangers and visceral suspense as well. “We’re not going to be shying away from R-rated blood and guts and sex,” Taylor noted. “Because this is initially meant to air online, we pretty much have no restrictions in that department.”
It’s not known yet if “Blood & Chrome” would star Nico Cortez, the actor cast as young Adama in “Razor,” a previous “Battlestar Galactica” movie. There may be one other character from “Razor” in the new online series, but it would feature a mostly new cast.
If “Blood & Chrome” is successful, it could be the first a series of similar projects, and if it’s judged very successful, it could even act as a backdoor pilot for a TV show set in that war-torn “BSG” era.
And hey, if you’re just waiting for the new stuff to start coming out, then there’s no better time to catch up on your viewings of what came before. So here are links to the complete series (including a very cool Cylon case) from Amazon!
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on DVD
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on DVD (with Collectible Cylon)
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (with Collectible Cylon) [Blu-ray]