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Message 1336941 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 3:57:10 UTC

Since there is no Sci Fi board I figured this is the best place to put this post. I just watched this program on the SyFy channel and was generally impressed. I hope they are planning to create a series from this movie if it was well received. Without revealing the plot it tells the story of the first combat mission of Bill Adama's military career. The actor playing the young Adama reminds me in some ways of Keanu Reeves. As with the Battlestar Galactica series there is some partial nudity and suggested sex. Most of the women are pretty hot babes. There are even some of the actors from the series. I guess they are playing the parents of the characters from BSG.

If you were a follower of BSG and didn't watch Blood & Chrome it will probably reair this week and I recommend seeing it.


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Message 1336943 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 4:07:47 UTC - in response to Message 1336941.
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Since there is no Sci Fi board I figured this is the best place to put this post. I just watched this program on the SyFy channel and was generally impressed. I hope they are planning to create a series from this movie if it was well received. Without revealing the plot it tells the story of the first combat mission of Bill Adama's military career. The actor playing the young Adama reminds me in some ways of Keanu Reeves. As with the Battlestar Galactica series there is some partial nudity and suggested sex. Most of the women are pretty hot babes. There are even some of the actors from the series. I guess they are playing the parents of the characters from BSG.

If you were a follower of BSG and didn't watch Blood & Chrome it will probably reair this week and I recommend seeing it.

It would be interesting, I liked BSG, except for the ending where they set everyone on the path of repeating what had gone on before. I hear that Angela is a big BSG fan, as am I.
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Message 1336965 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 5:54:47 UTC - in response to Message 1336943.

Since there is no Sci Fi board I figured this is the best place to put this post. I just watched this program on the SyFy channel and was generally impressed. I hope they are planning to create a series from this movie if it was well received. Without revealing the plot it tells the story of the first combat mission of Bill Adama's military career. The actor playing the young Adama reminds me in some ways of Keanu Reeves. As with the Battlestar Galactica series there is some partial nudity and suggested sex. Most of the women are pretty hot babes. There are even some of the actors from the series. I guess they are playing the parents of the characters from BSG.

If you were a follower of BSG and didn't watch Blood & Chrome it will probably reair this week and I recommend seeing it.

It would be interesting, I liked BSG, except for the ending where they set everyone on the path of repeating what had gone on before. I hear that Angela is a big BSG fan, as am I.


I guess you missed that theme is well-known/used throughout myths around the world, and particularly missed Lee (Apollo) Adama's response to the "3" towards the end of the mid-season cliff-hanger in the last season? "But it doesn't have to happen again." ?

Don't count on "Blood and Chrome" being made into a series.
SyFy was stupid enough to cancel Caprica.
Everything I've read since it was indicated B&C would be a web series indicates that's it, no series. Frankly, I'm shocked they aired it on TV.
I watched it. It was, at the least, ok, but I was multi-tasking, so that's all I can say.
ABC's cancellation of the original BSG was a bad move because, despite 1/3-2/3 of the cheesiness, the remainder was good, with a very very interesting story to tell. Far better than the rammed together junk George Lucas has in Star Wars.
The fact that the re-imagined series was done indicates that people realized the gem of the story core that had been, and could be again, told.
SyFy's cancellation of Caprica ... with it's good story ... even if there were any missteps ... and their airing of WRESTLING ... ?
Why do you think B&C was made/aired?
MONEY, and to see if they could pull any of us that left them 2 years ago back. Not gonna happen. That was the only time I've watched that trash network in 2 years. Gimme DVDs or re-runs of The Big Bang Theory or even Ancient Aliens, but don't give me SyFy's crap.

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Message 1336981 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 6:43:39 UTC - in response to Message 1336941.

Loved it. Although the combat at the beginning was intense, taking out a cylon ship with his sidearm was great. It's too bad they went with the BORING Caprica series first.

Btw, these are the events between Caprica and Galactica.



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Message 1336992 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 7:16:10 UTC

I sure hope Eric recorded it!!! I'm sorry I missed it.

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Message 1336994 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 7:24:00 UTC - in response to Message 1336992.

I sure hope Eric recorded it!!! I'm sorry I missed it.

If Eric missed recording B&C, it'll be on DVD(1 Disc) or Blu-ray/DVD(2 Disc)....
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Message 1337002 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 8:35:11 UTC

I almost missed it because I so rarely watch the SyFy channel anymore. Between ghost stories and wrestling I gave up trying especially after Eureka left the air.


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Message 1337170 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 20:16:44 UTC

As a kid, I liked the original BSG, but even then I knew it was a bit cheesy.

I never got into the new series, but I did record (and actually watch!) the pilot of it a few months ago, so now I feel like I'll understand if I ever do watch the show. I guess in that vein I'd like to see this too.

I just checked the Uverse app on my phone and found that B&C is running again today at 4PM CST. I set it to record. (It'll probably knock a couple of Dr. Whos off my DVR.)


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Message 1337179 - Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 20:33:32 UTC - in response to Message 1337170.

As a kid, I liked the original BSG, but even then I knew it was a bit cheesy.

I never got into the new series, but I did record (and actually watch!) the pilot of it a few months ago, so now I feel like I'll understand if I ever do watch the show. I guess in that vein I'd like to see this too.

I just checked the Uverse app on my phone and found that B&C is running again today at 4PM CST. I set it to record. (It'll probably knock a couple of Dr. Whos off my DVR.)

I'll have wait until the DVD comes out, as My TV signal is via UHF, so no SciFi from there....
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Message 1337451 - Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 15:04:11 UTC

I think I'll watch this on my DVR instead of the State of the Union tonight.


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Message 1344308 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 2:35:27 UTC - in response to Message 1336981.

Loved it. Although the combat at the beginning was intense, taking out a cylon ship with his sidearm was great. It's too bad they went with the BORING Caprica series first.

Btw, these are the events between Caprica and Galactica.


That's like saying every episode from the Classic series was cheesy crap. We know that's felgercarb.

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Message 1344326 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 3:31:43 UTC - in response to Message 1344308.

Loved it. Although the combat at the beginning was intense, taking out a cylon ship with his sidearm was great. It's too bad they went with the BORING Caprica series first.

Btw, these are the events between Caprica and Galactica.


That's like saying every episode from the Classic series was cheesy crap. We know that's felgercarb.

Yeah the classic series had a few bozo episodes that could have been done better, the new series introduced new ideas, like jumping between locations at more than lightspeed, I also like the new ships, but I did not like the destruction of the Pegasus, nor of the fleet at the last stop, what a waste...
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Message 1344448 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 8:18:12 UTC

Honestly, 1/3 to 2/3 of Classic was cheesy. But there was enough, for a late 70s show, of building up the myth.

Moore, with 4 years, had more time to do so, and probably followed Larson's ideas, and ideas Larson had for a second season, a bit more (pun) closely than most think.

Where Caprica and B&C fit in with respecting Larson's original ideas, I do not know.

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Message 1344547 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 13:56:08 UTC - in response to Message 1344448.

Honestly, 1/3 to 2/3 of Classic was cheesy. But there was enough, for a late 70s show, of building up the myth.

Moore, with 4 years, had more time to do so, and probably followed Larson's ideas, and ideas Larson had for a second season, a bit more (pun) closely than most think.

Where Caprica and B&C fit in with respecting Larson's original ideas, I do not know.

Of course I did not like the Admiral on the Pegasus, Her attitude was wrong, Lloyd Bridges character in the Living legend was better, His men would follow Him anywhere...

As to Caprica and B&C I have no idea really, as I've not seen either.
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Message 1344559 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 14:39:14 UTC

There really is more to life than Star Wars and it's clones, like Startrek for example, which at least did try to take it seriously.

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Message 1345342 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 14:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 1344559.

There really is more to life than Star Wars and it's clones, like Startrek for example, which at least did try to take it seriously.

The original Star Wars (aka Episode IV) was intended to evoke the feel of a Saturday serial that ran in addition to the main feature movie when Lucas was a kid. Unfortunately, he kind of got away from that with V and VI, then dropped that format altogether with I-III.

The producers and fans of Trek always took it more seriously than the networks and studio execs. The last thing they really did right at that level was make DS9 generally syndicated like TNG.

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Message 1345348 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 15:21:39 UTC

DS9 and Commander Sisko was a pale spin off from the original to milk the market.

Starwars is for kids, Startrek is for adults.

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Message 1345354 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 15:33:06 UTC - in response to Message 1345348.

DS9 and Commander Sisko was a pale spin off from the original to milk the market.

Starwars is for kids, Startrek is for adults.


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Message 1345357 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 15:35:11 UTC

Make it so.

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Message 1345381 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 16:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 1345354.

DS9 and Commander Sisko was a pale spin off from the original to milk the market.

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