Last week I finally had a chance to watch the entirety of Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome. As soon as the opening credits rolled I forgot how much I missed having Battlestar Galactica in my life after a four year hiatus (and yes I’m completely ignoring Caprica). The road for Blood & Chrome has been a long and winding one, it was set up as a two-hour series pilot for SyFy back in 2010 only to be shifted to a digital series and shelved for nearly two years. Last fall it was broken up into 10-part web series on Machinima, and finally broadcast as a full movie on SyFy a couple of weeks back.
Being the long time fan that I am, I waited for the SyFy broadcast because I wanted to enjoy Blood & Chrome on my home theater. And after getting that two hours of Battlestar bliss into my system I came away with the gnawing feeling that this is it for Ronald D. Moore’s vision of Battlestar Galactica. While the tone may have been right, I didn’t feel as though Blood & Chrome added anything significant to the mythos. While we got a glimpse of the First Cylon War and the beginnings of William Adama’s career in the Colonial Fleet; in the end all Blood & Chrome was really just a tease of a greater story that will go untold.
And along those lines, there was never a time where I felt that if Blood & Chrome was well received and did well enough through its three separate outlets: digital, broadcast, and Bluray/DVD that the powers that be at SyFy would be willing to green light a full season (or additional installments). There was a period of time where the original Battlestar Galactica was costing $1.5-2 million an episode. In today’s climate there are very few outlets that bankroll those kind of productions and for the most part they are on premium cable.
In the end, Blood & Chrome satiated my hunger for new Battlestar Galactica and made me want to start a fresh run through the original series on DVD. Overall the reception for the most part seems to be lukewarm; as fans are singing its praises while others seem appreciative of the effort but realize ultimately that this is the end.
Official DDOY Rating:★★★★ I highly recommended this for ardent Battlestar Galactica fans looking for a little bit extra from one of the great modern science fiction series. Also fans of Caprica Six should be pleased in the final act as there is a subtle nod to everyone’s favorite skinjob.
New York Comic Con is fast approaching, and I have to get me shit together. This week it was announced that Tricia Helfer, the sexiest Cylon hybrid this side of the Colonies had been added to the show’s guest list. Previously announced Battlestar Galactica guests include: Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain), and Richard Hatch (Original Starbuck & Tom Zarek).
If I was barely able to contain myself with Katee, how am I supposed to fare with Tricia Helfer. She exists on a whole other plain of unbearable attractiveness. I’m pretty sure that If I look at her directly I’ll end up melting like the Nazis did at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Tricia Helfer (Caprica Six) & her gal-pal Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) both have a Harley shaped hole in their hearts. Over on her T-Blog, Tricia talks about some motorcycle run of some sort. I could care less about the reasons behind it … but this picture is just … ridiculous.
One cannot get enough Tricia or Katee … that’s science you know
One of the great things about BSG coming back in a month is that I can post as many Tricia Helfer pictures as I want without any justification. The latest come courtesy of Ms. Helfer’s blog.
Aside from being the best scripted show in television history, Battlestar Galactica happens to have its fair share of hotties. Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff being chief among them. Little did we know that the actresses share a love of motorcycles and wine. Tricia Helfer posted some shots on her blog of a recent trip through California wine country (a la Sideways). Any hopes of a wine induced Cylon lovemaking are dashed as later in the series we see Tricia’s husband. Dagger.
Sadly Battlestar Galactica will be coming to an end with its upcoming fourth season. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until January 2008 for the final 22 hours of awesomeness. Ronald D. Moore & David Eick have been kind enough to tease us this fall with Battlestar Galatica: Razor.
BSG: Razor will be a 2 hour special that will give us some insight into what exactly happened to the Battlestar Pegasus immediately after the Cylon attack on the 12 Colonies. Not much has been revealed about BSG: Razor, other than we’ll glean more in to what happened in the rather sordid past of Pegasus under the command of Admiral Cain. Thankfully, a promo reel has made it onto the YouTube for our viewing pleasure.
I can’t say I have ever watched NBC’s Las Vegas. Sure I’ve caught an episode or two over the course of it’s four season run, but never with enough regularity to call myself a fan. Despite all of that, there are some very good reasons for me to like this show. The first being Sonny Corleone er … James Caan and extremely beautiful women: Nikki Cox, Vanessa Marcil, and Molly Simms. Well, this past Friday I missed some HLA (or Hot Lesbian Action for the uninitiated).
Oh, and remember that Playboy pictorial featuring none other than Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer I mentioned last week? Oh you don’t?
Well Justin over at dontlinkthis(VERY NSFW) has got the hi-res scans.
For a Battlestar Galactica fanboy this has been a good week. First, there is rumblings of a direct-to-DVD feature, then we get confirmation of a 4th Season for the greatest show on TV.
What could make this week any better? Tricia Helfer will be on the cover of the February 2007 issue of Playboy. Typically I don’t approve of Canadians, but in the case of Tricia Helfer I will make an exception. She’s the hottest robot on TV (with Bender of Futurama a close second). Hit up Google Image Search and you can find a plethora of quasi nude, semi-nude, and nude pictures of Tricia during her earlier stints as a Victoria’s Secret model. Not that I’ve looked before.
A couple of my favorites from the season premiere:
– Col. Tigh is an unrelenting bastard, and finally a likeable character
– Helo finally gets some props and a promotion to Captain
– Cylon Sharon gets recommissioned, and is Adm. Adama’s closest confidant.
– Apollo will take the Pegasus and lead the surviving fleet on the quest for Earth
– Previews for Season 3 have Baltar questioning his humanity
– Laura Roslin & Tom Zarek find common ground, and themselves as unlikely allies
However, my favorite part of the viewing experience was Six.