SyFy’s finally released a trailer for the Battlestar Galactica two-hour prequel Blood & Chrome, which stars a young Bill Adama joining the Galactica and… well, if the original series is any indication, having a lot of depressing shit happen to him in-between a few moments of extreme action and violence. The good news is that this trailer does look pretty awesome, if somewhat incomprehensible. The bad news is — well, at least to me, as I just found this out — that the show was shot almost entirely on greenscreen, using scans of the sets from the original BSG show, which sounds terrible. Some studios could pull that off, but I don’t think SyFy is one of them. The question remains whether Blood & Chrome will end up as a TV series or a web series; I’m thinking the latter, but mostly because SyFy hates sci-fi. Maybe if Adama challenges to the Cylons to a wrestling match or ghost hunting competition, though… (thanks to everyone who sent in the tip).
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.