Though most Battlestar Galactica fans probably already checked out the prequel series Blood and Chrome when it debuted online last year, we’ve been waiting to hear exactly when the web series would formally debut on TV. Now we know.
The two-hour movie version of the series will debut at 9 p.m. on Feb. 10 on Syfy, featuring additional footage and scenes that were not included in the web episodes. Shortly after the TV premiere, the film cut will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and video-on-demand services on Feb. 19.
Set during the first Cylon War, Blood and Chrome followed a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) and a small team sent on a dangerous secret mission deep into Cylon-occupied space. The series was largely shot with green screen and relied heavily on effects work, which gave it a pretty unique look. It’ll be interesting to see how that translates from a computer monitor to a TV screen.
The series had been in development for a while, and Syfy teamed up with YouTube channel Machinima Prime to premiere weekly installments last year, which racked up more than 8 million views.
It had a very different vibe from Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar series, and focused more on patriotism and action, as opposed to the slow boil of paranoia and political intrigue. It was a fun ride, and it’ll be great to finally see in on a big(ger) screen.
Did you enjoy the series? Do you plan on checking it out next month on Syfy?