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New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Omphalos » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:29 pm

SF has a new Adama-centric BSG series in the works. Here's an announcement:

http://www.scificool.com/syfy-greenligh ... oor-pilot/
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby SandChigger » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:04 am

:roll:

Go Siffy. (yawn)

Remind me, did Caprica turn out to be any good, or just shit?
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Himachil » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:52 pm

I thought it was good, but then they had a quick mid season break.. and now I can't remember any of it and I have no idea when-or-if it will ever return... because it was ages ago :? :shock=:
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Omphalos » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:53 pm

The new semi-season has just started here. It really is good, but you have to know a lot going in or you will be lost. It's pretty much a political/religious drama with robots.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Robspierre » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:48 pm

Omphalos wrote:The new semi-season has just started here. It really is good, but you have to know a lot going in or you will be lost. It's pretty much a political/religious drama with robots.


This.

I've been enjoying the heck out of it. It's probably to cerebral for the average tv or sci fi viewer.

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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:44 pm

Yeah, I was ready for a shit storm of prequily-shittiness, but they actually managed to make a good show out of it from what I saw (only saw 3 or 4 episodes). Not BSG by any means, but better than all the other SF on TV that I've un across. Once it's on DVD I'm going to rent it all so I can watch it properly.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Omphalos » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:01 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Yeah, I was ready for a shit storm of prequily-shittiness, but they actually managed to make a good show out of it from what I saw (only saw 3 or 4 episodes). Not BSG by any means, but better than all the other SF on TV that I've un across. Once it's on DVD I'm going to rent it all so I can watch it properly.


Ive missed a lot of it too, so Im looking forward to the DVDs too.

Eric Stoltz is a great actor, IMHO.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Robspierre » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:48 pm

I purchased the first season from itunes, cheaper than the DVD cost. The episodes download the day after they air on tv, been watching them that way.

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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Omphalos » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:51 pm

It'll turn up at Beers Books eventyally. Everything eventually does, and Ill get it for $10.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby TheDukester » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:21 pm

Does watching this new thing require forgiveness for Ronald Moore?

If so, I'm out.

I still hope he's under the umbrella that TheKJA is holding when the bear-shaped meteorite strikes ... :evil:
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby SandChigger » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:10 pm

Moore's not even a blip on my radar. I just thought the scenario for Caprica sounded like it was going to suffer from KJA/Legends-style "time compression" & "character incest": important events all occurred within an implausibly short period of time, and everyone who turned out to be someone knew or was related to everyone else who turned out to be someone. ;)

This new series, assuming it's consistent with Caprica, will necessarily suffer from the same basic problem.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Mandy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:47 pm

Syfy just announced they've canceled Caprica. I don't know if I even want to try to get into Blood and Chrome.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby SandChigger » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:30 pm

So Caprica ended up with two seasons, or just one? :?
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby merkin muffley » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:35 pm

I have extremely sporadic television watching habits, and tend to catch up with four years of a series by watching all of the DVD's in the course of a month. So, I was late coming to BSG, but when I finally caught up to it just before the last year, it blew me away (and I realize I'm obviously I'm not the only one). But I fucking loved that shit.

I saw the first few episodes of Caprica and thought it was a good show, but didn't become obsessed with it, by any means. I'll watch it on DVD some day. And I'll probably check out Blood & Chrome. But I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to get into a BSG series that doesn't have Edward James Olmos. I think he was a huge part of how much I liked that series. That's probably a very cheesy fanboy type of thing to say... :oops:
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Liege-Killer » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:54 pm

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Yeah, I was ready for a shit storm of prequily-shittiness, but they actually managed to make a good show out of it.....


My feelings exactly.

Omphalos wrote:Eric Stoltz is a great actor, IMHO.


That's MHO as well.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Mandy » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:43 am

SandChigger wrote:So Caprica ended up with two seasons, or just one? :?


Just one, they split it in half, as usual, Syfy is run by a bunch of idiots. I don't know why they thought they could compete on Tuesday night when all the big networks air their heavy hitters. I imagine SGU is in trouble as well. Wednesday night is a TV wasteland, they should have tried that night if they wanted to see how they could do during the week, imo.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby SandChigger » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:02 pm

Thanks, Mandy! :)

Mandy wrote:Syfy is run by a bunch of idiots.

Well, we've kinda known that since the name change. ;)

I managed to catch one SGU episode while I was back this year. (The one where the ship is on a collision course with a star and running out of power, so they do a lottery to see who gets to go off on a shuttle to try to reach a planet and survive. And then it turns out that the ship was heading for the star to recharge, and they almost miss retrieving the shuttle.)
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Omphalos » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:48 am

http://www.scificool.com/concept-artwor ... nd-chrome/

Looks cool, but seriously, screw SyFu.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby Freakzilla » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:50 am

Blood and Chrome? Sounds like a defensive driving class video.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby SandChigger » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:18 pm

Freakzilla wrote:Blood and Chrome? Sounds like a defensive driving class video.

:lol:

Seriously, though, FUCK Siffy.

Spinoffs are just another form of the "Remake Disease". Feh.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby TheDukester » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:38 am

SandChigger wrote:Seriously, though, FUCK Siffy.

Also, fuck all of the BSG "brain trust."

You know what they could have done rather than launch 11 spin-offs? They could have made the last two seasons of the core show good.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:09 pm

I just started re-watching BSG from the start, doing all the commentary this time too. Man was that show great, I wish they hadn't gotten so terribly lost in the middle. I maintain that for how thoroughly they messed it up in season 3 they did a damned fine job putting it back together in the end, but still, wish they hadn't broken it in the first place.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby TheDukester » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:58 pm

The BSG miniseries, and Seasons 1 and 2 are some of the best TV I've ever seen, regardless of genre.

And then Ronald Moore started appearing on a lot of magazine covers.

And then it all turned into navel-gazing bullshit.

(With some exceptions, of course ... there are some great moments, here and there, in the last two seasons. The sub-plot with Gaeta springs to mind).

But, seriously, along with the "Kumbaya!" ending for LOST, I'm beginning to undertand why some people claim that SF/F writers cannot handle endings.
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Re: New BSG series, Blood & Chrome

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:29 pm

I think the whole finding Earth ending was subpar too. They should have left it at the destroyed Earth, let the audience wonder about our universe's relationship to the BSG universe, and then just had them find some other planet.

Though that wouldn't really have fit with the whole "this has all happened before and will happen again" theme.
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