According to SFX, despite the fact that a 90 minute pilot for the much talked about Battelstar Galactica: Blood and Chrome series has been shot, and will eventually air on SyFy, there is no plans for this show to become a series on SyFy. They are however, pursuing the idea of a digital series, ie for the web.
For those that don’t know, Blood and Chrome would have taken place during the tenth year of the first Cylon war, and would have depicted William Adama as a hotshot viper pilot.
This really makes me wonder. Just how crappy is the budget at SyFy and why do they not understand that despite the “re-brand” it is still a channel that’s supposed to show science fiction. What’s more, I’m not exactly a BSG fan, but even I can’t help but notice that rather than squeeze every penny they can out of their most successful franchise, they’ve continued to back away from it in favour of wrestling and reality TV. This makes no sense. Just who is in charge over there anyway??