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Battlestar Galactica & Caprica This forum was created by man. It rebelled. It evolved. And it has a plan.

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Old November 6 2012, 10:46 PM   #16
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

Love BSG but can't get worked up about this. Might wait for the unrated DVD.
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Old November 6 2012, 11:30 PM   #17
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Looks like a video game
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Old November 7 2012, 02:04 AM   #18
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

Ghostavo Fring wrote: View Post
Webisodes in general are a garbage concept for any kind of long-form dramatic storytelling. They suck all the tension right out and ruin any sense of pacing.
I wouldn't go that far. The webseries format has worked better for comedy, but it can do decent drama if it has a handle on what kind of drama it wants to do (the Gaeta miniseries was okay).

This said translating a story meant for a full pilot episode into fragmented web series bytes sounds a bit like watching an episode of BSG and taking a week break where you'd normally just watch credits.
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Old November 7 2012, 02:47 AM   #19
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

I'm not "worked up" or excited about this, but nor am I angry. Mildly curious, I guess. Sort of a just "we'll see what happens" attitude.

I suspect it will be worse than Caprica, I don't know.

I remember an interview where David Eick tried to spin why Caprica failed but how they'd fix that with Blood and Chrome.

He said he felt BSG was a good mix of "action and intellectual scifi", but Caprica was too esoteric and about scifi concepts, without any space-based ship battles.

...then he said, that their response is that Blood and Chrome will swing in the opposite direction, and have mostly action.

...which seems kind of silly; I mean he just said "BSG was good because it balanced both A and B", and "Caprica failed because it had too much B"....so..."now, we're going to make a show with mostly A".

Why not go for a balance again?

I'm fearful that it will be mostly action scenes and little drama or issues. BSG gained wider popularity for being a "scifi drama about political issues" and such.

What if Blood & Chrome is just an action movie, "humans good, Cylons bad, smash'em" ??

Well maybe Eick just gave an odd interview.

Really curious to see what they actually made.

***The biggest failure is that I think if Blood and Chrome was the prequel they made ORIGINALLY, it would be a full series today. When you think "prequel series" you think "First Cylon War"....not what Caprica was, whatever it was.

But its too difficult to make a second prequel after the first prequel failed. They should have started out with this.
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Old November 8 2012, 03:06 AM   #20
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

The first taste of the music sounds terrific. I'm sure I'll get the soundtrack, if and when they release it, but I don't think I'll be watching the series.
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Old November 8 2012, 04:15 AM   #21
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

An "exclusive" clip:



I am such a little boy sometimes, I watched this 3 times in a row.
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Old November 8 2012, 04:24 AM   #22
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

i'm not getting worked up either. in fact, it's sad that after being a die hard fan of BSG and sticking through and having faith in caprica despite it's failings, my reaction to this was ambivalence.

it's clear they're just burning this off, but they're doing it in the most obnoxious way possible. they've waffled so much on this and did absolutely no marketing, it's a good bet that this in fact garbage.

that said, being the die hard fan that i am, i'll watch it. and i'll buy the soundtrack when (if) it comes out too.
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Old November 8 2012, 04:53 PM   #23
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That clips looks awesome.

That is all.
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Old November 8 2012, 06:34 PM   #24
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome - Grading & Discussion

Craigs Ensler at Syfy posted on reddit that it is important that youtube record massive views for this.

I'm not excited about webisodes...but I'll take what I can get. Aaron Douglas said he saw the script (before it was shot) and said it was all manner of awesome.
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Old November 8 2012, 06:37 PM   #25
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That clip looks nice. Looking forward to this (and particularly hoping it won't be region locked.)

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Craigs Ensler at Syfy posted on reddit that it is important that youtube record massive views for this.
Why? If this is a youtube sensation will it mean that Blood and Chrome will become an actual TV show? I'd thought they were just burning this material off.
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Old November 8 2012, 06:43 PM   #26
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I'll assume to demonstrate to Syfy that there is still a vibrant fanbase. Why? I dont know...I'm just repeating what Craig said.
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Old November 8 2012, 07:12 PM   #27
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Like some of you, I'm going to wait until the whole thing is available before I watch. I don't want to see it in 10-minute chunks over several weeks.
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Old November 8 2012, 08:29 PM   #28
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Just pre-ordered my copy from Amazon.
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Old November 8 2012, 10:01 PM   #29
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Hmmm, Can't help but nitpick that cockpit lid comingoff as though it had met some kind of wind resistance. Poor.
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Old November 9 2012, 01:27 AM   #30
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Kegg wrote: View Post
That clip looks nice. Looking forward to this (and particularly hoping it won't be region locked.)
Oh god I hadn't thought of that.
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