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Old November 10 2012, 04:45 AM   #76
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^ I was kinder annoyed when I couldn't see it either (as were some Australians I know). Started telling people about that link.

Anyways, I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next episode.
Bizarre, region locked for Australia but not New Zealand.
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Old November 10 2012, 04:57 AM   #77
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It made me want to watch Caprica again.
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Old November 10 2012, 05:04 AM   #78
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I actually quite enjoyed it. I didn't think I'd get back into the whole BSG world very quickly, but after a few minutes I did. Now I'm eager for the next webisode!
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Old November 10 2012, 05:05 AM   #79
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That is a very fine avatar Captain Fine..
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Old November 10 2012, 05:09 AM   #80
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^ I was kinder annoyed when I couldn't see it either (as were some Australians I know). Started telling people about that link.

Anyways, I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next episode.

Bizarre, region locked for Australia but not New Zealand.
I posted that on twitter.

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It made me want to watch Caprica again.
Same here. I had to return Caprica back to the library this morning. Also, watched just a little of it in full screen, as I saved the files with an extension I use in firefox. Awesome.
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Old November 10 2012, 05:15 AM   #81
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While I doubt there is anything that would compel me to watch Caprica again (just way too messy and unfocused of a plotline) - I'm really pleased to see its influence in B&C, and pleased that I invested the time in Caprica to understand just what it means when Adama's organized crime family background is brought up. Definitely adds depth to the story thus far - especially when the attractive programmer brings up her work on the Cylons.

Count me in as someone having a difficult time accepting why Syfy was so quick to close down any possibility for this series going forward. Unless the pilot goes completely off the rails in the remaining installment, the only possible reason for not continuing the show is cost. I know the business is all about bottom line - but I see a HUGE potential upside for this show. It has a chance to reach audiences on a visceral level, without being bogged down in the melodrama of nBSG or Caprica.

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I thought the clangs and clunks used to hide the profanity were rather amusing. Kinda ingenious.
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Old November 10 2012, 05:21 AM   #82
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Watched it. Loved it. Need more of it. I liked how much they managed to tie in "Caprica" with so little time per episode. Also, Mike Dupod is in everything apparently. BSG, B&C, SGA, SGU, FUD and probably more that I'm missing. I'm creating a theory called Mike Dupod theory, which states that BSG, Stargate, and Halo all occur in the same universe and that they occur in the past, present, and future, respectively.
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Old November 10 2012, 05:22 AM   #83
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SyFy turned the series down because it was too expensive, I think. They just couldn't afford to do it on a weekly basis.

I wish they could afford to do a few telemovies, though. By dumping this online (and on home video, a market that hasn't exactly been doing well lately) they're being pretty clear about their intentions: this is it.
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Old November 10 2012, 06:17 AM   #84
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But don't they realize we will recognize Mike Dupod from BSG and get confused?

He's very distinctive. Has a great presence. But as soon as I saw him all I could think was OMG IS HE A CYLON?!
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Old November 10 2012, 10:07 AM   #85
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The Vancouver actor's pool is limited obviously. My suspension of disbelief works pretty well in that case.
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Old November 10 2012, 10:48 AM   #86
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Plus who wouldn't to stare at Mike Dupod some more?
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Old November 10 2012, 11:26 AM   #87
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SyFy turned the series down because it was too expensive, I think. They just couldn't afford to do it on a weekly basis.

I wish they could afford to do a few telemovies, though. By dumping this online (and on home video, a market that hasn't exactly been doing well lately) they're being pretty clear about their intentions: this is it.
According to longtime BSG executive producer David Eick, Blood & Chrome was always meant to be a web series. SyFy did briefly consider several options--including it being straight-to-DVD or something that could be a traditional on-air series--but decided to stick with the original plan. Somehow, though, this got leaked out onto the 'net and turned into the idea that it was a failed TV series pilot when it never was one at all.

Co-Creator & Executive Producer David Eick:
"I think where the confusion [about Blood and Chrome not being a web series] came in was the network, after seeing the scripts, said, ‘Gee, we don’t want to rule out the possibility of just abdicating [to] the online venture altogether..."
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...rica-spoilers/

Personally, from all indications I've seen, it seems B&C works best as a web series since it was structured that way, IMO.
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Old November 10 2012, 11:39 AM   #88
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But don't they realize we will recognize Mike Dupod from BSG and get confused?

He's very distinctive. Has a great presence. But as soon as I saw him all I could think was OMG IS HE A CYLON?!
Or a doppelganger That's how I get round the Vancouver actors.
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Old November 10 2012, 11:58 AM   #89
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It's as bad as Australia. Though we don't have any sci fi so we aren't frantically searching for extra-reality reasons to explain it.
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Old November 10 2012, 12:08 PM   #90
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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.
It didn't look too weird to me. A combination of Viper's acceleration and small rockets on the canopy makes it look like there's wind drag. Canopies are jettisoned backwards in modern fighters even when they are sitting on the ground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-RcM...eature=related
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