Syfy Sets World Television Premiere of 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' for Sunday, February 10

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January 25th, 2013


via press release:




NEW YORK – January 25, 2013 – Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, prequel to popular blockbuster franchise Battlestar Galactica, will have its world television premiere as a 2-hour full-length TV movie on Syfy on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 9 to 11PM ET/PT.


This highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga from Universal Cable Productions originally debuted as a weekly web series on YouTube’s premium channel Machinima Prime, drawing upwards of 8 million total views. On February 10, fans will get to see it for the first time in its film version entirety, including additional scenes not included in the online release. The unrated edition from Universal Studios Home Entertainment will then be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on February 19th.


Blood & Chrome takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset. Lili Bordán (Silent Witness) also stars.


Leveraging cutting edge CGI and virtual set technology, Blood & Chrome is produced by Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal, and the award-winning producing team of Battlestar Galactica. David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica) is executive producer along with Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica), who wrote the teleplay from a story by Taylor, Eick, Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies) and David Weddle (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies). Blood & Chrome was directed by Jonas Pate (Prime Suspect, Caprica).


About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Defiance, and Warehouse 13 for Syfy and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.


About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Seriously? On the night both Once Upon A Time AND Walking Dead return? Poor choice of date, Sci Fi.

  • romo

    Yay for my dvr.

  • John A

    World Television premiere? A little Over the top for a dead Pilot?

  • JFC

    Yeah at one point they thought about this as a series, but there wasn’t anyplace to put it without bumping far better shows like Scare Tactics, Total Blackout, Viral Video Showdown, deals from the Darkside and the list goes on…

  • tv#1

    I will be tuning in even though I already saw some of it online. I hope it rates well though. That way maybe Syfy would consider turning it into a real series.

  • JFC

    It’s going up against the return of The Walking Dead, it is going to get awful ratings But I sort of think that’s what SciFi execs had in mind so they could say “look, good thing we didn’t go ahead with the series!”

  • MockingbirdGirl

    A trifle naive to believe a series pick-up is even on the cards, given that Syfy has already passed on it once. This is a burn-off, people, no matter what vague reassurances the Syfy twitter feed gives.

  • Shepherd

    As if 90% of the fan base hasn’t already seen it online. I think Syfy wants this showing to do poorly so that they can try to justify not piking up B&C as a series.

  • USAmerica1st

    Yes, Walking Dead will get the live view and BSGB&C goes to the DVR.

  • Shepherd

    @ JFC/ Mockingbird

    my thoughts exactly.

  • coolioni

    +1 JFC & Mockinbird & Shepherd !
    I already wacthed it on youtube. It was pretty good and would have loved to see this as at least a mini-series !

    I bet it gets about 1.2-1.4 million viewers. thats about the average for a SyFy scripted show these days.

  • Observer

    Already know how it turns out.

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