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“Blood and Chrome” = New BSG

July 28, 2010

by spacepug

One of the most exciting announcements coming out of San Diego Comic-Con 2010 was the news that SyFy Channel is planning a new Battlestar Galactica webseries, called Blood and Chrome, which will re-visit the universe as created by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (as opposed to the new new re-imagined version in the works that I’m just a little worried about…sigh).

The 10 episode series will be written by former BSG staffer Michael Taylor, and will focus on the adventures of the young William “Husker” Adama during the first Cylon War.

There are some interesting tidbits dropped here and here by SyFy exec Mark Stern.

If this project does come to fruition, a) it would be nice to see Nico Cortez in the role of Adama once again, having done such a good job of creating a believable younger version of Edward James Olmos’ character in the Razor flashback sequences and b) it would be nice to see this version of BSG end with something of a bit higher quality than The Plan.

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BSG Visual FX Mojo

May 12, 2008

by spacepug

Cylon VFXMost of the 13th Colonists (I’m speaking of the Vancouver BSG Fan Club variety) already have an idea of how much I love “the old guys.” I carried my old style Cylon Centurion mini-mate with me to nearly all of our events for the first year of the club, until his arms would no longer stay in their sockets. Now they’re stuck in permanently thanks to powerful glue, but the old guy sits on the shelf, as much a museum piece as the antique we saw destined for the Galactica museum at the beginning of the miniseries.

So imagine my thrill when I came across this blog by Darth Mojo, a member of the VFX team for the new Battlestar Galactica. He describes the process of re-creating and updating the old style Cylons for Razor, with anecdotes and pictures from designer Pierre Drolet.

Their results were certainly amazing. When our crowd gathered to watch Razor, they let out an incredible cheer when they saw and heard the old-style Centurions. You just know when something turns out that RIGHT, that true geek love went into the making of it. Thanks very much for sharing, Darth Mojo.

BSG fans have to check out his insider’s story about winning the Visual Effects Emmy last year. And if you’re a fan of Babylon 5, there’s some interesting behind-the-scenes tales from that show as well. Worth adding to your daily blog rounds.

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