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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 11:24 a.m. PST

… Middle of Cylon War.

"Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome plops viewers right in the middle of a sci-fi war story. Set 10 years into humans' battle with the genocidal, robotic Cylons, the new web series bridges the gap between gritty hit Battlestar Galactica and its less successful prequel, Caprica, in more ways than one…"
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Looks good to me.

Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
Armand

AUXILIAPAL Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 1:10 p.m. PST

Yeaaaahhh! Seems to be a great series, wonderful images and interesting stories. Can't wait to see that in DVD or bluray…

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 2:38 p.m. PST

Awesome.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 12:08 p.m. PST

Happy you had enjoy the trailer boys!.

Amicalement
Armand

tulsatime Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 12:30 p.m. PST

It might be worth watching. The few times they did action on Battle Star Galactica it looked good and was entertaining. The main problem with the series was that the writers and producers wanted to use a sci-fi setting to tell stories that were social commentary. But they tried to do it with 50,000 refuges trapped on ships. There was no society. The way that characters did things in order for the commentary to be made just made the characters look stupid. Example, there was only one ship in the fleet that could produce the fuel that was needed by all the rest of the ships, it was not a military ship, just a civilian factory ship. Because of the constant need for fuel the workers on it were exhausted, overworked and in danger from equipment that was breaking down. No one in command was paying any attention to this ship and it's condition until the admiral noted that fuel production was down so he sent one military technical guy over to check on it. When the military guy saw what was going on he did not report to admiral, he led the workers in a strike for better conditions. What a stupid story line for a group of desperate survivors, it just made the admiral look incompetent. Watching it, I was not drawn into a story of social commentary about exploited and marginalized workers. Instead I kept thinking why had the admiral not placed his most trusted officer in charge of that ship when the fleet started out. Then there were the episodes where the fleet found a planet in a system hidden in a nebula where the Cyclons might not be able to find them. So it was decided to land a bunch of the ships and people and try to live there. After a year of struggle they had managed to create a starving, desperate, disease ridden refugee camp, with the most important thing that the people were working on being the creation and organization of labor unions. Most of the show was like that, things that are important themes and possible stories in a large society, just making the characters look stupid when there is no society. They even had story elements about a thriving black market that the military could not stop, even when it came to the selling and sexual exploitation of children. How many child molesters and black marketers could there be in population of 50,000 people, trapped on ships. Yes, I have seen movies and shows where satire and commentary was achieved by having people in desperate situations carry on in ways that no longer mattered. That is not the way that Battle Star Galactica episodes were written, it was written as if 50,000 total people have the same problems and concerns as 6 billion. It was truly "STUPIDITY FOR THE SAKE OF DRAMA". The show Caprica had social commentary that made sense because it had a society. Now with all that said, yes I will plan on watching this new show, hoping for action and entertainment with characters that are worth something.

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