Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (2012) Movie Review

With both the Battlestar Galactica and Caprica television series in their graves, a 10-episode online series called Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was created — and essentially became a movie.  Does it compare with some of the other Battlestar Galactica movies such as Razor or The Plan?

Cast

Young ensign William Adama is played by Luke Pasqualino.  Coker Fasjovik, the unlucky Raptor co-pilot, is played by Ben Cotton.  Dr. Becca Kelly is played by Lili Bordan. Tech Sargeant Xander Toth is played by John Pyper-Ferguson, otherwise known as Stanton Parish in Alphas television series and Wyatt Scott in the Deception television series.

Review

This movie was filmed much the same as the Battlestar Galactica television series.  The chemistry between William Adama and Dr. Becca Kelly was a bit overplayed, but it was acceptable in this film in terms of the plot. Coker Fasjovik and John Pyper-Ferguson both played their parts exceptionally well.  The development of the first Cylon-human hybrid was particularly interesting.  This film did bridge the gap between the Caprica television series and the Battlestar Galactica television series. However, this film felt stiff in a lot of instances.

Verdict (Out of 10)

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome deserves an 8.2 out of 10.  It is a solid film although quite predictable.  In light of the other Battlestar Galactica films, this is certainly the best of all three.  This film is not self-ingratiating like the others and has significantly more action.  However, SyFy won’t develop a new television series off this film much to the disappointment of science fans, including myself.  But we can dream a science fiction dream…

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