Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome Is Dead

    March 26, 2012
    Richard Stalker
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Do you remember last week when we were all pumped because a trailer for the Battlestar Galactica prequel had finally been released? Well almost as soon as this news was released, word came out that after lengthy deliberations, Syfy has decided not to go forward with the project.

As of January, Syfy president original programming Mark Stern was quoted as saying that he the network brass were “trying to figure out the economics right now.” and that he “hoped those would be figured out.”

“Though the vision for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned,” Stern said in a statement today. “We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date.”

The video has been taken off of Youtube at the request of Universal, but it wasn’t taken down before hundreds of thousands of people saw it first!

Dear @Netflix please buy BattleStar Galactica: Blood and Chrome and put it on Netflix since SyFy is passing on it.(image) 3 days ago via Twitter for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

ah, crud! BSG: Blood & Chrome now NOT being made into full series by #Syfy. Urgh! but the trailer was so wicked! http://t.co/bS2hUoky blargh(image) 3 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • Nosey Nosemeister

    So how does this mean that the show is DEAD? From what I’ve heard, it’ll most likely be a web series like it was originally intended to be. My HOPE is for SyFy to broadcast the pilot and for it to get killer ratings and then they would go on to make it a regular series on SyFy. Seriously, the only thing currently on the SyFy channel worth watching right now is Being Human. This new Galactica show has so much promise and the brass at SyFy is just screwing with our heads. Why go to all the work and spend all that money to make a pilot for the series and then NOT make the series? I don’t think they really know what they have or what to do with it.

    • Simon NZ

      You would have thought that these clowns would have learn’t from Star Trek that their rating system for SyFy has been screwed since the 1960s. About time they employed people with actual brains not a bunch of fools who couldn’t see a winner if it ran them over.

  • bill gorsky

    SyFy screws us all again, so say we all. “Trying to figure out the economics”???? Sell more Frackin ads. Put out quality shows (that don’t suck) that keep people watching and best advice of all, dont piss off your viewers who then resort to downloading torrents and giving SyFy the one fingered salute.

  • amayer

    Time for a new Science Fiction Channel. One that’s dedicated to science fiction and not cam-corded reality show crap. SyFy is killing it’s self. Let them. It’s well on its way to gaining the same type of respect and following that channels like “MTV”, “Oxygen” and “A&E” have garnered through their pursuit of low-budget reality based (if you can really call it that) programming. I lost all respect for them when they put “Smackdown” on. “Jersey Shore” anyone? or “Bad Girls” anyone?…

  • s

    Hey Syfy,

    if you didn’t have such a stupid goddamn name and actually put out some quality product like this, maybe I’d watch your stupid channel.


  • mm

    syfy u suck bring back battlestar that was the coolest show arent u tired of being lame.

  • bob

    syfy is a total fuckup

  • SyFy Sux

    But they will continue to make their lame ass SyFy movies like giant assmonky shark attack or whatever, jesus christ !

  • http://tv-tastic.com TV-Tastic

    Ah, yes… another ignorant post by a fanboy that doesn’t understand the television industry and is just flat out wrong.

    For the record, fanboy commenters, SyFy is making more money now since you left.

    Here’s the reality about the future of B & C, now go change your underwear.


  • ddt73

    The project is not dead. It’s starting as a web series. It will also eventually air on Syfy at some point.

    All because it’s not starting out on Syfy doesn’t mean it’s dead. Just means they are taking it slow.

    Granted it’s not the best sign they are doing this, but saying it’s dead is premature and sensationalism. Don’t overstate the situation.

  • Benjamin Preisner

    Maybe this time they can get First Lady Michelle Obama to guest star instead if Barbara Bush! The laat BSG was an amazing show… Plot, writers, actors, cinematography… Everything! High quality. The crap that they put out now could be recorders on an android phone and you could buy the formula at some corner store. Come on ! They make some cheap Tiffany & Debbie Gibson sifi crap and they won’t do this??? NBC morons!!!!