When a fan of Battlestar Galactica thinks of William Adama, one thinks of the man in authority, who stands like a rock, not only leading the people, but inspiring them to continue on in their lonely quest to seek a new home. One expects calm, logical resolution of any situation that faces the great man. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of the original in which Adama was played by the late Lorne Greene, or the recent re-imaging in which the role was masterfully and skillfully played by Edward James Olmos, Adama stood tall and steadfast.
It is very hard to imagine Adama as a hot shot lieutenant, freshly stationed on Galactica, itching to get in the cockpit of a Viper craft and see his first combat. It is even harder to envision him partnered with a battle hardened veteran, whose main interest is finishing the tiny amount of time he has left in his service and getting out alive, who must now guide and help the young Adama learn the importance of logic and reason.
That is exactly the scenario that BSG fans encountered when they watched the recent webisode series of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. They were introduced to a young Adama, played by Luke Pasqualino. He has just been assigned to the Galactica, which at the time was state of the art in battlestars. He is assigned, much to his distress, to a Rapor and a pilot named Coker Fasjovik, played by Ben Cotton. Adama is ready for action he thinks, while Coker, as cited above, just wants to finish the last few days of his assignment and began to muster out.
After a successful run on the Internet on Machinima.com and on YouTube, everyone will now get to see the uncut version of the pilot for the proposed series. Now, if you are thinking that this will simply be the 10 webisodes edited together, you could not be more incorrect. There was quite a bit of footage that was edited out to make the show fit into those ten parts, which has been restored to the version that will air this Sunday, February 10, on Syfy. This will hopefully make the story flow a lot better than they did in the webisodes.
Fans of the Battlestar Galactica franchise are also aware that a lot is riding on this presentation. If the show does well in the ratings, then it will be seriously considered to become a full series. That makes this upcoming presentation on Sunday a literal do or die situation for the franchise with good numbers giving life to this new show and bad numbers possibly ending the franchise for the foreseeable future.
So, fans, the decision is now in your hands. If you want to see this prequel series, showing how Lt. William Adama learned and matured into the Admiral we all know and respect, you need to tune into Syfy this Sunday at 8pm EST/7pmCST for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Let’s give this great story one more breath of life. Join in and watch the show and send Syfy a loud message that fans want this story to continue.’
So say we ALL!