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Bringing Frak Back

By Cindy Davis | Industry | October 24, 2010 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | October 24, 2010 |

In between this version of William Adama: kidadama.jpg

and this version:

adama small.jpg

there is a middle ground yet to be covered - and cast. Picture it with me: Galactica’s bridge, circa the years in between Caprica and Battlestar Galactica, a hot, sexy 20-something Bill Adama singing, “I’m bringing frak back, them other boys don’t know how to act, we’ll kick some toaster ass…”

SyFy has just announced a pilot order for Adama’s in-between years. Interested? I know I am. There’s something so enticing about those frakking toasters, even though they scare the crap out of me. Or rather the thought that we might one day run into their real life counterparts out here in not-TV-land scares the crap out of me. And still, I find the idea of the Cylons entirely captivating; it was easy to disappear into the Battlestar Galactica world. So the not-so-good news about this new backdoor pilot is that Ronald D. Moore is not involved, but the good news is that David Eick (Battlestar Galactica Executive Producer) and script writer Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Virtuality) are. Here’s the description for the new series, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome:

“Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet… the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.”

So now all we need is a cast as great as was assembled for Moore’s Galactica, starting with a standout actor who can pass for a young Edward James Olmos and possessed of the gravitas we know came with age. It’ll be no short order to find the right person. Any suggestions? Will you watch Blood and Chrome if it’s well done? (The real question is can they get Bear McCreary again?)

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