December 7, 2012


The final two installments of the Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome prequel series have arrived (you can also catch up on Episodes 7 and 8 right here).  Blood and Chrome follows the pre-BSG exploits of Commander William Adama and takes places during the first Cylon war.  The series picks up ten years into the war effort, where the young and cocksure Adama (Luke Pasqualino), call-sign Husker, gets thrown into a covert op during his first “milk run.”  Joining him is his surly and war-weary co-pilot Coker (Ben Cotton) as well as Dr. Kelly (Lili Bordan), who draws the others into her work on a secret mission which turns deadly, fast.  Hit the jump to watch the finale episodes and read a brief spoiler-free summary of the action.

Episode 9 picks up with the ragtag group finishing off the remaining Centurions, and has Dr. Kelly discussing the true nature of her mission.  Also, an important Cylon development is revealed.

The final two episodes have been combined together, which makes for better drama and sustained continuity.  I have to say, though I was skeptical for much of the first part of the series, Blood and Chrome really came together in the end with some great, classic Battlestar elements and a number of trademark surprises and switcheroos (and callbacks).

The series ends on a rather bleak note about the disillusionment with the war effort and those force to fight what seems to be a losing battle, but the final scenes showed a lot of promise for The Rise of Adama, and a continuing series that could bring us up to where Battlestar began (fingers crossed!)

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome will air in full on Syfy in February of 2013, with the unrated Blu-Ray released on February 19, 2013.

Click here for all the previous installments.


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