First Footage of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome! | Tor.com


UPDATE: FRAK!!!!! Click here to find out more.

It LIVES!!!! The first bit of exciting scifi news I had today and this is a winner in my book. From just this preview alone, I can tell that this is not Caprica-ish in the least respect. Not that Caprica was bad but the slowness of the story telling and lack of action made this prequel unworthy to be mentioned in the same breath as BSG. They only sticking point is the SYFY logo in the trailer which kills me. The SYFY Channel is an empty husk of what I used to love about the channel. Even back in the days of SCIFI, there was the long lull between seasons and even mid seasons episodes when BSG was on the air. Farscape was this first series to have suffered this fate and thus, I have yet to see seasons three and four. Hell, MAD MEN took 17 months off between seasons. Stop the nonsense and the fans will support the show. Don’t yank the fans, SYFY!!!!

Enjoy the trailer below!!!

First Footage of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome!

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The second spin-off of Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica reboot looks to be a bit closer than we thought. Here’s the first footage:

So, ignoring the strange choice to basically make the trailer the bastard cousin of the U.S. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer, what are we seeing? Well, to start, we’re seeing little Bill Adama! In a viper! Being awesome!

In all honesty, it looks like this was the BSG prequel we’d really been waiting for. A lack of movement (and enough likeable characters) killed Caprica off pretty quickly, and Blood and Chrome is already looking a lot more like the BSG we know and love. It’s possible that this spin-off may rely more heavily on action, and CGI will clearly be a sizeable component since we’ve got lots of early cylons to contend with.

What are you hoping to see? And do you think Blood and Chrome has what it takes to be the “gamechanger” Syfy is heralding it as?

via First Footage of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome! | Tor.com.

Hulu – Misfits: One – Watch the full episode now.


Hulu – Misfits: One – Watch the full episode now., posted with vodpod

Tired of the summer blahs even though summer begins tomorrow? I don’t know about you but I am in need of something big to rev my scifi appetite and having to wait for the next half season of Doctor Who was not making this fan happy. As I was reading the numerous blogs for my google reader, I came across this bit about Misfits. This show is not on cable or regular channel. Syfy or whatever the channel had better not monkey up with an US version like what they did to Being Human. No, this show in on Hulu. This online video content provider has always been a favorite destination to visit and now that I dumped cable several months ago, I am truly rewarded with a scifi series that has the right elements to make this a HUGE hit in my book.

When describing this series, I would have to do this kind of mashup – think The Breakfast Club meets Teen Titans meets X-Men. This is a must watch series and can rival my once beloved Heroes Season 1. (Still saddens me that the series never continued after that; I wonder why?) I really don’t want to get into further details because I don’t want to give anything else away. All I can say, if you follow this blog and recently noticed the lack of postings, this show has re-energized my passion for all things scifi. I hope you will agree with me.

Okay, ’nuff chat. What the show posted on the blog and tell me what you think. FYI – NSFW due to language and adult themes but then again, why would you be watching this at work?

Hulu – Warehouse 13: Pilot – Watch the full episode now.


scifi channel's new logo syfyReally?!? Imagine greater?!? Who is the channel trying to convice? Us the viewers, who have grown tired by the lack identity this channel used to have? Or themselves into believing this is the right direction? Those who follow politics last year heard the familiar phrase about putting lipstick on a pig. Guess what, Syfy is still a pig and not the kind of Ziggy Piggy I used to love. I liked Syfy when it was called AIG.

This comparison may go over some  heads but with our “tough economic times” AIG, a huge insurance corporation, has had such a bad reputation that they decided to rebrand themselves to AIU. See the difference? And I don’t see the difference with Syfy or siffy if you pronounce this way.

I remembered back in the days, when the Scifi Channel really meant something to me. Shows which grew up on like Buck Rogers, The Incredible Hulk, and hell, even Manimal was the aired once more for us fans. The wow factor of having a channel with all scifi materials 24-7 was incredible but now…now I have other avenues like Hulu, my trusty old dvd collection and of course, my library’s collection.

Once Syfy decided to add non-scifi programming to their weak base of shows, I knew this channel was in trouble. Before I go, let me explain how a marketing mix would work or how I have come to understand the 4 P’s and not the 456.

Product – this is of course, the service of the channel to all of geeks

Price – while many have this included this in our cable subscription, there are cable companies that would charge extra for the service. Since the channel is free, the perception from the customer is the value of this service. When the channel first came out, I was willing to pay extra. Now, screw it.

Place – The channel is on cable and online. Those who missed the shows on the channel the night before like BSG, we would be able to watch the show through scifi.com. However, this channel has missed the mark like with Hulu to at least keep past scifi show online and on demand. I love watching B5 on Hulu and Firefly. Syfy does not have BSG to hang the hats on and there is nothing to bolster this channel.

Promotion – The biggest advertisement this channel had was word of mouth. When Farscape was on or BSG or The Dresden Files fans would try to get others to watch as well. No amount of PR can make this happen at little to no cost. Jump forward, we have Warehouse 13. Honestly, I really tried to muster there the first 1/2 and I couldn’t stand it anymore. Now, you are reading this entry and countless others will understand my feelings in this matter.

I’m sad that the channel that I used to watch to get all my geek fixes is no longer in my life. There is no reason to go back only forward. Sadly, this channel’s direction is completely wrong and the name change it just the tip of the iceberg that is sinking this boat.

WTF… What The Frak?!?


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I have just seen “Last Exist” for BSG and I have to say it sucked BIG time how this all came together. I am less than impressed with the big reveal of Ellen Tigh being that final Cylon and when we jump into this episode, we see that how backstory that supposedly had happened several years back. The whole conversation between Ellen and John reeks of Bladerunner’s Roy Batty and Dr. Tyrell. I had expected John at one point to say, “All those moments will be lost like tears in rain.” Come one, BSG writers this should have been one of those OMG moments but rather it turns out a big huh? 

Anders, who is recovering from the brain drain, now has visions of what has happened before. Fine, I’ll go with it but honestly, how much time does he need to explain all this has happened before and will again. And why for frak sake does he need his other skin job friends? To help them to remember? To have them sing Ding, Ding, Ding goes the Trolley? Can’t someone just record what he’s saying or maybe start a blog or podcast, you know time shifting tools, so that Chief can stop frakking appearing in every other scene. Yes, Chief is back in title and rank and has to repair Galactica. Great, I am all for that but what a minute, he has to be with Anders to find out more about the visions, but wait, Chief has to back to repair the ship, no wait, back to Anders…..STOP THIS CRAP!!!

We have 5 weeks to go until this series is completely over. I want to be  amazed, stunned, and in awe of an ending that is equal if not more to the amount of time I have spent watching, buying BSG merchandise, and loving this show. Let BSG be BSG and not just BS. Frakkers!