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'Battlestar Galactica' prequel hits Web this Friday



battlestar.jpgTrue story: In the late '70s and early '80s, I was obsessed -- like all healthy boys -- with the TV show Battlestar Galactica. So much so that even someone pretending to give the Cylon line "By your command" causes my heart to nearly implode.

And back then, the folks who made Wonder Bread decided to release a set of trading cards based on characters in the TV series, and MY OWN GRANDMOTHER worked for a company that had an endless supply of the cards. Suffice to say that if anyone ever manages to penetrate the Fort Knox-like security compound known as the Spears Lair today, if you look around carefully, you will find a full set of mint Battlestar Galactica cards hidden away. If I'm ever kidnapped, do not - under any circumstances - allow these trading cards to come into play.

Anyway, there was a point to this story. Oh, yeah. So this Friday, Nov. 9, a prequel to Battlestar Galactica will be released on the Web. It's called Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and according to Entertainment Weekly, it's a full-length movie that will be release online in 10 episodes, each lasting about 7- to 12-minutes long. SyFy channel will eventually release the entire movie at once in early 2013.

"The prequel follows young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, UK’s Skins) during the first Cylon War," EW says. "Assigned to the Galactica, the eager Adama finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz)."

Here's the trailer. I suggest making a sandwich or two -- on Wonder Bread of course -- before digging in.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:32pm]


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