Doctor Who Discussion Forum for Who North America customers
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog inThe Who North America Online Store

Share | 
 

 Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Calixar
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1216
Age : 48
Registration date : 2007-02-03

PostSubject: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:00 am

So, the way I find out about this series is to read a thing saying SyFy has decided not to air it, but make it a "digital series." Does it being... whatever that is... mean I won't be able to buy it DVD or Blu-Ray?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mikaljohnson.com
Cruel Angel
RANK: Time Lord Chancellor


Number of posts : 5898
Age : 45
Registration date : 2009-07-27

PostSubject: Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:50 am

Calixar wrote:
So, the way I find out about this series is to read a thing saying SyFy has decided not to air it, but make it a "digital series." Does it being... whatever that is... mean I won't be able to buy it DVD or Blu-Ray?

From what I have read... they are going to air the pilot movie, but that's it.

As for the webisodes, they CAN do a dvd release... but will they? They did not include The Face of the Enemy webisodes on any of the dvd or blu releases.

If they are serious about trying to keep B n C going, I would think they would have to do a dvd release at some point after the first run is complete. The news that they switched gears from tv to digital did not give me much hope they were serious. My impression is that they got cold feet after Caprica didn't get them the ratings they expected. Going to itty bitty webisodes frees up more money for things Sci Fi channel really cares about... like developing the next Frankenfish, Mansquito, and Sharktopus.



Back to top Go down
View user profile
jaredofmo
RANK: Time Lord President Elect


Number of posts : 6854
Age : 30
Registration date : 2010-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:01 am

Cruel Angel wrote:
Going to itty bitty webisodes frees up more money for things Sci Fi channel really cares about... like developing the next Frankenfish, Mansquito, and Sharktopus.
Or funding Nick Willing's fairytale revamps. "Tin Man" was okay because it was the first and had some cool touches, "Alice" wasn't anything special, and "Neverland" was just horrible.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Calixar
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1216
Age : 48
Registration date : 2007-02-03

PostSubject: Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:28 am

Cruel Angel wrote:
They did not include The Face of the Enemy webisodes on any of the dvd or blu releases.

If they are serious about trying to keep B n C going, I would think they would have to do a dvd release at some point after the first run is complete. The news that they switched gears from tv to digital did not give me much hope they were serious. My impression is that they got cold feet after Caprica didn't get them the ratings they expected. Going to itty bitty webisodes frees up more money for things Sci Fi channel really cares about... like developing the next Frankenfish, Mansquito, and Sharktopus.

I can honestly say I was, until now, unaware of the webisodes you mentioned. I don't have the bandwidth for watching videos online (I live in the sticks), so I guess I'll never see whatever it is/was.
What was the storyline?

Don't get me wrong, I liked Caprica, but its lack of success was probably due to it being a retrofitted prequel. The creator meant it to be a future of Earth story and it got swapped around to force it into the Galactica mythos.

The Frankenfish type thing is why I don't know about a lot of this. I don't watch SyFy, because every time I swing by the channel, something asinine is on.

jaredofmo wrote:
Or funding Nick Willing's fairytale revamps. "Tin Man" was okay because it was the first and had some cool touches, "Alice" wasn't anything special, and "Neverland" was just horrible.

True, I did like Tin Man. Barely tolerated Alice, and only saw the first half of part one of Neverland before I just couldn't take any more.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mikaljohnson.com
Cruel Angel
RANK: Time Lord Chancellor


Number of posts : 5898
Age : 45
Registration date : 2009-07-27

PostSubject: Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:42 am

Calixar wrote:


I can honestly say I was, until now, unaware of the webisodes you mentioned. I don't have the bandwidth for watching videos online (I live in the sticks), so I guess I'll never see whatever it is/was.
What was the storyline?


I didn't watch it myself. I know it focused on Lt Gaeta, but that's all i remember. Im sure they have a plot synopsis on imdb or wikipedia somewhere.

As for Caprica v Blood and Chrome... I actually thought BnC would be more palatable to Sci Fi being more of the straight up action series than political drama.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ronpur
RANK: The Doctor


Number of posts : 9511
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-08-29

PostSubject: Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:08 pm

I think the lack of viewers for Caprica had a lot to do with lack of promotion. I never even knew the series started broadcast until the 3rd week in. And I loved what I saw, and it just kept getting better.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome   Today at 7:54 am

Back to top Go down
 
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Who North America Forum :: Life, the Universe and Everything :: Sci Fi Discussion-
Jump to: