Well there seems to have been a drama concerning the show. What was originally envisioned as Webseries was upgraded to a potential Series, before being downgraded to a Webseries again by "SyFy". To make things worse, someone got some footage and made a kick-arse trailer which only made news that it would not be picked up as a series all the more painful.
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There's been a bit of criticism about the trailer only having shooting and explosions, but from what I hear it was really supposed to be demo reel of the effects, rather than a proper trailer. In any case, the scale of the effects is a real step up from the previous shows and it's a shame to see so much effort put into a project only to basically be snubbed by a network that is SyFy in name only.
I hope whatever form it's eventually released in it at least gives us something that's reasonably self contained and gets across the ideas that they were hoping to explore if it'd been given 'checkers green'.
quote:Originally posted by WizArtist II: If they REALLY want it to get picked up by SyFy, they should change the name to "Ghost Battlestar Hunters: Cylon Smackdown". Then they'd put it in several time slots.
quote:Doug Drexler: "I won’t address why things happened as they did with the Network. I’m indebted to them for allowing us to make Blood And Chrome. The bottom line is always money. Ultimately, why spend 2 million on a scripted TV episode, when you can give a couple of yahoos camcorders, have them hunt for ghosts, spend only 500,000, and make more money? Even though geekdom almost unanimously went ape over the trailer, that isn’t enough. You can’t argue the numbers.
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Have started re-watching season 2 of Stargate: Universe. Such a SHAME there is no more. The show had such great potential. The production values were superb. They just needed to maybe kick the pace along a bit.
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The problem with Universe (and Caprica) was that they got too clever and sophisticated. I loved them but it's obvious they overcompensated in developing the complexity of the plot for general viewing. Which annoys me to no end, because fans have been asking for more sophisticated storytelling for years. Once we get it, they stop watching and complain about it.
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