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Battlestar Galactica Prequel Script Review Suggests A Solid Successor

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<i>Battlestar Galactica</i> Prequel Script Review Suggests A Solid Successor

If you’re burned out on the Battlestar Galactica brand, perhaps Blood & Chrome will bring you back on board — according to a new script review, the upcoming prequel series is bringing the goods.

The folks at io9 have gotten their hands on some script pages from the two-hour Blood & Chrome pilot episode, which details William “Husker” Adama’s first mission as a young Raptor pilot. Supporting characters include comms officer Coker Fasjovik and the previously reported software genius Beka Kelly, both of whom accompany Adama on his first mission since completing training as a pilot. Not only do we learn where and how Adama earned his Husker call sign, viewers are also treated to the eventual admiral’s first look at the Galactica, a whole lot of “war porn” and even some surprising character deaths.

“The best thing I can say about Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is that it feels like BSG,” writes Charlie Jane Anders. “More than the BSG TV movies, more than Caprica, this feels like the gritty, intense show about real characters in impossible situations that we fell in love with. Of course, this time around, we’ll know how everything turns out in advance — but the journey may actually be pretty gods-damned compelling, judging from these pages.”

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