A young William Adama joins the Colonial fleet as a Viper pilot. His first assignment... the Battlestar Galactica.
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Capt. Deke Tornvald
Cmdr. Silas Nash
It is revealed that William Adama was given his call sign "Husker" by Coker Fasjovik. Coker calls him "Husker" (which is used in the derogatory manner of "farmboy", or "hick", in spite of the fact that Adama is from Caprica City) because Adama is so incredibly eager to join the fight against the Cylons.
The Colonial anthem begins to play when William Adama first sees the Galactica. The music was originally used as the opening for the original Battlestar Galactica series and featured numerous times in the re-imagined series.
Several ships of the same type as Colonial One from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series can be seen in the opening establishing shot.
Ens. William Adama: Dear Dad, in your last letter you questioned whether it's my responsibility to join this fight. The truth is, we all became responsible the day we created the Cylons. We're the ones who let these...robots become our servants, our trusted helpers and even our friends. We let them into our lives, only to see them repay our trust with a violent revolt against us. I know there's a lot of debate about why they hate us. But in the end, does it really matter? Kill the enemy or be killed. That's the reality. In a war where man-kind's very survival hangs in the balance, it's up to each of us to make a difference. Being a pilot is the best way I know how to do that. Your loving son, William Adama.
Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz: What's this? Fresh meat?
Ens. William Adama: Ensign William Adama reporting for flight duty, sir. If there's a mission, I'd like to be part of it.
Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz: Good. Papers? At ease. (Adama hands over his papers, the Deck Officer reads through them) You're FOB, Ensign. Sure you don't want to find your rack first?
Ens. William Adama: Respectfully, sir, I signed on to kill Toasters, not take naps. Just point me at my plane and I'll get started.
Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz: All right, Ensign. I'm assigning you to The Weasel. She's right over there.
Ens. William Adama: (As a Viper rolls past) She's beautiful, sir.
Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz: Not the Viper, Rook. The bird behind her. (Points to a Raptor)
Ens. William Adama: That old flying pillbox, sir?
Ens. William Adama: Respectfully, sir, there is a mistake. I did not rate top of my class so I could drive a bus! I'm a Viper pilot!
Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz: Congratulations. I'll break it down for you like this. The Brass makes it seem like Operation Cleansweep lived up to its name, but somebody forgot to give the Toasters that memo. They're taking down our planes right and left. And right now I need Raptor pilots more than I need Viper jocks. So make sure your "bus" is ready for action. Is that clear?
Ens. William Adama: Yes, sir.
Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz: Good. Dismissed.
Ens. William Adama: (referring to the alcohol flask in Coker's shirt pocket) You gonna offer the Commander a drink?
Lt. Coker Fasjovik: What?
Ens. William Adama: Flask.
Lt. Coker Fasjovik: (he puts the flask into his pants pocket) Frak!
Cmdr. Silas Nash: You're a cocky son of a bitch, aren't you, Ensign? Yes, you are. So is this an accurate assessment, son? You 'a natural'?
Ens. William Adama: I can fly a plane, sir. 'Natural', I can't say.
Cmdr. Silas Nash: We are ten years in a bad war, son, so now this is how I handle cocky sons of bitches on my ship. I assign them to milk runs until they cool down. (Fasjovik starts to snicker)
Thisweb seriesis prequel to the four season Syfy series Battlestar Galactica. The only character who appears in both is William Adama.
The script for the entire ten-part series was 117-pages long and was shot over a period of 15 days.
In a November 2012 interview with website CGSociety.org, Visual Effects Supervisor Gary Hutzel explained the series was produced on a budget of $2 million and comprised over 1,800 CGI shots created over a five month period.
Bear McCreary announced on his Facebook page that the score forBlood and Chrome was completed in February, 2012.
Upon the announcement of Blood and Chrome returning to the web series format, Syfy programming president Mark Stern said, "With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe. We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-digital content to millions of viewers."
At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, when asked about the type of camera work used for Blood & Chrome, actress Lili Bordan (Dr. Becca Kelly) misunderstood the question, stating the series may be presented to audiences in 3-D.
The original idea for Blood & Chrome was for it to be a ten-part web series filmed against green screen, with each episode lasting approximately ten minutes. As the idea developed, it was decided the show would be broadcast as a standard television series instead. This decision was revisited in August 2011, when it was reported that the show may indeed be pushed back to a web series. This was confirmed on November 5th, 2012, when Syfy announced the series would be released as a ten-part web series and later broadcast as a complete TV movie in early 2013.
A large number of the series' actors performed in other Battlestar Galactica Universe shows:
* Mike Dopud (Capt. Deke Tornvald) previously played the recurring role of Specialist Gage in Battlestar Galactica and Sal in the Caprica episode "Apotheosis".
* Zak Santiago (Capt. Armin "High Top" Diaz) appeared in the Caprica episode "Retribution" playing Pann.
* Brian Markinson (Cmdr. Silas Nash) starred as Jordan Durham on Caprica.
* Carmen Moore (Sr. Lt. Nina Leotie) appeared as Fidelia Fazekas on Caprica and Sister Tivenan on Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance (web series).
Filming for the Pilot episode began in February 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was finished in July that year. In December, CGI Supervisor Doug Drexler, announced in his blog that the special effects had also been completed.
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