Whatever you were planning on doing with your Friday afternoon can wait 20 minutes — because the fate of the human race is at stake. The Cylon uprising has begun, and it's up to young William Adama to protect all of us from the robots we created — in the long-awaited Battlestar Galactica prequel, Blood and Chrome.
These first two installments are probably going to be the best of the bunch, even if the rest of the webseries ends up being pretty great — because here we get a concentrated dose of human-on-Cylon action. We see some great new visuals of Cylons living among us, including an adorable childcare Cylon. And then a fantastic bit of VR videogame combat simulator sequence — followed by the cocky Will Adama confronting the unglamorous reality of warfare as a new recruit — who finds out that it's not all "Top Gun in space" — he's stuck driving an old bus instead of flying a Viper. Because the Cylons didn't get the memo that Operation Clean Sweep was a, well, clean sweep. I love the "cocky son of a bitch gets assigned to a milk run" storyline.
And they actually play a version of the original Battlestar Galactica theme tune when we catch our first glimpse of the noble old beast floating in space, ready to give Adama some frakking action. Eventually.
It's kind of too bad this isn't actually going to be a new TV series, but I'm glad we're getting to see it. And here's episode two already!