This episode is the shame of Battlestar Galactica

Ron Moore's relaunch of Battlestar Galactica was critically acclaimed, but that doesn't mean it didn't have a stinker or two during its four-season run. And if there's one episode where everyone agrees that BSG accidentally crapped the bed — even Moore himself — it's season 2's "Black Market," in which BSG tries to… » 2/21/13 10:30am 2/21/13 10:30am

Watch how Blood & Chrome resurrected the Battlestar Galactica using greenscreen

We've got an exclusive, behind the scenes look at how Blood & Chrome built the Galactica without having access to any of the physical sets from Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar series. VFX artists, producers and engineers give us a glimpse of how they rebuilt this giant "war machine." Taken from the special features on… » 2/14/13 1:30pm 2/14/13 1:30pm

10 Most Incompetent Space Captains in the Universe

Space is an unforgiving medium. Out there, in the tractless depths, the slightest mistake can be fatal for everybody. And that goes a hundredfold for mistakes by commanding officers. A single mistake can mean the death of hundreds, if not millions, of people. And there are plenty of commanders and captains who've… » 2/06/13 10:08am 2/06/13 10:08am

8 Signs That Pop Culture Is Finally Done With the Apocalypse

The world has ended, civilization has collapsed, the undead hordes have overrun everything. We've seen the apocalypse so many times, even Roland Emmerich is bored with it. So what comes next? We've still got some apocalyptic movies to look forward to next year, and post-apocalyptic TV shows like Revolution and Walking… » 12/18/12 10:28am 12/18/12 10:28am

Video shows how Blood and Chrome recreated BSG sets using "90 percent greenscreen"

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood & Chrome, exclusively on io9. Syfy's BSG series included a hefty amount of FX work — but now, Blood & Chrome is almost entirely green screen. It's completely insane to watch them putting this together. Check out how they built future world… » 11/21/12 12:07pm 11/21/12 12:07pm

First two episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome are a frakking thrill ride

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. » 11/09/12 10:39am 11/09/12 10:39am

Will Syfy's Blake's 7 reboot be as dark as Battlestar Galactica?

Syfy's great success story remains Battlestar Galactica, the cheeseball 1970s space opera show that Ronald D. Moore brought back as a gritty, more serious look at the remnants of humanity trying to survive after a robot massacre. So now that Syfy is apparently picking up Blake's 7, the 1970s British space opera, can… » 8/21/12 11:32pm 8/21/12 11:32pm

Totally Badass Trailer for Battlestar Galactica's Cylon War Prequel, Blood and Chrome

Check out the amazing trailer for the new Battlestar Galactica prequel, Blood and Chrome. Following a young William Adama fighting in the first Cylon War. Last we heard, this pilot was going to be demoted to a webseries, instead of being aired as a TV movie. But this trailer is too amazing to be relegated to the… » 3/20/12 9:16pm 3/20/12 9:16pm

What would Battlestar Galactica: The Animated Series have looked like?

If Battlestar Galactica had attempted to capitalize on the Saturday morning cartoon demographic, chances are the show would've resembled Otis Frampton's stylized gang of survivors and toasters. And after every episode, there would be a stern anti-youth ambrosia consumption PSA from Salty Uncle Tigh! You can find more… » 12/05/11 9:35am 12/05/11 9:35am

TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… » 9/12/11 1:46pm 9/12/11 1:46pm