BSG: Blood and Chrome (Review)

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a prequel to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. It stars Luke Pasqualino, Ben Cotton, and Lili Bordán. Michael Taylor wrote the teleplay from a story by Taylor, David Eick, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle with Jonas Pate as director. Distribution of Blood & Chrome began as a 10-episode online series in conjunction with Machinima.com on November 9, 2012 and also aired as a televised movie on February 10, 2013 on Syfy. DvD and BluRay was released on February 19, 2013.

The show is set in the tenth year of the First Cylon War and follows Lt. William Adama, a young pilot just graduated from the Academy, assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. The series provides a very brief frame of reference to the events that ensued in the time between the prequel series Caprica, and the basis series Battlestar Galactica.

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New Story Energy

For us writers, there comes a point when you sit down to write a new novel that you get all giddy with excitment.  New characters, new plots, and new ideas are dancing around in your head like a bag of magic jumping beans. It is a feeling not unlike gamers get when they unwrap the celophane from a new video game or when an artist is struck with inspiration and must create that picture on their chosen medium. This level of excitment and eagerness is what I call New Story Energy (NSE). It is a term I borrowered from the polyamoury world of New Relationship Energy (NRE) which is bascially the state of mind that you have when you start a new relationship and have a high level of energy and enthusasiam about it.

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