Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome – Episodes 3 & 4

Last week’s episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome left us off with William Adama and Coker on a mission to deliver Dr. Becca Kelly to the Archeron, which is a part of a secret fleet of ghost ships. When the tiny crew encounters some Cylon Bandits, we’re treated to some of Adama’s superior flying skills that don’t take place in a simulator. In the process he nearly gives Coker, who’s short on service time, a heart attack.

Then, Adama shows some of his leadership qualities when he pulls rank on Coker. Asshole-ish or not, or maybe still high on adrenaline, he was right.

If you find Coker appealing and appreciate his wry sense of humor, that might be because you’ve totally seen it before. Just think Han Solo. If he’d only start calling Adama “Kid” instead of “Husker” then the comparison would be complete.

So, in episodes 3 and 4 of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome the plot takes a jump forward. Sure, we’re still meeting new characters, but the core of our cast is established and now we get to know them a bit better as their situation worsens. By worsen, I mean they get another mission and we get a greater understanding of where the show is taking us.

Don’t think the Star Wars parallels stop with Coker (hasn’t this always been the case with BSG?). The next mission will take us to the ice planet of Djerba. See, I didn’t lie. Anyway, Dr. Kelly has to go there, our boys are taking her, and the fate of the war hinges on this mission.

Visually, Blood & Chrome is equal to the 2004 BSG series, with the same special effects and shot styling. Direction and pacing is also on par. All in all, I have no complaints yet and look forward to next week’s episodes.

Enjoy episodes 3 and 4 of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome and let us know your thoughts.

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