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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA:BLOOD AND CHROME

BattlestarGalactica_BloodAndChrome_BD+DVDHello all you beautiful nerds how it going? Well the other day I found out that that the SyFy channel in the good old US of A was going to broadcast Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome  movie that was a web series. Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome  is set in the tenth year of the war between the Colonies and the Cylons and follows the young William Adama. Adama fresh from the academy is assigned to the Battlestar Galactica. To his shock and amazement  he is assigned to a Colonail Raptor and not a Viper.

A Cylon with human features
A Cylon with human features

Originally green lighted for a pilot for series it ended up a web series. I remembering hearing about these awhile back and forgotten about it. I am glad now that I found it floating on the net. Blood and Chrome is a good entertaining movie but does have some slow parts in it . The acting is good, not second class like you might fine is a web based series. Luke Pasqualino as the young Adama was a great choice. Ben Cotton as Lieutenant Coker Fasjovik, co-pilot on the raptor with Adama(Luke Pasqualine) starts out rough but the two blend together well as the movie moves along. The rest of the cast some you will have seen before do a excellent job. We also get to see the start of the Cylons move to final verison that we see in the series Battlestar Galactia.

Like they tried to do with Star Trek:Enterprise and show us the history of the Federation, Blood and Chrome tries to show us the events that lead up to to the final season of Battlestar Galactia. If it was a series the stories available are huge. I for one would love to see more of these characters. If your Battlestar fan and need a fix I highly recommend you find Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: PART 2

ImageI sat down the other night a watched Part 2 of Batman The Dark Knight Returns. The movies picks up just after the events of Part 1. This time the story centers on the return of the Joker(Michael Emerson) coming back to play with the Batman(Peter Weller). The Joker tricks his shrink to allow him on a local talk show. The Batman arrives only to be greeted by Gotham city finest. The Joker kills his shrink and the audience allowing him to escape and plan his final play date with the Batman.  Batman escapes with the help of Robin(Ariel Winter) and heads over to Selina Kyle and finds her bound gagged by the Joker. Robin finds cotton candy on the floor and Batman believes the Joker will strike next at the amusement park. This sets up for the final battle between the two. The fight smashes thru the House of Horror and ending in the Tunnel of Love with the Joker killing innocent people all the way thru the park. Batman feels guilty for all the people the Joker has killed because of letting the Joker live. The final fight between the two if fitting end.

Joker wears a new eye piece curtsey of The Batman.
Joker wears a new eye piece curtsey of The Batman.

Also the B side of the movie has Batman(Peter Weller) and Superman(Mark Valley) confronting each other. Superman is working for the U.S. government as a operative in exchanged to still help people. The White house is being embarrassed by Batman vigilantism  and wants the big blue boyscout to go and bring him in. This leads to a action packed fight between the icons of the DC universe. Batman builds a Superman battle suit to help even the odds and with the help of Robin and Oliver Queen(Robin Atkin Downes) take down Superman. Batman only weakens Superman to show that he can be beat and Batman was the man that did it.

Batman gives a little shock to the head
Batman gives a little shock to the head

DC has a been able to put out well crafted animated movies that are better than their live action movies. With the exception of the Batman movies if you want good story telling and fast paced action try the animated series to DC movies. All in all Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and 2 are a good buy and fun to watch.