BREAKING NEWS: Battlestar Galactica is dead, yet again. RDM's star continues to sink...

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Roughly the same time "Caprica" was cancelled - actually slightly before, I think - Syfy announced they were working on yet another Battlestar Galactica spinoff, this one set in between the gap between the two series. "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" was the title. For two years, this has been eagerly anticipated by the (rapidly diminishing) throngs of fanatics. Despite the massive loss of cachet the RDM BSG has suffered since delivering "The Worst Ending In The History Of Television," a lot of people have still held out hope simply because this season is the first one since 1987 not to have a single space opera in it.

Myself, I'm pretty 'meh' on the whole thing. It smacks of desperation. Added to which aging wunderkind Ronald D. Moore (Whom I actually quite like and think is pretty talented, despite the trainwreck) can't seem to get arrested in H'wood. He's not connected with this at all, which strikes me as, y'know, kinda' off. Conceived of as a webseries, then bumped up to a real TV series, it appears to no longer be a going concern.

Quoth TV Guide:

>>Syfy has decided not to pick up the highly anticipated prequel series Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, the network confirmed Wednesday.<< They go on to say it *could* air on the Web, or maybe they'll burn it off as a TV movie someday.

Andrew Fullen will doubtless be pleased.