“Caprica” needed a season to set its premise….revealed only fully as a 5 minute ‘things to come’ segment at the end of the last episode after the show was dumped. “Blood & Chrome” has the deck stacked against it as well. Too bad. Good mature science fiction on TV is rare to non-existent in the best of times.

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Actress Lili Bordán was living and working in Budapest, Hungary, when she got her first taste of “Battlestar Galactica,” taking note of “what an amazing opportunity it would be for an actor in this series.” With “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” she found her opportunity, playing Dr. Beka Kelly, a Graystone Industries scientist who helped improve the Cylons.

Set between the events of “Caprica” and “Battlestar Galactica,” “Blood & Chrome,” which aired on Syfy Feb. 10 and was released earlier this week on DVD and Blu-ray, retells the first mission of rookie pilot William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) at the beginning of the Cylon War. Adama, his new co-pilot Coker (Ben Cotton) and the mysterious Kelly detour from a simple “milk run” into a full-fledged covert operation on a foreign world.

“This planet and this war are uncharted,” Bordán said. “It’s like the jungle. It’s like Vietnam or the beginning…

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