Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is a prequel that takes place during the first Cylon War. It follows the rise of William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), who will one day command the fleet’s flagship but for now must settle for piloting a rundown raptor with his battle-weary co-pilot Coker Fasjovik (Ben Cotton). They’re assigned a seemingly routine mission escorting Dr. Becca Kelly (Lili Bord├ín) but the milk run quickly goes sour when they fly into an ambush.

The pilot episode has been broken up into a weekly webisodes that air Fridays on YouTube. SYFY has passed on the series but will air the pilot in its entirety this February with the possibility of continuing it as a web series.