There will be a lot more blood and guts in the new “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” but it might be a lot more real than you could imagine.
Lili Bordan, who plays Graystone Industries employee Dr. Becca Kelly, said there was talk that the new series will take the “Avatar” route even further, and be presented three-dimensionally.
“They were using three cameras, and I’m not sure … I should know if it was 3-D,” Bordan said. “There were talks of it being in 3-D.”
Bordan shared that bit of news during a “Battlestar Galactica” panel at San Diego Comic-Con that included actor Richard Hatch, director Michael Nankin and science advisor Kevin Grazier. Bordan was the lone representative from “Blood & Chrome,” as pilot writer Michael Taylor had to miss Comic-Con because of surgery.
Bordan may have misunderstood the question, however. She was asked by Hatch about what kind of camera work they were doing, apparently to find out if producers were taking more of a handheld camera route like they did for “Battlestar Galactica,” or the more traditional multi-camera approach of its failed spinoff series, “Caprica.”
But a 3-D “Blood & Chrome”? The pilot is not expected to be completed until at least October, especially since the sets were extremely minimal, Bordan said. Hatch told the crowd that Syfy plans to air “Blood & Chrome” as a movie event first, and a backdoor pilot, similar to what was done with “Caprica.” It looks like the network is not spending the money to do a miniseries, like it did with “Battlestar Galactica.”
Bordan said she first got wind of “Blood & Chrome” more than a year before when she bumped into Taylor at a party. She was apparently sitting alone, and Taylor sat down with her, and later started sharing some details of what “Blood & Chrome” was being developed as.
Bordan expressed an interest in playing Becca Kelly, but Taylor said she looked too young. She then demonstrated her accent ability, including ones developed from her Hungarian background, and Taylor convinced her to send in a tape.
Bordan has an extensive film and television resume, both domestically and overseas. It includes shows such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Painkiller Jane” and the 2007 series “Robin Hood.”
Although Bordan is working on other projects outside of “Blood & Chrome” while Syfy tries to figure out its fate, she said that she really wants to focus on this new show.
“I always say that I only want to act if there is a story worth telling,” Bordan said. “I don’t want to do a horror story .I don’t believe the worlds needs that.
“I believe that science-fiction is a great pill for raising questions to some important issues, so finishing the pilot, did I really tout my dream story? Is that it? I hope not. I feel like I have a lot more to tell, but it is certainly a dream come true.”
See what Richard Hatch says about how ratings killed “Battlestar Galactica” and “Caprica” in this video.