Despite the fact that Battlestar Galactica ended with a drawn-out whimper and no one gave two shits about its prequel spin-off Caprica, Syfy's going back to the well a second (or is that third?) time with Blood & Chrome, another BSG prequel series. Because god knows if there's one thing sci-fi fans love, it's prequels! Says Syfy:

Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet ... the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.

Blastr has the first concept art from Blood & Chrome, and it looks suitably epic for a once-great franchise that'll be trying to win back viewers. There's a terminator-like Cylon chick, what looks like a precursor to the Raptor transport (pictured fleeing a Cylon raider PEW PEW PEW), and a scene that looks like it was swiped from either Lost Planet or J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. All of it looks promising, I think, though I'm a bit mixed on that last image; one of the things I liked so much about BSG is that it, very intentionally, didn't have aliens. Battlestar always worked best when it was focused on being hard-edged military sci-fi, so hopefully that aspect is retained in Blood & Chrome, even if the humans do end up shootin' the monsters from Tremors.

Via io9.