Tricia Reveals 'BSG: Blood & Chrome' Spoiler!
An air date for the long-delayed, highly anticipated Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has yet to be announced by SyFy, but TRON: Uprising and Battlestar Galactica series star Tricia Helfer tells The Insider exclusively that when it finally comes to television, fans can expect a nice little surprise. Spoiler alert!
"I can't really say without giving away a little surprise, possibly, except to say maybe [there's] a little something I had to do with it," says Tricia with a sly grin.
The two-hour SyFy pilot takes place in between the time frame of the short-lived, less-than-stellar Caprica and the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica, following young Viper pilot William Adama's (played by Luke Pasqualino) first days assigned to the Galactica during the first Cylon War.
Back in March, the first trailer for Blood & Chrome made its debut at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, set to Trent Reznor and Karen O's cover of Immigrant Song for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The cut delivered liberal doses of everything that fans have grown to love about Galactica, from the blue military uniforms and riveted gangplanks to the incredible visual effects, awe-inspiring dogfights and even a heavy dose of 1978-style Galactica Cylon Raiders.
"I have seen the trailer, and I think it looks fantastic," says Tricia.
Actually a demo reel not intended for public consumption, the Blood & Chrome trailer was quickly taken down off the web. And sadly, SyFy has chosen not to pick up the series to air beyond the pilot, but may continue it as a web-based digital series. Stay tuned…
Currently, Tricia plays yet another cybertronic character in the slick, action-packed new Disney XD animated series TRON: Uprising. Taking place before the events of the big-screen TRON: Legacy, the visually striking series features the voice of Elijah Wood as Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution. Tricia provides the voice of The Grid, which she likens to Siri on the iPhone 4s.
"It's basically sort of Siri, sort of the public transportation in New York subways, a little bit On Star, that kind of always pleasant regardless of what's going on," says Tricia, "and that to me is The Grid."
Disney Channel will present TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning, a 30-minute prelude to the series on Friday, May 18, followed by the series launch on Thursday, June 7 at 9 p.m. on Disney XD.