Prequels are always a tricky notion, particularly when main stories left things in such a definitive place that it's hard to imagine mining anything worthwhile from a story whose endpoint you know.  But where 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel 'Caprica' might have failed, 'Blood & Chrome' looks to be taking things in a whole new frakkin' direction.

Clearly inspired by the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' trailer that utilized the same Karen O. cover of Led Zepplin's "Immigrant Song" as well as editing style, Syfy has constructed our first real look at the upcoming TV movie pilot for 'Blood & Chrome'.

Where as previous 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel 'Caprica' took a much more nuanced, contemplative tone to exploring life in the 12 colonies and the origin of the Cylons, 'Blood & Chrome' follows the early years of the Human-Cylon war, in the much more action-heavy perspective of a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino).  Syfy has had the 'Blood & Chrome' pilot in the can for some time now, but have yet to make any announcement on airing it, or potentially picking up the sci-fi drama prequel to series.

It's hard to gleam much from the 'Dragon Tattoo'- inspired trailer that doesn't feature a single scrap of dialogue, but if the action and effects turn out anywhere near as impressive as this quick look makes them, Syfy should pick this one up to series right frakkin' now!

Check out the WonderCon footage below while it lasts, and tell us what you most want to see from 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' (or just 'Blood & Chrome') in the comments below!

UPDATE 3/22/12: Frak!  Looks like those crafty folk at NBC Universal pulled as many iterations of the footage as possible, considering it wasn't intended to be an official trailer, and use of the Karen O. track wasn't licensed.  And that's ON TOP of the awful news that 'Blood & Chrome' won't be picked up to series.