I found myself wondering if that's why SyFy passed on Blood and Chrome as a series ... It's pretty well done but ultimately feels like more of the same with a different, lesser known cast.
Besides Adama and Roslin in the old SyFy Battlestar was any of the other cast members known when the series started? That was one of the things I liked about the series is that I did not keep picturing the cast in other roles. I mean when Roslin was introduced on Battlestar, I immediately saw her as that lady from Dances with Wolves. While the other characters I did not make that relationship and was able to identify with their Battlestar character better.