Wednesday, February 23, 2011
After Two Years, There Isn't Even a Pre-Production Sketch On a Cocktail Napkin, Related To Universal Studios "Galactica 1978" Theatrical Film
Universal Studios is such an inept movie making business, that they can't even pull their corporate head out of their corporate ass long enough to expedite production on a "1978 Battlestar Galactica" movie in order to compete with J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" reboot film from 2009. This movie was based upon the original format, themes, characters, and cast members from the "1966 Star Trek" series starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy....and it made shit loads of money. This proves the fact that when a Science Fiction / Fantasy television series is done right the first time around, the public will never forget it, and the public will remain faithful.
If Universal Studios were a psychologically normal movie making business, they would have placed a "1978 Battlestar Galactica" movie on the fast track to production two years ago (at the time they announced such a production) in order to cash in on this lucrative trend in movies. "Movies based upon the original format, themes, charaters, and cast member of an earlier television series." If you respect the source material, the general public will come in droves just as they did for J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" movie from 2009.
Universal Studios not pulling its corporate head out of its corporate ass when it comes to anything having to do with the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series has become so synonymous with their general all around incompetence as a business in general, that it's a surprise to no one that not even the stellar success of J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" film from 2009 (based upon the original format, themes, characters, and cast members of the "1966 Star Trek William Shatner" series) would motivate Universal Studios to express any sort of initiative in this area.
In this particular case, the definition of insanity is......"Universal Studios preferring to barely tread water financially with Ronald D. Moore's endless sham regurgitations of what he thinks Battlestar Galactica is, rather than taking the obvious cue from J.J. Abrams, and doing Battlestar Galactica in the manner in which it really is....the original format, themes, characters, and cast members from the only true Galactica series having aired beginning in September 1978....and making shit loads of money while doing so."
I had no doubt that after two years, Universal Studios wouldn't even be able to produce a pre-production sketch on a cocktail napkin related to any movie based upon the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. A movie they themselves announced two years ago because they wanted to....."cash in on the success of J.J. Abrams Star Trek film." Because years and decades passing without Universal Studios being able to produce even a scribbly sketch on a cocktail napkin related to any movie based upon the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series is business as usual at Universal Studios.....even if they announce such a film.
Universal Studios shouldn't have announced this film in February 2009 if they weren't going to pull its corporate head out of its corporate ass in order to make it. J.J. Abrams may very well be in post-production right now on a sequel to his mega successful 2009 Star Trek film while Universal Studios remains in the position it has always been in....Sodomizing its own corporate ass with its own corporate head.
Universal Studios and SyFy Channel fell into the "Ronald D. Moore Trap", where Ronald D. Moore is nothing that he is cracked up to be. And Ronald D. Moore's karaoke sham rendition of Battlestar Galactica has been nothing that it has been cracked up to be. It can be safely concluded that the upcoming "Blood & Chrome" series on the SyFy Channel won't have a chance in competing with J.J. Abrams more than likely upcoming sequel to "Star Trek." After all, "Star Trek" will be based upon the original format, themes, characters, and cast members of the beloved "1966 Star Trek" series, whereas "Blood & Chrome" won't be based upon the original format, themes, characters, and cast members of the beloved "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
Posted by Languatron at 10:58 AM