Saturday, March 26, 2011

Over Two Years After The February 2009 Announcement, Universal Studios Continues To Prove That Its Corporate Idiocy With Battlestar Galactica Knows No Bounds

If Universal Studios ever had a brain within its corporate skull, they would have known that the only way to make real money with the "Battlestar Galactica" copyright is to embrace the only true Galactica series having aired in 1978, and stay as far away from Ronald D. Moore as one possibly can. Since this is Universal Studios we're talking about here, we can always rest in the knowledge that their "Bizzarro / Opposite Universe" corporate thinking with "Battlestar Galactica" will always be straight out of the "Twilight Zone." The hallmark of Universal Studios corporate thinking always being....."Always run in the opposite direction as to where the real money is at with 'Battlestar Galactica' (the 1978 series as created by Leslie Stevens)....and run to the money losing arms of Ronald D. Moore again and again."

As far back as summer 2010, (those of us who have always kept a casual eye on the endless eccentricities of Universal Studios and how they have always behaved towards the "Battlestar Galactica" property....out of morbid....'train wreck-esque' curiosity)...knew that there was something very wrong (as there always is) with Universal Studios and their supposed upcoming "Galactica" film based upon the 1978 series....when they couldn't even produce a pre-production sketch on a cocktail napkin of this supposed film at a time when this supposed "Galactica" film should have been as far along (progress wise) as the "Captain America" and "Green Lantern" movies due out in summer 2011. Last summer, we already had photos of cast members in costume for both "Captain America" and "Green Lantern." Last summer....Universal Studios couldn't produce "jack shit" for a Galactica movie due out 12 months later. So, (as is always the case with Universal Studios)'s a year later....and no "Galactica" movie is to be found.

Universal Studios has been so deranged, psychotic, and so off kilter about the "Battlestar Galactica" property for so long....that their bad habits regarding the property have become so ingrained within their undiagnosed corporate psyche (suffering from God knows what)....that routinely spreading Internet rumors about movies based upon the 1978 series has become second nature to them....SyFy Channel....and their stealth marketing thugs at "Abraham & Harrison." It doesn't seem to matter to Universal Studios that spreading rumors of this nature is bad for business (for them)....bad for their overall reputation.....and makes them appear as incompetent imbeciles unable to follow through with the rather simple and hardly challenging task of merely making a movie based upon the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. A task film school grads could easily complete in 18 months. A task Universal Studios hasn't even been able to start in 33 years.

One thing Universal Studios will never be accused professionalism with the "Battlestar Galactica" property. If "professionalism" is the bright center of the universe, then Universal Studios (quite obviously) has been at the point farthest from....for the past 33 years. It will be up to the studious historians to uncover what went wrong this time....and how Universal Studios fucked up this time in being routinely unable to metamorph an Internet rumor (they more than likely started) into a concrete "Galactica" movie for summer 2011. It will also be up to the studious historians to uncover the specifics of the money losing (and inexplicably on going) relationship between Ronald D. Moore and Universal Studios / SyFy Channel.

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