Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Did Ronald D. Moore And Bonnie Hammer Destroy Their Own Careers By Being So Adversarial Towards The "1978 Battlestar Galactica" Series?
There's a big difference between having a series of jobs that don't pan out...and having a career...isn't there? Having a series of jobs is....writing a remake script for "The Thing"...and it doesn't pan out. Producing and writing a television series called "Virtuosity"...and it doesn't pan out. Working on a remake of the "Wild, Wild West" television series...and it doesn't pan out. Working on a police precinct version of "Harry Potter"...and it doesn't pan out. Attempting to do a reimagining of "Battlestar Galactica"...and it doesn't pan out despite the brutal and failed determination of NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel via stealth marketing. In the wake of this abysmal track record, I'll let all of you decide whether or not Ronald D. Moore has had a career....or has had a series of jobs that didn't pan out.
Has Bonnie Hammer had a career...or a series of jobs at NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel? When she was exclusively employed by Sci-Fi Channel, she had a series of jobs there. One of her jobs was trying to put this series and that series on the air which all ultimately failed in the ratings. Another one of her jobs at Sci-Fi Channel (SyFy) was taking the network in a thousand different identity directions...and seeing what clicked. Well, nothing clicked for Bonnie Hammer at the Sci-Fi Channel (SyFy.) Apparently, nothing is clicking for her either while overseeing all of NBC-Universal's cable stations.
What Ronald D. Moore and Bonnie Hammer have been doing individually and collectively for the past decade could hardly be called having a career. It could be called having a series of jobs that ultimately turned out to be abysmal en masse because the two of them lacked the creative instincts and creative talents to make their work "sparkle."
People in Hollywood don't like to acknowledge that the phrase..."All that goes around comes around" may apply to them because it would require them to admit their humanity in making mistakes.
Bonnie Hammer and Ronald D. Moore spent a good half decade trying to bury the memory of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series via brutal...guerrilla style stealth marketing...on Internet bulletin boards, and via Ronald D. Moore's inferior takes on "Battlestar Galactica" with "GINO"...."Caprica"...and the upcoming "Blood & Chrome." Did this behavior have an adverse effect on them having legitimate careers? Let's look at the status of both of them as of right now:
1. Bonnie Hammer is pretty much as unknown as she always was prior to Ronald D. Moore's "Galactica in Name Only" debacle of the 2000s.
2. Ronald D. Moore is pretty much as unknown as he always has been prior to his "Galactica in Name Only" debacle of the 2000s.
3. If anything, the two of them have faded into even more unknown obscurity post-Moore's Galactica attempts.
4. The two of them have not gone on to bigger and better things post-Moore's Galactica attempts.
5. If anything, what once used to be called the "Sci-Fi Channel" is in even worse shape than it was prior to the two of them joining forces and failing to forge "Battlestar Galactica" into their own corporate... image and likeness. They brought down the entire network individually and collectively.
6. At least when Bonnie Hammer first joined the Sci-Fi Channel (and before Ronald D. Moore came along and wrecked things even more at that network along with her)...Bonnie Hammer enjoyed relative reputation peace since the vast majority of programs from the previous "Sci-Fi Channel" management were still on the air....such as "Weekly Sci-Fi News With Chase Masterson"...."Imagination Station"...."War Room"...."First Wave"....and all of the marvelous reruns from classic Science Fiction television series.
7. Where is Ronald D. Moore right now? What is he doing right now? With Sony? Not doing much of anything? Yes...that's a legitimate career alright (rolling eyes.)
Ronald D. Moore's disastrous take on "Battlestar Galactica" along with his and Bonnie Hammer's simultaneous trashing of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series (on the Internet) was supposed to build awe inspiring careers for the two of them. Instead....as of July 2011...the two of them are still supremely untalented and artistically challenged unknowns who have faded even more into the woodwork of obscurity. Not only that...but neither one of them have a career of any sort from what I can tell..but rather...an endless series of menial jobs.
Posted by Languatron at 8:46 PM