Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Does Bonnie Hammer Have Any Regrets Over Her Earlier Remark From a Decade Ago..."Fans Can't Drive The Creative Process?"
Perhaps the new mandate of Comcast should be...."Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern can't drive the creative process."
A decade ago...when Bonnie Hammer was cocky as hell and hadn't yet been acquainted with that side of herself as a business woman that routinely fails on a Godzilla-sized scale....she uttered the harbinger of what proved to be her business doom...."Fans can't drive the creative process"...in response to the overwhelming protests she received in going with Ronald D. Moore's bullshit take on "Battlestar Galactica."
What have we repeatedly seen when Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern "drive the creative process?" A sham rendition of "Battlestar Galactica" that doesn't make any money for NBC-Universal. A sham rendition of "Battlestar Galactica" hated by everyone in the general public domain. An overall schedule on the SyFy Channel not worth watching because it offends the senses in every conceivable way, and the SyFy Channel not making the kind of money it should be making.
Maybe Bonnie Hammer should have listened to the "Battlestar Galactica" fanbase a decade ago when they told her to do a continuation of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. She surely would not be in the financial black hole she has been in for the past decade with Ronald D. Moore's sham take on "Battlestar Galactica."
What has been proven in the past decade...is that Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern driving the creative process is not an acceptable alternative to a fanbase driving the creative process. The fanbase of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series should have been driving the creative process at the Sci-Fi Channel for the past decade...because Bonnie Hammer and her entourage proved that they can't. And the proof that they can't...is that all of Ronald D. Moore's unsuccessful attempts to interpret the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series ("GINO", "Caprica", and the upcoming "Blood & Chrome") are either being sold (on DVD) at massive discounts on http://www.amazon.com/, or these series are rotting away in the NBC-Universal film vaults. Or "Blood & Chrome" will fall flat on its face as we fully expect it to do.
The blunt truth is....there is no commercial demand (and there has been no commercial demand) whatsoever for anything Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern conjure up when they "drive the creative process." When you're as untalented as these three are in the profession of having to provide financially successful, mass market enetertainment to the masses...it is indeed best that the three of them allow fanbases to "drive the creative process" at the SyFy Channel." Because if they keep going down the path they are going, the SyFy Channel will continue to appear as boring as it appears on their website, and the SyFy Channel will continue to be as boring as it actually is.
"Blood & Chrome" is not being looked forward to because once again...we have "Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern"......."driving the creative process." Because of this..."Blood & Chrome" will once again turn out to be...marginal television....boring television....repulsive television.
Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern could never be ambassadors for the Science Fiction fan community because they have never been in their corner. Just ask the fanbases of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series, "Farscape", and "Stargate." Their priorities as television programmers have always run in the opposite direction....Doing special favors for Ronald D. Moore....putting the types of programming on the air they only know how to put on the air....cooking shows....wrestling...and bad mouthing Science Fiction fanbases in interviews.
Posted by Languatron at 10:26 AM