Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson Have Been The "Dutch Elm Disease" of "Battlestar Galactica"
Yes, Universal Studios has done its fair share of "Anti-Galactica Trolling" for the past 33 years as evidenced and documented in the book above...but Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson have been destructive forces towards "Battlestar Galactica" unto themselves.
A "Battlestar Galactica" feature film was supposed to have been made (by Singer, DeSanto, and Larson) back in 2001. The infamous urban legend being that the tragedy of 9/11 put an end to this production. How exactly did the tragedy of 9/11 kill the 2001 feature film? Did Singer, DeSanto, and Larson have loved ones who were killed in the tragedy? As I recall, the nations airports weren't closed for very long, so if it was an issue of filmmaking supplies and equipment having to be flown in somewhere, a minor issue like that wouldn't have shut down the entire production permanently since the nations airports were only closed for a short period of time. Then again, as I recall, the 2001 feature film was being made directly on the Universal Studios lot, where every conceivable piece of equipment the three of them would need was within arms distance reach. Even if the film were being made in Vancouver, (which is a mini-filmmaking supply factory unto itself), everything the three of them would have needed, would still have been within arms distance reach.
Universal Studios latest announcement of a "Battlestar Galactica" feature film occurred in February 2009. It's been three years since that announcment without any sort of "9/11 Tragedy" obstructing the work schedules of Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson in any way...yet the film still didn't get made within the past three years. I firmly believe that if 9/11 had not occurred a decade ago, the 2001 feature film still would not have been made. The fact of the matter is, whenever Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson are attached to a "Battlestar Galactica" feature film (regardless of the circumstances), the film never gets made.
If Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson were to be so kind as to bless the regular business world with their presence...with a work ethic like that in tow...they would immediately get fired regardless of what industry they were working in. Whether it be insurance...real estate...law...auto mechanics...retail...fast food...private investigations...law enforcement...firefighting...or forest ranging. The fact of the matter is, Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson have no work ethics at all. It shows in the fact that the three of them have not produced a damn thing together in the past decade. Conventional wisdom dictates, that if you don't produce something regardless of what industry you work in...you get fired. Period. If there is a such thing as an "All Purpose Firing" of personnel in Hollywood, no one deserves it more than Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson. The three of them are absolute incompetents with zero work ethics.
Bryan Singer has now come around the bend to wanting to make a "Battlestar Galactica" feature film yet again. (Only because his "Excalibur" movie got the plug pulled on it.) So, he wants to make "Battlestar Galactica" now only because "process of elimination" has occurred, rendering his present work schedule open and he needs a project to keep his sorry ass off the couch watching the "View" with Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg. Of course, how far Bryan Singer gets with this latest desire of his to make a "Battlestar Galactica" feature film is anyone's guess. Will this project get derailed (by Bryan Singer himself) in the pre-production phase, in the present production phase, or in post-production?
What I'm seeing in Bryan Singer's present career trajectory, is someone falling by the wayside ala' Ronald D. Moore. I think "Superman Returns" hurt Bryan Singer's career more than anyone could have possibly imagined. Name any major theatrical genre film Bryan Singer did after "Superman Returns." Combine this with the fact that Bryan Singer now has a habit of "bailing out" on movies he is slated to make ("Battlestar Galactica 2001" for example)...and you have an extremely unreliable film director.
Tom DeSanto and Glen A. Larson just don't care. They just attach their names to whatever Bryan Singer announces he is doing, and continue to go about their private lives.
Thanks to Bryan Singer, Tom DeSanto, and Glen A. Larson..."Battlestar Galactica" is in as much deep shit as ever.
Posted by Languatron at 7:53 AM