Friday, October 21, 2011
A Decade Later, Universal Studios Is Still Trying To Force Audiences To Accept Ronald D. Moore's Commercially Failed Version Of "Galactica"
Not surprising in the least, the news continues to get worse and worse as what Universal Studios has planned for a "Battlestar Galactica" feature film continues to unfold. The same feature film they were supposed to have started working on three years ago. The same feature film they were supposed to have made and completed back in 2001.
We are told in the above article that what the screenwriter has in store for this feature film will not conflict with Ronald D. Moore's sham version of "Battlestar Galactica" at all. This is Universal Studios roundabout way of saying that although Ronald D. Moore's sham version of "Battlestar Galactica" was not commercially successful in any way, they're still going to try and ram his sham version of "Battlestar Galactica" down the public's throat (a decade later) in a new format. Moore's sham version of "Battlestar Galactica" wasn't commercially successful on the Sci-Fi Channel, wasn't commercially successful on NBC-TV, and most certainly will not be successful in your local Cineplex. Think about the "Firefly" theatrical film.
Universal Studios executives still haven't learned that no matter how passionately they continue to cling to Ronald D. Moore's sham and commercially failed version of "Battlestar Galactica"...the public is still not going to accept it, regardless of whether it's shown on the SyFy Channel, NBC-TV, or the local Cineplex. Ronald D. Moore's sham take on "Battlestar Galactica" is dead in the water. It was pronounced dead a decade ago the moment mass market audiences rejected it.
For this already doomed theatrical film, Universal Studios apparently wants to fuse Moore's failed version of "Battlestar Galactica" with the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series...creating a commercially doomed hybrid guaranteed to piss everybody off. Sort of like the Republicans attaching bullshit earmarks to really good Democratic bills, and keeping the entire country held hostage that way. In essence, Universal Studios is saying..."Ronald D. Moore's sham version of 'Battlestar Galactica' may have failed commercially, but we're still going to try and ram it down your throat by fusing it with the '1978 Battlestar Galactica' series, and displaying it in a new format (theatrical film)."
"Take it or leave it, general public." - Universal Studios
I'LL LEAVE IT...and stick with the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
Posted by Languatron at 9:21 PM