I don't know which is worse. Bryan Singer merging the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series with Ronald D. Moore's crappy "GINO" series, or Bryan Singer just remaking the entire "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series due to unlimited leeway being granted to him by Universal Studios. Well, we know what happened when Bryan Singer was granted unlimited leeway to remake "Superman" in "Superman Returns." He completely destroyed the character. We also know what happened when Ronald D. Moore was granted unlimited leeway to remake "Battlestar Galactica." He completely destroyed the potential franchise.
"Battlestar Galactica" couldn't be in worse hands right now. Bryan Singer has spent 11 years kicking "Battlestar Galactica" to the side of the road because he had more important film projects (to him) that he wanted to make instead, such as "X-Men 2" and "Superman Returns." And now, only because Bryan Singer doesn't have anything else on his plate, he is devoting his full attention to "Battlestar Galactica." In other words, within Bryan Singer's narrow sphere of existence, "Battlestar Galactica" has been designated as one of those "last resort projects" if he has nothing else to do in his career to keep himself busy. He's making a "Battlestar Galactica" movie only to keep himself busy.
What has been proven again and again with both Bryan Singer and Ronald D. Moore, is that the two of them cannot be left alone to reimagine iconic characters and classic television series (all by their little lonesome) without objective committees (powers that be) on hand to veto their stupid ass ideas when needed. Bryan Singer given free reign to reimagine "Battlestar Galactica" into whatever he feels like it is the equivelant of the "AIDS Virus" attacking the immune system while doctors standing by do nothing to remedy the problem.
This sounds like Universal Studios is taking another "blind stab" at "Battlestar Galactica" because they themselves still don't understand what it is:
Universal Studios: "Well, Ronald D. Moore's attempt at reimagining 'Battlestar Galactica' didn't make us anywhere near the sort of money we wanted to make. We'll give 'Galactica' to Bryan Singer and see what he can do with it."
The thing is, Universal Studios keeps giving "Battlestar Galactica" to the wrong people for reinterpreting. First of all, the series doesn't need to be reimagined. It needs to be continued a generation or so later. Second of all, the track records of Bryan Singer and Ronald D. Moore reimagining anything is piss-poor. When the two of them reimagine anything...
MONEY DOESN'T GET MADE
Here's something Universal Studios should have done before they hired Bryan Singer to direct "Battlestar Galactica." They should have called Warner Brothers and asked them why they didn't re-hire Bryan Singer to make a sequel to "Superman Returns", and why they didn't make a sequel to "Superman Returns" at all.
Sort of like a character reference, ya' know?