Friday, November 11, 2011

The Evidence Continues To Mount And Mount, That Universal Studios Should Not Own "Battlestar Galactica"

1. "Blood & Chrome" (a stupid ass idea in the first place) continues to float between a web series or a SyFy Channel series.

2. Bryan Singer and Universal Studios continue to announce the "Battlestar Galactica" movie they want to make every three years or so. Expect their next announcement to make this very same movie in 2014.

3. "GINO" and "Caprica" were the most commercially unsuccessful television series of all time. Episodes from both series continuing to collect dust in the Universal Studios vaults because television programmers don't want to buy them for syndication. DVD sets from both series collecting dust on despite huge discounts.

4. The "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series, the engine room of what any ongoing "Galactica" franchise should be, continues to be the sleeping giant it always has been since 1979.

This isn't the normal business trajectory of any copyright / property. This is the dysfunctional meanderings of an indecisive, broken, and dysfunctional corporate entity known as Universal Studios that could care less as to how to properly manage the "Battlestar Galactica" property. Translation: Universal Studios isn't sane. Plain and simple. After 33 years, Universal Studios continues to be all over the map in their handling of the "Battlestar Galactica" property.

As far as Universal Studios is concerned, "Battlestar Galactica" is a little bit of Ronald D. Moore and a little bit of Bryan Singer mixed together and simmered in a delightful "Botulism Sauce."

I'll stick with the reruns of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.

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