If Universal Studios and Bryan Singer ever get around to actually producing something together (10 years and nothing yet!!), it will be yet another partnership to go down in the books as one of the most financially unsuccessful ever, right behind the "Black Tower - Ronald D. Moore" partnership.
The parallels between Bryan Singer and Ronald D. Moore are eerie to say the least.
1. They both failed to achieved superstardom of any sort either on their own or with Universal Studios.
2. They both spontaneously appeared in development partnerships (out of the blue partnerships) with Universal Studios. Development partnerships that either yielded nothing at all or financially unsuccessful ventures.
3. They both developed a "simmering - beneath the surface animosity" towards the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series at the very moment their partnerships with Universal Studios began.
4. They both lack the "instinctive, mass market commercial instincts" to successfully revive the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
5. They both hooked up with Universal Studios at the very moment they needed a career life preserver. Thus, the "Black Tower Homeless Shelter" (for the two of them) regardless of whether or not their projects with Universal Studios are successful or not, or regardless of whether or not they actually produce something with Universal Studios.
6. More often than not, their projects with Universal Studios fall into the following categories:
a. Abandoned in pre-production
b. Never begun at all
c. Mass market / commercial failures
d. Their would be projects used as a "blockade" against the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
Combine this with the "Black Tower's" repeated trait of having absolutely no commercial and creative instincts whatsoever towards "Battlestar Galactica", and you have Bryan Singer carrying on the embarrassing partnership tradition begun by his predecessor - Ronald D. Moore.