By golly!! NBC-TV wanted work to begin right away on their "Munsters" television pilot. You mean, NBC-TV couldn't have been gracious and waited 2 years until Bryan Singer was done with his "Battlestar Galactica" movie he announced in October 2011?? (The "Munsters" is going to tank in the ratings anyway, either now or later.) Nope!! They wanted "The Munsters" right away!! As soon as possible!! At the very time the "Galactica" movie (announced in October 2011) should have been moving into pre-production!!
By coincidence (which really means "corporate, surgical precision timing with a laser beam" at Universal Studios whenever "Battlestar Galactica" is the topic of the moment), the production of the "Battlestar Galactica" movie (announced 1.5 months before "The Munsters" television pilot) overlapped conveniently on top of the ever so strategically timed "Munsters" pilot. So quite logically (at Universal Studios anyway), "Battlestar Galactica" being the project that was announced "first", now gets kicked to the bottom of the priority ladder in favor of "The Munsters."
Isn't it truly amazing how these "timing issues" always detrimental to ("Battlestar Galactica") always work out to the "micro-milli-second" at Universal Studios? I'm reminded of the year 2009 when the "Excalibur" movie was placed on the high priority list ahead of "Battlestar Galactica" despite "Battlestar Galactica" being announced sooner. (Universal Studios could have hired another director to direct "Galactica".) By golly, I'm also reminded of the year 2001 when "X-Men 2" was placed on the high priority list ahead of "Battlestar Galactica" despite "Battlestar Galactica" being announced sooner. (Universal Studios could have hired another director to direct "Galactica.")
But you see, this isn't how Universal Studios has set up the rules of the "Poker" game when they deal with "Battlestar Galactica." Their rules of the game are:
1. They and Bryan Singer announce a new "Galactica" movie every two years.
2. An ever so conveniently timed project (such as "The Munsters") comes along at the time the "Galactica" movie is supposed to be entering pre-production, and derails "Galactica."
3. Bryan Singer swears allegience to the newer project.
4. Universal Studios doesn't think "outside of the box" such as entertaining the radical notion of hiring anoter director to take Bryan Singer's place.
How am I doing so far, Russell? Have I struck one of your "rage nerves" yet?