When an indiividual or a business entity wants to shoot themselves in the foot, it's always best to let them do it in order to draw negative attention to themselves. In the case of Universal Studios deliberate mismanagement of the "Battlestar Galactica" property which will be 34 years old on January 1st, 2012, this deliberate mismanagement of theirs is finally coming to a head.
Universal Studios assigned Bryan Singer and a scriptwriter to work on a "Battlestar Galactica" theatrical film on October 17th, 2011. Singer himself stated he was diving right into this project with no distractions due to the "Excalibur" film being shut down. Universal Studios itself stated that Singer and a scriptwriter were assigned to the project. A little over a month later in late November 2011, Universal Studios and Singer then stated that a preposterous remake of the "Munsters" television series was now occupying their time. Though not specficially stated by either one of them, it is fairly obvious that this "Battlestar Galactica" theatrical film is now dead again...only this time...for the most ridiculous substitute project imaginable. A "Munsters" remake.
Universal Studios is getting careless in its old age. Universal Studios is getting reckless and careless in its deliberate mismanagement of the "Battlestar Galactica" property. Its blatant unprofessionalism, obstructionism, and thorough lack of a professional work ethic towards the "Battlestar Galactica" property is so overwhelmingly obvious now, that not even the paid, negative reviews of the book above from hired stealth marketers (hired by Universal Studios) are holding any water.
Make no mistake. Universal Studios is finally up against the wall. "The Munsters" is the straw that finally broke the camel's back. It is the tipping point that has finally prompted people to realize that there indeed has been "funny business" going on at Universal Studios involving "Battlestar Galactica." This in addition to the other, ever accumulating "funny business" at Universal Studios involving "Battlestar Galactica."
1. All of Ronald D. Moore's nonsensical projects titled "Battlestar Galactica."
2. The release of "Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series" on DVD in October 2003 with cracked discs, freezing discs, and episodes obviously not "digitally remastered." the pilot episode being in the worst shape.
3. Bryan Singer's aborted "Galactica" projects in 2001 and 2009.
4. Glen A. Larson's aborted project in 1999.
5. Tom DeSanto's aborted attempts throughout the 2000s.
Now, if Universal Studios had abandoned Bryan Singer's latest (supposed) "Galactica" attempt (announced in October 2011) for something more legitimate and with more "gravity", such as a theatrical film based upon the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, they might have been able to squeak by this time despite their intensely troubled conduct and intensely troubled corporate history with the "Battlestar Galactica" property.
But "The Munsters??" They abandoned "Battlestar Galactica" for "The Munsters??" The least television series on Earth that should be remade is not a legitimate excuse to abandon a "Battlestar Galactica" theatrical film.
What Universal Studios has finally done to itself, is put everyone on notice to the fact that once and for all, they do indeed have a "personal vendetta" against the "Battlestar Galactica" property.