The viewing public did not want this project. Mass market audiences unanimously rejected this project. The mini-series of this project received the lowest audience test scores in television history. Bonnie Hammer put this project on the air anyway.
This isn't how you run a business. This isn't how you run a television network, cable or broadcast. The low audience test scores for this inappropriately named "Battlestar Galactica" mini-series should have been a red flag unto itself that this production was unattractive and repulsive to mass market television audiences.
Decades will come and go, trends in television entertainment will come and go. But the one reality of mass market television audiences will never change. They will always want to see upbeat premises in television series with physically attractive cast members being kind to one another. It doesn't matter if the year is 1980, 1995, or 2012. This reality will never change because people never change. From one generation to the next, mass market audiences are identically wired psychologically, and therefore will always want to watch a television series that will make them feel good.
With the nonsense depicted in the above photo, mass market audiences unanimously rejected what the SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore had to offer.