Monday, February 6, 2012

How The Mighty Have Fallen

It's so funny. I vividly remember October 2003 when Ronald D. Moore's infamous "GINO" series debuted. Everyone at the old Sci-Fi Channel (with Bonnie Hammer at the helm) and the "GINO" cast & crew were so full of themselves with self love, self admiration, and chronic back-patting of one another because they thought that they had produced the mega-sensation of the century. "Imagine (so they thought!!) An incredibly brilliant take on "Battlestar Galactica" that simultaneously trashes the beloved "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series and its fanbase while Ronald D. Moore's incredibly brilliant take on the old show will make all of us filthy rich!! We have the makings of a super-duper cash cow franchise here!!" Of course, that didn't happen. Ronald D. Moore's "Galactica in Name Only" series (GINO) limped along for four low rated and highly forgettable seasons. Then came the clunker called "Caprica" after that. What is this mighty filmmaking team up to now? As you can see from the above photograph, they have fallen victim to their own technical limitations with the "green screen" process during the attempted production of "Blood & Chrome." You see, the SyFy Channel wants to do this series all in green screen so they won't have to spend a penny on building physical sets. The funny thing is, (and it truly is hilarious!!) these production veterans of "GINO" and "Caprica" can't figure out the "green screen" process. They can't figure out how to make it work!! ROTFLAO!!

The SyFy Channel has two options. Spend alot (and I mean alot!!) more money to hire much, much better qualified technical people to solve their "green screen problems" (That will never happen!!) Or spend alot (and I mean alot!!) more money to build actual physical sets if they can't master green screen. (That will also never happen!!)

When was "Blood & Chrome" first announced by the SyFy Channel? 13 months ago? It's been an extremely long production process, hasn't it?


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