Thursday, August 30, 2012

I Have a Feeling That This Article Will Be Increasingly Referenced As The Sheer Volume of Projects Not Completed By Bryan Singer Continues to Stockpile



http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/35894/does-excalibur-wolverine-2-x-men-first-class-director-bryan-singer-really-want-to-make-movies

Providing a startling contrast to what Bryan Singer claims...



And by the way..."The Munsters" has been delayed until the Fall 2013 television season at the earliest. And yes, it doesn't take two years or longer to make a television pilot unless of course, Bryan Singer is the director.




Is Bryan Singer not making it as a director in the television industry either?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Does Bryan Singer Even Work For This Guy? And is Ron Meyer Even Aware That a "Galactica" Movie is Supposedly in Production?



I didn't think so...on both counts.


I guess we can count on Bryan Singer's "Little Stuttering Propaganda Machine" to continue uninterrupted.

Did Bryan Singer Steer "The Six Billion Dollar Man" into Development Hell (On Purpose) At The Same Time He Did The Same to "Battlestar Galactica"...



http://www.badhaven.com/film/film-news/the-six-million-dollar-man-to-get-movie-adap-by-bryan-singer/

...and "Excalibur"....and "Logan's Run"....and "Star Trek"....and "The Munsters" and...3.1416...3.1418....and...3.1420...and ?

The last three digits are "pi"....by the way...

Can a Movie Studio Notorious For Mishandling "Battlestar Galactica" On Purpose, And a Former (Not Terribly Successful) Movie Director...

 







...Come out of retirement and pull off a "Battlestar Galactica" movie?


After 11 consecutive years of not being able to do so, the answer is fairly obvious. I'll let Bryan Singer's "Stuttering" speak for itself.

Monday, August 27, 2012

5 Years in The Making And Many Times Late in Reaching Theaters. Would We Expect Anything Less With Bryan Singer Directing?



Business as usual at Bryan Singer's "Bad Hat Harry Productions."




And this is the only update (if you want to call it that) we have since October 21st, 2011? By the way Singer...former movie directors with speech impediments are people too...or so I've been told.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Let's Get Down to "Brass Tacks." Has The Hollywood System Dumped Bryan Singer? Are They No Longer Seeking His Directorial Services?



The critical and commercial failure of "Superman Returns" would be a huge strike against any director's future career in Hollywood.

Is this what happened to Bryan Singer? Is this why he wasn't given the green light on any project he announced?

1. Logan's Run
2. Excalibur
3. Six Billion Dollar Man
4. Star Trek
5. X-Men: Last Stand

Has Bryan Singer been announcing these projects before the studios gave him the "Official Go-Ahead" to begin working on these projects? Has he been announcing these projects prematurely before the studios have been giving him the green light?

Is this why Bryan Singer has been gradually drifting into television and..."kinda"...."sorta"....staying there permanently?

And what of Universal Studios, Bryan Singer, and "Battlestar Galactica?" I'm sorry but conventional wisdom suggests that this project should be further along after 10 months than merely being in the..."Script Revision Phase."








Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The "Bryan Singer Curse" Strikes Again!! "The Munsters" Was Delayed Back in February of This Year!!





http://www.cinemablend.com/television/munsters-reboot-production-delayed-due-casting-difficulties-39426.html


quote - "Among the TV pilots to receive an early order is the revival of a classic TV series from the ‘60‘s. Whether or not it proves to be as charming and funny to viewers as the original did remains to be seen. While NBC’s The Munsters reboot may have a title, it doesn’t have a cast yet. This little snag in the development of the project has reportedly resulted in a production delay.

According to Deadline, following difficulties with casting, NBC is has decided to push off production on the Munsters pilot to June. Given the interest in this particular project, being a reboot of a classic TV show, it’s understandable that casting be especially crucial to the project. Deadline doesn’t specify exactly what the issues are, only that casting is the reason for the delay. The site also notes that Jon Favreau’s CBS comedy pilot Tweaked, which also received an early pilot order, has also been delayed due to casting issues.

At this point, it seems like the only thing set for the Munsters reboot, aside from that Bryan Fuller writing and Bryan Singer directing, is that the series will be named Mockingbird Lane, a nod to the street on which the family lives. Now that we know there have been “casting difficulties,” I’m even more intrigued to hear what comes through the pipeline on the casting front as the project continues to develop." - unquote

Bryan Singer = Endless Delays

Did this project ever resume production in June of this year? Has Bryan Singer dropped out of this project yet? Is it getting blatantly repetitive to always be asking this when Bryan Singer is attached to a project?

I Agree With This Article And Will Take it One Step Further. Bryan Singer Isn't Directing Movies Anymore...Period



The last movie Bryan Singer directed and actually released into theaters was "Valkyrie" from four years ago. Why is Bryan Singer's workload in movie directing at a long term standstill? And why does he presently complete 0% of the 100% of movies he routinely announces? And why does Universal Studios expect us to believe that he will actually direct and complete "Battlestar Galactica?"


http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/35894/does-excalibur-wolverine-2-x-men-first-class-director-bryan-singer-really-want-to-make-movies

quote - "Director Bryan Singer has an impressive resumé from The Usual Suspects through to the very good X-Men movies and the very bad Superman Returns. But there’s one thing Singer is even better at: not making movies. Since the dawn of the last decade Singer has attached himself – often with great fanfare – to numerous high profile properties only to steer those properties straight into the abyss of development hell. Singer, however, always manages to leap, barnacle-like (or elderly Harrison Ford-like), from one sinking host to another. Just yesterday Singer’s planned remake of 1981’s Excalibur was unceremoniously sheathed but the director was already singing a new, familiar tune, announcing his intention to instead film a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica that, for no apparent reason, would entirely dismiss the wildly beloved television version that only recently ended. This is not only a terrible idea, it will clearly never happen — a fact that won’t be confirmed until mid 2013 at which point Singer should be free to discuss a deep-seated desire to “reboot” the doomed Green Lantern franchise or perhaps mount a nine-figure “re-imagining” of D.A.R.Y.L. starring a real robot boy who hasn’t been invented yet. And so the question must be asked: is Bryan Singer a perfectionist? Or is he work-averse?

Certainly there have been dithering directors before: Darren Aronofsky famously flirts with big-budget productions — Watchmen, two distinct versions of Batman — only to retreat back to his familiar indie cave. This year Aronofsky nearly got too hot and heavy with one such project: Wolverine 2 was already in pre-production in Japan when Aronofsky finally sobered up, like a sorority girl after one too many jell-o shots, and stumbled home muttering something about family. But Singer — who, naturally, was also briefly attached to Wolverine 2takes Aronofsky’s strategy to another level by simply not making any movies at all. First precious career years were lost hemming and hawing over X-Men 3 (which was eventually made, awfully, by Brett Ratner) and then Superman 2 (which was placed instead in Zack Snyder’s meaty, underlit paws). Then, after a brief, potentially accidental detour into actual filmmaking (we have plausible evidence that the 2008 Tom Cruise vehicle Valkyrie was indeed shot, edited, and released) Singer went right back into his usual pattern of cinema default swaps. First he attached himself to X-Men: First Class before begging off claiming he was too busy (!). Around this time, Singer announced plans for both Excalibur and Battlestar as well as backwoods thriller The Prisoners and, more recently, an entirely redundant HBO biopic of choreographer Bob Fosse.

This new approach of flooding the zone with bright shiny announcements seemed sound: with so many impossible balls in the air who could say whether Singer was productively pitching or just juggling? But then he seemed to zero in on an even better plan: going all in on a project so pock-marked the development alone could take decades. Warner Brothers’ Jack the Giant Killer was just such a property, a CGI-heavy adaptation of a 600 year-old British fairy tale. (Because Bob Zemeckis’s Beowulf did so well!) Even better, the project had been filmed once before and had been making the Hollywood rounds with various talent attached for years. At first, everything was going smoothly, which is to say, slowly: Singer’s first move as captain of the good ship Giant Killer was to delay everything for at least a year. But then disturbingly active bits of news began to emerge: casting was completed and then actual footage shot. Latest reports suggest that Singer may have outfoxed himself here and actually made a movie. Although after visiting the film’s IMDb page, our doubts remain. Check out the only official photo of the production, a dingy image that suggests Singer spent his time off mixing up the definitions of greenscreen and silkscreen. What if Jack the Giant Killer only exists as speculation, a cinematic sink-hole that Singer can spent years futzing over in post-production while actually adrift somewhere on his giant yacht, The Sir Ian McKellan? Only time will tell. But in the meantime, we salute you, Bryan Singer! No one in Hollywood works harder at not working." - unquote

Monday, August 20, 2012

Perhaps Bryan Singer Needs to Stop Speaking On His Own Behalf. Everytime He Does, He Implies Too Many Things



Perhaps Bryan Singer should study and use the above video to determine whether or not he should be his own spokesperson in the future.

Bryan Singer said alot of implied things in this video via his spontaneous stuttering...

1. He and Universal Studios have absolutely no enthusiasm for any theatrical "Battlestar Galactica" project and never will. As a consequence, the two of them will continue dragging their knuckles on the pavement from one decade to the next not making a "Battlestar Galactica" theatrical film of any sort.

2. Bryan Singer will go to great lengths to try and conceal the fact that his present enthusiasm for directing movies is long gone. Regardless of the title of the movie Bryan Singer's name is presently attached to, no progress is made whatsoever on any of those movies...ever.

3. Bryan Singer goes to great lengths to try and sell the public on the notion that only having a script going through revisions after 10 months is a perfectly normal passage of time in the production of a movie, and it isn't necessary to go any faster.

4. Bryan Singer gives the overwhelming impression that he would like to be anywhere else except sitting in that chair talking about "Battlestar Galactica" after being put on the spot from a curve ball question. That he would even prefer being in another profession entirely. Whether it be fixing leaking pipes or flipping burgers.

5. Bryan Singer implies in this video that he is done with theatrical movie directing entirely, and his momentary sitting in that chair is a temporary transit station in between him leaving behind movie directing entirely, and drifting into television.

6. Bryan Singer also gives the impression that he isn't going to be starting or finishing new or present projects anytime soon.

7. The nefarious actions of Universal Studios are implied in this video as well, that they are going to do absolutely nothing to try and jump start this project by handing it over to another movie director who still wants to be a movie director. That Universal Studios is perfectly happy to let this project die for a third consecutive time in the boring and "sinking ship" hands of Bryan Singer in downgraded career transition.

8. Of course, if Bryan Singer doesn't want to tackle and physically complete high profile projects anymore, this leaves his agent being unable to line up and secure decent work for him. Bryan Singer's only recently completed project is a piss-pot little video series on http://www.youtube.com. And Singer is proud of that and is touting that?

9. I'll wager that once Bryan Singer completes his career transition over to television, he won't be completing much (if anything at all) in that industry either. I'll even wager that Bryan Singer will never complete the "Munsters" pilot for NBC-TV at this point.

10. Bryan Singer wants to be doing something else entirely career wise circa 2012. And it shows. Boy, does it show.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Isn't it Interesting How Universal Studios is Always Shying Away From The Directors That Could Make a "Battlestar Galactica" Movie For Them Within a Reasonable Amount of Time?




In the past 10 years, Nicholas Meyer could have filmed two or three "Battlestar Galactica" movies for Universal Studios, as opposed to Bryan Singer not making any within the same period of time. It is precisely this very reason why Universal Studios never asked Nicholas Meyer to do so.





Joss Whedon has proven that he can handle big budget spectacles like "The Avengers" and a weekly Science Fiction television series...."Firefly." So of course Universal Studios never asked him to direct "Battlestar Galactica" for the big screen. Because Joss Whedon can deliver, and on schedule.




Shaun Levy easily handled big budget and effects heavy comedies like the two "Night at The Museum" movies and the two "Pink Panther" movies with Steve Martin. He could of course make the big budget cross-over (very easily) to the serious "Battlestar Galactica." So of course Universal Studios never chose him to direct "Battlestar Galactica."



Whatever the internal corporate, political motivations are for Universal Studios repeatedly choosing this guy to helm a "Battlestar Galactica" movie they know he will never make (Singer hasn't made his first "Galactica" movie in 11 years), one thing is very clear. Universal Studios is utilizing and taking advantage of Bryan Singer's current aversion to making any sorts of movies...period. Bryan Singer not working...period...on any movie right now including "Battlestar Galactica" seems to be fulfilling the "anti-Galactica Agenda" Universal Studios has always had towards the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hollywood And The Rest of The World Are Finally Catching On to The Fact That Bryan Singer is Not Making Any of The Projects He is Announcing



The "Incredible Shrinking Man" in the "Directors Guild of America." Bryan Singer (pictured above) has not done his membership justice.


http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/35894/does-excalibur-wolverine-2-x-men-first-class-director-bryan-singer-really-want-to-make-movies

It just warms my heart to no end that the rest of the world is finally catching up with me and what I figured out long ago about Bryan Singer. He isn't making any of the projects he is announcing.

Can it Be Bryan Singer's "Newfangled" Lack of Clout in Hollywood As a Movie Director...



...is contributing to the stunning lack of progress this movie has made in 10 months, and to Bryan Singer suddenly developing a speech impediment during this interview?

Yeah OK, Universal Studios has never followed through themselves with any (original series 1978) based production of "Battlestar Galactica" they have announced going back 11 years, but Bryan Singer has been no help either with his laughable work history...and all of the projects he has aborted in addition to "Battlestar Galactica" above

1. Logan's Run - Aborted by Bryan Singer
2. Excalibur - Aborted by Bryan Singer
3. X-Men: Last Stand - Aborted by Bryan Singer
4. Six Billion Dollar Man - Aborted by Bryan Singer
5. Star Trek - Aborted by Bryan Singer
6. Battlestar Galactica (2011) - Still Pending...Bryan Singer aborting the project
7. Battlestar Galactica (2009) - Aborted by Bryan Singer
8. Battlestar Galactica (2001) - Aborted by Bryan Singer
9. Jack The Giant Killer (20??) - Still Pending...Bryan Singer aborting the project
10. HBO: Bob Fosse Project (20??) - Aborted by Bryan Singer

How does "Battlestar Galactica" repeatedly end up in such incompetent and terrible hands?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Whatever Happened to These Three Guys? The Three of Them Have Lacked Staying Power in Hollywood



Eli Roth - It's a surprise to no one that a film director cannot build a career in Hollywood around nothing but gross makeup effects on the movie screen. On top of that, Eli Roth's horror movies were just plain mean-spirited. You can't keep the money coming in from movies like that no matter how hard you try.





Ronald D. Moore - Separating this guy from the Sci-Fi Channel was like shutting off someone's life support system in the hospital. He has gone nowhere in his career since parting ways with the Sci-Fi Channel and their nefarious stealth marketing machine designed on his behalf. His stint with Sony has yielded absolutely nothing yet, his ill-fated "17th Precinct " for NBC-TV and his ill-fated "Wild, Wild West" pilot for CBS-TV being the first consecutive casualties with Sony.




Bryan Singer - Make no mistake. It's no coincidence that Bryan Singer's work in television has increased two-fold since the critical and financial failure of "Superman Returns" and the financial failure of "Valkyrie." He is having to direct sitcom pilots (The Munsters) and ice cream commercials nowadays just to support himself. Bryan Singer's additional inability and liability in being unable to get a "Battlestar Galactica" production of any sort off the ground after 11 years (in Singer's partial defense, Universal Studios has been no help) hasn't helped his credibility as a theatrical film director in anyone's eyes. His additional inability in getting "Logan's Run", "Excalibur", "X-Men: Last Stand", and "The Six Billion Dollar Man" up and running makes it very safe to say nowadays that Bryan Singer's theatrical film career as a movie director....IS TOAST.





Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In All Likelihood, I Suspect We Have Heard All That We Will Ever Hear About This Movie From Bryan Singer And Universal Studios


The press release (above) from Universal Studios and Bryan Singer on October 21st, 2011.

Bryan Singer and Universal Studios will now go dark information wise (because there will be no further information to share) and quietly reinsert this embryonic movie idea back into "Hollywood Development Hell" mode where it will once again never get made.

We now won't hear from Bryan Singer and Universal Studios again about this movie until the Fall of 2013 when they will both re-announce it as going back into production yet again for a fourth time.

This is the work history of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer with this movie / production going back 11 years:

1. 2001 - FOX TV television pilot (Battlestar Galactica) never got made.
2. 2009 - Battlestar Galactica feature film never got made.
3. 2011 - Battlestar Galactica feature film never got made.

And this is my prediction for the future...

4. Fall 2013 - Bryan Singer and Universal Studios will re-announce this movie as going back into production where it will also...never get made.

Bryan Singer and Universal Studios are now in "Biennial Schedule Mode" with these sham movie announcements of theirs for a "Battlestar Galactica" movie.

In the mean time, Bryan Singer will continue to complete a series of fairly unremarkable projects for the television screen uncluding sitcom pilots and television commercials. Most not worthy of mention (and probably won't be mentioned) on the Internet.

If Bryan Singer and Universal Studios ever do manage to make this movie, it will be a fluke of nature or an act of God.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

If "Sham Biennial Movie Announcements" Are The Only Things Bryan Singer And Universal Studios Will Ever Offer The General Public...



...Then Maybe it's Time For The Two of Them to Get Into Another Line of Work...


In Hollywood, no one has been worse in the Science Fiction theatrical business than Universal Studios and Bryan Singer. In Science Fiction cinema, Universal Studios produces one theatrical flop after another, and Bryan Singer can't get any of his announced Science Fiction movies off of the ground, period. When these two miserable failures join forces, ir comes as no surprise that they still haven't gotten a "Battlestar Galactica" theatrical film off of the ground after 11 years (on purpose of course.).

Universal Studios is the only studio in Hollywood where there seems to be some sort of "Remedial Academics Section" of their movie division where a "Battlestar Galactica" film and all other Science Fiction movies are specifically assigned. And every Science Fiction movie that comes out of this "Remedial Academics Section" will inevitably suck and fail, and a "Battlestar Galactica" movie will never get made.

Bryan Singer's "flustered stuttering" in the above video (where he was obviously caught off guard being asked about a movie he really hasn't been working on for the past 10 months) is indicative of the all around "poor quality" of hired help that always ends up at Universal Studios specifically assigned to this "Remedial Academics Section" of filmmaking at Universal Studios, where all of the idiots end up at Universal Studios dabbling in Science Fiction and "Battlestar Galactica."

Universal Studios and Bryan Singer should just get out of the "Science Fiction Movie Business" entirely because they both suck at it in general, and they both haven't gotten a "Galactica" movie off of the ground after 11 years (on purpose of course.)

In Hollywood, that sort of a track record would certainly warrant Bryan Singer's agent skipping town and finding a much, much better client to represent...and it would certainly warrant Universal Studios shareholders skipping town right behind Bryan Singer's former agent.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Internet News Media Hasn't Caught On Yet That Bryan Singer Isn't Directing Theatrical Films Anymore?




How much clearer can it be for the Internet media to see? Bryan Singer is presently directing everything else except theatrical films:

1. The "H+" series for Youtube.com (My apologies. Singer didn't direct this.)
2. "Magnum Gold" Ice Cream Commercials
3. The "Munsters" television pilot

His latest theatrical movie claim...the "Battlestar Galactica" film he announced on October 21st, 2011 is no further along now than it was 10 months ago.

Even if he were still directing theatrical films, he has turned out to be a very poor leader of potentially hundreds of people eventually hired to work on this "Battlestar Galactica" movie while sitting in the "Director's Chair." His management approach is decidely "hands off" and "thorough lack of involvement."

10 months after a movie is announced would certainly yield more than merely "the script is going through revisions" as Bryan Singer stated of the "Galactica" movie in his latest interview. And 10 months after a movie is announced would and should yield more than merely "flustered stuttering" on Bryan Singer's part in his latest interview.

If the "Battlestar Galactica" script was taking 10 months or longer to write and revise, (or if it began to look like it was going to take that long early on), Bryan Singer could have activated other aspects of pre-production while waiting for the script to be written. George Lucas did it all the time. During these past 10 months, Bryan Singer and Universal Studios could have hired an entire art department to begin designing sets, spacecraft designs, costumes, props, etc.

Science Fiction films by their very nature don't need to wait for a script to be completed before the design work can commence, because everything is going to look like what it is going to look like regardless of when the script gets completed (revisions and all.) For example, spacecraft designs in a Science Fiction film are agreed upon not because of script requirements, but because they "look cool."

Assuming that Bryan Singer was and has been working on this movie, he is a very poor leader as a movie director because he has given the overwhelming impression that he is an uninvolved, uninterested presence in the supposed development of this movie.

For Bryan Singer to say that "he hopes to direct this movie at some point" 10 months into the time frame when he should have been already heavily involved in the pre-production process of this movie (hammering out visual designs with his art department), tells me that Bryan Singer is not the slightest bit interested in this movie and he hasn't been working on it at all for the past 10 months. Pre-production design work with an initially hired art department is one of Bryan Singer's many, many responsibilities as a movie director. In his latest interview, Bryan Singer implied that he merely shows up on the set and directs the actors after everything else has been designed and approved by other people. That's it. I guess Bryan Singer would like the mental sensation of showing up on the set and saying..."Wow, that's really cool...I never saw anything like that before!! Who designed and approved that?"

Is Bryan Singer trying to set a new, bad precedent with this "Battlestar Galactica" movie? Since when is it a movie director's only job responsibility to merely show up on the set and direct the actors after all of the prep and design work has already been done for him without his involvement? When did this start? Where has Bryan Snger been during the past 10 months when he should have been hiring and leading an entire art department to design this movie while the script was being written? I doubt very much if Bryan Singer has a team of proteges that does this work for him because not even Steven Spielberg has that. And Bryan Singer isn't talented enough to have "Protege Groupies" he can delegate "Director" responsibilities to.

That's right...I forgot...Bryan Singer isn't actually directing theatrical films anymore.


Maybe the Internet news is starting to take notice?

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/popcornbiz/The-Munsters-Directed-ByBryan-Singer--134747848.html

quote - "Singer is no stranger to TV, acting as producer on the medical drama "House," as well as having a hand in the short-lived series "Dirty Sexy Money" and "The Triangle." He's been a little under the radar theatrically following the tepid reception of "Valkyrie" and the deafening fanboy "mehs" that greeted "Superman Returns." His next film is the fairy tale-tinged "Jack the Giant Killer," due out next year, and his name is still attached to an adaptation of "Battlestar Galactica," at least until someone explains to him what the SyFy Channel is." - unquote



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

And When Can We Expect to Hear From The "Stuttering" Bryan Singer Again About This Movie He Really Isn't Working On?



Based upon the previous, habitual behavior of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer towards "Battlestar Galactica" going back 11 years, the following will be the transpired, transpiring, and soon to transpire non-events governing this movie:

1. This movie hasn't been made
2. This movie isn't being made
3. This movie won't be made in the future

However, Universal Studios and Bryan Singer will continue to release press releases such as the one they released below on October 21st, 2011...




Expect their next "Galactica" movie press release towards the end of 2013, if Universal and Singer are still on their "Biennial Press Release Schedule" for this movie they never intend to make.

Although Universal Studios Executives Don't Like to Face The Real World in Which They Fail On a Routine, Daily Basis...




...I'm still going to burst their delusional bubble about Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series just for the fun of it....as I've done so well many times in the past...

Facts


1. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series did not replace the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in anyone's memories by any stretch of the imagination.

2. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series is not a better product than the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. "GINO" was poorly conceived, poorly produced, poorly written, poorly cast, lazily thrown together due to budgetary restraints (humanoid Cylons instead of going to the trouble and money to reconstruct the "Cylon Centurions" from the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series, and business suits & neck ties on everyone else.)

3. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series was and is, and forever shall be, a mass market failure. The general public where massive amounts of consumer dollars are at, did not take to Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series.

4. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series was obviously an unsuccessful attempt on Universal Studios part to gut the original format, themes, characters, and cast members of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in order to avoid profit sharing with Glen A. Larson via the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series as it originally was.

5. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series was also Ronald D. Moore's "Personal Narcissistic Art House Project." By its very gloomy nature, "GINO" could never be taken seriously and embraced by a mass market audience where the massive consumer dollars are at, because mass market audiences do not consist of "loony bin nutcases" who enjoy low-rated hour after low-rated hour of meaningless violence, the endless frowning of Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, and general hostility towards women. "Art House" means exactly what Universal Studios fears it means but won't acknowledge the reality. A product for an extremely narrow and limited audience consisting of nothing but "Avante Garde Nutcases."

6. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series did not "redefine televised Science Fiction for the better." It killed it. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" in Hollywood ,and to this very day a decade later, no one in Hollywood has jumped through hoops to try and imitate & clone Ronald D. Moore's mass market losing formula for failure..."needless violence, no imagination in scriptwriting, and wooden characters frowning and staring zombie faced into the camera. Not only that, but "GINO" killed televised Science Fiction....period....probably for the next 25 years.

7. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series sits in Amazon.com warehouses (the season DVDs) not being sold at a robust clip. And if the season sets do sell at all, it is due to deep discounts from Amazon.com.

8. Numerous attempts to syndicate "GINO" overseas has resulted in low ratings and the series being pulled early from the airwaves long before the entire series is shown.

9. It was stealth marketing shenanigans and childish pranks that got "GINO" on the receiving end of some sham award from Harlan Ellison, and some invite from the United Nations. Oh please. If Universal Studios executives and Ronald D. Moore crave this much attention, they should join the sinking ship that is Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

10. The "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series remains a vital part of our pop culture just as Star Wars and Star Trek does. Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series rots in the "Island of Abandoned DVD Sets" within Amazon.com.

11. What good was it to try and exclude Glen A. Larson from profit participation when your intented instrument for doing so (the "GINO" series) was an inferior product in every way to the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series and by its very nature, was not a mass market attractive product, and thus the end result is you're not making massive profits after trying to exclude Glen A. Larson?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

There is Every Reason to Believe That The SyFy Channel's "Haunted Highway" is 100% Scripted, Imaginary Nonsense




Imagine my total lack of shock and amazement when I went to do a "Google", "Bing", and "Yahoo" search on "The Louisiana Swamp Woman", which is supposed to be an ages old urban legend around those parts...and the only information that came up on all three search engines was information linked specifically to the SyFy Channel's "Haunted Highway" series.

There is no independent information apart from the SyFy Channel's "Haunted Highway" series about this "Louisiana Swamp Woman." No independent news articles, no library archives, no news clippings going back 25 years, etc.

I won't bother searching for "Skin Stealers" and "Devil Dogs", and the rest of the imaginary, scripted nonsense that has already appeared on the SyFy Channel's "Haunted Highway" series.

Gee, SyFy Channel has six episodes in the can already of "Haunted Highway", and not one episode about the real supernatural entities in this world?

1. Documented -  "Resurrection Mary" on Chicago's south side.
2. Indiana's documented haunted library - "Willard Library."
3. Documented - The Bell Witch

Quite frankly, it would probably be too dangerous for the "Haunted Highway" cast and crew to investigate the above three, which is why they are only investigating the ridiculous imaginations of their scriptwriters. It might have to do with insurance purposes, right? Put the cast members in the middle of real, potential dangers, and the insurance premiums of "Haunted Highway" skyrocket.


Putting Forth a Hypothesis: Could Bryan Singer Have a Few Undiagnosed Symptoms of "Attention Deficit Disorder?"



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_Deficit_Disorder

http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_adult_symptoms.htm

This is what we do know:

1. Bryan Singer hasn't completed a "Battlestar Galactica" production of any sort in 11 years, despite repeatedly announcing this production.

2. These other movies he announced never got made "period", or never got made by him:

a. Excalibur
b. Logan's Run
c. X-Men: Last Stand
d. Six Billion Dollar Man
e. Star Trek

3. One particular movie he has been working on for ages is a year and a half late in reaching theaters, and if it does reach theaters by its new release date of Spring 2013, it will have been four years in the making.

a. Jack The Giant Killer

4. Immediately after making his latest "Battlestar Galactica" movie announcment on August 21st, 2011 (which he proclaimed he would give his complete, undivided attention to), he announced "The Munsters", "Star Trek", and "Six Billion Dollar Man" as being his very next projects instead of "Battlestar Galactica."

Now, the following are some symptoms of "Attention Deficit Disorder" which could (very easily) be used to describe the circumstances above:

(All of these symptoms are listed in the two links above)

a. Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another.

b. Have difficulty maintaining focus on one task.

c. Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless doing something enjoyable.

d. Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new or trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys, assignments) needed to complete tasks or activities.

e. extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.

f. difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.

g. struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.

h. tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.

Now, I'm not saying that Mr. Singer has "Attention Deficit Disorder" because I'm not a doctor. I'm also not saying that he has been diagnosed with "Attention Deficit Disorder" because I don't know. 

What I am saying is that his habit of announcing movies and never making or completing them on a regular basis falls within the realm of the symptoms listed above.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Looking into Bryan Singer's "Crystal Ball" And Making Some Predictions



1. The "Battlestar Galactica" movie Bryan Singer hasn't been working on for the past 10 months will quietly fade back into the backlog of "Hollywood Development Hell" projects just as it did in 2009 and 2001.

2. The "Munsters" television pilot Bryan Singer may or may not be working on right now will either get rejected by NBC-TV, or this pilot will quietly fade into nothingness without even a looksy from NBC-TV.

3. Bryan Singer has a bright future directing ice cream commercials for television.

4. Bryan Singer is also headed for directing sitcoms on the Disney Channel.

5.  If he hasn't done so already, Bryan Singer has left big movie directing behind on a theatrical level, for a permanent career switch to television, where he will direct all sorts of projects. Commercials, sitcoms, game shows, and movies of the week. Much of his work uncredited or credited under a pseudonym.

6. Though he isn't in the movie industry anymore, Bryan Singer will always receive an "Executive Consultant" credit on all future "X-Men" movie sequels.

7. Bryan Singer and Universal Studios will continue to make "Battlestar Galactica" movie announcements every two years with no intention of actually making this movie. Expect their next "Battlestar" movie announcement in late 2013. Probably before Halloween.

8. Bryan Singer will continue to have an informal partnership arrangement with Universal Studios where absolutely nothing gets done between the two of them.

9. After Bryan Singer gets bored with television, he will quietly retire within the next five years.

10. Bryan Singer will never reunite with Tom DeSanto for any reason.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"Battlestar Galactica is a Priority." So Said Bryan Singer 10 Months Ago




http://www.movieweb.com/news/battlestar-galactica-remake-is-a-priority-says-bryan-singer


And immediately after claiming a Battlestar movie was a priority (just one month later), Bryan Singer diverted his attention away from Battlestar to three simultaneous projects:

1. Six Billion Dollar Man
2. The Munsters
3. Star Trek

If the "Battlestar Galactica" property were owned by a psychologically normal corporation, and if this movie had been assigned to a film director who completes movies within the Hollywood standard of..."a normal amount of time" (two years)...instead of Bryan Singer's time frame of..."11 years and counting"...this movie would be further along right now after 10 months than just a first draft script fumbling through endless revisions.

Bryan Singer's "Battlestar update" from a couple of days ago really wasn't an update at all, because it was nothing more than a reiteration of this project being in the same "Development Hell" it always has been in during the past 11 years due to Universal Studios and Bryan Singer's endless apathy towards this project.

It doesn't take 10 months to write a script, and it doesn't take 11 years and counting to make a movie. Not only that, but after 10 months the Battlestar script still isn't finished. Wheelchair bound Stephen Hawking couldn't go any slower trying to complete the 50 yard dash.

This is the classic "Modus Operandi" of Universal Studios and Bryan Singer being in partnership together...Nothing gets done...absolutely nothing. It has been this way for the past 11 years with this Battlestar production, and it will go another 11 years after that...squared.

There is something else going on here as well. A change for the worst in Bryan Singer's work habits. Generally speaking, Bryan Singer circa 2012 announces movies he claims he wants to direct, and then immediately abandons them in order to go off and do smaller, much easier projects, such as The "Munsters" television pilot, and a web series for http://www.youtube.com. Quite frankly, some of the reasons why I suspect this Battlestar movie never gets made includes:

1. Bryan Singer has a short attention span.

2. His attention is easily diverted away from projects he initially announces.

3. He would love to complete many projects at once but lacks the motivation to begin 99% of them.

4. Bryan Singer is burned out on directing theatrical films, so he keeps abandoning them:

a. Battlestar Galactica
b. Logan's Run
c. Six Billion Dollar Man
d. X-Men: Last Stand

And some movies Bryan Singer is dropped from because he was taking too long during the pre-production phase...

e. Excalibur

Bryan Singer never "Officially Abandons" movies per se, he just endlessly procrastinates in getting movie projects going, for years and years on end. He finds easier, smaller projects to do (apparently to kill time) during the times when he should have been directing these movies.

Bryan Singer is like a kid in school always playing "hooky" from class when it comes to directing movies. He doesn't want to actually begin the pre-production process of making a movie, or show up on the set to begin directing. When kids play "hooky" from class, they go to the local shopping mall instead. When Bryan Singer plays "hooky" from directing movies, he goes over to the television industry and directs ice cream commercials, and the "Munsters" pilot.

Bryan Singer's press release from the other day stating that the "Battlestar" movie is still in the script phase after 10 months, confirmed indeed that Bryan Singer has been playing "hooky" from this "Battlestar" movie for the past 10 months. Just as he played "hooky" from directing this "Battlestar" movie in 2009 and 2001.










Saturday, August 4, 2012

The One Constant in The Universe Will Always Be Universal Studios Infinite Stupidity Towards "Battlestar Galactica"




The Universal Studios "Infinite Stupidity Checklist" - The 2012 Edition


1. Ronald D. Moore's sham version of "Battlestar Galactica" infamously known as "GINO" was already proven to be a commercial / mass market flop of epic proportions from every conceivable standpoint, and nothing more than Ronald D. Moore's "Personal Art House Narcissism Project", yet Universal Studios (according to Bryan Singer) wants to merge this "Epic Flop" with the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series for a big screen adventure, were this movie ever to be made by Universal Studios and Bryan Singer during the next 25 years.

2. One of the reasons why a "Battlestar Galactica" feature film fails to get made (11 years and counting from Bryan Singer's involvement alone) is that Universal Studios and Bryan Singer have no clue what to do with this property. Their collective "brilliant solution" is to consider Ronald D. Moore's sham take on the property as "Canon" with what transpired in "The 1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.

3. Universal Studios doesn't like to admit past mistakes, no matter how epic in scope those past failures are. Any rational and sane business people working in Hollywood (rational and sane business people never did work at Universal Studios) would logically conclude that it would not make good business sense to revisit Ronald D. Moore's sham take on "Battlestar Galactica", since from a strictly dollars and cents standpoint it was not (by any stretch of the imagination) a successful reboot of the property. It failed on the SyFy Channel, and its reruns failed on NBC-TV. And it failed artistically as well.

4. I don't know what Universal Studios, Ronald D. Moore, and Bryan Singer have found so massively difficult to comprehend intellectually, about simply doing the "Battlestar Galactica" property as it should have been done the first time around on ABC-TV but without the cheesy mistakes. Why these supposedly intelligent people (and very likely cerebrally deficient) have never been able to see what has been plainly there for all to see for decades, and logically conclude that there is enormous potential here to build a franchise effortlessly capable of competing with Star Wars and Star Trek:

a. A Battlestar fleet meets in deep space waiting to sign a peace treaty with the Cylon Empire.

b. The 12 Worlds these Battlestars represents are destroyed by a Cylon sneak attack.

3. Count Baltar, once a trusted member of the Council of 12, was responsible for tricking President Adar into trusting the Cylon gesture of peace.

4. This magnificent story revolves around the Adama family and their friends aboard the Battlestar Galactica.

5. The Adama family is a warm loving, and nurturing family towards one another and their friends without Ronald D. Moore's "Psychotic Art House Bullshit." Rape, violence for no reason etc.

6. There are "bad guy" aliens in this universe in addition to the Cylons. The Ovions, The Eastern Alliance, etc. There are "Good guy" aliens such as the amphibious race "The Hessaris", which the humans rescued from Cylon subjugation....touching off the "Cylon / Human" war.

Why is it so damn hard for Universal Studios and Bryan Singer to simply understand this and see this? It's so plain as day that it's literally in your face. Bryan Singer sure as hell can't wrap his feeble little mind around this. You can tell that by his most recent interview on the topic of Battlestar. Of course, not understanding Battlestar Galactica is the least of Bryan Singer's problems right now, as he can't get any of his recently announced projects off the ground, and he also can't get "Jack The Giant Killer" out of post-production...after the movie is already a year and a half late in reaching theaters...and the movie is going on four years in being in production.

If Universal Studios and Bryan Singer understood any of this, we would have had a Battlestar movie in theaters long before now.

7. Universal Studios has always had two cerebrally challenged states of mind when dealing with Battlestar Galactica.

a. Doing the wrong thing with Battlestar Galactica (Ronald D. Moore's crap.)

or

b. Not doing anything at all with Battlestar Galactica.

8. Universal Studios has brainwashed themselves into believing that Ronald D. Moore's sham version of Battlestar Galactica developed a vast, commercially viable audience worth pursuing in a major motion picture by merging "GINO" with the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series, if I am interpretating Bryan Singer's statements correctly. Universal Studios of course forgets, that the bulk of Ronald D. Moore's miniscule audience were stealth marketers working for the stealth marketing firm "Abraham & Harrison", as well as corporate employees of Universal Studios and the SyFy Channel.

I suspect that Universal Studios will never let Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series go because to do so would be to admit that they were wrong for having produced it in the first place (due to its mass market failure.)  And that is something Universal Studios will never do. So, if they were to to make a Battlestar motion picture, they would most certainly dump "GINO" on to the movie screen, merged with the 1978 series.


Friday, August 3, 2012

What is The Annual Income of Bryan Singer's "Bad Hat Harry Productions?"




It certainly couldn't be that much. "Bad Hat Harry Productions" is apparently Bryan Singer's television production company. It may have been making decent cash doing "House" on a seasonal basis, but "House" has been long since cancelled. And he'll get one directing fee and one directing fee only for directing the "Munsters" pilot.

If "Bad Hat Harry Productions" is a physical film studio / corporation occupying acres of land somewhere, it certainly couldn't be doing that well with television projects scant and far between. (It certainly wouldn't be making enough money to pay the property taxes on the land.) Not with Bryan Singer at the helm of this production company.

Bryan Singer certainly hasn't enabled "Bad Hat Harry Productions" to branch off into theatrical films (a massive source of income) because he keeps dropping out of (or is dropped from) movies he keeps announcing as the director:

1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Logan's Run
3. Excalibur
4. X-Men: Last Stand
5. Six Billion Dollar Man

Perhaps it's more likely that Bryan Singer's "Bad Hat Harry Productions" is an embryonic idea or mere moniker that Bryan Singer attaches to the rare projects he does manage to complete.

Does Bryan Singer Want to Revise His "Stuttering" Over The Battlestar Movie He Hasn't Been Working On For The Past 10 Months?



Maybe if Bryan Singer didn't begin juggling and contemplating "The Munsters", "The Six Billion Dollar Man", and "Star Trek" immediately after making this "Battlestar Galactica" announcement on October 21st, 2011....




...this "Battlestar" movie would be further along right now (after 10 months) than just a first draft script going through revisions 10 months later...with Bryan Singer downgrading the status of this movie to...

quote -"He hopes to direct it at some point." -unquote


Bryan Singer circa 2012 announces many projects, yet makes very little progress on 99% of them.