...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...
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?