Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Of All The Studios in Hollywood, Why Does Universal Studios Always Have The Most Trouble With Science Fiction?

And Universal Studios always has terrible problems with Science Fiction in both the movies and television:

1. In the decade of the 2000s, Universal Studios turned what should have been a fairly easy job (simply bringing "Battlestar Galactica" back to television) into a major stealth marketing based, domestic and international incident on the Internet with their hired stealth marketers shouting at the general public on Internet bulletin boards on behalf of Ronald D. Moore's "Galactica in Name Only" (GINO) series...which really wasn't "Battlestar Galactica" at all.

2. Universal Studios and Bryan Singer have not lifted a finger to bring back "Battlestar Galactica" (in its original 1978 form) during three consecutive time periods...2001, 2009, and 2011...despite the fact that the two of them announced such a production during all three of those years.

3. Universal Studios has not had a successful Science Fiction theatrical film in lord knows how long. I think you would have to go back to the 1990s and Steven Spielberg's "Jurrassic Park" for the last time Universal Studios scored a home run with anything....Science Fiction.

I think the fundamental problem is that the old guard is still managing Universal Studios...The "Old Guard" as in....Conservative, narrow minded studio executives who have a general, all around hostility towards Science Fiction for no logical reason at all.

Science Fiction demands inspired thinking and imagination...which is what the "Old Guard" at Universal Studios will never have.

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