"Battlestar Galactica" would be a thriving, "Tent Pole Juggernaut" right now if NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel did not own it. It would be the third, legitimate alternative for Science Fiction fans right behind "Star Wars" and "Star Trek", if NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel had never owned it.
"Battlestar Galactica" is a dead property right now not because of the property itself, but because NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel is a thoroughly broken and dysfunctional corporation incapable of keeping its business / corporate prejudices away from "Battlestar Galactica." They have never liked this property from day one and have spent 34 years abusing it in endless ways because of it. Such as...
1. Universal Studios not trying hard at all to try and sell "Battlestar Galactica" to NBC-TV or CBS-TV after it was cancelled by ABC-TV in 1979.
2. Universal Studios hacking the series to bits in poorly edited and spliced together television movies in the fall of 1980.
3. Universal Studios putting out shitty VHS tape releases of the series in 1986 with poor image quality. Additionally, only half of the episodes were released and not the best ones.
4. Universal Studios consciously never acknowledging the 10 year anniversary of the show in September 1988 and every 10 year period after that.
5. Universal Studios spending the entire decade of the 2000s in flat out, stealth marketing war against the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series and the general public primarily (because the general public liked the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series instead of Ron Moore's crap) on the old http://www.scifi.com/galactica forum.
6. Universal Studios repeatedly issuing fraudulent press releases of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series returning theatrically in 1999, 2001, 2009, and 2011.
7. Universal Studios consciously issuing a defective DVD set of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in October 2003 ("Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series") with clearly visible cracked discs sitting in the DVD trays, discs freezing while playing because of too much content on the double sided discs, and the pilot episode not being digitally remastered as the box claimed.
October 21st, 2011 Press Release
Universal Studios routinely issues fake press releases such as this in the hopes that they will be forgotten a few years later. Their "Reverse Psychology / Corporate Philosophy" towards "Battlestar Galactica" clearly isn't working.
August 3, 2012 "Whatever it Was" from Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer has become such an embarrassment and a buffoon (to Hollywood and all things Science Fiction) at this point that the least of his problems is trying to get a "Battlestar Galactica" project off the ground, but rather trying to find any employment at all in Hollywood after the failure of "Superman Returns."
During those all too frequent moments when Universal Studios routinely musters enough audacity and unmitigated gall to come up with any sort of shit project with the "Battlestar Galactica" brand name attached to it, the projects are repeatedly handed over to the same old, wrong people for the job (Ronald D. Moore, David Eick), or repeatedly handed over to a former director whose career is pretty much dead in Hollywood forever (Bryan Singer), with the entire catastrophic enterprise overseen by the same old idiotic, executives at Universal Studios / SyFy Channel who have clearly never liked the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in the first place. And it clearly shows in the sub-standard projects they keep releasing ("GINO", "Caprica", "Blood & Chrome")
"Blood & Chrome" recently failed commercially and is headed for obscurity along with Bryan Singer's "H+" http://www.youtube.com series because instead of being "Battlestar Galactica", it was a pastiche of the entire Ridley Scott universes seen in "Blade Runner" and "Aliens", alot of "Space: Above and Beyond" thrown in, with not one original or inspired idea to be found anywhere. This is the way corporate executives think, and this is especially the way the broken and dysfunctional NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel corporate executives think as they repeatedly hold personal vendettas against the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
The only way "Battlestar Galactica" will ever work commercially is if it is re-presented as it originally was in the 1978 series, removing the cheesy elements mandated by the "ABC-TV Standards & Practices" Department.
And oh yes...Get this property the hell away from NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel once and for all.