...But also as the decade NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel made a "Public Spectacle" out of themselves while doing so....
Everyone working in the "NBC-Universal Black Tower" (pictured above) has nothing to be proud of in their lack of achievements with televised science fiction and "Battlestar Galactica" during the 2000s, and their business conduct while doing so.
Aaaahh yes!! The 2000s. The decade when Universal Studios full blown hatred of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series came to blatant fruition after two previous decades of trashing the series in bits and pieces here and there....
1. Universal Studios not reviving the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in the midst of the revived syndication market for science fiction television programming in 1987 caused by "Star Trek: The Next Generation", in 1992 caused by "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", in 1993 caused by "Babylon 5", and in 1994 caused by "Star Trek: Voyager."
2. Universal Studios totally ignoring the 10th year anniversay of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in September 1988.
3. Universal Studios trashing the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in the fall of 1980 with a series of badly edited, syndicated television movies badly spliced together from the actual 17 episodes of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
4. Universal Studios trashing the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in badly manufactured VHS tapes of the series in the fall of 1986. The episodes released of course, not being the best episodes of the series. Only half the episodes released.
Can we ever forget Universal Studios biggest corporate / manufacturing blunder (on purpose) directed against the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" in October 2003? When they released the "Abomination" known as "Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series" on 6 double sided (defective) DVD discs? Not only was this hunk of trash vastly overpriced ($119.00) by Universal Studios, but discs were cracked sitting in the DVD trays as consumers discovered when unwrapping the DVD set from its factory cellophane for the very first time, many discs froze while playing, the pilot episode wasn't digitally remastered or cleaned up at all for appropriate DVD presentation (it looked and still looks like shit), and this dysfunctional business trend of Universal Studios continued with many other classic Universal Studios released on DVD, such as "Dragnet" and "Night Gallery."
The decade of the 2000s was also the decade when Universal Studios hired monumentally untalented scriptwriter and producer Ronald D. Moore to "Star Trek The Hell Out of"....the "Battlestar Galactica" property in a thoroughly misguided and badly envisioned series of reimaginings infamously known as "GINO"...."Caprica"....and "Blood & Chrome."
Remember when NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel was also making an "Embarrassing / Public Spectacle" out of themselves during this era with embarrassing (to say the least) publicity photos for their "Crap Take" on "Battlestar Galactica" such as these two photos?
I guess in the decade of the 2000s, it was stylish for "hack" television producers and scriptwriters such as Ronald D. Moore to have this "I'm a tough guy" expression on your face (publicity photo) when suffering from the mistaken impression of having a smash hit television series on your hands. If anything, Ronald D. Moore gave the impression in this photo that he needed "Manic-Depression Therapy." In an "Eerie Coincidence", this is the exact same facial expression Edward James Olmos always had on his face at the time.
I loved this photo!! When the SyFy Channel and the "GINO" cast members were so delusional that they actually believed they had a smash hit television series on their hands. The SyFy Channel and the "GINO" cast members pictured here were so desperate to have their own "Prestige Show" on the order of Alan Alda and "MASH"...that they were willing to pretend that they did in this photo, even if the SyFy Channel and the "GINO" cast members pictured here weren't even in the ballpark vicinity of having a "Prestige Show."
That's what is so diabolically disgusting about the SyFy Channel and the "GINO" cast members during this era. They were all encased in their little delusional bubble of self convincing, totally cut off from reality that they were just a second rate, hack cable channel making a second rate, hack cable show. They didn't and never had fame and prestige, but they just forged ahead anyway acting like they did.
Simultaneously, NBC-Universal was also trashing the once great Sci-Fi Channel with delusions of grandeur of turning the channel into..."Nothing About Nothing"...with its present "Venereal Disease Moniker".....SyFy Channel. Before the channel became SyFy however, NBC-Universal was working its ass off to reach the point of calling it SyFy by cancelling the likes of "Farscape", every series with the parent title "Stargate" in it, ceasing broadcasting classic science fiction movies and replacing them with originally produced, hunks of dog turds such as "Mansquito", "Ice Spiders", and "Sharktopus." The 2000s was also the decade when NBC-Universal came up with the ludicrous, incredulous, and assinine ideas of broadcasting non-Science Fiction programming on the once great Sci-Fi Channel. Viewers were polluted with the likes of the "Cape Fear" movie, "CSI: Miami" reruns, WWF Wrestling, reality shows, and a cooking show. All of the crap programming NBC-Universal's accidental and usual demographic of "Trailer Park Retards With Buck Teeth" they inadverdently kept reaching (on the SyFy Channel) could possibly hope for.
How unfortunate that NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel also deleted the old http://scifi.com/galactica forum of the 2000s they used to argue with the general public on concering such topics as "Battlestar Galactica" and how much they sucked at managing it. They're erasing their tracks as they go...I get it.
As a sidenote, don't be surprised if reruns of "Maury Povich" begin showing up on the SyFy Channel.
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