Friday, April 19, 2013
This Usual and Expected Nonsense Between Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson Has Always Been Just The "Tip of The Iceberg" With "Battlestar Galactica"
Is there any further proof needed that "Battlestar Galactica" has been owned by the worst possible corporate entity (Universal Studios) and individual (Glen A. Larson?) any property could be cursed with?
For 35 years, Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson have been unwilling and unable to get their own heads out of their own rear ends with this property. This latest lawsuit between the two of them of course, is just the "Tip of The Iceberg" in an endless series of astonishing bad decision making with this property between the two of them. First and foremost, Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson are as bad as the other one when it comes to the ownership of this property. The two of them have always been self absorbed, bean counting business entities who through some horrific twist of fate back in 1978, became the sole owners of this property ("Battlestar Galactica") originally created by former Universal executive George Santoros, scriptwriter Leslie Stevens, and director Richard A. Colla.
It's nothing new for Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson to be fighting over "Battlestar Galactica" (and other shows) whether the issue is copyright ownership or profit participation. This leads to the inevitable next question...
If "Battlestar Galactica" has caused so much stress, anxiety, and overall misery for Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson during the past 35 years, shouldn't the two of them just wash their hands of the entire property (and the entire matter taking form in court) and just sell the damn thing to someone else? "Galactica" fans worldwide would rejoice in the sale!! You kidding me? To finally be done with Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson's dysfunctional ownership of "Battlestar Galactica?" It would be Christmas Day...everyday....forever!!...to finally be rid of the two of them.
As a fan of this show, I have observed for 35 years that Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson were never suited to own this property. The two of them have had "Battlestar Galactica" tied up in endless legal nonsense spanning 35 years, and when the two of them somehow managed to "Reverse - Engineer" and "Jury-Rig" something for the television screen with the "Battlestar Galactica" brand name stamped on its forehead, It turned out to be steaming piles of horse s***...
1. Galactica: 1980
4. Blood & Chrome
Those four productions listed above is a credible argument in itself that Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson have thoroughly not understood this property in any way, shape or form for the past 35 years (and quite frankly don't care.)
"Battlestar Galactica" (in the form of its 1978 pilot movie) came very close to being realized to its full potential by George Santoros, Leslie Stevens, and Richard A. Colla (Richard A. Colla interview / http://www.galactica.tv) before Glen A. Larson and the ABC-TV Standards & Practices Department did one hell of a "hatchet job" on what is / was believed to be a 6 hour pilot movie as it was originally produced and shot (in 1978) by George Santoros, Leslie Stevens, and Richard A. Colla, and gutted everything that made "Battlestar Galactica" great in that 1978 pilot film. With an ambivalent Universal Studios observing from the sidelines and not giving a s***.
Wake me when Universal Studios and Glen A. Larson manage to get themselves out of the courtroom once again, with the end result being "The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series" remaining in "Sleeping Giant Limbo" once again.
Great way to spend the 35th anniversary of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series, huh?
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
Posted by Languatron at 11:25 AM