NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel got out of these three productions precisely what they put into them in terms of effort and budgeting....which is "Zilch." These are the sorts of productions where a "Science Fiction Franchise" of any sort won't be being built upon anytime soon, because all three of them were so "Shitty" in content and execution. Hardly the sort of foundation to try and build anything on.
1. "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) If you're going to make a Science Fiction television series, particularly if it is "Space Fantasy", at the very least put up the money necessary to create a credible alternate reality with credible worlds. Don't dress your cast members in business suits, film in beautiful downtown "Vancouver"....and then have the typical "Unmitigated Gall" NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel has always had by claiming this series takes place thousands of light years from Earth. Everything about this series was repulsive to the eyes (the frowning of Edward James Olmos and his crappy acting, the crappy acting of the rest of the cast members, the spaceships that were ugly as shit to look at, the series overall hostility towards women and children, its gloomy premise, and its blatant hostility towards its source material)..."The 1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. No wonder this series last resting place is http://www.amazon.com where it continues to not sell no matter how much the season sets are slashed in price. You'll even find this tub of lard (the season sets!!) in the "$5.00 Discount DVD Bins" at Wal-Mart!!
2. "Caprica" - Gangsters on an alien planet dressed like "Elliot Ness" (business suits and trench coats) with Tommy Guns. Throw in a manic-depressive teenage girl and you have a stupid-ass premise for a television series that would have been rejected at every other broadcast and cable network in Hollywood because they have a lick of common sense. The SyFy Channel of course (having no style at all and having no instinctive sensibilities as to what is good or bad) threw themselves head first into this production and green-lit it right away. 6 episodes later, it was cancelled. Go figure.
3. "Blood & Chrome" - The crappy premise of "GINO" but with more space battles. It just goes to show that a crappy premise will always be a crappy premise even with heightened pyrotechnics.
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