...When they have been following this simple, "Two-Pronged Corporate Formula"....
1. Simply not reviving "Battlestar Galactica" in its only true form as represented in the picture above. Mass market friendly and demographically appealing to all age groups and the entire family. The only true "Battlestar Galactica" which to this day...still has a world wide audience.
2. Reviving the "Battlestar Galactica" title only in a counterfeit production obviously not "Battlestar Galactica" and not mass market attractive to anyone......intentionally not aimed at the widest possible demographic audience. Instead, intentionally aimed at a razor thin and smallest possible demographic group (the personal friends of Ronald D. Moore and SyFy Channel exercutives on Wall Street...25 people at the most)...thereby causing the most ever so convenient "Chain Reaction of Failure" for NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel to bounce back and say...."You see?? You see?? We tried reviving "Battlestar Galactica" and nobody watched it!!"
If a production is specifically designed on purpose to not pull in the largest possible demographic audience (as represented by this mug shot of Edward James Olmos in "GINO") in order to reinforce a corporation's argument (and prejudices against that property) that that particular property is not mass market viable....of course the inevitable result will be failure.
Let's be perfectly honest here....If you cast "Sour Puss" Edward James Olmos in anything (as a leading man), you've already taken the first step (on purpose) in ensuring that that particular movie / television show will not appeal to the largest possible, family friendly mass market demographic. Edward James Olmos is not a mass market friendly, leading man kind of guy. He is a character, supporting actor best left in the background of extras in movies with occasional lines of dialogue as he did so well in "Blade Runner."
This "thing" called "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) starring Edward James Olmos accomplished precisely what it was designed to accomplish. Keep "Battlestar Galactica" a "Sleeping Giant" while at the same time allowing Universal Studios to retain ownership of the long dormant property they fully intend to keep dormant. To keep George Lucas happy?
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.