It speaks volumes....right here....in this film clip....as to why "Battlestar Galactica" is owned by the wrong people and the wrong corporation.
What do we see in this film clip?
1. NBC-Universal and Ronald D. Moore did not have the appropriate budget (not large enough by any means) to do any sort of justice to "Battlestar Galactica."
2. There was a lack of caring from all involved in this "GINO" production. There was no "Battlestar Galactica" of any sort being done here. Instead, "GINO" was a low budget production crapped out of everyone's rear end on cruise control while it was being made in Vancouver.
3. "GINO" was made by a corporation and made by people who are not Science Fiction fans and not "Battlestar Galactica" fans. Instead, it was made by a corporation and by people accustomed to the "assembly line"...."crank it out fast regardless of quality".....mentality all too common in television production today.
4. There was no attempt whatsoever made by the corporation and people who made "GINO" to convey the slightest sense of a credible alternate reality supposedly taking place thousands of light years from Earth. Instead, "GINO" was harshly and jarringly grounded in the contemporary real world (right here on Earth) destroying any credible illusions to the contrary due to this production not having the appropriate funding to do so, this production not having any behind the scenes talent to make it happen, and the ongoing stunning arrogance and naivete of Bonnie Hammer and Ronald D. Moore every step of the way....always drastically overestimating their own self love while this "GINO" thing was in production.
5. "GINO" was not "Battlestar Galactica." Instead, it was an odd hybrid of badly written soap opera clap-trap...stolen ideas from "Star Trek"..."Species"...and "Blade Runner executed very poorly, astonishing low production values (this show never did have a budget of any sort for wardrobe), cranked out by a group of people with a staggering lack of talent and imagination in all departments across the board. The "Battlestar Galactica" title being slapped on the entire mess.
6. The makers of "GINO" expected forgiveness from television viewers in too many areas of its production:
a. That location shooting looked like exactly like what it was....location shooting under sunny blue skies in local neighborhoods.
b. There was no imaginative costume designer to be found anywhere in this production.
c. This was a very lazy television production made by very lazy people who wanted television viewers to overlook that as well.
d. That most of "GINO's" cast members couldn't act worth a shit, primarily the "ever frowning" Edward James Olmos and the "zombie, blank staring" Mary McDonnell.
e. That in addition to not being "Battlestar Galactica" at all..."GINO" was quite frankly...a boring as shit production.
f. That "GINO"...like the SyFy Channel which spawned it....lacked an on-air coherent identity. "GINO" was in fact...."That John Doe, Soap Opera-ish, Spaceshipy Watchamcallit" television series.
g. That Ronald D. Moore and David Eick quite frankly, didn't know what the hell they were doing as the producers of this mess.
h. That "GINO" needed another good year in pre-production just to nail down exactly what its identity was supposed to be as a television production. Among many, many other behind the scenes issues with this production.
I can't wait to start ripping apart "Helix" when that arrives D.O.A. at the SyFy Channel!!
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.