This has never been a "Science Fiction Channel" under NBC-Universal's laughable management because they have never known how to manage a "Science Fiction" channel. So they manage this network in the only way they know how....as a "John Doe, Nameless, Faceless Cable Channel" resembling to the letter....ambiguous ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV..... "WWF Wrestling", a "Sharknado" movie of the week, a cooking show, "Ghost Reality Shows." All of this is the same sort of...."Generic, Nothing in Particular Nonsense"...the commercial broadcast networks (ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV) have been piping into everyone's living rooms for decades.
And then representatives from the SyFy Channel have the nerve to show up at "Comic-Con" every year acting like they are a pure "Science Fiction Cable Channel."
Ronald D. Moore's only strength within the realm of Science Fiction has been following the orders of scores of other people above him (who knew what they were doing with Science Fiction) when he was a staff writer for the "Rick Berman era, Star Trek" series. In other words, when he is told what to write by superiors (Rick Berman) who really do know what they are doing within the realm of Science Fiction, Ronald D. Moore will be just fine.
By himself however, without anyone to tell him what to do, Ronald D. Moore's instincts towards Science Fiction get all lop-sided....as "Mass Market Unattractive" as possible...and "Batsh*t Crazy."
Ronald D. Moore didn't know how to tackle a Science Fiction project called "Battlestar Galactica" when he erringly took on the job by himself. His solution was to use the title only...."GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) and crank out a televised version of "Blade Runner" and a "Suicide Hotline" version of "Star Trek: Voyager" without any sort of thought or pre-production work done in such vital areas as wardrobe, location shooting, logical script development, and production design.. Not having much of a budget didn't help matters any either. So in the final analysis, "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) wasn't a "Battlestar Galactica" production or a Science Fiction production of any sort. It was instead, a very strange "Smorgasbord Hybrid" of the "9/11 Era in America", a badly written soap opera, "random acts of repulsive violence just for the sake of doing them" (never vital to the plots)...and very bad acting (Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell.)
In the realm of Science Fiction, Ronald D. Moore has also demonstrated a "permanent inability" to come up with original ideas on his own:
1. "Helix" - Heavily influenced by John Carpenter's "The Thing" movie.
2. A "Thing" remake script ultimately aborted and made by other people (not Ronald D. Moore.)
3. "17th Precinct" - "Harry Potter" set in a police station.
4. "Wild, Wild West" remake - Wisely aborted by CBS-TV.
So...what does Ronald D. Moore know how to do? Make stuff that resembles other people's work. Stuff that isn't very good...and stuff that doesn't deserve to be called "Science Fiction" because it isn't "Science Fiction."
There are only two types of movies Bryan Singer knows how to make. (Even in these only two categories he isn't very good at making them, but he can get them made) Low budget movies such as "Apt Pupil" and the large scale "X-Men" - (X1, X2) movies.
Hand Bryan Singer anything else however, (a script for "Logan's Run"..."Excalibur"...."Battlestar Galactica"..."Six Billion Dollar Man") and he will be totally out of his comfort zone psychologically. Oh sure, he'll crank out a press release announcing his intent to direct such productions, but he will ultimately never make them. He doesn't know how to proceed with a movie if it's not an "X-Men" movie or a low budget, intimate film.
If Singer did indeed direct "X-Men: Days of Future Past", he is on a one way trajectory to only directing endless "X-Men" sequels not because these endless sequels really need to be made, but because they are the only types of movies he knows how to make.
The "X-Men" movies are not Science Fiction, and Bryan Singer is not a Science Fiction guy. Thus, he hasn't made it big with Science Fiction fans either.
Look at all of the movies and television productions Bryan Singer doesn't know how to make if they are not "X-Men" based....Yep, he will crank out a press release announcing his intent to make them yet never will, but he ultimately doesn't know how to make any of these productions because they are not "X-Men" productions....
Bryan Singer's Aborted Project / Fake Press Release List -Volume 1
1. Six Billion Dollar Man
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. The Munsters (TV series)
4. Logan's Run
6. Bob Fosse mini series (HBO)
7. 2012 (SyFy Channel mini-series)
9. X-Men: Last Stand
10. Jack The Giant Killer
11. Star Trek: Federation - Television Series
12. The Prisoner
13. Wolverine 2
14. X-Men 3
15. Aim High
16. X-Men: First Class
17. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Abandonment Pending)
18. Freedom Formula: Ghost of The Wasteland
19. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life & Times of Harvey Milk
21. The Twilight Zone remake with CBS-TV
22. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
23. Football Wives
24. X-Men Origins: Magneto
25. Superman: The Man of Steel (Superman Returns Sequel)
26. uwantme2killhim? - Straight to DVD?
27. My Eleventh
28. The Black Box (Abandonment Pending)
29. Creature At Bay (Abandonment Pending)
30. Spooked (Abandonment Pending)
31. X-Men: Apocalypse (Abandonment Pending)
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