I touched upon this the other day and it seems it needs to be elaborated upon. Ronald D. Moore isn't in the television biz to entertain mass market audiences with mass market palatable product. He's not in the business to make quality and entertaining television series. He's in the business for self promotion / ego gratification and nothing else from what I can tell.
Take a look at this article for example. What is the first thing you see when you click on this article? Ronald D. Moore's face enlarged to a ridiculous degree. This guy isn't out to win over mass market audiences or to entertain anyone with quality and palatable television series. It's all about self promotion with this guy. Using his television projects he always wings his way through to promote himself. His television projects are secondary, he comes first. The article above isn't really about "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only)...it's about Ronald D. Moore. This is strictly a "Ronald D. Moore" article for Ronald D. Moore. The terrifying and nightmarish enlarged photo proves it.
This article showcases another serious problem. It isn't a sin to have made a television series that failed to catch on with mass market audiences. It is a sin to deny that the failure took place and not let go. Look, "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) was a flop:
1. The pilot movie had the lowest audience test scores in history. Bonnie Hammer rammed the production into existence anyway.
2. Sci-Fi Channel (back when it was still called Sci-Fi Channel with Bonnie Hammer at the helm of the "Titanic") had to lower its "ratings expectations" enormously when the ratings began trickling in for the initial first season episodes. Didn't the low audience test scores for the pilot episode warn of this? Isn't this the sort of thing that television executives are supposed to pay attention to?
3. "SpongeBob" reruns were one of the many culprits on cable routinely and effortlessly beating "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) in the ratings.
4. Regardless of whether or not Ronald D. Moore still considers "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only)..."his baby"....."his baby" simply did not catch on with mass market audiences. And it didn't catch on because not only was it not very good....it also wasn't good at all.
5. Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Singer are two very rare individuals bouncing around the entertainment industry. They aren't talented at what they try to do yet they refuse to pursue other career paths. Because they aren't talented at what they do, they instead invest most of their energies into self promotion instead of promoting the projects they are working on. If they do get around to promoting the projects they are working on...their faces, their personalities, and their opinions are heavily tied into the projects they are promoting, overshadowing everything else...primarily their own projects. So we always end up right back at square one either way because it always ends up ultimately....ABOUT THEM.
It's like Ronald D. Moore and Bryan Singer are always looking for attention even if the projects they are working on are terrible and mass market unattractive, "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only), "Superman Returns."
I have also found it quite "odd" that Ronald D. Moore has always considered it "virtuous" and something to be "lauded" when you ram a television production into existence against the direct wishes of mass market audiences. A production mass market audiences find "repulsive." If this sort of an "Insane Practice" leads to mass market success...then fine, no problem!! When it doesn't, you have nothing to brag about!! Ronald D. Moore is actually looking for "pats on the back" here. Aside from not being talented at what he does, he is also a terrible business man who has never understood the "dollars & cents" reality of the business he is supposed to be in.
It would seem that the names..."Ronald D. Moore"....and...."Bryan Singer" have become "Self Promotional Brand Names" bouncing around the entertainment industry. These brand names never having anything entertaining whatsoever to offer mass market audiences in the movies and on television.
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.