1. 1979 - "Battlestar Galactica" cancelled by ABC-TV despite strong enough ratings for a season renewal and despite each episode budget being more in the neighborhood of a reasonable $750,000.00 instead of the rumored $1 million. Universal Studios didn't try very hard to sell the series to CBS-TV and NBC-TV afterwards.
2. 1980 - Universal Studios butchers the series in the editing room with a series of sloppily spliced together "Tele-Movies" for syndication.
3. 1986 - Universal Studios releases half of the episodes on poorly manufactured VHS tapes for sale to the general public. With Universal Studios there is always "icing on the cake" as well as the best episodes of the series (including "Hand of God") were not released on VHS.
4. 1987 - 1994: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" revitalizes the presence of Science Fiction television programming in syndication, followed by "Deep Space Nine" "Star Trek: Voyager", and "Babylon 5." Universal Studios does nothing with "Battlestar Galactica" in the midst of this stunningly favorable commercial climate.
5. 1993 - With Universal Studios ever present assistance and diligence, the "15th Anniversary Battlestar Galactica" convention in the "Universal Hilton" has a low turnout due to poor word of mouth and convention goers being turned away at the front door.
6. 1995 - 1999: The popularity of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series in reruns on the then "Sci-Fi Channel results in Universal Studios distributing...."Revisionist Merchandise??" (a buffed up "Starbuck" action figure).... with the "Galactica" brand name slapped on it.
7. 2001 - Relatively unknown Bryan Singer (still relatively unknown) crawls out of the woodwork announcing a "Battlestar Galactica" mini series with "FOX - TV." Of course it never came to fruition!! How convenient for the parties within Universal Studios who never wanted it revived.
8. 2003 - "Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series" is released on DVD in October of that year. It will prove to be the "Worst TV - DVD Set Ever Manufactured." Cracked discs, freezing discs, cheap double sided discs, and the worst transfer of the pilot episode..."Saga of a Star World"....ever. Heavy grain, specks, pops all over the place.
9. 2003 - No talent staff writer and producer Ronald D. Moore crawls out of the woodwork announcing something called "Battlestar Galactica." It proved to be "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) instead as Ronald D. Moore refuses to and never leaves the "Starship Enterprise" when attempting televised Science Fiction....even when something called "Battlestar Galactica" is his target.
10. 2008 / 2009 / 2011 - Universal Studios and Bryan Singer announce three more projects based upon the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" after the "FOX - TV Fiasco." These three projects also never come to fruition.
11. After this extraordinary 36 year track record of deliberate mismanagement of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series....Universal Studios, Ronald D. Moore, and Bryan Singer continue to try and "Tip-Toe" away from this decades spanning catastrophe they all created collectively and individually.
Hey!! It's easy to forget, right? Bryan Singer has apparently moved on to his specialty...directing rotten "X-Men" sequels...and Ronald D. Moore has tried to move on with "17th Precinct" that never got picked up...."Wild, Wild West"...that never got picked up....a "Thing" prequel script that never got used but now has been apparently dusted off / slightly rewritten and now called "Helix" for the SyFy Channel...and an "Outlander" pile of bore set in time traveling medieval times. And Universal Studios just...."Hangs Low!!"
That should do it. The past catastrophic 36 years of deliberate mismanagement of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series wiped from everyone's memory!! Not!!
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