Sunday, February 23, 2014
What Have The Cast & Crew of "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) Hopefully Learned in The Past 10 Years From Their "GINO" Fiasco?
1. Don't attempt doing a Science Fiction television series if you really suck at doing so.
2. Don't attempt doing anything called "Battlestar Galactica" unless you have the talent to do so.
3. Don't attempt doing anything called "Battlestar Galactica" unless you intend to revive the 1978 series.
4. Don't call your show "Battlestar Galactica" if your show is really, nothing but a televised version of "Blade Runner", a crappy soap opera, and a crappy simile to 9/11 all rolled into one.
5. If your ratings are low and your show is a mass market commercial failure, don't appear on magazine covers pretending like the exact opposite is going on.
6. Don't appear on magazine covers pretending like people love your show.
7. Don't pretend that your badly produced and badly written show is "Cutting edge", "Hip", "Contemporary", and "Always on the pulse of what everyone likes" when in fact, it is none of those things and has long since been rejected by a mass market television audience from every conceivable standpoint of good taste.
8. Pretending that you are loved, and pretending that you are a success, is not going to make your show that way. This isn't "Mind Over Matter" here. If you are good at making television shows, mass market audiences will find you. If you are not, mass market audiences won't look for you, which is what happened to "GINO."
9. If your ratings are low from day one and stay that way, don't renew the stupid show for three more low rated seasons.
10. If only the cast, crew, and network believe in a television show while mass market television audiences do not, you are immediately out of business....Period. It's the simple economics of television production that the SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore chose to ignore. You aren't in the television business to do what you want, everyone and everything else be damned. You are in the business to put and keep on the air what mass market television audiences take a shining to. You are in the business to generate advertising revenue, not keep low rated garbage on the air as some sort of "Frat House Stunt" or ego stroking.
11. Never, ever hate your source material (The "1978 Battlestar Galactica" Series) especially when it is overwhelmingly obvious to the general public that the source material is far superior to your stupid little show from every conceivable standpoint (Imagination, Inspired Thinking, Imaginative Premise, Budget, Producing, Writing, Directing, Set Design, Wardrobe, Unprecedented Scope of Production, Casting, Characters, and Scripts.)
12. Don't do a Science Fiction television series if you are inclined to be a lazy producer(s) and a lazy network. No half baked and lazy plot device ("Everything that happened before will happen again all across the universe") will ever justify a contemporary wardrobe (business suits) being worn by humans supposedly not of this Earth. If you're not up to the job of doing a Science Fiction television series properly, don't do it at all.
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.
Posted by Languatron at 7:41 PM