"A multitude of topics addressed in your three-pronged attack: “stealth marketers”, “Sharknado”, “The Thing”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Abraham & Harrison” (LOL @ this last one). What do these themes all have in common? They are the hallmark of one man’s bizarre obsession with a television show that has been canceled for 38 years and counting. His comments here only hint at his sheer vindictiveness against anything developed by Universal Studios, SyFy, Ronald D. Moore (and Bryan Singer), and have their history firmly rooted in the demise of a decades old show that didn’t have enough appeal to survive its first season.
This guy has no interest in “Helix”, apart from pouring over its episode ratings. Were the show on another network, he would pay it no mind, or perhaps even praise it as exactly the type of show that SyFy needs to develop. With SyFy and “Battlestar Galactica” recreator Ron Moore’s names attached to the project, “Helix” instantly became an object of his obsession. This is the same guy whose reaction to a slight decrease in Helix’s ratings was that “life doesn’t get any better than this”. If life doesn’t get better than a television show’s weekly ratings fluctuations, then you aren’t living, my friend."
This quote left by an NBC-Universal "Stealth Marketer" on the website linked above which is not supposed to be a flame forum, nor a forum of any kind for engaging people you don't agree with, gives indications across the board as to the "psychological makeup" of these NBC-U Stealth Marketers and their employer (Universal Studios)...
1. I just realized from reading this comment that the reason why Universal Studios has never had an ongoing Science Fiction franchise in the movies and on television, is aside from "Battlestar Galactica", they regard anything pertaining to Science Fiction as a "Stigma" that should be immediately forgotten and buried in the past. They don't want anything to do with the entire "Science Fiction / Battlestar Galactica Enchilada" past a certain designated point because they regard that designated point as an "Expiration Date." Case in point: They released the horrid "R.I.P.D." not too long ago and immediately washed their hands of it, even before it tanked at the box office.
2. This guy reiterates and confirms the point in #1 by making the remark that..."Battlestar Galactica is 38 years old and counting (actually 36)." His implied meaning being...."Because the series is that old, it should be buried and forgotten in the past." Expiration Date: Get it?
3. The "1966 Star Trek" series with William Shatner is 48 years old and the "1977 Star Wars" movie is 37 years old...Yet both productions are still objects of fan worship. So...Why shouldn't the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series also still be an object of fan worship? This series has bothered Universal Studios so intensely for the past 36 years to such an extent, they label anyone in the public domain who likes it as...."Mentally Ill." Their "Corporate Strategy" for dealing with something they don't want to deal with...but keep getting it shoved back in their face by the general public still fond of it.
4. If Universal Studios had owned the "1966 Star Trek" series and the "1977 Star Wars" movie all of this time, both productions...legacy....tent pole potential....and long term franchise potential would have been nonexistent all of these years...with no additional productions that would have come afterwards based on them. Both productions would have been distant memories for the past 5 decades just as the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series is currently a distant memory to some due to Universal Studios.
5. NBC-Universal still has its "Stealth Marketers" roaming about the Internet attacking anyone in any inappropriate place they so choose, who likes the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series.
That my friends, is the symptom of a "Mentally Ill Corporation" aside from everything else I listed above.
It should also be pointed out to Universal Studios because they always need to be reminded of it...
The "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series had plenty of appeal in its first season. It died because Universal Studios circa 1978 didn't care about it, and "Brandon Stoddard" (head of programming at ABC-TV) spent the entire 9 months of that season trying to kill the show with endless pre-emptions. "Battlestar" was developed under Fred Silverman who indeed liked the show. When Silverman left ABC-TV to go and manage NBC-TV, Brandon Stoddard took over in the Fall of 1978 to take his place, and proceeded to kill the show simply because he didn't like it. It was Stoddard who informed Glen A. Larson via phone call that he had cancelled it. A different management regime came in and killed the show without giving it a chance. If Silverman had remained at ABC-TV it would have survived.
36 years after this cancellation, Universal Studios and their "Stealth Marketers" still are not going to be let off the hook of this fiasco.
The party is just beginning!!
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.