Monday, March 24, 2014
What The "1978 Battlestar Galactica Series" Has Repeatedly Proven Over The Years, is That it is Too Imaginative, Too Cerebral. and Too Epic For Universal Studios to Deal With
Universal Studios threw two of the most self absorbed and untalented individuals in the history of all of Hollywood at "Battlestar Galactica" and the results were what you would expect:
1. Ronald D. Moore came up with "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only)..a badly conceived, badly produced, and badly written clone of "Blade Runner" and "Star Trek" that was as finite in its scope as a high school play being enacted inside of a broom closet.
2. Bryan Singer just didn't get anything done at all with "Battlestar Galactica" spanning 14 consecutive years. His usual method of not working on the job.
How Universal Studios has dealt with "Battlestar Galactica" for the past 36 years (mismanaged it on purpose) is indicative of a broken corporation unable and unwilling to deal with (from a production standpoint) the sheer scope and epic grandeur necessary bringing this series back would require.
It also speaks very poorly of Universal Studios that all of this also indicates Universal Studios unwillingness and inability to commit long term to a potential "Science Fiction Franchise." The sort of commitment anything of this magnitude would require.
Paramount Pictures has "Star Trek", Walt Disney has "Star Wars", and Universal Studios doesn't have anything at all of that nature because there has always been a different mindset at Universal Studios when it comes to "Science Fiction." Different from Paramount Pictures and Disney (before them Lucasfilm) mindset towards "Science Fiction." Universal Studios attitude towards "Science Fiction" and to a greater degree the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series has always been one of condescension. Which is really "code language" for Universal Studios always announcing to the world..."We don't want to deal with this because it would require too much talent that we simply never have on staff and we are unwilling to look outside of ourselves in order to hire, too much epic scope, too much money, and too much imagination we could never conjure up on our own."
After 36 years, the "1978 Battlestar Galactica Series" is still waiting in the wings to become the "legitimate third alternative to 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek'" because the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series is still owned by the same corporation (Universal Studios) that never should have owned it in the first place.
The "1978 Battlestar Galactica Series" has big ideas in it. Very big ideas. Ideas that Universal Studios could never deal with in a revival because Universal Studios has never been cerebral enough to deal with those ideas....
1. The "Ship of Lights."
2. The "Thousand Yahren War."
3. "The 12 Worlds"
4. A fleet of "Battlestars" defending those "12 Worlds."
5. Military intellectualism versus civilian government stupidity and naivete.
6. Religion guiding a spaceship fleet across the universe to an uncertain destination.
7. And a cool, steady & guiding hand behind the scenes seeing to it that these ideas are always fully realized and properly presented.
....primarily due to the fact that Universal Studios has never been owned and operated by bright people.
Could we really expect a studio / corporation (Universal Studios) notorious for such brain dead embarrassments as "The Maury Povich Show"...."Blind Date"...."The SyFy Channel"...."Scare Tactics"...."Sharknado".....and "Wrestling".....to suddenly and spontaneously express the intelligence necessary to bring back "The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series" and guide it into a decades spanning franchise ala' "Star Wars" and "Star Trek".....and doing so with reverential justice (to the source material) every step of the way?
The "Corporate DNA" and intelligence simply isn't and never has been there at Universal Studios in order to accomplish such a feat.
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 9:45 AM