Despite the fact that the casting of Johnny Depp is a flat out lie (as every other "Battlestar Press Release" has been).... it still points out the thoughtlessness and carelessness in sound judgment Universal Studios has repeatedly demonstrated towards "Battlestar Galactica." The fact that Universal Studios would even think of Johnny Depp and "Battlestar Galactica" in the same corporate thought process (even as a joke) points out once again how dysfunctional in its corporate thinking Universal Studios has always been towards "Battlestar Galactica."
You don't cast contemporary "A-List Actors" in any "Battlestar Galactica" movie. You either cast unknowns to convey the reality of the story and characters, and / or you cast the surviving cast members from the 1978 series combined with unknowns.
When it was first announced that Universal / SyFy Channel had cast this frowning bundle of joy in "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) as Commander Adama....I thought they were joking because a decade later....the casting of Edward James Olmos as Commander Adama is still ludicrous. To go from the awesome presence and majesty of Lorne Greene as Commander Adama to this two-bit supporting actor from "Blade Runner" was / is an embarrassment to this day and smacks of economy because Olmos was most likely easy to afford for a quick hire.
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.