Saturday, December 20, 2014
This Could Have Been a Huge Selling "Battlestar Galactica" Book
Instead, (according to Amazon.com) it immediately went out of print on the day of its scheduled release!! (Low Sales)
I'll tell you why as to why it probably went out of print on the very day of its scheduled release...
1. You cannot combine the "1978 Battlestar Galactica Series" and Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) Series into one book because Ronald D. Moore's crap "GINO" series is not "Battlestar Galactica." Moore's "GINO" series instead, ultimately turned out to be an inconsistent and incoherent mish-mash (a mess) of badly written and fragmented story ideas he wanted to do on "Star Trek", written in a...."Making it up as he went along"....scriptwriting style. Even worse, the limited production budget of "GINO" dictated and demanded not an out of this world and exotic world environment (as was successfully pulled off in the "1978 Battlestar Galactica Series"), but rather a contemporary present day setting with present day location work in Vancouver with present day contraptions (cars, eyeglasses, apartment buildings) all over the place. I have a hunch that if Ronald D. Moore ever comes to his senses and looks back on what an embarrassing disaster his "GINO" series was, his commentary on what he did would probably be...."I hate to say that I was young at the time...but, I was young and very very naive."
2. If Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) series was such a huge hit critically and financially, why hasn't it spawned a multi-billion dollar Science Fiction empire a decade later? With Moore's "GINO" series being the huge behemoth at the core of it? Instead, Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" series sits in the graveyard with all of his other failed tv series...."Caprica"...."17th Precinct"...."G vs. E"....."Helix" (Yes it's a flop because the SyFy Channel never acknowledges its flops. Just look at "Z Nation" as well.) And what the SyFy Channel considers successes for themselves would be considered flops by everyone else in the real business world, where the SyFy Channel has never existed mentally.
3. One of the supplements (goodies...if you want to call it that) included in this book is a sheet of notebook paper of some sort with the edges cut off into angles....with some sort of meaningless gibberish on it. Remember this? The great...."Notebook Paper Debacle"....of Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" - (Galacticas in Name Only) series where both Moore and David Eick were bragging about this great new Science Fiction idea they had come up with?
"Notebook paper with the edges cut off into angles!!"
WOW!! Give both guys Emmy Awards for that one!!
What grade school kids have been doing since the dawn of time in "Arts & Crafts" classes Ronald D. Moore and Davod Eick tried to take credit for. Appalling!!
4. Remember also how....Ronald D. Moore and David Eick... tried to take credit for inventing the phrase..."So Say We All?" Just one problem. The phrase is in a second season episode of "Space: 1999" from 1976...has been used in courtroom proceedings for decades long before Ronald D. Moore and David Eick came along...and dates back to centuries in the teens.
5. Also remember how, Ronald D. Moore tried to label himself as the...."Creator"....and...."Recreator" of "Battlestar Galactica" until both the late Glen A. Larson and the Writer's Guild had to get after him. Hopefully, Glen A. Larson's surviving family is staying on top of this.
6. What Universal Studios needs to do, is publish a clean "Battlestar Galactica" coffee table book (hard cover) without Ronald D. Moore's nonsense included in it. Devoted exclusively to the.... "1978 Battlestar Galactica Series".....what "Battlestar Galactica" is, always has been, and always and only will be.
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 11:00 AM