Did Universal Studios let this puppy (Battlestar 1978) out of its corporate paws in the late 1980's even if it was for a brief period of time?
Regardless of whatever supposed rational explanation there may be to explain away the fact that...."Battlestar 1978"....footage showed up in a movie not owned by Universal Studios in the late 1980's...the simple fact that it did (and Universal Studios did nothing about it) indicates a lapse of ownership of the...."Battlestar 1978"....footage in the late 1980's....even if that lapse in ownership was temporary.
That means that at the time..."Space Mutiny"...was made...It also means that any other amateur filmmaker(s) at the time also had full access to the..."Battlestar 1978"....footage without having to ask Universal Studios beforehand if they could use it.
It also means even the other major studios at that time (Warner Brothers, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema) also had full access to the...."Battlestar 1978"....footage without having to ask Universal Studios beforehand if they could use it....without having to pay a nickel to Universal Studios to use it.
Even if the..."Battlestar 1978"....footage had been purchased (rented) momentarily from Universal Studios by the producers of..."Space Mutiny"....in the late 1980's....that in itself would have been unprecedented as well.
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.