|Re: Just got done watching original BSG on DVD. [message #17996 is a reply to message #16166]
||Wed, 03 October 2012 10:53
Registered: August 2012
The Void Era Man wrote:|
> In hindsight with the new series someway behind us and all of its
> offshoot options truncated, i think i can say i like the Original
> maybe it has nostalgia because i was only 14 when it debuted and scifi
> of that magnitude was rare in theater OR TV in those days.
> yeah, it had some corny stories and it didnt have the gritty 'real' feel
> of the new, but i like it because it was more escapist fantasy and not
> just a displaced post apocalypse set in space.
> i kind of see that roland ð. moore sold his premise clothed in BSG
> because it was much more likely to be picked up as a series if it had an
> established name on it already, given the current climate of recycling
> going on in hollywood. also he had a big basic framework already in
> place. all he did was totally erase Larsaon's details and put his own in
> I would have like to seen moore's opus without it being piggybacked on
> BSG backstory and character names.
It would hardly be a re-imagining then.
> it kind of turned BSG from a pleasant memory that was really only cared
> about by its devotees and rebranded, hijacked actually, into a situation
> in it will be the reimagined show that in the future will automatically
> be called 'battlestar galactica' and the original will be little more
> than a footnote held up to even more ridicule than it had gotten before
> the new series even came out.