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Re: Just got done watching original BSG on DVD. [message #17998 is a reply to message #16177] Wed, 03 October 2012 11:11 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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> In article <>,

> (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

>> better.

>> 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 moore sold his premise clothed in BSG

>> because ...


> The revival of Battlestar Galactica wasn't even remotely Ron Moore's idea.


> It was started long before he was recruited to the job, but originally the

> new series was going to be a proper sequel to the original Glen Larson

> series, and at one stage it was helmed by Bryan Singer who unfortunately

> had to pull out due to commitments with the X-men movie and other things.

> He did much of the ground work, including getting many of the CGI models

> created that Ron Moore than later took over.


> I'm not even sure it was actually Ron Moore's idea to do a remake /

> reimagining, or whether that was (partly) forced by the idiots in studio

See revivals

and gining

> management. It wouldn't surprise me if he wanted to make his own, likely

> hopeless, show and just like his mentors (Star Trek's Beavis & Butthead

> twins: Berman and Braga) got pushed into doing something he didn't really

> want to do OR if he agreed to do it simply to get a big name on his resume

> so he could then do his own show.


>> it was much more likely to be picked up as a series if it had an

>> established name on it already.


> The problem is that that makes no sense at all. If the original Battlestar

> Galactica was supposedly so bad, why would they reuse the name? Anyone

> with a micro-milligram of common sense isn't going to watch something

> called "Battlestar Galactica" if they didn't like the original show called

> Battlestar Galactica ... that would be like going into a restaurant to

> order spinach soup when you know you don't like spinach soup, but are

> stupidly hoping / expecting it's not actually spinach soup. :-\


> It would make FAR more sense to use a totally new name for their very

Why would it make sense?

> different show. People who didn't like the original Battlestar Galactica

> *SHOULD* be much more likely to give a new show a chance if it had no

> obvious link to the original ... unfortunately the vast majority of the

It would be a totally different show then. What would be the point?

> human race are apparently lacking in any "common" sense and are stupid

> enough to watch any old crap simply because it's the latest new toy on the

> block or it's "what we do every Friday night", regardless of it's name or

> what it's about. :-(
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