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Re: Just got done watching original BSG on DVD. [message #19745 is a reply to message #18013] Sun, 14 October 2012 13:20 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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> In article <506C55B2.565E634A@hotmail.com>, RT <traRvEskyMOVE@hotmail.com>

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>> Your Name wrote:

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>>> In article <507-5054DA94-150@storefull-3111.bay.webtv.net>,

>>> BillV2320@webtv.net (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

>>

>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica#Attempted_ revivals

>>

>> and

>>

>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica#2003_reima gining

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>>> 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?

>

> If you don't know, then there's zero point even attempting to explain it

> ... as I said,the vast majority of the human race are apparently lacking

> in any "common" sense.


This means you can't explain it.

The story line is that Galactica is supposed to be the last battlestar. What
else would you call the show????
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