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Re: Just got done watching original BSG on DVD. [message #22217 is a reply to message #19761] Wed, 31 October 2012 23:17 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Your Name wrote:
> In article <>, RT <>

>> Your Name wrote:


>>> In article <>, RT <>

>>>> Your Name wrote:

>>>> > (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?


>>> 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????


> I've already explained it, and those too dumb to understand it will never

> understand it.

No, you haven't, because otherwise you aren't following the storyline.

You want a last battlestar named, oh, Battlestar Fred? Or something about
battlestars and no attack on the colonies???
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