Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oh, For Frak's Sake!

Anyone who dares to tackle yet another re-imagining of "Battlestar Galactica" has either got a pair of brass ones, or he's a lunatic. Stark raving mad.


After the critically acclaimed run of Ron Moore's BSG on the SciFi Channel (I refuse to admit to such a thing as SyFy), the need to succeed at bringing the franchise to the big screen is enormous. There are millions of dedicated fans to not impress, but blow away. Oh yes, this film Bryan Singer is developing will have to be something extra special good to appeal to the fans of the new show.

Granted, there are fans of the original 1978 series who thumbed their noses at Moore's vision, and who've yet to give the new series a chance. Perhaps Singer hopes to appeal to those fans? I dunno. Maybe.


The SciFi series had it's flaws, to be sure, but those flaws were far overshadowed by a series rife with excellent narrative, superb acting, amazing special effects, and moving, emotional storylines. I'm sure some folks will argue with this assessment, but to me, as far as television shows go, BSG was pretty darn close to perfect.

I'll be keeping an eye on this as it develops, trust me.


JKB said...

I can't believe they'd even consider it.

BSG is sacrosanct. Holy.

*shakes head*

Anonymous said...

I gave the new BSG a chance, liked it for a while then they screwed the pooch and I said good riddance to awful rubbish.

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

I'm curious, ralfast. At what point did you feel they "screwed the pooch?"

Anonymous said...

When they forced them down to the planet. The whole second season ending didn't make any sense and that where I realized that the writers had no idea what the heck they were doing. It went from Space Opera to Space Soap Opera and while a lot of people like that, I am not one of them.

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

No worries. I was just curious. :)

Zonk said...

I'm with ralfast.

It's like they brought over the writers from Gray's Anatomy to rewrite Dr. Who.

And don't get me started on the gender change of one of the main characters. Let's redo LOTR with Lucy Lawless as Boromir ftw...

Having said that, the acting was fine on the few episodes I sat through, and the special effects better than usual for a TV series, even a 'SyFy' series.

Didn't really dislike it, just never could get excited about it.