Monday, August 17, 2009

Is A New Battlestar Galactica Necessary?

Just a few months ago, we saw the end to the critically acclaimed re-imagining that was the newly renamed network Syfy's Battlestar Galactica. Albeit the show had its few ups and downs, more of them being later on in the show's life, yet I still very much enjoyed it if not being borderline obsessed with it. I started watching during a time where my computer was inoperable due to the fact that my power cord had burnt out which left me with my slow internet on my PS3. I found some random chinese site where I could watch the entire series in a two week span and I fell in love. Sad but very true...

When the show was over we were told there would be a new and completely unnecessary series set decades before BSG called Caprica. Also it was released that "The Plan" would be coming out depicting what the Cylon's were doing while we followed Galactica and company. Of course I loved this news but I knew that the show had run its course and they were trying to milk the success of the series as long as possible. In between I even found time to watch all 20 something episodes of the original show which were fun but awful. AFWUL.

Anyway, now there is all this news about Bryan Singer directing a new Battlestar Galactica movie based on the original series. And me, being a huge Battlestar, am left asking why?

First off, the new series was a complete re-imagining that utilized a lot of the Glen Larson's original notes of things he would have changed on his original story: more women, more character driven stories, no Muffit. The new series surpassed the original and did so with flying colors, so I'm at a loss to see how the studios thought it would be a good idea to re-imagine and already re-imagined story from an already flawed concept. It's preposterous. Really, it gets me angry and frustrated.

I like Bryan Singer but even he can't cram all of the massive mythos of Battlestar into one movie. And if they make a franchise, I'm going to throw up. Its redundant, unnecessary, and quite frankly ignorant of Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica. If I were Ron I would be pissed.

Hollywood, listen to me, let things go. No more Terminator, Rocky, Rambo, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-man, or any other movie franchises that made you money. Think of something new before I lose all respect for you.