- Nov 14, 2013
The vipers were sleek looking Athena was beautiful!
Sorry to reply again , I think that was the original plan, but the Network wanted a tv series instead . The problem here was that given the cost of 1 million dollars per episode made it the most expensive who on television . The ratings for the show were decent but not enough to justify the cost of keeping the show on the air. Cost is what killed the original series.May of worked if done as originally planed a series of t.v. movies rather then rushed into a series.if they kept Jane Seymore as well.
The control panels in the ships , the computers all of of them look like 1970's tech even the Cylon stuff look old . It comes under the heading of most Science fiction doesn't age well. Of the original series , I like thee pilot movie which a has a cinema quality to it, even thought the writing is pretty mediocre , but after that the quality of the writing really drops off.Why do you say that? They are fairly straightfoward and orginal, much like SW fighters, but they have their own style. I like them better than the reboot versions.
Originally BSG was supposed to be a miniseries titled Star Worlds Lost . In this format, BSG probably might have proved viable. Im thinking that beyond this Larson wanted to to BSG Tv moves instead. 3 or 4 BSG movies a year would have been more economical and sustainable for a longer period . Galactica 1980 . which had not a big budget, most of the original cast members nor any kind of good writing was doomed from the start.The selling point of the 70s BSG was the spaceships and robots, and for older people, faces like Lorne Greene. I don't think late 70s tv was as strong as early 70s tv. There wasn't much sci-fi in the first half, but the writing for hour dramas and detective shows was good.
One big cheat in BSG -I remember when Galactica 1980 premiered--it was jarring that they jumped a generation--but they also showed a Cylon attack on modern Earth! It never happened in the series!