Universal Studios vs. The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series

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Universal Studios vs. The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth while attempt to explain modern day BSG horror, glad I came across., November 3, 2012

By bookreader (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Universal Studios Vs. The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series: The Common Sense Manual (Paperback)


I borrowed this book through Amazon's Kindle library and I am glad I did. While the title is long and the writing could have been worked on prior to printing. I would definitely read this book if you enjoyed the original show and movies from the late 70's from a time in science fiction that is now gone. I would also recommend this book and say that there is definite truth inside and what the author Andrew Fullen has to say deserves to be heard.

Universal Studios in an awful budget saving move cut Battlestar Galactica from its airwaves despite it's decent ratings and fan base to replace it with one piece of rubbish after another in its primetime time slot taking the public for granted as an audience. When they finally figured out their mistake they replaced it with the forgettable 1980 disaster. I am sure the folks at the television studios and Universal felt that the name alone was sufficient to carry the fans along, they quickly found out that what the fans of Battlestar Galactica wanted was the mystique of Battlestar Galactica's storyline of founding fathers from space and the grand discoveries of our history in the stars towards us time line, rather than the rubbish produced in 1980. The theme song from Battlestar Galactica plays this concept out wonderfully. The show in it original format was in a way revealing and discovery of a hidden history of man in grand fashion as we watched the struggle of our long lost brothers out in space going forth towards salvation with us here on Earth.

The real horror and betrayal happened of course in the 21st century with the remake of the whole history of Battlestar with a blow hard of a director who cheapen the whole Battlestar world with this unconnected history. I believe the Andrew Fullen is right on the mark with his book, how else would you describe the desire to allow the creative beauty of Battlestar Galactica as created by Glen Larson with all of its rich all be it short history and wonder morph into this travesty of a series, which played on skin rather than story. Thank you Andrew for coming out with a truth that Universal wanted to destroy Battlestar Galactica and green lighted a project that they felt could besmirch the originals story and turn it into something that is completely foreign from the true series, but close enough to destroy the memory of those who only remember a show.


5 of 76 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic expose on horrible mismanagement Universal Studios has subjected Battlestar Galactica to since 1978., October 24th, 2012

By Dash Canyon - This review is from Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series: An Eyewitness Account of 30 Years of Deiberate Mismanagement


This book is Andrew Fullen's Sergeant Pepper album on exposes of Universal Studios. Digging deep to the core of what makes Universal Studios tick, Universal Studios vs. The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series pulls no punches of why Universal Studios hates the original and only true Galactica series so much, involving and going so far as merchandise related to the series manufactured as defective on purpose. Did anyone ever get a defective free unit DVD set of the original series in 2003? I didn't think so. Most people had to buy no fewer than 3 DVD sets just to get 6 defective free discs.

Ever wonder why the original Galactica series was never bring back? Ever wonder why merchandise sucks from the original series. Ever wonder why the reimagined series called GINO was made in place of the original Galactica series? Read this book. You will learn why. Many predictions in this book have come to pass 4 years after this book was originally published. Predictions that were laughed at the time it was initially published. Read it and you will learn what I mean. Ever wonder why Ronald D. Moore floats around Universal Studios pooping on Galactica? Read this book and you will learn why.


7 out of 39 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Want to know why Star Wars and Star Trek are always the only games in town?, September 21st, 2011

By Stallion_Cornell James Bennet's Moist Box This review is from Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series


The most unbelievable example of self sabotage a corporation has ever inflicted on itself ever have I read about. This is one of those true scenarios where if you were around long enough to witness Battlestar Galactica as it first appeared in 1978, and then objectively observe the obvious and deliberate pratfalls Universal Studios has taken with Battlestar Galactica in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2013 with stunning bad decisions in endless succession, the pattern of deliberate mischief is there for all of the casual observers to see.

I have often wondered why a book like this wasn't written long before now, aiming and focusing its long telescopes and microscopes on Universal Studios in how they have messed up Battlestar Galactica repeatedly with every lame-brained decision anyone could imagine. For future scholars I hope, who study how incredibly stupid corporations were in the old days many times spitting on what could have made them incredible amounts of money.


What I have learned the most from this book is if Universal Studios had never owned Battlestar Galactica, it would be the third major space fantasy franchise right behind Star Wars and Star Teek right now.


4 out of 19 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars So this is the reason why Ronald D. Moore's junk was made in place of Battlestar Galactica., August 3rd, 2011

By Russell Sanders aka TwoBrained Cylon This review is from Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series


Ronald D. Moore is no friend to Science Fiction or Battlestar Galactica. What this book proves is that he should have remained in the protective coccoon of the Star Trek staff writers circle where his crazy and rotten ideas would be hardly noticed because of everyone else diluting them. Unfortunately this didn't happen when Universal Studios was stupid enough to give him free reign to produce and write his fake reboot of Battlestar Galactica. Without a doubt, the worst science fiction television series ever made, produced, and written. The author here brings up some interesting points here that Universal Studios no doubt would not want to face. That they do indeed have no talent whatsoever as a corporation, that have no business owning Battlestar Galactica since they don't know which way is up with it, that everyone they hire to tackle the property in the form of Ronald D. Moore and David Eick among others have no clue or direction to take it, and Galactica is not a moneymaker for them because of all of this. It's about time a book like this was written. Long overdue.


18 out of 47 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars I always wondered why bad things kept happening to Battlestar Galactica and unlucky things, July 3rd, 2011

By Tad Udowitz This review is from Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica series


Universal Studios recipe for managing Battlestar Galactica since day one has been, when common sense is required in the decision making process, always go in the opposite direction. Thus, 35 years after its extremely promising debut, Battlestar Galactica remains the sleeping giant it always has been, undershadowed by ridiculous takes on its likeness from Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. In all seriousness, the only way the DVD sets of Caprica and GINO sell at all is if Amazon.com slashes prices over 50%. No doubt the same fate is waiting for Blood and Chrome. Ronald D. Moore's repulsive take on Battlestar always had this creepy and weird feeling to it. As if the unwatchable view of humanity were really the life experiences of Ronald D. Moore and David Eick from birth to now. The author makes a good point in that if Univrsal Studios obviously hates Battlestar so much, and this hatred shows in Ronald D. Moore's take on its name, then they should just sell the property to someone else and they should have sold it long ago as in decades ago. A very good read of a very painful situation in Hollywood that should have been brought to light long before this book was published. This book is a public service to any Battlestar fan who has wondered why Battlestar has been managed so badly by Universal Studios.


14 out of 25 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars When it comes to Science Fiction and Battlestar Galactica, it's Universal Studios vs. The World, July 21st, 2012

By J.T. Charmichael



It's Universal Studios way or the highway when it comes to SciFi and Battlestar Galactica. What they commonly do to both draws so much outrage from the general public en masse they commonly find themselves on the receiving end of round the clock stealth marketing protection all over the Internet. If that is a how a corporation routinely operates, then there is a fundamental flaw in how they do business. If Universal Studios constantly has to re-hire stealth marketers all over the Internet to try and justify every step they make with science fiction and Battlestar Galactica, and at the same time try to give the false impression that Universal Studios is more talented than what they really are when it comes to both, then it's time for Universal Studios to stop doing business in both areas proving to be commercial failures for them.

What struck me about this book is how blunt it is. It pulls no punches and hits you right in the gut illustrating what this studios problem is when it comes to all things fantasy oriented. Primarily, that science fiction and Battlestar Galactica are both instruments of Universal Studios to subvert the contents of both, create false impressions, be at odds with every genre fanbase known to man, argue with the general public on Internet bulletin boards via hired stealth marketers, and get out of actually delivering to the public what actually is science fiction and Battlestar Galactica. I suspect that Universal Studios has been the least financially successful studio in all of the business when it comes to both because of all this.


7 out of 18 people found the following reviews helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars My only complaint is this book doesn't go far enough in revealing the truth., April 21st, 2011

By RGrant nickname Slab Bulkhead Universal Studios vs. 1978 Battlestar Galactica series



The subject of this book is so red hot and would ruffle so many feathers, it would never have been allowed to have been published through conventional outlets. Thank God sideline options such as Createspace do exist to allow the truths to come out about Battlestar Galactica. Truths that Universal Studios would no doubt have preferred to remain behind closed doors. In agreement with the author on just about everything he discusses, and based upon what I do know myself, Yes Universal Studios has a personal vendetta against the Battlestar Galactica series as it originally aired in 1978, yes they have spent decades mismanaging the title on purpose, yes, they have released defective merchandise related to the series on purpose for years and years, yes the DVD's they have released could have been manufactured a hell of a lot better, yes the DVD's froze and had scratches on purpose, and yes Ronald D. Moore's talents as a producer and scriptwriter are dubious at best. As much as I can reveal at the present time, I will say that this book doesn't go far enough in revealing what really has been going on at Universal Studios with Battlestar Galactica. All bad.


14 out of 19 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars I first noticed funny business going on with Universal Studios and Battlestar Galactica in the 1980s., June 15th, 2009

By Jameson Claymore This review is from Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica series



Simple reruns of the Battlestar Galactica series were being preempted for infomercials. Those cruddy VHS tapes came out in 1986. They were dark, murky, and not the best episodes of the series such as The Hand of God. Things kept getting weirder. As the years rolled by, not just myself but friends of mine began noticing little things here and there about Universal Studios that gave us the distinct impression that they were trying to keep Battlestar Galactica dead. Such as when September 1988 rolled around and Universal Studios said and did nothing to acknowledge the 10th Anniversary of the show. Countless rumors would pop up about the show coming back and nothing would come of them. Finally, in the 2000s decade we knew that there was hardcore funny business going on at Universal Studios in how they dealt with Battlestar Galactica. Ronald D. Moore's garbage coming along and using the Galactica name only, individuals with obvious business attachments to Universal Studios arguing with Galactica fans on Internet bulletin boards trying to force them to accept Ronald D. Moore's garbage. Most striking, the DVD set of this series manufactured by Universal Studios in 2003 with cracked discs the moment you unwrapped the plastic, opened it up after buying it, freezing discs, poor transfers, etc.

This book is worth serious study and should be used as a springboard for intrepid individuals and or agencies to investigate what has and is going on at Universal Studios with Battlestar Galactica.



12 out of 25 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars What is it with the fake negative reviews of this book from trolls who never read the book? Are these my people?, January 15th, 2013

By Ron Meyer CEO of the Universal Corporation


Is that you Danny and Sally? Leave the stealth marketing to 'Abraham and Harrison' alright guys? We never did know what do with Battlestar Galactica. I mean, what do you do with it? We tried Ronald D. Moore, thought we had a winner there. Didn't happen. Nobody was watching, so we cancelled it after four low rated seasons. Those who opposed the show called it GINO I think. In hindsight, the show could have been better conceived, better funded, better produced, better written, better acted, and it should have made decent money for us. I still have a soft spot in my heart for the show though despite all of that. Like one of my children constantly disappointing me in every way. As much as I hate to say it, this book is right on target. Yes, we have no clue what to do with this property and we should just sell it to someone else. We are not imaginative people. We are primarily accountants and business majors. Where does that leave Battlestar Galactica? In the crapper I'm afraid. When it comes to imagination, don't look to us at Universal Studios.


15 out of 40 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Universal Studios is the worst studio in history to be owning anything science fiction related., March 3rd, 2010

By Russell Udowitz Sanders


Name any science fiction property and Universal Studios has wrecked it. Battlestar Galactica? Universal Studios turned it over to Ronald D. Moore and he turned it into a psychotic version of Star Trek. Flash Gordon? Universal Studios wrecked the property twice. In 1980 with the Dino DeLaurentis movie and in 2004 on the Sci-Fi Channel when they made Flash Gordon a low budget dimension hopping nerd. Jurrasic Park? The two sequels wrecked the property just fine. Heck, Universal Studios wrecked an entire science fiction channel by putting Bonnie Hammer in charge of it.

Wrecking Battlestar Galactica has always been Universal Studios specialty, however. Their ever present one-two punch of insufficent budgets and always hiring the worst people money can buy such as Ronald D. Moore, David Eick, Bryan Singer, Michael Rhymer etc. has resulted in Battlestar Galactica not budging an inch in its decades long slumber and remains the sleeping giant it always has been. What Universal Studios always does instead with Battlestar Galactica, is place this title on any combination of movies and television shows from the past they always want to steal ideas from. It also doesn't help matters any that Universal Studios always hires the worst actors in the business to star in these things. I'm assuming Edward James Olmos was hired to play Commander Adama because his hiring fee was the cheapest Universal Studios came across. Whether or not he actually fit the role or was suited for the role was no doubt the farthest thing from Universal Studios mind. He couldn't act, he was cheap, and that was good enough for Universal Studios.

I have a strong suspicion that Universal Studios has carved a less than favorable reputation and niche for itself the entire world can now see where they are not to be looked to for quality science fiction in the movies or in television. They are the equivalent of those sleazoid DVD companies manufacturing junk DVDs on a daily basis. If you want crap science fiction in the movies and on tv, hire Universal Studios. Universal Studios will never let you down in its commitment to crap.



4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars For the past 33 years, Universal Studios has been up to no good with Battlestar Galactica

By Walter S. Langley This review is for Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica Series., April 14th, 2011



Holy Crap, Universal Studios has been nothing but a comedy of errors with Battlestar Galactica, haven't they? When a studio screws up this often and for this long with a classic television series, either they are the dumbest lug nut in the tool box or they are the trashing the tv show on purpose. This book, Universal Studios vs The 1978 Battlestar Galactica series puts forth the latter. Among the books claims I totally agree with, is 1. Universal Studios does not want to revisit potential litigation with a now much more powerful in stature George Lucas if they were to revive Battlestar Galactica in its original form, 2. All of their crappy treatment of this classic tv show even going so far as to release intentionally damaged merchandise based upon this series such as the 2003 Complete Epic Series DVD set emanates from this fact, 3. Concurrently, the suits working at Universal Studios are not the brightest people to be making creative decisions becaue they have no creativity 4. And concurrent to that, Universal Studios and Sci-Fi Channel have a general all around hatred of Science Fiction in media because it requires imagination to produce more of that, which Universal Studios does not have. Thus, we have Universal Studios and the Sci-Fi Channel in its sad, present state.

I suspect that the author of this book wrote and published this book without Universal Studios permission, its publishing took Universal Studios completely by surprise, and Universal responded in the only spineless way they knew how. Leaving negative book reviews of this book not really being actual book reviews but instead libelous attacks on the author from what I would gather are stealth marketers in Universal Studios employ. Pay someone an hourly wage and they'll do anything for you, right? I have often wondered why a book like this wasn't written long before now because of the opportunity being so obvious and wide open to do so in the past. Why didn't anyone think of it sooner?


8 out of 17 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Universal Studios has become an insignificant provider of crap science fiction., July 17th, 2011

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Universal Studios is the last studio in the world I would ever consider turning to for quality science fiction or a quality Battlestar Galactica production. You would think somewhere within this corporation someone would step forward with a knowledge of how to do quality science fiction or quality Battlestar Galactica. Instead, we keep getting the same old Rogues Gallery of on the brink unemployment losers who keep returning to Universal Studios and SyFy Channel to take another stab at science fiction or Battlestar Galactica after being rejected for employment by every other studio and television network with a brain in their skull. Of course I'm speaking of Bryan Singer and Ronald D. Moore. Could you imagine these two operating a lemonade stand together? Bryan Singer would never set it up every morning because he would be too busy and Ronald D. Moore would find a way to make the lemonade dark and gritty.

Where has this book been my entire life? Well, better late than never. If you want blunt, no punches pulled opinions of Universal Studios, SyFy Channel, Bonnie Hammer, Glen A. Larson, Ronald D. Moore, and David Eick, read this book. It ain't pretty, but it's the truth. Why has no one said it before in print? Universal Studios sucks at doing science fiction. Universal Studios sucks at handling Battlestar Galactica. Universal Studios sucks at hiring people to do science fiction and Battlestar Galactica. If Universal Studios always encounters a fork in the road offering them the option to steer clear of science fiction and Battlestar Galactica, they should always take up the option. The only time Universal Studios does not suck at doing science fiction is when Steven Spielberg does it for them. As for Battlestar Galactica unfortunately, no one has come forward yet who knows how to do Battlestar Galactica. Ronald D. Moore absolutely sucked at it and Bryan Singer can't get off his rear end to even try. Read this book and you will have a new appreciation for blunt opinions hammering away at Universal Studios.


6 out of 15 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Universal Studios Sucks., January 27th, 2011

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I would definitely read this book if you enjoyed the original shows and movies from the early 80's and late 70's of a time in science fiction that is now gone. I would also recommend this book and say that there is definite truth inside and what the author Andrew Fullen has to say deserves to be heard.
Universal Studios in an awful budget saving move cut Battlestar Galactica from its airwaves despite it's decent ratings and fan base to replace it with one piece of rubbish after another in its primetime time slot taking the public for granted as an audience. When they finally figured out their mistake they replaced it with the forgettable 1980 disaster. I am sure the folks at the television studios and Universal felt that the name alone was sufficient to carry the fans along, they quickly found out that what the fans of Battlestar Galactica wanted was the mystique of Battlestar Galactica's storyline of founding fathers from space and the grand discoveries of our history in the stars towards us time line, rather than the rubbish produced in 1980. The theme song from Battlestar Galactica plays this concept out wonderfully. The show in it original format was in a way revealing and discovery of a hidden history of man in grand fashion as we watched the struggle of our long lost brothers out in space going forth towards salvation with us here on Earth.

The real horror and betrayal happened of course in the 21st century with the remake of the whole history of Battlestar with a blow hard of a director who cheapen the whole Battlestar world with this unconnected history. I believe the Andrew Fullen is right on the mark with his book, how else would you describe the desire to allow the creative beauty of Battlestar Galactica as created by Glen Larson with all of its rich all be it short history and wonder morph into this travesty of a series, which played on skin rather than story. Thank you Andrew for coming out with a truth that Universal wanted to destroy Battlestar Galactica and green lighted a project that they felt could besmirch the originals story and turn it into something that is completely foreign from the true series, but close enough to destroy the memory of those who only remember a show.
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