I'm going to state this one more time. The BSG motion picture WILL NOT be based on the Moore/Eick television version of Battlestar Galactica. It will be a re-imagining of the original classic series
Glen created. This is what Glen has chosen to do with his motion picture rights and quite frankly I find the original "cheesy" Battlestar Galactica a lot more entertaining than the dead end drama heavy predecessor that followed.
I like Starbuck being a ladies man, not a lady turned into a man. I like to laugh, I like to see walking toasters shimmering and clanking across the screen. I like seeing real relationships based on trust and honor, not being stuck in a frame of mind where no one can be trusted and every hero has to have a dark side to them.
I like liner storytelling. I like to explore a world where clones aren't a focal point. I like my Cylons to be evil and my heroes to be heroic. I love seeing blazing space battles over courtroom/barracks drama. I like HUMOR, I like HEART. I like my heroes on Galactica to be in unique UNIFORMS not Brooks Brother's suits. I like the technology to be otherworldly, not common place.
Clearly there are people out there who liked what Moore created but to consistantly condemn the original series is disrespectful. Glen did what he desired to do at the time and worked with tools he had to work with and he will do it again. People need to have more respect for the original source material
and stop fixating on what they are told is a definative vision.
Moore and Eick are out of ideas, they can't go forward they can only cling to going back with Caprica
. In the end for all their talk about how much they expanded Galactica and whatnot, in the end moving forward they resorted to using Glen's original ideas and that continues to be a testament to how much of a visionary Glen is.
They had their run and a successful one it was. Clearly they didn't hurt the property and kept it strong but Battlestar Galactica does not begin and end with them. Not to mention that most of their ideas were stolen from another friend of Glen, Tom DeSanto...a man who has created two of the top grossing movie franchises
of our time - X-Men
.Glen A. Larson created Battlestar Galactica
, not Ronald Moore or Eick.
I look forward to seeing what the future holds where humor and heart return to a galaxy in turmoil that desperately needs it.