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21 October 2011 @ 04:15 am
Looks like the new BSG reboot film will be happening after all.

This will not end well.

Okay, I know this is more of a reboot of the original BSG than the re-imagined series (as that, too, was a reboot of the original story itself), and I'm sure that there are handfuls of people who were fans of the original series who are excited for this to be happening. I know Richard Hatch has expressed that any kind of extension of the BSG universe, if done well, is good by him. But with the success of the re-imagined BSG, complete with how it made a fundamental impact on the science fiction genre and it celebrated the deep, strong messages that other shows can't even compare to, I don't know. I just have mixed feelings since I know I shouldn't be knocking something that is rebooting of the original series that I have no interest in, however I still feel like it's too soon to be introducing a reboot of anything when there's already been a well-done reboot in the first place. Never mind I'm sure this is going back to the Casino planets and weird aliens and a male!Starback with no female president (or strong female characters who are treated equally) and just, ugh. DNW.
Galadriel.: BSG ✽ Six and Solosixphanel on October 21st, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
I don't approve D:
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Me neither.

I know that the original BSG and the re-imagined BSG are two completely different franchises that attracted different audiences, and I really shouldn't care about a reboot of where the original series took place. But it just seems so sudden to approve of rebooting anything right now. Although idk how long it'll take to even get this project taken off, it could be years before anything is done with it.
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philstar22: Supernatural: Womenphilstar22 on October 21st, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I noticed that too. That has been happening a lot lately: some sort of strange backlash were female characters are fewer than they used to be and often even more stereotypical.
Renée: BSG. Cylon women are ftw.rogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Dirk Benedict will be thrilled to hear about this news then, seeing as how he had a misogynistic attitude when they made Starbuck into a women. I'm sure he'd approve of an all-male-oriented BSG movie. *rolls eyes*
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I think that's what rubs me the wrong way about this, aside from being more attached to the universe that RDM created. Like, it's fine if they want to do something to continue the original BSG series, but I'm sure they'll be reducing the importance of having strong women characters. Film and television these days are losing that and that is why I loved my BSG because it broke that mold and pushed that envelope and made a breakthrough with having gender not being a huge issue.

Having women pilots/fighters/mechanics, a woman president, none of this was ever questioned. It just was. I feel like all the important kind of storytelling and the richness of the BSG universe will be lost in a film reboot of the original.
noybusiness: capricaboomerwarheroesnoybusiness on October 22nd, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
It's just... why bother, when we know it's going to be less meaningful than RDM's BSG? What is gained by making it?

And there's so much more of the new BSG in terms of episodes than there is the old BSG. The new BSG is BSG.
Renée: BSG. Cylon Evolution.rogueslayer452 on October 22nd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
To cater to the fans of the original BSG probably? idk

But yeah. I've heard rumors that they planned on making an old!BSG comeback but Ron Moore got there first with his re-imagined series. Now that that's over they think it's okay to go ahead with their own. Now there's some talk about it being like RDM's but not really. Just, what? What's the point?
rawthorne on October 21st, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
This is such a dumb idea. I have issues with the remark of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for Hollywood, since so far the message is very skewed, but I dislike this even more. Is there really such a dearth of good ideas out there that we need to adapt the same plot three times in less than thirty years?
Renée: BSG. Number Six.rogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
I somehow feel this is more for the fans of the original series than anything else. But it still bugs me that reboots and remakes are the "in" this and really, Ron Moore's re-imagining of BSG was one of the very few that managed to get it right in terms of upgrading a story and creating an entire universe surrounded by richness in storytelling and three-dimensional characters. Not many reboots have that ability, and only are doing so to make money off of an already-told story.
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Renée: Amy Pond. Looking glass.rogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, why are you behind the Buffy reboot?
M: beary unimpressedmfirefly10 on October 21st, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
I just...WHY?! Why re-boot something that has already been re-booted successfully?! I feel the same way about the Buffy movie. Like, what the frell is the point?! Other than to make money, obviously. Are you really that hard-pressed for male-driven scifi films that you have to re-make an old concept only a few years after someone else did the EXACT SAME THING?!

I do not understood movie-makers...
Renée: BSG. Boomer. Who am I?rogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
I know, the entire concept of all these remakes and upgrades of already successful stories are just ridiculous. It really does seem to be for the money. I mean, I didn't even know about the Charlie's Angels television series remake until I just heart that it got canceled by failing to pull in ratings. What exactly is the point?

Granted, I know some were skeptical about the BSG re-imagined series, but it did something that nobody expected and that's why it became successful. Very rarely do certain reboots have that kind of luck on their side, tbqh. Now, I know this new movie is supposedly going to be a continuation where the original BSG left off, but idk, it just rubs me the wrong way.
noybusiness on October 22nd, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
I want Blood & Chrome news, gods-frakking-darnit, not this bullshit!
Renée: BSG. Centurions.rogueslayer452 on October 22nd, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
By the way things are going, I don't think B&C is gonna happen. :/
noybusiness on October 22nd, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
They started making it this February.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on October 22nd, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, but there hasn't been any current news about it. The last update was that they were thinking of demoting it back to being a webseries instead of it being televised. But there hasn't been much about that since then.
noybusiness on October 22nd, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
A webseries is at least something and would probably come out on DVD.

It's bad that this is hopeful at this stage, isn't it?
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 22nd, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm still disappointed and bitter about their treatment of Caprica, tbqh. :/
noybusiness on October 22nd, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)