Non-MHA Open Thread

The question begs to be asked, how dull is Mormon history? Are you fed up with the way the Mormon blogs suck the life from your bone marrow by going on and on about all this historical garbage? It has been said that a 50 car pile-up attracts all manner of sick voyeurism. I say to you MHA, do we need more rubber-necking over Mountain Meadows or the Second Manifesto? [Read more…]

Sci-Fi Channel Chose The Inappropriate Venue For Political Commentary

Universal/Sci-Fi Channel fancies itself an expert commentator on such issues as 9/11, terrorism, and torture. Unfortunately, choosing the “Battlestar Galactica” brand name as a means of commenting on these issues is as ABSURD as choosing a game show to talk about the Vietnam War. [Read more…]

“Galactica: 1980” Is Looking Pretty Damn Good Right Now, Isn’t It?

Ronald D. Moore’s “Star Trekkian” take on the “Battlestar Galactica” brand name has left millions yearning for the days of Troy and Dillon babysitting a bunch of boy scouts and girl scouts on location in 1980’s California. Viewed 25 years later, (and in relation to Ronald D. Moore’s CRAP FEST), “Galactica: 1980” is a harmless, fun filled romp of a variation on the “Battlestar Galactica” format that had some interesting, additional ideas introduced to the “Battlestar Galactica” format (Sky Cycles, Dr. Zee’s UFO, invisibility) as well as some good chemistry between Kent McCord and Barry Van Dyke. McCord and Van Dyke also lent tremendous credibility to the proceedings with their intelligent delivery of thoughtful dialogue and credible determination of ultimately nabbing “Xavier” and making the Earth habitable and safe for the Rag Tag Fleet. [Read more…]

Ron Moore’s Production Crew Needs To Go Back To School

Watching “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century” and “The Real 1978 Galactica” series on DVD, you are struck by the imagination blatantly evident in every production department. From overall production design, to art direction, to costume design, to visual & sound effects, to Stu Phillips brilliant and delightful music in both series. [Read more…]

The Dangers Of A “Star Trek Writer’s Monopoly” In Television

We are witnessing the sad consequences of former “Star Trek Staff Writers” manning virtually every current, Science Fiction television series in production. With the possible exception of the “Stargate” tv series, every other Science Fiction television series currently in production or slated for production has former “Star Trek” staff writers manning the creative (cough) reigns. From “Trekkie Star: Galactica”, to the “4400”, to “Dead Zone.” [Read more…]

Glen Larson Is Full Of More Hot Air Than Dick Cheney Defending Halliburton

Glen A. Larson is the exact opposite of E.F. Hutton. When he talks, no one should listen. [Read more…]

Universal Studios And Ron Moore: Their Contradictions Are Disgusting

If you want to shine a flashlight on the two COCKROACHES who have been attacking “Battlestar Galactica” fans left and right since day one, shine that flashlight on Universal Studios and Ronald D. Moore. Collectively, their attitudes have been:

1) “Battlestar Galactica” fans are unimportant.

2) “Battlestar Galactica” fans are disuptions to their ways of doing business. (Business decisions rooted in a massive train wreck).

3) “Battlestar Galactica” fans exist for the sole purpose of being CRAPPED ON by Universal and Ronald D. Moore. [Read more…]

Welcome to Guest Blogger Lars Glenson!

Lars Glenson is a writer and author in many media. Lars has been a regular pseudonymous commenter here and elsewhere in the bloggernacle. He has extensive experience in television, cinema and theatrical production, and has written extensively on themes touching Mormonism and the arts.

Ronald D. Moore Deserves to Be Blown Out of an Airlock

by Lars Glenson [Read more…]