Posted June 30 2003 - 03:29 PM
| It seems odd to me that they'd run off part of a series, and not all of it, and don't give me that "1980" makes it a new series stuff. They both had the same characters played by the same stars in them. |
Yes, they have _2_ characters in common, unless you want to count "Troy" being Boxey 20 years on, and Starbuck's one appearance
Galactica 1980 IS a new series. While Universal did abuse their season 2 contracts to force Kent McCord onto the show, as far as SAG is concerned it is a different show 100% on a contractual level
As for it being "just as cheesy". I suggest you watch again. Even on the production side, Galactica was supposed to be a "family action-adventure hour" while G80 was a "juvenille action-adventure hour". G80 was a rushjob from beginning to end, with network mandates like "it has to have motorcycles, because CHiPs is big" and "celebrity guest stars" (Wolfman Jack).
And finally. There are 11 episodes of G80, only one of which the fans want. Are you really going to jack the price by half again and make it 3 more discs for a show that 90% of your target audience DESPISE? No. If it sells well might they release G80? Good possibility