Horta Burger wrote:
The idea that it's too soon since RDM's version is wrong for a very simple reason. Despite its relative acclaim or the fact that many here really liked it, not that many people actually watched the new BSG.
This is true. nuBSG was a cable success, meaning that FOX would have canceled it for falling numbers after six weeks.
The series returned the trademarks to visibility and put Cylons, Starbuck, battlestars and all that jazz into pop culture circulation beyond a tiny coterie of aging nerds. It won awards and was praised as intelligent, something that oldBSG was never accused of. All of that is useful to a future BSG movie, but there's just not a big strong public attachment to memories of the show itself.