Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012
As with Battlestar Galactica if it wasn't for the original series audience there'd really be no talk of a remake.
If the original series audience is the only reason why there's talk of a BSG remake, then talk is all it'll ever be.
And yet Universal refused to sell the series to Richard Hatch who had a buyer set up to buy it from them. They never would put the eps. together for the VHS movies or put out the series on DVD. If there wasn't an interest from the fans there'd be no reboot.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books