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Old March 18 2013, 10:44 AM   #13
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Re: Could they have picked up "Phase II" again at any time?

Christopher wrote: View Post
Well, what sank Galactica was that it wasn't very well-written and ratings fell off swiftly after the pilot.
Even had the rating kept up, I don't think you could keep producing a show at that level. Look at all the stock footage they had to keep recycling. Buck Rogers had the same problem. The technology just wasn't ready to make that stuff affordable.

People talk about how expensive CG is, but at the time it was introduced in SF with stuff like B5, it was a very effective cost-saving measure.

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And yes, the high budget was a problem, but that wasn't entirely due to the VFX. Apparently Glen Larson wasn't very good at keeping within a manageable budget.
Then where did the money wind up going?
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