Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

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Michael Taylor is a television writer with writing credits on notable series like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He served as a producer and writer for the USA Network series The Dead Zone. He joined the writing staff of the new Battlestar Galactica series…more


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    • During the early discussions about the 2007 Battlestar Galactica TV movie with Ronald Moore and David Eick, Michael Taylor proposed a time-travel-based story in which Adama would somehow return to Caprica before the initial Cylon attack. Once there, he would try to convince Admiral Cain to trust him and help stop the attack. Executive producer David Eick was interested in a story about Admiral Cain but the time-travel elements were quickly discarded.

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  • He wrote the single worst episode of Battle Star Galactica that I've seen. I classified him as average, only because mediocrity is far too often the norm in Science fiction.

    As a discerning viewer and critic, I'm not fond of this man's writing. I found his writing mediocre at it's best. At it's worst, I'm more than just a little disappointed. I'd like to see his future works flushed out of an airlock or swept out to sea rather than find their way into production. The cold, dark, vacuum of space or the briny deep would serve viewers well in that regard. I was so utterly disgusted with the 3rd season episode "Dirty Hands" I nearly stopped watching Battlestar Galactica.

    Perhaps it was the 16 ounce Everlast (tm) gloves' not so carefully concealed logo's... maybe that was it. OR maybe it was BOXING ring, complete with heavy bags, speed bags, and complete boxing rules; the only thing it was missing was an old angry Irish guy and a room full of mooks with thick Brooklyn accents. The title of the episode should have been: Your Suspension of Disbelief: Total Annihilation.

    They might as well have been playing Australian League Rugby or wearing NFL jerseys. Now, I understand most military traditions encourage combat sport participation, but would it have been so difficult to just try to be a little original? Like pugilism without name-brand boxing gear, etc?

    Don't get me started on the rotten boxing choreography and totally unconvincing displays of aggression. Part of that could have been blamed on acting... but when the script sucks and doesn't work, the actor's can't save it by themselves.

    It wasn't just the boxing either, the kara and adama jr. scenes were strained and awkward... and not in the way intended. I don't know what to think of this man being made the producer for the show in it's fourth season; I can only hope he makes a much better administrator for the show than he did a writer.moreless