The new Battlestar Galactica series seems to have been (mostly) well-received by the viewing audience. At any rate, there’s a general consensus that it’s much, much better than the campy original series.
Got me to thinking: The 1973 series The Starlost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069638/) is perhaps the most tragic story in the history of little-screen SF. (I mean the fate of the series, not its content, was tragic.) Harlan Ellison had such a brilliant concept for a series set aboard a generation starship, with a good story-arc built in (our heroes have to find the bridge and save the ship, but to find it they have to explore all these bubble-worlds preserving countless different Earth cultures). And Production Hell turned into such a piece of shit that he invoked the contract clause allowing him to be credited as “Cordwainer Birds,” notifying all his friends, “This is for the birds!” And then, mid-season cancellation, and SF had its own cautionary-tale equivalent of the Edsel in the auto industry. (You can read the story in the Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starlost.)
So if BSG can be done again and better, why not The Starlost? Is this a project any TV producer would have the balls to touch?