I dunno, man...I'm with VF5SS here.
Hardcore '70s Battlestar Galactica fans panned the new version before it even aired. Ditto Beast Wars. And yet, those shows still aired, and became popular.
Maybe RT3000 would've brought in a New Generation of fans...and tons of dollars with them...
I guess HG will never know...
Well, you can agree, but that still doesn't change the reasons why it didn't move forward, and that was an overwhelming bad response by the fans. Also, just because it didn't happen the same way with other shows, doesn't mean that HG has to, or would follow suit. To use Beast Wars, or BSG as a referrence doesn't work, especially for a company that doesn't necessarily do production. As for Netter Digital going bankrupt, I know that was one of the issues that made the decision easier, but not he deciding factor. It seems in every case where a planned series failed, it had more than one reason.
Didn't Tom Bateman mention that HG made enough money from the sales of RTSC to move forward with a sequel, and yet here we are how many years later? Yeah, I'm not sure about that marketing research-comment either.
I think he did mention that, and from the research I got years ago, it did do well enough. As for why we're here years later with no sequel, have you read these forums? There's been the issue with WB floating around for IDK, at least 4 years now? Be it to make way for the live action, or for whatever reason they wanna give, I'm sure if WB said to wait, HG is going to wait. As for you not being sure about marketing research, what are you not sure about?