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I hate the Sci-Fi channel

Post#1 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:23 pm

Source: Buddy TV
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/battles ... 10303.aspx

Rumors are spreading fast and furious that Sci Fi Channel maybe looking to get the most out of Battlestar Galactica's final season. Several of Galactica's actors were on hand this past weekend for the annual Dragoncon convention. At the panel, the actors lamented over Sci Fi's inability to properly handle authentic hit programming, punctuating the point by revealing that the Sci Fi channel plans to cut the final season of Battlestar Galactica into two ten episode seasons, one to air in 2008, and the other in 2009.


At present there is no official confirmation that this was the case, and some fans in attendance that I spoke with earlier said the whole roast on Sci Fi and the splitting of the season thing was a joke. One attendee I spoke with, however, was completely convinced otherwise.

“There was a huge reaction from the audience. There is no way they would have allowed the fans to leave that bummed out if it wasn't true.” Fan Ron Estes told me this afternoon. “Really, it is wishful thinking to assume otherwise.”

Around the net, the news is not being met with much enthusiasm. Fans are already enduring a tremendous hiatus between seasons, splitting the final season in two will likely result in an enormously vocal fan backlash.

If the reports are true, Sci Fi will air the first 10 episodes in February 2008, then put the show on ice until February 2009, when the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica would air.

This would not be the first time that Battlestar Galactica Actors have been the ones to break major news concerning the production. Before the final season deal was in ink, actors Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff both told reporters that the next season would be the last. This was at first denied, but confirmed a few weeks later.
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Post#2 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:35 am

As the only channel dedicated to SciFi, they sure have a knack...

I'm still trying to figure out what TNA has to do with SciFi..
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Post#3 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:18 am

So... if true, then the channel's decision makers' brains are a work of scifi as well? Of the "Python 2" variety, that is, not the "Foundation" kin...

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Post#4 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:55 pm

B A N E wrote:As the only channel dedicated to SciFi, they sure have a knack...

I'm still trying to figure out what TNA has to do with SciFi..
You mean ECW? They're on there due to Sci-Fi being owned by USA and they distribute all of WWE's programing.

TNA is on Spike.
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Post#5 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:13 pm

Up here in Canada we have "Space" channel, and I'm sure they will be stuck with whatever SciFi says.

Related - when are the season 3 DVD's coming out? Anyone know?
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Post#6 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:38 pm

Havok wrote:
B A N E wrote:As the only channel dedicated to SciFi, they sure have a knack...

I'm still trying to figure out what TNA has to do with SciFi..
You mean ECW? They're on there due to Sci-Fi being owned by USA and they distribute all of WWE's programing.

TNA is on Spike.
Tells ya how much I watch Rasslin eh?
I believe you are correct, ECW.
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I hope that mixed martial arts buries rasslin.
I'd watch more UFC but my 6yr old boy models it on his 2yr old sister.
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Post#7 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:28 pm

B A N E wrote:
Havok wrote:
B A N E wrote:As the only channel dedicated to SciFi, they sure have a knack...

I'm still trying to figure out what TNA has to do with SciFi..
You mean ECW? They're on there due to Sci-Fi being owned by USA and they distribute all of WWE's programing.

TNA is on Spike.
Tells ya how much I watch Rasslin eh?
I believe you are correct, ECW.
:lol:

I hope that mixed martial arts buries rasslin.
I'd watch more UFC but my 6yr old boy models it on his 2yr old sister.
:shock:
I haven't followed it in a long long time myself. But I do know that ECW was an independent promotion out of Philly that went out of business a few years back. The WWF (at the time) copied them and mass marketed their product and that lead to the wrestlling boom of the 90's.

WWE bought them up from the creditors a couple of years back and is now showing a very watered down product. In fact, it's ECW in name only.

Lesson over :)
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Post#8 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:06 pm

Biggest complaint I have with SciFi, they run more horror shows than sci fi.

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Post#9 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:12 pm

Burnerboy wrote:Biggest complaint I have with SciFi, they run more horror shows than sci fi.

Ron
Amen, brother!

My suspicion is that SciFi is keeping a close eye on movie/DVD trends - and if my local outlets are any indicator, horror is way ahead of scifi/fantasy in sales, rentals and dedicatd shelf space.

A damn shame that - IMHO there is ample material out in scifi literature to put on some decent shows.

But then again, the idiots running SciFi can't seem to handle an existing hit - the new Galactica - without pissing off it's fan base.

Hmmmm .... does this remind anyone of Paramount's mis-mangling of the Trek franchise ????
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