By now sci-fi fans expect cancellation. They groan inwardly when SyFy cancels another awesome show, and yet they are not surprised. They saw Firefly beheaded; Dollhouse was murdered in its youth; Caprica went the same way; and the funeral procession for SGU has already been prepared.
Winter hiatuses suck. I’m not quite sure what made TV execs think that having lengthy breaks between halves of seasons is a good idea, but whoever came up with the concept should be, in the immortal words of Garfield the cat, drug out into the street and shot. I mean, I understand breaking for the… Continue reading Winter Hiatuses and Other TV Gripes
After taking a few weeks off because of getting married, I was finally able to get a good post written, edited, and posted over at TVverdict.com. A lot of people have complained that Stargate Universe started off slowly. Even I complained that, as much as I enjoyed it, I couldn’t care about the characters to… Continue reading [TVverdict] Stargate Universe: A Question of Character
A staple of most science fiction is the smart guy (or girl!). That one person who, in terms of intellect, is leaps and bounds, head and shoulders above the rest of the ensemble. He or she is always able to find the way out of any given situation, not by brute force or manual dexterity,… Continue reading Intellectual Archetypes in Science Fiction Television
Most people who read this blog know I’ve become a huge Stargate fanboy over the past few months, having run through the first third of SG-1 with my dad and Atlantis’ first season solo. So when SyFy announced Stargate Universe would be premiering this fall and “reinventing the wheel,” as their advertisements noted, I became… Continue reading Stargate Universe – A Little of This, A Little of That, A Lot of Awesome