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re: Good EFFIN Gawds!!!

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samurai7 06:52 pm MST 01/25/07
In reply to: re: Good EFFIN Gawds!!! - Rabe 06:48 pm MST 01/25/07

Did you see Serenity, the movie spin-off from Firefly? I'd never seen the series, as I'm not really that big a sci-fi fan, but I enjoyed serenity on DVD a little while back. Now my brother, on the other hand is a sci-fi NUT. I'm sure if he had his way he'd spend have his life at Trekkie conventions and Babylon 5 parties...
I hadn't realised that Firefly was a Joss "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Wheedon thingamybob until I picked up this movie.

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>
> > I mean to watch this show on DVD at some point, but...
> >
> > There wasn't enough audience to keep it on SCI-FI, for God
> > sake, which doesn't exactly require the same numbers as
> > NBC, or even CNBC, to sustain a show. Why would anyone
> > want to gamble on that project as a MUSICAL, of all
> > things?
>
>
> Odd that statement - not enough ratings to keep it alive.
>
> It's amazing how Sci-Fi is still spinning that yarn. But,
> it's true. In the last half of the fourth season the
> ratings DID slip drastically. Kind of the way the ratings
> slipped drastically for Firefly on Fox.
>
> When Sci-Fi pulled the same shit that FOX did with the
> show. They pre-empted it, moved it around, put it on
> 'hiatus' for a very long time, came back and replayed it
> from the beginning every night on Sci-Fi so that there was
> about a year or more between the first half of the season
> and the last six episodes of season four. By the time
> they had already played those episodes, Sci-Fi had very
> publically sounded the death knell for the series.
>
> But the show HAD a fanbase and WAS Sci-Fi's most watched
> most popular programming, surviving long past all the
> other crap shows they produced right alongside of it.
> What really happened is that Sci-Fi wanted to slash the
> budget and the Henson Co said they couldn't produce the
> same quality show with that much less. Sci-Fi then
> promised it would die and die it did. They replaced it
> with Stargate SG1 which had syndication and Showtime
> backing it to build up the audience. If they were still
> doing Farscape head to head with SG1 - there'd be half the
> geek community going "Stargate what?" And Atlantis never
> would have been made.
>
> Then they insulted all of us by dicking around with the
> mini-series as well.
>
> Rabe...


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