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27 October 2010 @ 04:14 pm
Frak this shit.  
Syfy cancels Caprica.

I majorly disappointed right now. Disappointed in the network because after all the success of BSG you'd think they would at least give them another season before making such a decision, along with their stupid decision on prolonging the mid-season hiatus. But I think I'm mostly disappointed in the BSG fandom. Fans were huge over there and after the series finale it seemed like there's hardly anyone left, at least from my observations anyway. Some still hold bitter feelings towards it or for whatever reason so I guess that they figured they wouldn't give this a chance, I don't know, but I think it's unfair. Granted this wasn't going to be the same as BSG, everyone knew that, but I felt like people should have given it a chance to develop and grow and seeing with how epic it's been lately this just is a huge disappointment to me.

I'm still gonna fight it, though. I don't care that's an official announcement. I'm gonna email Syfy, I'm gonna try and make a petition, get people to watch it. If there's one thing I've learned is that us fans have a voice and we have to power to bring something back if we work hard enough.

Contact Syfy via email (feedback@syfy.com) and tell them to reconsider. Please.
 
 
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Gin: caprica: The black parade.backinblack on October 27th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
FUCK.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
I AM DISAPPOINT. I AM WRITING AN EMAIL RIGHT NOW.

PETITION TIME NOW, Y/Y?
Revyallodole on October 27th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
D:

What is it about? Should I watch it? Granted, I'm still in the middle of the first season of BSG, but...
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
It's a prequel to BSG, so you wouldn't have to have needed to watch the entire series in order to watch Caprica.

I just wished that people would have given it more time. It's been absolutely brilliant in the second half of the season that I felt like there was a for sure way it would at least be considered a renewal. I'm just, my heart sank in my stomach when I read the news.
Revyallodole on October 27th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Ah, alright.

Cancelling a show just like that seems so stupid. :/
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Never mind that it's been getting loads of positive raving reviews from other places, and there seems to be a nice fanbase surrounding it. Syfy isn't a network known for going solely by the ratings, so this is just strange and upsetting.
the only water in the forest is the river: [bsg] starbuck | what do you hear?nyoka on October 27th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
That's sad. I haven't watched more than a few eps of Caprica, but I liked what I saw. And I think it's honestly one of the better written shows on Syfy. I'm surprised at such an early cancellation.
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
It most definitely is one of the better written shows on the network, for sure. The writing and construction of this universe is so vividly amazing, the characters and everything that I haven't seen anywhere else. I would have figured that Syfy would have at least given it another season because it is associated with BSG, one of their biggest series to ever air on their network.

But after the announcement of another BSG prequel (Blood and Chrome) they probably thought they needed only one BSG-related show to be airing. Which is fucking stupid, imo.

Edited at 2010-10-28 12:08 am (UTC)
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Renée: Kahlan. Con Dar.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I EITHER WANT TO CRY OR PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE.

PERHAPS BOTH. THAT IS HOW I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW. I FEEL LIKE TAMARA AND I'M GONNA SHOOT A BITCH IN THE HEAD FOR THIS NEWS.

Nicole Anell: caprica - tamaranicole_anell on October 28th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
*gif love*

I'm sorry! :(
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
*bamf!Tamara ftw*

Story of my life. I get invested into something so passionately and being so dedicated and loyal to it, only to get kicked in the stomach. Time after time this happens. :(
what doesn't kill me better runcarlyinrome on October 27th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)

Obviously, they do not have enough time for all the Sharkosaurus and Killer Giant Octopus movies they have made.

*hugs*

Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
You'd think they would take into consideration the fanbase than ratings, because that's how Syfy generally rolls. I'm just, idk. There was a small nagging worry because of the day change. It airs Tuesdays instead of the typical SYFY FRIDAYS which might have thrown people off.

*hugs back* When I get into a fandom, I get into it and when they pull the rug underneath our feet I always end up feeling like someone kicked me in the stomach. :(
icecoldrain: Bones - Booth ?!?!icecoldrain on October 27th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
WHAT. THEY HAVE SO MANY BAD MOVIES ON BUT THEY CANCEL CAPRICA? Okay so bad movies have nothing to do with it, but why play hilariously bad movies that people watch for the lulz but cancel a good show?
Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
They have SGU for crying out loud! At least give Caprica another season before making such a decision, Jesus fucking Christ. I know this is a business and such, but Syfy is a small network and they pay attention to how strong a fanbase is rather than ratings anyway.

Not to mention that Caprica has gotten tons of positive reviews. So I don't understand this at all.

But contacting them through email or Twitter, petitioning is something I feel could give them the message that yes, we want another season. At least one more season if anything.
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Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
I know right? The show was picking up very well after such a long hiatus that they decided to do this.

I still maintain some ounce of hope that, if we put our voices out there we can do something about this.
just a small town girl: [tsubasa chronicle] can go diafcarameltrap on October 28th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
WTAF. I WANT TO PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE RIGHT NOW.

This is just bullcrap. This is one of the better written and smarter shows out there. I was looking forward to seeing how it'll unfold, the pace was picking up and it was getting so good, and Syfy decides to cancel it.

Fuck you, Syfy.
Renée: Kahlan. BAMC.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
I WANT TO GO ALL CYLON ON THEIR ASSES. FOR REAL NOW.

I wrote to them, passionately expressing my disappointment and hopefully everyone else is doing the same. We need to let our voices be heard because this? Is fucking bullshit. I know shows get canceled all the time, but this is SYFY. When a new show premieres they usually allow it to have another season before making such a decision. Some are saying its because another BSG prequel, Blood and Chrome, has been greenlit and they cannot have two prequels at once or something? Still it's just fucking bullshit.
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on October 28th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Well, that sucks!
Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
It really does. Why does all the well-written, intellectual, thought-provoking shows get the boot so prematurely? I don't understand. :(
Jengreenlady2 on October 28th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Caprica is so well-written and acted, and the characters are so fantastic, and they have such a huge canvas to work on. The Cylons were just getting started, and what with the STO getting weirder -- if such a thing is possible -- and the war on Tauron, and all the events in V-World -- for God's sake! Give the show a chance to develop all these story lines, and do some advertising and I bet this could have been a big hit. But no! They had to put it on hiatus for months, then bring it back suddenly with almost no notice. I missed the first new episode because I didn't know it was back! Then they say they really loved the show? Who are they kidding? Bah!

That scene with Sam and the Cylon almost made me have a heart attack. That's the sort of thing the show was leading up to. The reason it was so effective is because they laid the groundwork. We know Sam, we know where the Cylons came from and how and why, and we know what they're going to do in the future, so that scene is just mindblowing.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
Give the show a chance to develop all these story lines, and do some advertising and I bet this could have been a big hit. But no! They had to put it on hiatus for months, then bring it back suddenly with almost no notice. I missed the first new episode because I didn't know it was back!

Exactly! Not to mention them switching it from Fridays to Tuesdays, and that threw me off even when I did know they were back. What I don't understand is that this is a prequel to their biggest and most successful series they had, so why couldn't they have at least given it the proper support and treatment to ensure it would be watched? Between the hiatus, the day change and now the news of them actually not airing the rest of the episodes until next year? What the hell does that say?

I emailed Syfy and told them just that (but more eloquently) because it really is unfair. I mean, they renewed Haven (another show I watch) and that's a new show, had some struggles, but cannot show the same kind of consideration for Caprica? Something isn't right about that....

We know Sam, we know where the Cylons came from and how and why, and we know what they're going to do in the future, so that scene is just mindblowing.

I know, that scene was chilling and mindblowing all at once because it really was phenomenal how they could fit all that together. And the thing is, this is a character/family drama that is setting up these events for what we know is gonna happen, and we've been gradually developing that and with all this groundwork that is building towards what we know is the inevitable, you cannot do that in the limited amount of episodes they have left. I want to explore the worlds more and the different cultures, other characters and their relationships, the politics and the laws and religious philosophies and how it all ties together. Everything is so complex in this show, it's perhaps one of the few well-written and well-executed shows on their network.

Someone mentioned that it could be because of Blood and Chrome being greenlit, however I don't think it would have mattered if there were two prequels of the BSG universe featured on their network. They had SG1 and SGA airing at the same time! Why can't they with these two, come on.
Tinka: Crowleygwaevalarin on October 28th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
I just read the announcement and immediately thought of you. I'm really sorry. :(
I have the first two episodes ready to finally start watching when I'm back from Asylum 5. Now at least I know I shouldn't get too attached to the show.
Renée: Misha. !!!!!rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
It's ridiculous because I thought the network that would be least likely to cancel a show based on ratings would be Syfy, because they're a small network but understand the loyalty of fanbases. I mean certain shows don't even get high ratings in their first season anyway and with a second season they are booming.

They're renewing WH13, Haven and Eureka, but not Caprica the prequel to their most successful (and completed) series? The frak is that bullshit? D:

I'm emailing the network, signing petitions, spreading the word because dammit I want our voices to be heard.
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken: but you never come aroundsapphirestar_ on October 28th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)


MY RAGE IT IS VAST AND HUGE AND I AM SO FRAKKING DISAPPOINTED.

DON'T TAKE MY SAM ADAMA AWAY FROM MEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Renée: Six. Warrior of God.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 11:36 am (UTC)
SIGN THE PETITION and EMAIL SYFY. LET THEM KNOW OF YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT AND OUTRAGE. FORWARD/TWEET IT TO OTHER PEOPLE.

I AM IN FULL ACTIVIST MODE RIGHT NOW TO SAVE THIS SHOW. BECAUSE I'LL BE DAMNED IF I LET ANOTHER FANTASTICALLY WRITTEN SHOW SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS OF CANCELLATION.
noybusiness on October 28th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
But I think I'm mostly disappointed in the BSG fandom. Fans were huge over there and after the series finale it seemed like there's hardly anyone left, at least from my observations anyway. Some still hold bitter feelings towards it or for whatever reason so I guess that they figured they wouldn't give this a chance, I don't know, but I think it's unfair. Granted this wasn't going to be the same as BSG, everyone knew that, but I felt like people should have given it a chance to develop and grow and seeing with how epic it's been lately this just is a huge disappointment to me.

What do you want to bet they would buy the DVD set one day on a whim, realize how good it was, and then realize they can't watch any more of it because they didn't watch it the first time?
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on October 28th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
What do you want to bet they would buy the DVD set one day on a whim, realize how good it was, and then realize they can't watch any more of it because they didn't watch it the first time?

I don't doubt that's exactly what will happen, and it's sad and disappointing to even think about how stubborn people will be until they actually see it in its entirety.

I think what makes me even more disappointed is how people immediately think that just because it's a prequel and that we "already know what's gonna happen" that they can't watch it. I've seen those arguments and it kind of ticks me off because there's nothing more compelling than seeing how that domino effect took place.