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20 March 2014 @ 07:38 am
Let the priests argue over good and evil.  
++ There are still days available for the April question/topic meme. If you haven't asked me questions but would like to, please pick do so while there's still time left! :)

++ It's getting closer and closer to the premiere (all the excites!), and amongst all the interviews and BTS and press, we've been graced with yet another awesome trailer for Game of Thrones S4:

The song used is "Devil Inside" by London Grammar.

++ Apparently Syfy is promising less reality shows and bad original movies and more of actual scifi programs on their supposed scifi channel, starting with premiering a new limited space opera series. On one hand I'm definitely going to be checking this new series out because, let's face it, I'm kind of a sucker when it comes to space opera-esque science fiction. However, I'm still side-eying them hard for the decisions they've made over the years, a.k.a. mishandling and unfairly canceling shows even when they're considered the top-rated fan favorites. Most recent example is Warehouse 13, which is ending this year in six final episodes for their final season, which I think is bullshit they should have gotten a full season order instead of a lousy six episodes to wrap everything up, ffs.

There's still that lingering bitterness that probably won't ever go away, but I'm also not opposed to giving new shows the opportunity to be seen either. Just give me more scifi/fantasy in your lineup without fucking it up, Syfy, and we'll be okay.
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hurts - Mercy
orangerfulorangerful on March 21st, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
there is something sad and hilarious about SyFy saying "hey let's run some Science Fiction programming that doesn't suck! Our bad." Hell, I'd be happy if they just were reruns of GOOD sci-fi shows. Here's hoping maybe we few gems come out of this change!

Renée: Battlestar Galactica.rogueslayer452 on March 21st, 2014 11:20 am (UTC)
It really is their sad attempt at saying "our bad", isn't it? Like they realized they made kind of a big mistake, especially now that other networks out there have more scifi-based programming than their line-up, so they figure they gotta get back to what the channel was originally made for.
lynnyloulynnylou on March 21st, 2014 05:02 am (UTC)
I haven't watched SyFy since I don't have cable but last I watched it there was nothing decent on there. Hopefully it will improve.
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on March 21st, 2014 11:25 am (UTC)
There is a small few but good shows on there still, but otherwise they've been kind of stuck in the gutter for a while now. I'm also hoping for a turnaround so they can get back to the science fiction and fantasy and bringing in the quality kind of shows instead of relying on horrible original b-movies like Sharknado to reel in the audiences.
noybusiness: capricaboomerwarheroesnoybusiness on March 21st, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
I posted on that article about Syfy to say

"I have some suggestions:

uncancel Stargate Universe
uncancel Caprica
make a series out of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
pick up Ron Moore's Virtuality
pick up Ron Moore's The 17th Precinct "
Renée: BSG. Centurions.rogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
It's kind of sad that four of those five are RDM/David Eick works. You'd think with the success of BSG they'd at least give their shows a chance. B&C was forever being flipflopped over how it should have been aired, and Caprica was just so rudely mishandled that I'm still bitter about it.

*cries for the possibilities that could have been with Virtuality and 17th Precinct*
noybusiness: dannababiesnoybusiness on March 24th, 2014 01:43 am (UTC)
Right there with ya.

And Stargate Universe was definitely the best Stargate. It had more realism and more genuine characterization & emotion in a way that contrasted greatly with SG-1 and Atlantis. Much more of BSG's "naturalistic science fiction" feel. At least I'm still enjoying Robert Carlyle and Ming-Na Wen on Once Upon a Time and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., both ABC funnily enough.

Edited at 2014-03-24 01:49 am (UTC)
Naomi: BB Walt and Jesse Oh Shitfrelling_tralk on March 21st, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm still bitter at them for cancelling Farscape the way they did!
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC)
We've all been burned by SciFi/Syfy one way or another. This bitter feeling won't ever dissipate, no matter how much they try to make up for it. :(

unless if it's to revive what they destroyed but alas that is just a pipe dream
Creature Of Hobbit: lucas gottesmantellshannon815 on March 21st, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
Less reality crap can only be a good thing. I wish Channel 5 would take a leaf out of Syfy's book - they cancelled Once Upon a Time over in the UK and are still showing boring reality rubbish.
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
I won't lie and say that I've never watched some reality tv (and thought it was mildly entertaining), but there's a wide spread of it across all networks that it's kind of ridiculous. Most of it is just because they can, and you know that it's scripted for ~dramatic purposes.

We need less reality and more scripted dramas/genre television in general.

Edited at 2014-03-24 12:18 am (UTC)
giallarhorn: Jack mehgiallarhorn on March 23rd, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
I'm wary of ScFy saying anything. On one hand, I'll probably go check it out regardless, due to the lack of real competition right now.

But the executive choices to randomly cancel show after they hit five seasons? EHHHHH.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on March 24th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
I'm rather confused by the "only five seasons" rule. It seems very recent? I mean, Eureka wasn't permitted a sixth season even though they were originally promised one. :/
giallarhorn: Jack mehgiallarhorn on March 25th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
From what I've heard around, it was put in place roughly a year or two ago? It seems to much the case with Warehouse 13, but it could be budget reasons? It just seems incredibly arbitrary and random, though.