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01 September 2017 @ 03:28 pm
Save Dark Matter.  
Dark Matter just got cancelled by Syfy.

When I read this, my heart sunk. I am utterly devastated and heartbroken.

Dark Matter is honestly one of the best science fiction shows I have had the pleasure of watching in years. It not only features some of my favorite tropes, but has such wonderful representation with a diverse cast, all the characters are three-dimensional and complex, and the storytelling and plot are just amazing. It was a mixture of so many things I enjoy about this genre and it filled this void in my soul that had been missing since BSG ended. This little found family found their way into my heart and it's always been a joy watching as their story continued forward. To suddenly have it be cancelled after three strong seasons (it was not only one of the best shows on the network but also one of their highest performing ones too, and the ratings were continually going up) is a damn travesty and I just cannot fathom what caused such a decision, especially since it was among an amazing lineup of other amazing shows. Then again, this isn't new for Syfy to be completely unfair when it comes to their own shows, so it's not surprising that they're failing to comment on why they suddenly decided to cancel one of their best shows.

I want to believe that the show can be saved, somehow. If only for one more season. I know that this seems impossible and a huge longshot, but this is how I react whenever something I love gets unjustly cancelled. I want to have hope that with enough fan support something can be done, even if it's just a small thing like half a season to wrap things up proper.

Sign this petition to help save the show. Again, like always with these things, there is no guarantee but we can at least try. If there are other petitions or fan campaigns available I'll make sure to update with those. But for the time being this is the only one that was just created. So please go sign that, and if you have Twitter go and share it along with hashtagging with the proper tags with the rest of the fandom to show support in hopes of a possible renewal.
 
 
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haebin: reedushaebin on September 3rd, 2017 01:27 pm (UTC)
..., they ended on a massive cliffhanger...

Damn, this is super frustrating. But I hope they will give the series another chance. Crossing my fingers for you! :)
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on September 6th, 2017 12:07 am (UTC)
I've always had the opinion that television shouldn't do huge cliffhangers because of that ultimate fear that a show could be cancelled at any time, regardless whether it has good ratings or not. Showrunners need to structure seasons that have a beginning, middle and end which wraps of the seasonal arc but does leave something that entices the audience to stick around for more (instead of having everything be so ~dramatic and leaves strings hanging that, if cancelled, it will never be explained and thus frustrate the audience even more). At the same time though, network executives shouldn't cancel shows that leaves a story unfinished, especially at such a critical part of their current arc. Even if a show is to be cancelled, they need to warn the showrunner ahead of time so they can wrap things up, perhaps not perfectly but at least gives some kind of closure.

I know, I know, the nature of the business doesn't work like that and it's all complicated, etc. But ideally that would be the most acceptable way of handling things that doesn't leave everyone unsatisfied or bitter, imho.
haebin: the snitchhaebin on September 9th, 2017 10:31 am (UTC)
I agree with you 100%! But like you wrote, the business unfortunately doesn't work like that. :|
I hope the whole business would change but all it counts is money, money, money. :|