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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:24 PM
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Stargate Universe Cancelled
Edited on Thu Dec-16-10 03:27 PM by jayfish
http://tv.ign.com/articles/114/1140558p1.html

The Stargate saga looks to be coming to an end for now. Deadline reports that Syfy has cancelled Stargate Universe and won't be renewing the series for a third season. The show still has ten episode left for Season 2, which will air in the spring.


And with that goes any reason what-so-ever for me to tune into Syfy. What a garbage channel...
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 01:47 PM
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1. That Blows, Will They Get To Wrap It Up?
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:41 PM
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2. Probably Not.
The rest of the current season is already in the can. They'll just play it out and leaving hanging at the S2 finale cliffhanger.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 01:01 PM
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3. Well that sucks. n/t
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-10 03:22 PM
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4. I agree with you on that for my reasons to stop watching "Syfy", too.
I was talking to my brother over the holiday (he does video-editing/post-production in Austin) and one of their clients had some animated bumps to present to Syfy. He got to go to the meeting with the Syfy execs, I guess to pitch the bumps. When they were turned down, someone asked why, adding that they were perfect for a science fiction station. Here's their "suit" answer, as best I remember it:

"We're really trying to get away from that label."

In other words, the "syfy" channel doesn't want to be associated with science fiction anymore, likely relying on their phonetic name to attract unsuspecting new viewers with no clue as to what real science-fiction entails. My brother mentioned that they intend to air cooking shows soon :eyes:
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-11 12:41 AM
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5. I came accross this...
Edited on Tue Jan-04-11 12:42 AM by jayfish
on another site I frequent:

The Face of Syfy: Howe to Hammer Away a Channel

The name SYFY has more letters in common with the word FantaSY than it does with Science Fiction. This comes as no surprise when you look at the definition of what Science Fiction is from the points of view of Bonnie Hammer and Dave Howe:
" anything outside of what we know to be true. Sci-fi is speculative fiction. <...> It's a place for reverie. Fantastical. The magical. Very different." This was Bonnie Hammers definition of Sci Fi according to a 2001 article with CNN.
Science fiction' to most people conjures up a narrow definition of space, but the term 'fantasy' is much more appealing, especially to women," Dave Howe told AdWeek a year before changing the Sci Fi Channel to Syfy. " doesn't just mean swords and sorcery, but includes the world of magic, supernatural, the paranormal. And women are more open to the paranormal and supernatural than men are."
The reason that Syfy's programming includes increasing amounts of Reality, Fantasy and Wrestling is because Bonnie Hammer and Dave Howe not only have a fundamental aversion to the Science Fiction genre, but they don't understand it.


It's a rough read but there are some nuggets in there.


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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-11 10:15 PM
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6. Thanks for the link
and I'm still reading it :)

Although, so far, I haven't learned anything but what we've all known about TV-execs for decades: they're often quite savvy with the business of television while knowing next to nothing about its content (unless that content has high ratings and markets well to the lowest common denominator.) In a nutshell, they're shallow and quite "content" with that :)

I'll pass this link on to my brother. He may or may not have read it, but I know he won't be surprised at the content of it ;)
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 11:06 AM
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7. That explains the entire nights assigned to ghost hunting shows
If I wanted to watch shows about stuff that doesn't make any sense and doesn't even exist I'd tune in FOX NEWS.

I'm disgusted with SYFY for ending SG Universe and the excerpts from that article are all I could stomach, I sure as heck have no intention of reading the link. I get nauseous easily.
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