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(Deadline)   SyFy may give fans of The Event a satisfying conclusion with a mini-series. All seven fans said to be excited   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2011-06-01 09:04:24 PM  
Boobies!

I'd like to see how things played out. Maybe. Or not. Whatever.
 
2011-06-01 09:08:09 PM  
Chris! That's a horrible word, boobies....
 
2011-06-01 09:08:15 PM  
Silly subby, it's for the WWE Main Event! What did you think SyFy was? Some sort of channel for silly fantasy shows?
 
2011-06-01 09:08:55 PM  
Something science fiction on Syfy? Its been awhile since I saw that.
 
2011-06-01 09:09:12 PM  
Maybe they could combine it with V and, I dunno, Rubicon as a big closure mash-up.
 
2011-06-01 09:17:06 PM  
It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.
 
2011-06-01 09:18:17 PM  
If ScyFy had the balls they'd remake Blake's 7 and get people talking about them.
 
2011-06-01 09:21:52 PM  

JonZoidberg: It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.


You made it that far? I stopped watching three episodes in.
 
2011-06-01 09:23:14 PM  
That show got better on writing and acting towards the end of the season so I was hoping those improvements would carry over into a second season.
 
2011-06-01 09:27:37 PM  
The show picked it up during the second half, maybe because they knew the future for the show was very dim. It was decent escapism, not much more than that. I would check out the mini-series, since the show seemed to drop the entire "is this a good guy or bad guy" routine they had going on in the beginning, and slimming it down to a 7 episode mini would clean up a lot of the unnecessary filler. I mean, Hal Holbrook's entire storyline was sort of a waste of time.
 
2011-06-01 09:27:43 PM  

Hey SyFy:


i110.photobucket.com

 
2011-06-01 09:28:47 PM  
I'd rather see them continue SGU, personally.
 
2011-06-01 09:29:38 PM  
Still waiting for CBS to kill off Horatio Caine...

Won't miss The Event.
 
2011-06-01 09:33:23 PM  
How about bringing back Firefly instead?

/ It has fans
// And electrolytes!
 
2011-06-01 09:34:22 PM  
Sure, why not. See how our Earth reacts to another Earth in orbit.
 
2011-06-01 09:37:19 PM  
Isn't that the show where everyone passes out? Kind of what SyFy did to the viewers.

/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........
 
2011-06-01 09:38:08 PM  
If they ever change their name to something less monumentally, Biblically stupid, I'll watch something on their channel again.

Until then, I don't care WTF they show. "Sci Fi" was bad; the new abortion is embarrassing to the species. It would make the aliens from They Live throw up, although I'm not sure if you could tell, without special glasses (or blowing up the central transmitter).
 
2011-06-01 09:41:01 PM  

JonZoidberg: It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.


This, except I think I made it through three episodes. When they showed three flashbacks within the first 10 minutes of the show, that's when I started getting worried.

Your_Huckleberry: I'd rather see them continue SGU, personally.


Also this. I had just started getting into SGU when they announced it was canceled.
 
2011-06-01 09:50:14 PM  

Blues_X: Also this. I had just started getting into SGU when they announced it was canceled.


My girl is just getting into it, since it is on Netflix. We're just past the episode where Telford is left behind on the seed ship. I don't have the heart to tell her that we're halfway done since it was cancelled.
 
2011-06-01 09:56:49 PM  
No sir, this isn't going to suck at all.

/They will probably re-title it to: "Alien Eventapocalypse"
 
2011-06-01 09:57:24 PM  
I for one am impressed with what Syfy has done to increse it's market share. It took an audience of nerds living in their parent's basement, and change the ratio of female viewers to 1 in three.

I loved the look of SGU, it reminded me so much of Battlestar. Learning about the backstories on earth made me understand and care about the characters more. I never stopped watching SGU because it seemed like a boring and depressing soap opera in space.

The use of wresting on the network is great too. What man out there does not watch wrestling?

I think Bonnie Hammer should do the same with Lifetime. Right now only 1 of 4 viewers of lifetime are men. I bet if writers for Lifetime were to put in plots involving Nascar, guns, and things blowing up, they could increase marketshare 10 or 15% and get 1 of 3 Lifetime viewers to be males.

Think about it Ms. Hammer.
 
2011-06-01 09:57:46 PM  

Gunny Walker: Silly subby, it's for the WWE Main Event! What did you think SyFy was? Some sort of channel for silly fantasy shows?


Fantasy shows and SciFi... isn't that HBO?
 
2011-06-01 10:07:29 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: I'd rather see them continue SGU, personally.


SGU was getting better and better the less life it had in it. It seemed like they really learned from their first season, and were trying to give us a more well-rounded set of characters in the second season. I desperately want to know how the series ends, but no mini-series, no movie, nothing for us. A pox on syphilis!
 
2011-06-01 10:09:13 PM  

Apos: JonZoidberg: It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.

You made it that far? I stopped watching three episodes in


I didn't even make it through episode 1.
 
2011-06-01 10:15:11 PM  

oldebayer: Apos: JonZoidberg: It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.

You made it that far? I stopped watching three episodes in

I didn't even make it through episode 1.


Wait... Did you just reverse-hipster the 'The Event' thread? Because that would be awesome.
 
2011-06-01 10:16:23 PM  
"The Event" is probably what would've happened if somebody brought Ed Wood forward in time 50+ years and gave him millions of dollars to produce a show for a slot in primetime. So much butchered dialogue and storytelling.
 
2011-06-01 10:18:12 PM  

Brick-House: Isn't that the show where everyone passes out? Kind of what SyFy did to the viewers.

/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........


No, that was Flash Forward.
 
2011-06-01 10:29:46 PM  
Networks have treated sci-fi fans like idiots, particularly over the last decade or so.... and in return, they've lost faith in networks and stopped watching shows because of just the sort of thing that has become commonplace: series with long story arcs being canceled in mid-stream.

If networks want to woo back viewers and guarantee better ratings, how about a "pact" with viewers: Promise (and of course, deliver) a satisfying conclusion to any series that ends before a story arc is resolved with either a 6 episode "wrap-up" or a miniseries.

...likewise, producers and actors of these shows should also be signed to close it out properly (with a somewhat reduced rate, perhaps).

When a show is pitched with a long running story arc, it should also have a "sold by" date - a limited number of seasons before it CONCLUDES. Nobody needs to work on a series for 20 years, or even 10 years... 5 years is probably close to getting too long in the tooth for many story arcs. I'd say between 3~5 years is plenty for any story arc, and creators need to have a set of emergency exit points ready for any given season, end and midpoint.

What networks and show creators would get in return is loyal viewership, and that goodwill would also inspire those fans to return for new series down the road. It's a win-win for everybody.
 
2011-06-01 10:29:49 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Blues_X: Also this. I had just started getting into SGU when they announced it was canceled.

My girl is just getting into it, since it is on Netflix. We're just past the episode where Telford is left behind on the seed ship. I don't have the heart to tell her that we're halfway done since it was cancelled.


Women watch the SyFy Channel?!?
 
2011-06-01 10:33:02 PM  

oldebayer: Apos: JonZoidberg: It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.

You made it that far? I stopped watching three episodes in

I didn't even make it through episode 1.


Don't blame you. Any hint of a riveting narrative vanished just as quickly as the plane did,but I hoped against hope that the next two episodes would prove me wrong. No such luck.
 
2011-06-01 10:37:45 PM  

mcreadyblue: RoxtarRyan: Blues_X: Also this. I had just started getting into SGU when they announced it was canceled.

My girl is just getting into it, since it is on Netflix. We're just past the episode where Telford is left behind on the seed ship. I don't have the heart to tell her that we're halfway done since it was cancelled.

Women watch the SyFy Channel?!?


She also loves MST3K.

Granted, I got her into both, but still...
 
2011-06-01 10:44:52 PM  
I this where I admit to watching this POS and nearly breaking my TV on the last episode? Everyone involved in this show needs to never work in the entertainment industry again.

Too many questions that just got dropped, the plot was all over the place, and almost all of the actors were terrible.
 
2011-06-01 10:50:02 PM  

enry: I this where I admit to watching this POS and nearly breaking my TV on the last episode? Everyone involved in this show needs to never work in the entertainment industry again.

Too many questions that just got dropped, the plot was all over the place, and almost all of the actors were terrible.


Apparently, they were working towards getting on another network even before they were officially cancelled.

I haven't decided yet if this was a gutsy move and a refusal to roll over and play dead by piecing together a half-assed ending (FlashForward) or if it was a colossal dick move.
 
2011-06-01 10:52:22 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Blues_X: Also this. I had just started getting into SGU when they announced it was canceled.

My girl is just getting into it, since it is on Netflix. We're just past the episode where Telford is left behind on the seed ship. I don't have the heart to tell her that we're halfway done since it was cancelled.


The rest of it is definitely worth watching. The ending is ambiguous and very sad. It deserved another season, at least.
 
2011-06-01 11:01:44 PM  

Blues_X: JonZoidberg: It took about 7 episodes, but I was so bored that I quit watching. Not surprised that it was cancelled.

This, except I think I made it through three episodes. When they showed three flashbacks within the first 10 minutes of the show, that's when I started getting worried.

Your_Huckleberry: I'd rather see them continue SGU, personally.

Also this. I had just started getting into SGU when they announced it was canceled.


I forget which one it was exactly; once they sucked that building through their little pocket wormhole and the guy who betrayed the government got his job back I quit. Too damn silly.
 
2011-06-01 11:03:57 PM  

Great_Milenko: The rest of it is definitely worth watching. The ending is ambiguous and very sad. It deserved another season, at least.


Oh, I know... I watched the final episode. Glad I cancelled cable months before.

/thanks, Megavideo! Like DVR, only free.
 
2011-06-01 11:04:29 PM  

LesserEvil: Networks have treated sci-fi fans like idiots, particularly over the last decade or so.... and in return, they've lost faith in networks and stopped watching shows because of just the sort of thing that has become commonplace: series with long story arcs being canceled in mid-stream.

If networks want to woo back viewers and guarantee better ratings, how about a "pact" with viewers: Promise (and of course, deliver) a satisfying conclusion to any series that ends before a story arc is resolved with either a 6 episode "wrap-up" or a miniseries.

...likewise, producers and actors of these shows should also be signed to close it out properly (with a somewhat reduced rate, perhaps).

When a show is pitched with a long running story arc, it should also have a "sold by" date - a limited number of seasons before it CONCLUDES. Nobody needs to work on a series for 20 years, or even 10 years... 5 years is probably close to getting too long in the tooth for many story arcs. I'd say between 3~5 years is plenty for any story arc, and creators need to have a set of emergency exit points ready for any given season, end and midpoint.

What networks and show creators would get in return is loyal viewership, and that goodwill would also inspire those fans to return for new series down the road. It's a win-win for everybody.


I definitely agree that networks should be obligated to provide any show with a few episodes to wrap things up should it be canceled for any reason. Even if it's just 4 or so episodes that get shoved into a horrendous timeslot, at least the fans will get a satisfying conclusion and you won't run into a fiasco like Firefly again.

I'm not sure that shows should be limited to 5 seasons or less. Some shows just have that staying power and can keep going no matter how many seasons are created. Obviously the story arcs and even the cast in the end bare little resemblance to how the show started, but they certainly can do it.
 
2011-06-01 11:10:15 PM  
Is it worth watching? I've had it queued up for a while, but havent actually bothered to download it.
 
2011-06-01 11:12:05 PM  

Enemabag Jones: I for one am impressed with what Syfy has done to increse it's market share. It took an audience of nerds living in their parent's basement, and change the ratio of female viewers to 1 in three.

I loved the look of SGU, it reminded me so much of Battlestar. Learning about the backstories on earth made me understand and care about the characters more. I never stopped watching SGU because it seemed like a boring and depressing soap opera in space.

The use of wresting on the network is great too. What man out there does not watch wrestling?

I think Bonnie Hammer should do the same with Lifetime. Right now only 1 of 4 viewers of lifetime are men. I bet if writers for Lifetime were to put in plots involving Nascar, guns, and things blowing up, they could increase marketshare 10 or 15% and get 1 of 3 Lifetime viewers to be males.

Think about it Ms. Hammer.


I was going to call you a moron until I got to the Lifetime part and realized what you were doing.

/golf clap
 
2011-06-01 11:24:40 PM  
How do you pronounce the name of their network now? see-fee? s-yuh-f-yuh? it is even the same network that it was before?

/haven't watched since they changed their name
 
2011-06-01 11:24:53 PM  

Cyno01: Is it worth watching? I've had it queued up for a while, but havent actually bothered to download it.


Given the lack of sci-fi programming out there, I would say a qualified "Yes" to watching it. It is OK, but you now know in advance that there is a limited story arc. There are better things out there, watch them first.

/ "Game of Thrones" is kick-a** so far, for example.
 
2011-06-01 11:32:57 PM  
Didn't they reveal what the "event" was in the season/series finale anyway? Unless, of course, there winds up being an even bigger event than another planet coming into our orbit?
 
2011-06-01 11:47:35 PM  

Elrond Hubbard: Cyno01: Is it worth watching? I've had it queued up for a while, but havent actually bothered to download it.

Given the lack of sci-fi programming out there, I would say a qualified "Yes" to watching it. It is OK, but you now know in advance that there is a limited story arc. There are better things out there, watch them first.

/ "Game of Thrones" is kick-a** so far, for example.


Like everything on HBO im sure its so good itll be excruciating watching it week to week instead of in 1 or 2 sittings, so im waiting for the whole season to be finished, doing that with treme again too. Would do the same with true blood, but my fiancee wouldnt let me...

As for sci-fi programming... whats left? Is there any real sci-fi programming? At all? Not secret aliens disguesed as humans or supernatural drama, or whatever, nothing offworld. I mean, i watched V because like you said about The Event, its better than nothing... I like Eureka and Warehouse 13, but theyre pretty light... Doctor Who is done until Fall... I think until Torchwood and Haven, i'm stuck with Primeval. Then back to Fringe and that new dinosaur show in the fall.

Just remembered Falling Skies starts next month, that looks promising, but still... humans, on earth, in the present day, yawn.

I guess i just miss the 90s/early 00s. I miss star trek and firefly and farscape and stargate and b5 and BSG... I want spaceships and aliens and lasers damnit!

Same with fantasy, whatve we got, Game of Thrones and Merlin and maybe a slim chance at Legend of the Seeker coming back? Not that fantasy TV was ever big...

Epic is expensive. :(
 
2011-06-01 11:48:47 PM  

Stickdeath: How do you pronounce the name of their network now? see-fee? s-yuh-f-yuh? it is even the same network that it was before?

/haven't watched since they changed their name


It's pronounced "syphilis".
 
2011-06-01 11:50:18 PM  
They have a better chance that the Sci Channel picks it up than SyFy.
 
2011-06-01 11:54:24 PM  
The series was terrible until the second half of the season. The conversion of the main alien lady into an evil person after her son died was absolutely horrid. No wonder the show lost all the viewers. Then it was surprisingly good after it revealed at least some of the plot. Same thing happened with Flash Forward.

Great premise, took too long to pick up, no one wants to spend 8 hours on something that *might* get good eventually.
 
2011-06-02 12:02:29 AM  

Cyno01: a slim chance at Legend of the Seeker coming back?


please don't get my hopes up. it's cruel, dude.
 
2011-06-02 12:07:20 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Cyno01: a slim chance at Legend of the Seeker coming back?

please don't get my hopes up. it's cruel, dude.


I said slim. ABC is done with it, the deal with SyFy fell through... BUT, we got Futurama and Family Guy back, got Farscape a mini-series, and Firefly a Movie...

shiat, it doesnt start with F, nevermind...
 
2011-06-02 12:22:17 AM  

Killer Refresh Rate: Didn't they reveal what the "event" was in the season/series finale anyway? Unless, of course, there winds up being an even bigger event than another planet coming into our orbit?


The "Event" is the next step in the aliens' evolution, which for some reason can only happen on earth, and for some other undisclosed reason will wipe out the humans, which is the reason they left earth to begin with.
 
2011-06-02 12:23:33 AM  

Cyno01: I said slim. ABC is done with it, the deal with SyFy fell through... BUT, we got Futurama and Family Guy back, got Farscape a mini-series, and Firefly a Movie...

shiat, it doesnt start with F, nevermind...


Fargate: Universe?
 
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