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(Entertainment Weekly)   SyFy cancels "Eureka," possibly after someone told management it was science fiction   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 207
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2011-08-09 07:44:52 AM
Don't worry. It'll be picked up by BBC America.

/new Who on the 27th!
 
2011-08-09 07:45:36 AM

Skr: MST3k transcended mortal programming. (rifftrax just isn't the same.)


Yeah, it's about a thousand times better. They aren't forced to come up with terrible skits to put on between commercial breaks, and they tackle actual movies someone might actually recognize. Their tearing-down of Titanic is pure awesome.
 
2011-08-09 07:46:50 AM
"simplicimus
Hey guys, let's throw X-Files and the Friday the 13 tv shows into the blender and see what we pour out?"

Yea and what poured out was Pete! Pete's the man, if you can't see well then I'm sorry but there is just no hope for you.
 
2011-08-09 07:47:35 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Don't worry. It'll be picked up by BBC America.

/new Who on the 27th!


Wouldn't THAT be nice.

*kicks rock*

This sucks. Meow I'm going to have a bad day. WHAR EUREKA WHAR
 
2011-08-09 07:50:06 AM

Confabulat: russlar: Seen a lot of these posts lately. What nobody is noticing is that they've ended it after season 6. There's still a full season to go, after the batch of episodes airing now, until then. Season 5 just finished filming. 6 episodes in season six should be enough time to bring back Stark, I mean wrap things up.

Might want to read the article there.


The one time I don't RTFA...

fark you, scifi.
 
2011-08-09 08:03:23 AM

simplicimus: Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???

Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.


There's another one called Blood & Chrome that's set during the first Cylon war, scheduled for October
 
2011-08-09 08:05:02 AM

darwinpolice: Have they cancelled Alphas yet?

If not, can someone explain why?


I can't get into Warehouse 13. Had hopes for Alphas. And Eureka has become boring. No reason left for me to watch SyFy
 
2011-08-09 08:10:45 AM

Schlock: simplicimus: Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???

Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.

There's another one called Blood & Chrome that's set during the first Cylon war, scheduled for October


Probably DOA. We already know that war ended in a truce.
 
2011-08-09 08:10:47 AM
EUREKA is probably my second favorite show on TV right now (after PSYCH).

Even at its mist soapy, it is head and shoulders above anything else on SyFy (ptui!)
these days, and once it finally ends I will have zero reason to watch what used to be
one of my favorite channels.
 
2011-08-09 08:12:40 AM

simplicimus: Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???

Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.


Link (new window)

Guess they haven't...yet.
 
2011-08-09 08:16:49 AM

simplicimus: Schlock: simplicimus: Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???

Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.

There's another one called Blood & Chrome that's set during the first Cylon war, scheduled for October

Probably DOA. We already know that war ended in a truce.


I would not be surprised at all if it was DOA. The wiki says they started filming in February but I don't recall at all hearing anything about teaser posters or advertising about it at or near Comic Con this year. Nothing.
 
2011-08-09 08:17:19 AM
I seriously think that at this point, there's only one way they could save the network.

Galaxy Quest: The Series, starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, and Missi Pyle
 
2011-08-09 08:17:58 AM
Falling Skies FTW. Pretty sad when TNT has better scifi than the station (that used to be) dedicated to scifi.
 
2011-08-09 08:22:06 AM
I think I'll just read books instead of TV....
 
2011-08-09 08:25:00 AM

Jorn the Younger: I seriously think that at this point, there's only one way they could save the network.

Galaxy Quest: The Series, starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, and Missi Pyle


Ok, at first I was like, don't ruin the film's memory, but then I was like, that's meta cool.
 
2011-08-09 08:27:56 AM

FirstNationalBastard: But, that's SyFy for you. They canceled Sliders when it was the second highest rated show on the network (a close second to Farscape, even), and replaced it with a bunch of shows that lasted a season or less.


Did you actually watch the abomination that sliders became? I found it to be derivative from the outset, but man it turned into a pile of shiat.
 
2011-08-09 08:33:04 AM

DjangoStonereaver: EUREKA is probably my second favorite show on TV right now (after PSYCH).

Even at its mist soapy, it is head and shoulders above anything else on SyFy (ptui!)
these days, and once it finally ends I will have zero reason to watch what used to be
one of my favorite channels.


You're not exactly setting the bar very high there.
 
2011-08-09 08:36:40 AM

Sultan Of Herf: Falling Skies FTW. Pretty sad when TNT has better scifi than the station (that used to be) dedicated to scifi.


I was trying to remember what channel that was on. I'm usually not a big fan of scifi shows, but Falling Skies is pretty good. Can't wait for the new season of Walking Dead though.
 
2011-08-09 08:39:09 AM
I haven't caught up on Eureka past Season 3.5, perhaps what you're all saying is true, but still, goddamnitalltohell.
 
2011-08-09 08:58:24 AM

MrLint: FirstNationalBastard: But, that's SyFy for you. They canceled Sliders when it was the second highest rated show on the network (a close second to Farscape, even), and replaced it with a bunch of shows that lasted a season or less.

Did you actually watch the abomination that sliders became? I found it to be derivative from the outset, but man it turned into a pile of shiat.


I thought it started out great, but once again a show was ruined by Fox. Originally, every episode ended with a great little cliffhanger that led into the next episode. Of course, Fox decided to air the episodes out of order so that effect was loss. The writers were also forced to get away from the "alternate history" stuff that the show started out with and get more action and sci-fi, leading to the Cromags.

I love Sliders, but each season was a decline in quality from the previous one. Losing the professor was the point where the show jumped off the cliff. Quinn's brother was annoying, and Sci-Fi replacing Quinn entirely in the fifth season was just terrible.
 
2011-08-09 08:59:58 AM
I'm surprised that a Farscape spinoff hasn't been created. In all those years since the original no one could come up with some compelling characters and story lines in a rich and diverse universe such as that? The first few seasons were exceptional.

I'd hope they stay with puppets and makeup instead of bad CG. Perhaps no one wants to front the SFX bill. Christ, even Lexx was better than the shiatty "sci-fi" they have on SyFi right now even if it was intended to be a mockery of then contemporary and past sci-fi shows ( I know the Sci-Fi didn't produce it).
 
2011-08-09 09:04:04 AM
Television is a business model more than a medium. It's also largely obsolete. Creative types should abandon TV and just make what they want to make. Eventually the networks will take their rightful place as infrastructure for content creators, instead of being content creators.

MrLint: FirstNationalBastard: But, that's SyFy for you. They canceled Sliders when it was the second highest rated show on the network (a close second to Farscape, even), and replaced it with a bunch of shows that lasted a season or less.

Did you actually watch the abomination that sliders became? I found it to be derivative from the outset, but man it turned into a pile of shiat.


Everything since the ancient greeks is derivative.
 
2011-08-09 09:05:57 AM

simplicimus:

Mismanagement. Yes. They even managed to screw up the DVD sales of their shows. BSG Season 2.5? WTF? How about all of season 2?


I absolutely refuse to buy any of those "half" season volume crap sets they put out. They're just trying to milk money out of the customers. fark 'em. Netflix 'em and burn 'em. Jerks.

/likes Warehouse 13
//needs at least one brain dead silly show to watch
 
2011-08-09 09:05:59 AM
It's my fault.

I set my DVR to record the series last night, that is the networks signal to kill the show.

My bad.
 
2011-08-09 09:10:26 AM
They need more fakey ghost shows.
 
2011-08-09 09:10:41 AM
I watched a little of it last night. I actually started YELLING at it about half way through because so many things were just NOT what would happen.

"We devised an intricate way to get in and get out, then nobody thought to fabricate evidence or lay down a cover story so everything could be blown by A PHONE CALL. We're smart enough to drive someone with brain implants, but not smart enough to hijack a hospital switchboard."

and later:

"SHOOT THE CHOPPER. SHOOT THE farkING CHOPPER! THEY HAVE YOU RUNNING AROUND WITH ONE OF THE PROP GUNS THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE SPACE SHIP IN MEN IN BLACK. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYONE ON THE CHOPPER, YOUR EX-MILITARY, AND YOUR ENEMIES ARE ESCAPING! SHOOT THE farkING CHOPPER DOWN! fark!"
 
2011-08-09 09:13:54 AM
What the article fails to mention is WHY SyFy is cancelling it. My guess is that after 5 years the natural increase in salaries for the regulars, combined with higher production costs associated with a long running series, ended up being the downfall of the show. This is the only explanation as to why this is being cancelled and not WH13, Alphas or Haven. All the ratings are about the same for the Monday shows so why not cancel the crappiest one, Alpha's? Because it is cheaper to make than the others. WH13 and Haven are pretty new, in their 3rd and 2nd seasons, so they are probably pretty cheap still.

With all that said, screw SyFy and NBC. Eureka is clearly the best show they have on TV with the most developed characters and the best 'arc', with the time travel story. I WAS convinced that at some point late this year or early next they would reset the time travelers back to the correct time and have to deal with all that fallout again. Now the show is just going to end, with no story resolution.

Also, now that Bonnie Hammer has decided SciFi doesn't belong on the SyFy network, I predict in two years it will be all wrestling and ghost hunter shows.

Enjoy WH13, Alphas and Haven while you can..they all have a target on them now too.
 
2011-08-09 09:27:11 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Sultan Of Herf: Falling Skies FTW. Pretty sad when TNT has better scifi than the station (that used to be) dedicated to scifi.

I was trying to remember what channel that was on. I'm usually not a big fan of scifi shows, but Falling Skies is pretty good. Can't wait for the new season of Walking Dead though.


Oh yes, wife and I are waiting for that one too. She was so pissed when it ended and I told her it was a yeah and a half before the next season. Ditto for having to wait until next summer for more Falling Skies. SHe gets a little annoyed when a "to be continued" includes a wait longer than a commercial break.
 
2011-08-09 09:30:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-08-09 09:33:10 AM

Staffa Kar Therma: Well, at least we have
Farscape
Battlestar Galactica updated version
Dresden Files
Stargate
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Universe
Mystery Science Theater 3000
First Wave
Sliders
The Invisible Man
The Outer Limits updated

oh....


lmfao, this. there is not enough fire for 'syfy' to die in.
 
2011-08-09 09:33:44 AM
a network that had great potential and has failed completely.
 
2011-08-09 09:35:13 AM

bluenote13: What the article fails to mention is WHY SyFy is cancelling it. My guess is that after 5 years the natural increase in salaries for the regulars, combined with higher production costs associated with a long running series, ended up being the downfall of the show. This is the only explanation as to why this is being cancelled and not WH13, Alphas or Haven. All the ratings are about the same for the Monday shows so why not cancel the crappiest one, Alpha's? Because it is cheaper to make than the others. WH13 and Haven are pretty new, in their 3rd and 2nd seasons, so they are probably pretty cheap still.

With all that said, screw SyFy and NBC. Eureka is clearly the best show they have on TV with the most developed characters and the best 'arc', with the time travel story. I WAS convinced that at some point late this year or early next they would reset the time travelers back to the correct time and have to deal with all that fallout again. Now the show is just going to end, with no story resolution.

Also, now that Bonnie Hammer has decided SciFi doesn't belong on the SyFy network, I predict in two years it will be all wrestling and ghost hunter shows.

Enjoy WH13, Alphas and Haven while you can..they all have a target on them now too.


It won't be ending without resolution. That's the whole point of giving them the five episode order. That way they have a chance to wrap things up instead of just canceling it in the off-season like they usually do.

I really like Eureka, but it's not as good as it was the first couple years. I agree with the previous poster that the decline started around the time that Stark left. I also really dislike the time-travel gimmick. If it was a half season arc that got resolved after a handful of episodes, I would be fine with it. Instead, it throws out any backstories or supporting character events from the first few seasons. It's a lame crutch for the writers because now they can conveniently choose what canon to keep or ignore depending on what's convenient for the current episode. I'll be sad to see the show go, seeing as how there's not much else on Sci-Fi worth watching, but I think it's time.

Alphas is pretty bad, but the reason it's not being cancelled already is that it's only been a few episodes. Some shows take a half-season to really get their groove. Just look at Fringe. I gave up on that show after the first few episodes because it seemed like a crappy X-Files knockoff. Based on what I'm hearing about it now, it really improved. I think I might have to give it another chance. I'm willing to give Alphas a season before saying it needs to be first on the chopping block. I'd much rather Sci-Fi gives crappy shows a few extra episodes to make their case to stay on the air if it means not having potentially great shows killed after a few episodes because the execs don't think it's that good.
 
2011-08-09 09:36:07 AM
Well, shiat. I just recently got into the show and only last week got caught up to the most recent episode. Figures. Sorry, everyone, it's obviously my fault.
 
2011-08-09 09:37:07 AM
That sucks. I still enjoy the show, despite it sliding back a bit.
 
2011-08-09 09:47:14 AM

chuckufarlie: a network that had great potential and has failed completely.


You know, I understand that network tv is slowly dying. Soaps are dying in favor of cheaper reality shows. Profits are mostly made by syndication. But for a cable channel to commit suicide is unusual.
 
2011-08-09 09:50:50 AM

WTF Indeed: darwinpolice: Have they cancelled Alphas yet?

If not, can someone explain why?

They already bought those episodes? That show is terrible beyond words. It's worse then Warehouse 13 bad. You'd think when they are pitching sci-fi show ideas they'd get a room full of nerds to criticize first.

TV Exec:"So we want to do a show about people with super powers."
Nerd: "So mutants?"
TV: "Kinda, we call them Alphas. There are good ones and bad ones."
Nerds: "So X-Men?"
Tv: "I guess, they work for the CIA though."
Nerd: "So Team X only American?"


The problem with this is that nerds are not a relevant audience. One look at Hollywood will tell you that quality doesn't matter if some CGI explosions + T&A sells. Nerds do not represent a large enough demographic for their to opinion to matter, If it did, we would still be watching new seasons of Firefly.

What matters is the derp masses that watch reality TV, wrestling, and TMZ. There's plenty of them, and it's easy to get their attention long enough to increase advertising dollars. This is why shows like Scare Tactics, Ghost Hunters, and WWE Smackdown are shown on SyFy. (And also why they aren't called Sci-Fi anymore, because science fiction doesn't sell).

The age of the nerd is gone, and that makes me sad.

/Was there ever really an 'age of the nerd'?
//Being a nerd, this makes me even more sad
///NEEERRRDS!!!! (insert Ogre pic here)
 
2011-08-09 09:55:52 AM
I never understood why networks can shows with guaranteed audiences. I understand it even less with smaller cable networks like SYFY. Wouldn't it make sense to just order a half season and run an alternate show in its timespot to see if it can do any better/worse before killing it off and angering the viewers?

It's like these idiots are running off of woefully wrong, deceptive, or out of date theories for deciding which shows to keep, which to axe. In other words, the Fox model.
 
2011-08-09 10:00:34 AM

AtomicTwinkie: WTF Indeed: darwinpolice: Have they cancelled Alphas yet?

If not, can someone explain why?

They already bought those episodes? That show is terrible beyond words. It's worse then Warehouse 13 bad. You'd think when they are pitching sci-fi show ideas they'd get a room full of nerds to criticize first.

TV Exec:"So we want to do a show about people with super powers."
Nerd: "So mutants?"
TV: "Kinda, we call them Alphas. There are good ones and bad ones."
Nerds: "So X-Men?"
Tv: "I guess, they work for the CIA though."
Nerd: "So Team X only American?"

The problem with this is that nerds are not a relevant audience. One look at Hollywood will tell you that quality doesn't matter if some CGI explosions + T&A sells. Nerds do not represent a large enough demographic for their to opinion to matter, If it did, we would still be watching new seasons of Firefly.

What matters is the derp masses that watch reality TV, wrestling, and TMZ. There's plenty of them, and it's easy to get their attention long enough to increase advertising dollars. This is why shows like Scare Tactics, Ghost Hunters, and WWE Smackdown are shown on SyFy. (And also why they aren't called Sci-Fi anymore, because science fiction doesn't sell).

The age of the nerd is gone, and that makes me sad.

/Was there ever really an 'age of the nerd'?
//Being a nerd, this makes me even more sad
///NEEERRRDS!!!! (insert Ogre pic here)


Even though they don't have as many viewers as reality TV, they should make up for it in merchandising. Nerds are well known to shell out money for "limited this" or "collector that" (as a side note, try comparing this to "sports enthusiasts", and the parallels are eerily similar, but don't call them nerds!)

Also, nerd is in right now....I think....at least to people who watch Big Bang Theory and think "I'm smart because I'm watching a show about nerds", or something like that.

/doesn't watch too much TV, has it on the background though when I playing games on the computer.
//only got so much attention to go around
 
2011-08-09 10:02:54 AM

NeoCortex42: That's the whole point of giving them the five episode order. That way they have a chance to wrap things up instead of just canceling it in the off-season like they usually do.


RTFA sparky - that's what they canceled. No wrap up.
 
2011-08-09 10:03:51 AM

Lazakesau: Welp, there goes one of the last reasons I watch tv.

/It's down to Supernatural and Warehouse 13 and Psych now.


Agreed these tv shows were syfy's saving grace. Now they are destroying it. If they drop Warehouse 13 that channel will have absolutely nothing left. If USA could keep a schedule for Psych it would be great.

/slashies
 
2011-08-09 10:04:34 AM

RoosterCogburn: I never understood why networks can shows with guaranteed audiences. I understand it even less with smaller cable networks like SYFY. Wouldn't it make sense to just order a half season and run an alternate show in its timespot to see if it can do any better/worse before killing it off and angering the viewers?

It's like these idiots are running off of woefully wrong, deceptive, or out of date theories for deciding which shows to keep, which to axe. In other words, the Fox model.


As with every evil in the world, I blame MBAs. Once upon a time, networks would allow a show to live long enough to grow an audience. Do you think that MASH, All in the Family, Designing Women, Scrubs were all home runs at the start? No. And Star Trek went from a failed TV show to a cultural icon.
 
2011-08-09 10:12:06 AM

NeoCortex42: bluenote13: What the article fails to mention is WHY SyFy is cancelling it. My guess is that after 5 years the natural increase in salaries for the regulars, combined with higher production costs associated with a long running series, ended up being the downfall of the show. This is the only explanation as to why this is being cancelled and not WH13, Alphas or Haven. All the ratings are about the same for the Monday shows so why not cancel the crappiest one, Alpha's? Because it is cheaper to make than the others. WH13 and Haven are pretty new, in their 3rd and 2nd seasons, so they are probably pretty cheap still.

With all that said, screw SyFy and NBC. Eureka is clearly the best show they have on TV with the most developed characters and the best 'arc', with the time travel story. I WAS convinced that at some point late this year or early next they would reset the time travelers back to the correct time and have to deal with all that fallout again. Now the show is just going to end, with no story resolution.

Also, now that Bonnie Hammer has decided SciFi doesn't belong on the SyFy network, I predict in two years it will be all wrestling and ghost hunter shows.

Enjoy WH13, Alphas and Haven while you can..they all have a target on them now too.

It won't be ending without resolution. That's the whole point of giving them the five episode order. That way they have a chance to wrap things up instead of just canceling it in the off-season like they usually do.


One of the very smart things the producers have done with the show from day one is
that each season has been dedicated to one self-contained story arc, probably because
they realized that they were on SyFy (ptui!) and that they were never going to be
guaranteed renewal from year-to-year.

I, for one, like what they did with the whole time travel thing, if only because the
bits with Dr. Old Spice were some of the most fun stuff they've done on the show.
 
2011-08-09 10:14:05 AM

Super_pope: "SHOOT THE CHOPPER. SHOOT THE farkING CHOPPER! THEY HAVE YOU RUNNING AROUND WITH ONE OF THE PROP GUNS THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE SPACE SHIP IN MEN IN BLACK. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYONE ON THE CHOPPER, YOUR EX-MILITARY, AND YOUR ENEMIES ARE ESCAPING! SHOOT THE farkING CHOPPER DOWN! fark!"


That is pretty much EXACTLY what I was yelling at the screen.

They could have also gone with shoot the pilot, co-pilot, AND the chopper. Then stun the biatch.
 
2011-08-09 10:18:34 AM
The SyFy channel sister station Chiller have better shiat on it these days
 
2011-08-09 10:21:25 AM

Lsherm: NeoCortex42: That's the whole point of giving them the five episode order. That way they have a chance to wrap things up instead of just canceling it in the off-season like they usually do.

RTFA sparky - that's what they canceled. No wrap up.


That sucks. I had just read an article a couple days ago about the cancellation that still mentioned the extra episodes. I didn't realize that was dropped. Now I'm a bit ticked off.
 
2011-08-09 10:30:57 AM
I know she'll be missed.....



www.thescifiworld.net



/link is hot
 
2011-08-09 10:32:04 AM

Sultan Of Herf: Falling Skies FTW. Pretty sad when TNT has better scifi than the station (that used to be) dedicated to scifi.


AMC is really doing some amazing stuff for a commercial network.
 
2011-08-09 10:34:42 AM
It was all a dream Carter...
 
2011-08-09 10:41:07 AM
shiat. Sorry, guys... I just cancelled my cable subscription. Didn't know this would happen.
 
2011-08-09 10:44:58 AM
screw SyFy.
I never forgave them for Farscape.
 
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