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The End of Science Fiction?

The forums are a-buzz with cries about the sf sky falling in May, what with the last Star Wars movie due and the end of Enterprise. Battlestar Galactica fans will like this quote:

“Don’t go on about how fantastic the new Battlestar is, or about

Stargate: Chthulu, or Farsrcape. If these shows were so great, they’d

be on NBC in Fear Factor’s slot”

Sad that some people have no other avenue of science fiction. It’s called a book, people! Get one!

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

4 Comments on The End of Science Fiction?

  1. Hm, so, only the original Star Trek was ever on one of the big 3 broadcast networks. If any of the follow series were so great, why weren’t they on in Fear Factor’s place instead of stuck in syndication hell or banished to cable channels? Perspective.

    Secondly, this guy is acting like Star Wars and Star Trek are the only SF movies being made. Perhaps he should read my movie preview. Again, perspective.

    Third, read a book, or two.

    And BG is that good, despite what some Enterprise fanboys say…

  2. Be nice if they knew how to spell.

    Of course, by the logic there, practically no SF show is “legit” because very few have been on the “major networks”.

    (Never mind that the major networks are a pale shade of their former selves…)

    Hmmmm…Stargate: Cthulhu. Now that has potential! Ia! Ia!

  3. I just cannot give this guy the time to even really go and read his posting over there. The shows that have done well from a Sci-Fi perspective have never truely been on a “major network”. Of all Sci-Fi on TV (that I have really enjoyed) have started on cable: Stargate SG1 and Farscape. B5, which I believe to be one of the best shows ever, had a heck of a time getting networks of any kind to buy into showing it. Houston got lucky and it was picked up by UPN. Many locations did not really get to experience it until it was picked up by the SciFi channel (which has been showing alot of crap lately). There will always be some time where there is limited SciFi on TV – but I think people like that and there are always options including DVDs and anime…

  4. Chris mankey // May 9, 2006 at 2:04 pm //

    “Don’t go on about how fantastic the new Battlestar is, or about

    Stargate: Chthulu, or Farsrcape. If these shows were so great, they’d

    be on NBC in Fear Factor’s slot”

    Oh really? Like the shield or the sopranos? Nbc doesn’t have alot of very good programing and many good shows are on cable. Please wait for your brain to reboot before you make any more posts!

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