A Sci-Fi Friday Breakup?

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  1. Mar 8, 2006 #1 of 21
    jerobi

    jerobi News/Deal Junkie

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    I can't decide how I feel about this. On one hand, it means that we'll have a solid chunk of months (July-December) where a SciFi Friday show will be new. On the other hand, I get pretty psyched leading up the days when SG1/Atlantis/BSG trio starts each mini-season together.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2006 #2 of 21
    ravonaf

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    It's actually pretty smart. I imagine when there are no new shows thier ratings drop. I would go one step further. I would break up Atlantis and SG1. Maybe have it so you would always have something new all all year round.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2006 #3 of 21
    jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    The real question is, when does Sky air season 3?

    You couldn't break up SG1 and Atlantis, since there are the occasional cross-overs, or at least references to the other show.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2006 #4 of 21
    ebonovic

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    :( Sadly... I find this as bad news....

    This means that the HD-Versions for BSG on Universal HD won't air till nearly next summer...

    After watching in HD... it is just so freaking hard to watch it in the compressed (quality) SD version
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    One rumor is that the reason they're moving it to the Fall season, when Sci-Fi doesn't want to compete with the networks, is because it will air on NBC (owner of Sci-Fi). If so, we'll get the HD right away!
     
  6. Mar 8, 2006 #6 of 21
    darthrsg

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    post 911...
    moving to nbc will suck. the show will go too mainstream and you may not see things like the cylon torture and such. and i dont think "frak" will fly either. my 2 cents.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2006 #7 of 21
    Dmon4u

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    Perhaps they'll pair it up with Dr.Who, if that becomes a hit here in the U.S. !

    Come to think of it, I wish they had a show with new episodes, now, to pair with Dr. Who since it starts on the 17th.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2006 #8 of 21
    jerobi

    jerobi News/Deal Junkie

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    Indeed. The "frak" issue along would be a huge issue.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2006 #9 of 21
    darthrsg

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    post 911...
    not to mention the abortion debates, the god/gods thing, chiefs' violence on cally,
    ripping the pants off a prisoner and about to "get it on"...
    hell, what else.
    the average "joey" and "dateline" crowd will have nothing to do with it.
    the series is highly respected where it is. i don't think it will get any more viewers on NBC.
    plus i like the little scifi interstitials(fire breathing baby).
    leave it to corporate to F**K it up for everybody.
     
  10. boywaja

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    right cause no network show would ever have torture scenes. Oh wait. 24.
     
  11. getbak

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    They said "frak" on the family-friendly BSG series that aired on ABC in the 70s.
     
  12. jimmymac

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    Yeah, but that was the 70s, well before Janet Jackson exposed her boob on TV and organizations like PTC were hounding the FCC.
     
  13. Sirius Black

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    Perhaps I missed something in the quoted article but where does it say the show is moving to NBC? The very first line of the quote says "Season 3 Set to Premiere on SCI FI in October". The Sci-Fi channel has been owned by NBC for quite some time now.
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    It doesn't. That's just a rumor that's going around.
     
  15. speedcouch

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    Oh, I agree 100%. Moving to over-the-air TV would ruin the show! Those are the great things they can only get away with on cable and part of what makes it unique.

    Frankly, I'm disappointed there won't be a partial season starting in July like we saw last year. I was really expecting BSG would do that again and continue to be different from other shows. Sadly, they're falling into the same old mold (that I have trouble dealing with).

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  16. RunnerFL

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    But we wouldn't have to deal with the crappy picture quality that Sci-Fi is giving us. It's almost unwatchable on my big screen anymore.

    As for saying "Frak" they would still have that on NBC, they didn't beep the word when they re-showed the episodes on NBC.

    I don't see how it would change just moving networks. I think it would be a good thing for both BSG and NBC. It would only hurt for Sci-Fi but if their PQ gets any worse the channel won't be watchable anyways.
     
  17. Guindalf

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    Have they pushed it back? I thought Dr Who was starting tomorrow - (10th)
     
  18. digdug

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    I was all confused last week too. Since I don't watch the commercials, I had no idea the season finale of BSG was 3/10. Doctor Who starts up on 3/17.

    So...maybe Doctor Who will go on through till October when BSG starts back up, with SG-1 and SGA starting up in July?

    I had thought that season nine of SG-1 was it, no more SG-1. Guess I heard wrong.
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    There are only 13 episodes, so it won't go anywhere near that long. I suspect Who will just fill in until Stargate returns...
     
  20. digdug

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    Ah, I didn't realize that. Well I'll roll with it and look at this as my introduction into Doctor Who. Years ago I watched The Ark in Space with a buddy, but don't remember much about it. No impressions one way or another at this point.
     

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