No New BSG Episodes until October? AND it's moving to NBC??

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  1. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    I'm convinced. Maybe a letter-writing campaign to NBC urging them to pick it up?

    Now first thing, crossover episodes. Also, emphasize the comedic elements. The sex is already there so we're on our way to Desperate Housewives in Space. Once in the mainstream, we've got access to lots of B-list TV actors for guest-starring roles so we'll bring in one, two every week to freshen the thing up. Maybe have them run up against a new Battlestar every week with a new commander. Then we can have it turn out that it's all a dream and Bill Adama is still a tour guide at the museum and his daydreams get him into all _kinds_ of hilarious trouble, along with the hijinks of his daffy next door neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Tighe. Or maybe it's a group working against the government but fooling everybody into thinking they're working FOR the government. Then twist it again and have the government actually contract with the anti-government space ship to be the good guys, get involved in all kinds of adventures.

    Then they find a bunker.

    This could work.
     
  2. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    Redux, don't forget the Tigh's teenage daughter who can communicate with ghosts!
     
  3. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    What ever happened to those frack me Elmo dolls?
     
  4. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    Having seen the season finale...
    Now I guess we know how they plan to transition the show to NBC; they just hit a giant 'Reset' button on the whole storyline! Given the rumors, it feels like this major departure was designed to let them "start fresh" next season, as if it were a new show ...and allow them to lobotomize it for broadcast TV. :-(
     
  5. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    Clearly they've set up dumbing it down (say later Earth II) as an option. I think a few creative people _deserve_ a big pay day for what they've accomlished, so I have no quarrel with that direction.

    But that's not the only option. I think they've got some time to consider where they want to go. If they can get enough of the important actors to work at a reasonable level, continue along the same story lines and creative level while squeezing out a little more compensation for the producers, creative staff, investors, we may be pleasantly suprised.

    I don't know what the actors' contracts read like; maybe continuing it on a shoestring is _not_ an option.

    In any case, we've had a bunch of good TV and if it's over, we'll survive.
     
  6. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    You are WAY OFF. Take a look at http://tv.yahoo.com/nielsen/ and http://www.gateworld.net/galactica/news/2006/03/thecaptainshandearns1.7rat.shtml. On one the BSG boards I used to frequent, BSG ratings were in the mid 1s to maybe low 2s.

    As people on here had stated, if NBC put on shows from 7 or 8 to 11 pm that got ratings like what BSG gets on Sci Fi, it'd wouldn't last more than an episode.
     
  7. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    I agree, they's set up dumbing it down as an option. But, it's far from certain.

    The huge plot shift, I must confess, is evidence that a move to NBC is being considered (even though I didn't believe it and still think (hope?) such a move is unlikely).

    It seems to me that the writers are smart enough to know that a lot can happen between now and October, and if it's true that a move to NBC is being considered, they want to be ready for anything.

    However, they've left it totally wide open. The show could just as easily be "kicked up a notch" as it could be "dumbed down".

    They opened themselves up not only to potential simplification, but also to potential enormous creativity.

    If the same writers, producers, directors, and actors are involved in October, we'll probably still be enjoying a top quality show.

    Let's just hope that if it does move to NBC, the execs at NBC have the wisdom to give the creators of BSG a wide latitude (like they've enjoyed on the Sci-Fi channel).
     
  8. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    Is the move to NBC or the move from SciFi a certainty?
     
  9. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    A main factor for putting it on NBC is so they can promise advertisers more viewers and thus charge higher ad rates and thus make more money off the show. Putting it against a rival network's juggernaut like Lost would not be a bright idea. They couldn't promise advertisers the high numbers and thus couln't make as much money off of it, so they might as well leave it on SciFi.
     
  10. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    I thought some British company owned some share of the show, don't they get a say?
     
  11. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

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    Yah, that is unless they sell the show's rights to say Saudi Arabier
     
  12. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    I know of 8 viewers that would be beyond happy if it goes to NBC... Why?

    Here in Chicago, Comcast moved SCI-FI to the DIGITAL package... thus a good number of my family and friends that have Analog Comcast... would now have access to it. (instead of waiting for me to get it to DVD, or the DVDs being released).

    I am sure there are MANY more in the same situation.

    I also would like it if the first runs where in HD.... Then I don't have to be 6 months behind, and could participate in the discussions (I am just up to part two of Pegasus.. that is how lagged HD is)
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Pure rumor and speculation.
     
  14. R.J.MacReady

    R.J.MacReady New Member

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    It's still however many minutes of wasted film stock.
    The show is nothing in a fancy wrapper.
     

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