Sci-fi Sunday; Where has all the Sci-fi gone?

I’ve been a scifi fan all my life (as have many fans) and I’ve seen over the years how movie and television have accepted it. Or have they? Movies, definitely. Apart from books, movies are the next popular medium for scifi, but television has yet to fully grasp or understand it. I hear some of you saying “What about Star Trek series? Or Battlestar Galactica (remake), or one of the other scifi shows? Okay, yes, to some extent, but when was the last time you saw a new scifi series that was picked up after the initial first thirteen episodes? They are few and far between, my friend.

I’m not the only one who’s noticed this either. Check out this list:

http://allgeek2me.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/10-science-fiction-shows-with-under-80-episodes/

I watched a lot of these shows and it was heartbreaking to see them cancelled. This article I found answers a lot of those nagging questions as to why.

http://www.scifiheaven.net/2012/03/why-the-decline/

Now with more people streaming shows online I have a feeling we will see fewer and fewer scifi shows on television. Right now, if I want to see a good science fiction show, I have to watch SPACE, but even then, they just replay the golden oldies. I have yet to see any of the cancelled shows on this station. Maybe we should start a petition.

What do you think? What were the scifi shows you liked to watch?

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

4 Responses to Sci-fi Sunday; Where has all the Sci-fi gone?

  1. I really loved Babylon 5, but I didn’t try Firefly until after the movie came out.

    The programming execs flubbed up big time with Firefly. It takes not only vision to create a good SF series, but vision on how to market it too.

    Kind of like books. πŸ™‚

  2. We almost hate to start watching a new show, because we know they’ll yank it out from under us. I never knew about Firefly until after the movie was made, but we’ve bought the entire series. I mourn that show.

    You are so right. We really need a few new GOOD sci fi shows that don’t get cancelled.

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