Skip to comments.Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/12/12)
Posted on 08/12/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT by KevinDavis
Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/12/12)
9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT
9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy
10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy
10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
Falling Skies was more like last season’s soapy episodes.
What was the purpose of finding the harnessed girl and her brother? After all the build-up, she just left.
NBC’s Grimm is making an early return. New season begins Monday at 9:00 CT.
As for the soapy content, we unfortunately have to deal with that just to get it on TV and for it to have an audience. Could be worse -- if it were on Showtime, there would be more special effects paid for by the gay lobby (a la Torchwood).
Actually, bringing up Torchwood isn't off the point -- last season, they did a lot of introducing characters of little or no consequence and then getting rid of them (killing them off) by the end of the episode.
Human bugs - as in eavesdropping tools????
Does anyone have a headsup on Fringe?
I think it starts on Sept. 21 and will only be a half-season. I read somewhere that the episode last year where they were in the future and the Observers were running things, is where they are going with this season. I believe at the end of last season, September came to them and was saying, “They are coming, they are coming.” I think he meant the other Observers.
I realize that "Lost girl" is not SciFi, but it is on the SyFy channel and my wife and i quit watching when they started with the lezbo CR@P. They had some great story lines and just ruined it.
Question about Falling Skies/the girl who got picked up last week. What was with her face and hands? Was she turning into a Skitter?
My husband and I missed last season; we started watching at the beginning of the current one, so I’m not clear on some stuff.
The longer they wear the harness, the more they transform. Those skin changes are part of the transformation.
If they go the PC route of trying to appease everybody then it will bomb. So we will see how it goes. I really hope they highlight the WWII scenario of appeasement versus all out war for freedom here. It could be one of SciFi’s best shows of the century if they can stay out of PC territory and really showcase the sacrifice that human-beings are willing to take to be free.
One other thing I hope they let the Seychelle Gabriel find her faith again and show that God is really out there. In the first season I found her character really refreshing from all the other scifi shows that have been badly produced of late. Having a person of faith really shakes things up in a scifi world.
As far as WH-13 and Futrerama goes I tuned out long ago and am not interesting is watching every again.
So basicially you this as a metaphor for the US with us conservatives fighting the oppression of Obozo and his leftist toadies.
Oh, okay, then. Thanks for the response, CJ.
So next Sunday is the season finale for Falling Skies? What’s up with the short seasons?
Falling Skies season 2 started out pretty good, but has devolved into a soap opera the last 2 episodes.
Last evening — where did they get the writers? from Lost?
Again we get the alpha dogs fighting each other. Did that last season. [More like Lost — fight each other for top stop before even searching to find out what was on the other side of the island]
Professor wants to be dictator.
General turn over a new leaf and takes over.
That sounds like Hitler and Castro. Is that was the new world is going to be like?
Very disappointing scripts, the last 2 episodes.
Also, when they had the Red-eyed skidder and the Fishhead captured, they could have gotten a wealth of info about them, their physiology, their actions, their intentions, etc. Instead, both basically got sent out, back to their own. [Stupid moves on both accounts.] And Ben — he ‘saw’ what was in the Fishhead’s mind, so they let him leave without pumping him for info. [Another stupid move.]
Just my luck, it was the first time I have seen it. Looked like a glorified soap opera. I could taste the love, courage and humanity from all except the the strange dude from Lost
Didn’t watch it yet, will watch it tonight. But I was thinking the same thing last week, don’t really know if I would trust them. Mostly because there has to be something to keep the plot interesting.
Really excited that Grimm is going to be back!! Yay!
It seems that the networks hate their viewers and want us to forget about the shows we like and move on to something else! (just kidding, but not really).
Yeah, I have no idea, the seasons are all confusing these days. I miss the good old days when you knew when the seasons ran, you knew summers were for reruns and almost all shows got a good amount of time to pick up a following. It’s like the people who make the decisions nowadays have lost their minds.
Cable series tend to have short seasons of 6 to 10 episodes.
If a program is successful in cable viewership numbers, the networks tend to increase the number of episodes the next year. They may divide the year into two shorter seasons of 6 to 12 episodes each.
Regular network TV tends to have about 22 episodes per year. Newer series have as few as 13 episodes, as a test to see whether they gain viewers. Even in the regular year of 22 episodes, the network may split the year, inserting reruns or even new test programs during breaks. Of course, sometimes, the breaks kill the regular programs, because the replacements lose viewership and the regular program loses viewer interest.
Same thing happened to me. I loved that show at first. But, like almost all British and Canadian shows, they always end up going gay and promoting some liberal agenda. I am enjoying Continuum (a Canadian sci-fi show) so far, but I am afraid it is going to eventually head into "anti-corporation" and "anti-capitalism" territory.
what channel has “Continuum”?
It will probably be on SyFy next year.