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Old September 18 2009, 11:18 PM   #53
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Re: Why is Firefly's Cancellation So Unforgiveable?

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Why hire anyone to do any job? Cause you're expecting them to generate an outcome that you desire.

If you're paying for "X" you expect "X". If you're paying for a show and expecting it to generate "X" amount of ratings, and it doesn't then you're not getting your dollar's worth. And what do you do to any employee that's under performing and costing you money? You cut them loose and bring in someone that can get the desired results.
Or you show the wisdom and patience necessary for a project to bear fruit. For as the history of these things show, quick results are a rarity, especially for quality.

And if you hire someone to do "X" job, you LET THEM DO X JOB!
And how long should they be allowed to continue to fail? How much money must one pour down the drain in the name of "wait it out". How much risk should a employer assume before they it's "Fair" for them to get rid of a failing employee.
Well...if it wasn't for those willing to assume such risk...we wouldn't have our beloved Star Trek, now would we?

This is a risky business, ESPECIALLY if you are striving for quality. If one is risk averse, the entertainment world really is the wrong business.

As is anything involving creativity and ideas.

So we agree the bean counters know fuck all about quality entertainment.
Never said that, now did I? I just happen to find the bulk of televised Entertainment and movies to be vapid wastes of time that is "entertaining" in the same way that cotton-candy is a nice treat at the fair but you wouldn't want to eat it 24/7.

Which is not quality entertainment. Again, glad we agree.

It isn't just the bean-counters, just a large number of "creators" and "visionaries" these days have little to no talent, who just happen to be good at selling their product to the masses.
Which is not what we are discussing here it all. We are talking about quality products and who is responsible for producing it, as well as who interferes with it.

If it's a business decision, more power to them. Sometimes you have to cut off a finger to save the hand. If it's some old personal bullshit and "studio politics", they need to grow the fuck up.
And if all you create is a bleeding stump, lotsa good you've done.

Let the bean counters count beans and stay the hell out of storytelling. Hire the right people (their job) and let the creators do theirs.

THEY need to grow up and recognize their limitations.
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells
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