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Old January 19 2013, 07:42 PM   #46
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A few months back, after watching the whole thing on Netflix, I found a description of what Season 2 would have been, and it sounds like it would have been really crazy.

Turns out the site is gone, but I did save the PDF of the season 2 plan if anyone who watched the show is interested.
Yea, I saved the PDF myself, when you provided the second link in my thread, since the first link dried up. It definitely sounded like an excellent expansion on the Series, even though Season 1 ends quite satisfactorily on it's own.

SGU and Carica, I thought their endings were quite sufficient as Series finales, though I would definitely have liked to have seen them continue. Sanctuary too, was a sufficient Series Finale, but, it definitely left me wanting a S5 in the new Sanctuary

Farscape was the really, really cruel Cliff hanger cancellation. Thank God we got Peacekeeper Wars, finally or Bad Timing (Talk about ironic title) would still be stuck in my craw with hatred
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Old January 19 2013, 08:31 PM   #47
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I don't remember an unresolved cliffhanger for The Dead Zone. I remember something low-key, but not unresolved. I could be wrong though, since I had long since lost interest in the show and was just riding it out at that point.
They did wrap up the season's arcs, but ended it in a way that introduced some major new complications and problems, particularly



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SGU and Carica, I thought their endings were quite sufficient as Series finales, though I would definitely have liked to have seen them continue.
I agree about SGU, but less so about Caprica. Not that it wouldn't have been interesting to see the story continue, but I think the pilot and one season were successful at revealing the backstory of the human-Cylon conflict, so I feel the saga is complete as it is. Maybe some worthwhile stuff could've been filled in, but it didn't need to be. (And the Blood and Chrome pilot about the First Cylon War is a complete waste. It's mostly just action and spectacle and inconsistently convincing virtual sets, with a boring lead character and a thoroughly unpleasant second lead and a storyline that doesn't add anything new or surprising to the saga.)


Farscape was the really, really cruel Cliff hanger cancellation. Thank God we got Peacekeeper Wars, finally or Bad Timing (Talk about ironic title) would still be stuck in my craw with hatred
Actually I would've been satisfied if "Bad Timing" had been the end. I mean, Farscape never did anything conventionally, and the characters were always bouncing from one insane crisis to the next. I would've been happy with an ending that made it clear their wacky and bizarre adventures would continue. It would've been fitting. Kind of like one of those "Well, here we go again!" endings you often see in cartoons or sitcoms.
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Old January 19 2013, 09:31 PM   #48
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As I recall, DARK SHADOW's final episode wrapped up its current storyline, but ended on a cliffhanger that was presumedly intended to launch a new storyline. The show dealt with this by adding a final voiceover along the lines of:

"But, for the first time in Collinswood's history, the marks on Carolyn's neck were just caused by an animal. She soon recovered and everybody lived happily ever after, no longer haunted by . . . Dark Shadows."

(I'm paraphrasing from memory here, but that was the gist of it!)
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Old January 19 2013, 10:25 PM   #49
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I stopped watching Charlie Jade when my dvd player died.

I took that as a sign from god.
You must have misunderstood the sign.

Charlie Jade is very good.

The first 5 or 6 episodes are pretty confusing and difficult to get your bearings and understand the different 'verses and travel between them and so forth, because you are seeing the show through Charlie Jade's eyes, as he learns stuff. Once you get your bearings, though, it's a fantastic show, every bit as graphic, gritty, and realistic (and more so) as NuBSG, but, wth a character providing more obvious humor t break up the drama and hopelessness, so, you never get the feeling of wanting to slit your your wrists that NuBSG somtimes left you.

For longevity's sake, it was perhaps a mistake to make the audience as ignorant and confused as the lead character, but, it's definitely worth sticking with until the end.
The entire writing staff left and were replaced after the first eight episodes. It's one of the few instances of mid-season total writer turnover that makes a show vastly better.
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Old June 6 2013, 04:58 AM   #50
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You know those moments when you feel like an idiot? I just had one when I was thinking to myself when Syfy was going to start running previews for Alphas this season. When I didn't see any, I decided to do a Google search and then I found this thread too.

Damm Syfy.
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Old June 6 2013, 05:14 AM   #51
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There's an episode of Big Bang Theory where Sheldon goes into a hissy fit when he becomes aware of this cancellation.
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Old June 6 2013, 05:41 AM   #52
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I'll miss Gary. The actor being English was surprising, he did such a good job in this role.
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Old June 6 2013, 03:41 PM   #53
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^He'd been on Bones for a while before that, playing a forensic intern, with his natural accent. So it was a huge surprise to me when we saw doing such an amazing job of being an autistic American kid.
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Old June 7 2013, 02:33 AM   #54
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I clicked on this link hoping there'd been a change in the show's status.

Now I'm depressed all over again.
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Old June 7 2013, 02:36 AM   #55
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No. Remember the final shots, where the camera keeps panning over all those people, struck down by the pocket version of Magneto's Statue of Liberty mutant maker machine? Since the series is over, if they looked dead, they are dead.

At least it has a definitive resolution!
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Old June 7 2013, 03:27 AM   #56
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Since the series is over, if they looked dead, they are dead.
Or, it could be an eternal state of Schrödingerism - both alive and dead at the same time.
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Old June 7 2013, 01:06 PM   #57
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Well THAT's a quantum of solace.

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Old June 7 2013, 05:44 PM   #58
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There's an episode of Big Bang Theory where Sheldon goes into a hissy fit when he becomes aware of this cancellation.
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Old June 7 2013, 05:58 PM   #59
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^^ BBT was pretty dead-on in that occasion


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For curiosity's sake, I'm wondering how the writers planned to conclude that cliffhanger if the show had returned for another season, especially with regards to the character of Lee Rosen.
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