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Old August 25 2011, 10:55 PM   #16
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Re: SyFy demotees Blood & Chrome back to webisode series

If this rumor is true, I think there's a possibility that hasn't been mentioned.

What if the "digital sets" they're planning to use for Galactica aren't up to snuff?
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Old August 25 2011, 10:55 PM   #17
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I feel things are bleak enough at this point that I'm not going to hold my breath.
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Old August 25 2011, 11:52 PM   #18
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Re: SyFy demotees Blood & Chrome back to webisode series

A possibility of no new BSG? Oh well, thank the lords of Kobol for DVDs (and streaming)!

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Old August 26 2011, 03:00 AM   #19
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A possibility of no new BSG? Oh well, thank the lords of Kobol for DVDs (and streaming)!

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Old August 26 2011, 03:05 AM   #20
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While this doesn't 100% destroy the chances of another full BSG franchise series, it means they're not really treating it as a backdoor pilot anymore; they're just going to cut up the "pilot movie" and release it online as a multi-part webisode series....without the dignity of a TV airing or straight-to-DVD release. It would be unprecedented if a webisode series did well enough to warrant a future pickup as a full series.
Did you, um, read the article you linked to there?
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Old August 26 2011, 07:02 AM   #21
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Re: SyFy demotees Blood & Chrome back to webisode series

Read/comprehend. Tough choice nowadays...
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Old August 26 2011, 07:40 AM   #22
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Sanctuary was a Sci-Fi web series that was picked up as a full show, so it is not unprecedented. Highly unlikely though.

Quite right, I'm sorry.

Still, Sanctuary started out as a webisode series intended as a backdoor pilot...it wasn't demoted from an hour TV pilot.

...Blood & Chrome *had* a rough-cut pilot, and it didn't instill confidence in the network.

For the record, non-reality based scripted original programming SyFy Channel still produces are now:

  • Alphas
  • Being Human (USA version)
  • Eureka (final season)
  • Haven
  • Sanctuary
  • Warehouse 13

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I think Being Human is their only series that isn't "________ of the week", maybe that's the problem with B&C.
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Old August 26 2011, 02:08 PM   #23
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TrekBBS demotes V's thread back to "unfounded speculation" status.
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Old August 26 2011, 03:08 PM   #24
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While this doesn't 100% destroy the chances of another full BSG franchise series, it means they're not really treating it as a backdoor pilot anymore; they're just going to cut up the "pilot movie" and release it online as a multi-part webisode series....without the dignity of a TV airing or straight-to-DVD release. It would be unprecedented if a webisode series did well enough to warrant a future pickup as a full series.
Did you, um, read the article you linked to there?
It would seem not. Why let pesky facts get in the way of another excuse to excoriate SyFy and David Eick?
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Old August 26 2011, 05:43 PM   #26
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It would seem not. Why let pesky facts get in the way of another excuse to excoriate SyFy and David Eick?
We've plenty of hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence.
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Old August 26 2011, 05:48 PM   #27
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It would seem not. Why let pesky facts get in the way of another excuse to excoriate SyFy and David Eick?
We've plenty of hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence.
Is this guy taking the piss?
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Old August 26 2011, 05:51 PM   #28
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Given that that's a Lionel Hutz line, probably a bit.
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Old August 26 2011, 10:47 PM   #29
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Okay lets say that syfy dumps is back to being a webisode achieve? Why not just broadcast the fucking thing (giving some of the shit that passes as "syfy original movies" and gets broadcast Blood & Chrome really can't be any worse.

Only reason to make it back to a webisode is so they can bury it.
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Old August 26 2011, 11:06 PM   #30
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If Syfy wanted to bury it, they could just put it on a shelf and ignore it. Demoting back to web series would be so they could presumably still salvage something from it if they decide they don't have the faith in it to give it a broadcast slot.
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