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Old April 3 2013, 06:49 PM   #16
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Re: The Sliders Kickstarter campaign

I still found some stuff to enjoy about it, even after all the originals but Remington left, but, it really did become quite a mess. I'd rather see a full reboot starting over and avoid the mistakes, rather then see it continued as it was.
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Old April 4 2013, 03:55 AM   #17
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In December of 1996, a certain Fox employee gained a promotion to become an upper level Fox Executive. In fact, he was given control of a large segment of Fox programming including Sliders. This Fox employee had hosted a Fox party a couple of years before (when Sliders was first beginning), and John was there. Allegedly a very drunk John who targeted and quite thoroughly humiliated that Fox employee.
John Rhys-Davies, drunk and reading the telephone directory, would still be off the charts as per sheer awesomeness.
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Old April 4 2013, 04:35 AM   #18
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I stopped watching the series after Arturo died. It wasn't even intentional -- my interest just evaporated and I eventually sold the third season DVD (although I kept the first two seasons).

It's a good property for a reboot, actually. It had a core concept that was interesting, but rarely exploited (and television has come a long way since the mid-1990s). It would be a good fit for the SyFy Channel today, perhaps even more so now than when they picked it up for two final seasons.
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Old April 4 2013, 06:23 AM   #19
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In December of 1996, a certain Fox employee gained a promotion to become an upper level Fox Executive. In fact, he was given control of a large segment of Fox programming including Sliders. This Fox employee had hosted a Fox party a couple of years before (when Sliders was first beginning), and John was there. Allegedly a very drunk John who targeted and quite thoroughly humiliated that Fox employee.
John Rhys-Davies, drunk and reading the telephone directory, would still be off the charts as per sheer awesomeness.

So, SO very true.

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I stopped watching the series after Arturo died. It wasn't even intentional -- my interest just evaporated and I eventually sold the third season DVD (although I kept the first two seasons).

It's a good property for a reboot, actually. It had a core concept that was interesting, but rarely exploited (and television has come a long way since the mid-1990s). It would be a good fit for the SyFy Channel today, perhaps even more so now than when they picked it up for two final seasons.
I tried to watch it after they killed of Arturo, but it was so painfully uninteresting. I would check in from time to time but by the time the lame brother showed up, I was done. For me, No Professor? No Sliders.
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Old April 4 2013, 06:46 AM   #20
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What are you guys talking about? Arturo Prime still lives in an alternate universe!
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Old April 4 2013, 05:33 PM   #21
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I stopped watching the series after Arturo died. It wasn't even intentional -- my interest just evaporated and I eventually sold the third season DVD (although I kept the first two seasons).

It's a good property for a reboot, actually. It had a core concept that was interesting, but rarely exploited (and television has come a long way since the mid-1990s). It would be a good fit for the SyFy Channel today, perhaps even more so now than when they picked it up for two final seasons.
It's also so easy to start over again. All you have to do is say that this is a new group of people from Earth Prime, and say that the Kromags didn't invade, or they got the Earth wrong. There is endless ways to bring a new story and not have a full reboot.

Plus it's Earth based, can be filmed cheaply in Canada, not a lot of special effects needs like space operas.
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Old April 4 2013, 08:26 PM   #22
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I wish the season one subplot had been carried through of the government enlisting Quinn's classmate to figure out the machine.
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Old April 5 2013, 05:25 AM   #23
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What are you guys talking about? Arturo Prime still lives in an alternate universe!
Exactly. I believe the show's creator Tracy Torme said that was always the intention, but then he left the show at the end of that season so it was never brought up again.
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Old April 6 2013, 12:18 AM   #24
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I'm watching a Kathy Giffen special and she just said Cromag rather than Cro-Magnon, and although there's a good chance she was abbrieviating... There's also a chance that this little ginger could be a closet Sliders fan from way back!
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Old April 6 2013, 12:30 AM   #25
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What are you guys talking about? Arturo Prime still lives in an alternate universe!
Are there any clues in future episodes which might support that theory?
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Old April 6 2013, 01:19 AM   #26
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Theory?

If you could read Body language THEN as well as you can NOW... It was pretty fricking blatant.

Behind the camera from the later seasons of Sliders was a mess of incompetence and apathy.

It was never picked up again.
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Old April 6 2013, 06:25 PM   #27
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Yeah, look at the first Cromag episode, one of the Sliders had a chip to track them and season 3 was supposed to increase the Cromag threat slowly. Instead of that we got movie knockoffs and a mess of a stupid storyline. Then it changed networks and Sci-fi wanted more Cromags but there was no followthrough on the show because of the off screen.

Just think if we got a real season 3 with the whole cast for 26 episodes, then it moved to sci-fi with everyone still alive. Would have been great.
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