Posts tagged: syfy
usborne book of THE FUTURE - https://archive.org/details/Usborne_Book_of_the_Future_1979_pointlessmuseum
If I was gonna be stuck with a faux-Hellene futurish society
I’m wondering why it couldn’t have been Caprica
like the thing about Caprica is even though it was nominally about Joseph Adama and Daniel Greystone
It was literally about all these bad ass women and girls…
damn i really need to watch caprica
what if aliens did to us what we did to poc
I’m sorry but wtf is this series o-o;;
Some mangacaps from Tsutomu Nihei’s new manga Knights of Sidonia.
I’m annoying my friends with how much I’m freaking out over how great it is.
i keep forgetting this is out herr but that just means i can go pick up like ten volumes when i get my summer term money
@makeitthroughthis replied to your post: like remember syfy’s flash gordon reboot that was…
Dominion just looked like a tarted up version of the Prophecy franchise, to me. Mixed in with a dash of whatever the hell that movie was that came out over the winter about Frankenstein fighting angels and demons or whatever
like remember syfy’s flash gordon reboot that was terrible? that was at least entertaining
like by the end of that pilot the world of the show was wierd as hell but the show itself seemed a lot less interested in the ming / mongo plot than the wierd bounty hunter alien girl moving into flash’s farmhouse
dominion is just joyless grumpy conspiracies, it’s man of steel mangst on a tv budget
like the constantine pilot is replacing rachel weisz with a cw tween star but john is going to be cracking wise and harold perrineau jr is on it as a snarky angel
man okay so i just caught the last half hour of syfy’s dominion pilot and it is //balls awful//
i guess it’s in modern ancient greece ala galactica but set in the us so they’re in the city of vega which is not even pretending to not just be vegas with the s lopped off
and there are biblical angels wearing dracula armor trying to kill all the humans i guess
and it is white AS HELL like i guess post apocalyptic greek vegas has neither greeks nor, idk, mexicans? black people? i think one of the evil genocidal angels is korean.
and the lead guy is SO MAYONNAISE and so of course he is in a romantic triangle and also literally the chosen one
and everyone is dour and it feels incredibly derivative and cheap and rushed, which is hilarious that a show about an army of angels bent on the biblical apocalypse feels tired as hell
like if their job was to make the constantine pilot look good, ah, job done
srsly i guess angels are the new vampires
what happened giles, you used to play charming good guys but now you’re typecast as uther
(disclaimer: I sort of shift gears here, from the SG franchise to Syfy the station)
I remember that being the case with SG1. But Atlantis just always kinda felt like a trainwreck.
I feel like the big issue with Scifi, as a channel and producer of programming, is they’re really gunshy on committing to series. I think they got burned with Farscape, which, ugh, if that had come out even like…two years later, it would have been right in their wheelhouse as NBC-Universal came to dominate the programming structure. But they burned so much cash for a show where they had no idea how to really capitalize on the fandom. And the fandom (still is) was pretty significant.
With SG, I think they just kinda copped out. I mean, they had a series where like…what was it, five seasons had already been paid for and produced. They just had to commit to a further series and either rock with it or not.
And by the time Universe came around, I think they severely under sold themselves on that one. They could have really brought the franchise back to life if they committed to it and let it be the darker, single-arc narrative that it started with (all the scheming you mentioned).
But Syfy the network has an issue of commitment, overall. One of the things I miss about the earliest years of the channel is their willingness to really just do any ol’ crackpot show. I mean, shitfire! did you ever watch that weirdass short film showcase series with Jamie King as a host?
Or when they used to have all the anime series super early on Saturdays and late at night most nights? Granted the buyout by (or is it technically a partnership with) NBC-Universal has given them some latitude to make higher budget series, but it’s really hobbled their
diversity of programming. Like, there may be a few more brown actors on the station these days, but all their series are kinda streamlining into one mold, and that’s where they haven’t been outright replaced by these largely questionable reality series.
syfy had galactica, a ratings and critical success, and they only gave it four seasons bc it was so expensive to produce. stargate was perennially under the gun because the ratings were good but the show cost a lot. at some point they realized they could get decent ratings with something like bigfoot hunters, so why pay for something like atlantis?
i have no idea how much defiance costs versus stargate or farscape and i’m kind of surprised they’re starting that dominion thing. lost girl and continuum are cheap bc canada already did all the work, syfy just has to air it. in fact if bbc america didn’t exist they might have been bidding on orphan black and who and the zombie one and, likely, top gear.
and i mean, farscape was on scifi friday with stuff like the invisible man, which had to have had a much sweeter cost/ratings ratio to space opera. i think they got new management that decided why bother letting the cheap show subsidize the expensive one? if universe had been given another season it would probably still be on, paired up with continuum or more alphas or somesuch.
that network peaked with galactica and now they seem to be struggling to stay on the air. with all the marvel shows on netflix and all the good scifi on bbc america, all they have is monster movies and canadian imports and defiance. the odds of another exposure are super low at this point, that kind of commitment to the genre went out the door with the name change.
the irony is i just caught the galactica blood and chrome pilot again the other night, and i watched that serially when it premiered //on youtube//. how that didn’t get picked up i have no idea. as mainstream as scifi has become, the only thing anyone will commit to is something like supernatural. i have no idea how sleepy hollow got renewed and almost human didn’t.
"Alien" concept art by Ron Cobb
Torchwood Meme [3/3]
BrotpsFriendships - Martha Jones + Owen Harper-“You never know, Owen, you might learn something.”
Don’t you mean “member of the harem of Martha Jones?”
Cus let’s be real. He wanted the booty. Boy wanted the booty even after death. Man came back from the dead and was like ‘gurl come on and sit that aaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssss on me’
IS VANESSA GOTTLIEB MARTHA JONES
t minus jodorowsky’s dune
Not sure why but this is how my phone took a picture of lightning
Looks like it took half of this world, and half of a dark world.
It’s so rad and creepy, gives the spook chills
Science side here: The flash coming off of the lightning is very fast. Your phonecamera’s shutter actually takes the photo from side to side. The flash of lightning (or perhaps another lightning) struck while it was in the middle of photographing, leaving half of the photo being from before the flash, and the other half during it.
Science Fiction side here: What really happened was a tear in the fabric of reality. During that fraction of second you camera was able to pierce through the veil that separate this dimension from the mirror-image one, also known as mirror universe. Your alternate self probably did the same, at the same time. You alternate self also has a goatee and/or an eyepatch.
your phonecamera actually pierces the multiversal veil everytime you take a photo, it just turns out that most of the multiverse isn’t that different. but you know the thing where when you take a photo sideways in a fast moving vehicle, everything in the photo is at an angle because it’s scanning vertically and the objects are moving so they appear distorted? that’s not actually a distortion. the world really is like that and it’s only when you take a photo in those specific circumstances that you can see it.