Syfy is its own worst enemy. Their problems are wholly self-inflicted. They have had so many great shows that they simply ruined, or never gave a decent chance. I would say that the Battlestar Galactica reboot was the only they DIDN'T ruin, but they trashed the prequel Caprica. The name change did NOT help matters one bit.
One show after another driven into the ground. If they trash Haven, I am finished with the network. I'll even pass on Defiance; which hasn't lived up to the hype, as far as I can tell.
I would disagree with the Battlestar Galactica reboot. They ruined that. They turned it into a show that would have been a better fit on HBO, though HBO would have come up with a more competent plot & produced a wholly superior show (based on their recent fare).
Caprica was crap. No argument there. Not even being endorsed on The Big Bang Theory could save that from being garbage. How anyone thought that the destruction of humanity being brought about by the angst of a spoiled 1%'er teenage girl made for a good premise baffles me. How those awful, almost worse-than-anime CG effects that were heavily used in Caprica were greenlit is also a mystery.
The movies that "concluded" Farscape completely ruined it. They did not need to happen.
"SyFy" should have picked up Firefly when they had the chance. They vetoed it because they wanted to do "original programming". I think we've seen that they really can't do original programming that doesn't suck. Anything that even starts to be good is given a non-nonsensical crap ending (Farscape) or is canceled abruptly. Read More...
Catering to the gamers and game Developers, which is their core business. Everything Sony has said so far is making me lean toward the PS4.
I agree with this, that Sony is the better choice out of the 2 ATM. Though I'm not under any illusion that Sony can't be as incompetent (eg:PSN downtime, PSN Hacks, plain-text data storage) or as evil (eg:removing Linux;your device isn't yours, and inventing anti-used-game technology, root kits).
I'm not sure I'd call them "developer friendly". Anyone who remembers Sony trying to destroy GeoHot can't say that. I'm not sure I'd agree that the PS4 is "easier" for creating games & getting them published than is the new Xbox. Read More...
There's only one show left that I have any investment in: Haven. They screw THAT ip and I'm gone. I am SO tired of this mindless crap. Every show I like has gotten the axe without enough warning, or justification. I'm sick of it. Read More...
Well, tonight is the night! Pre-con is starting at 6, and that is when it will all begin for me.
I have no way of taking pictures myself, but if I do end up getting some good ones from a friend, I might just post them here.