Originally Posted by MeatChicken
Syfy Plans Return To Traditional Science Fiction Drama
we'll see. BSG was the last truly great SF show they had. Caprica was watchable but had lots of warts from its pacing & writing style.
IF (BIG IF) they manage to pull off good adaptations of Ringworld & Childhood's End, as is rumored, I will be quite surprised. If their idea of good SF drama is Helix, it'll be a rough ride.
Whoever manages this channel has let it go downhill to the point of being close to irrelevant for decent programming, let alone SF programming. They pissed away opportunities like Caprica & Stargate Universe for hard SF fans. And Helix has been mediocre at best, a big disappointment.
After the end of Sanctuary, I was down to only 1 show I thought was good, Haven.
S1 of Defiance was OK but overall pretty typical network style show with predictable plots, cliched characters you don't care about & disappointingly silly (punk alien DJ & native American with daughter issues
I think Continuum has been a pretty good SF story with interesting characters but...
SyFy had nothing to do with its production, just importing it from Canada.
So that's no indication they can make another good SF show like BSG. They flipped off Firefly & Farscape.
Next up - Dominion. That's not SF, just another supernatural show based on a failed movie
might turn out to be good, but it's not scifi.
Time will tell but this channel has gone so far downhill, the only place to go is up
Let's hope they will bring back good programming for SF fans.