TV Cancellations: The Final Countdown?


Well, decisions have been made, and hardly anyone is happy.  This week, TV networks have been having their "upfronts" - meetings where they announce their lineups and schedules for the next season to press and advertisers.  That means the hard decisions concerning cancellations have been flying thick and fast.  Now, last season's lineups seemed particularly geek-friendly, with quite a few offerings in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.  Perhaps it's not a surprise, then, that not all of them will … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning: TV Cancellations


The first shot has been fired, and it's come from Fox.  No, I'm not talking about politics; I'm talking about the end-of-season cancellations.  Just because a show has made it past its first - or third, or fifth - season and been renewed in the past doesn't mean its guaranteed another, but a freshman show is certainly most in danger of being cancelled.  Last in, first out, as they say. The first one to go?  Terra Nova.  Now, granted, I never did get around to watching an episode - and maybe … [Read more...]

Genre Invasion: Aliens, Zombies and Werewolves, Oh My


I'm calling it now: vampires are on their way out.   Okay, let's be real.  Vampires will never really die (pun intended).  They've been enjoying a slow, steady burn of popularity for the last 30 years at least.  The combination of sheer horror and a monster who looks normal - or attractive - has ignited our imaginations for years.  The vampire mythology is loose enough that you can make nearly any kind of vampire you like (as evidenced by Whitewolf's Vampire: the Masquerade series).  Vampires … [Read more...]