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Microsvc
2 years ago

Maybe Mallozzi should approach other networks to get Dark Matter back on. Sounds like he has a good 5-year plan.

Davehat
Davehat
1 year ago
Reply to  Microsvc

BABYLON 5 started serialized stories in 1994 (almost a decade before Lost). I am amazed the blogger did not know this

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Nekomajin
2 years ago

Great review of the situaion! Thanks!

Tymotey
2 years ago

I like your ideeas! We need longer shows

But lets face it: every week a new show is ready to start. networks havea queque of shows waiting to start, so they can choose from what shows to start, end and continue. Not saying that 10years ago were to few, but they were enought.

Laura3341
2 years ago

Microsiv, Mallozzi did go to other networks and Netflix and if I remember correctly he also went to Amazon. Lets put it this way, he tried everything he possibly could. He thought he might have a deal here or there but they fell through.

MediaSavant
2 years ago

It’s interesting to read one of these editorials when it’s about a show you don’t care about. I watched Dark Matter occasionally. I didn’t see every single episode, but I saw enough that when it was canceled, I shrugged. The show was okay, but I wasn’t addicted to it. I do respect Mr. Mallozzi and I don’t want this to come off as a criticism of his work. But, the whole “five year vision” thing is impractical. Unless they are writing top-rated shows like Walking Dead, smart showrunners devise season finales that can be satisfactory series finales after they have… Read more »

Davehat
Davehat
1 year ago
Reply to  MediaSavant

The 5-year-vision worked just fine for Babylon 5. (Also the Expanse.) Oh ye of little faith or vision

JLo
JLo
2 years ago

Very well said! I’m to the point I don’t want to start watching a new show until it’s survived at least 2 or 3 seasons.

DJ_SG1
2 years ago

I used to be a big fan of Sci-Fi Friday, back in the day. However, I cringe at what that network has become (Syfy). Despite the attempt to get back to its roots, Syfy has a looong way to go. I was disappointed that Dark Matter was cancelled. At least Killjoys got a chance to continue, and I like The Expanse. However, outside of those two shows, I barely even pay attention to that network, or most networks. I much prefer the Netflix model. I like being able to watch episodes at my own pace, without waiting a week (or… Read more »

Jcsmith85
2 years ago

Well said, it was also good to hear that someone else felt jilted by the Flash Forward nonsense.

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

100 % Agree Have stopped watching shows like Krypton and The Magicians . After Dark Matter, the feeling isn’t the same anymore. Dont want to get interested in something gone in 1-3 seasons.

Davehat
Davehat
1 year ago

SERIAL STORY TELLING started in 1994 with Babylon 5 (almost a decade before Lost). I am amazed you did not know this

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