SF shows!

I can't say how delighted I am to see that the show, at least superficially appears to be continuing - only time will tell however..?. Why though is Sidereel giving the status as cancelled. Is it or isn't it???.

As an avid SF fan I am getting thoroughly fed up with being teased by shows, developing an appetite and then only to have the feast removed before my eyes. I feel like a much maligned minority. I end up asking myself the question - How can Gossip Girl be Nr. 1 week after week - where have all the discerning viewers disappeared to? Why do teenagers prefer that to something abit more thought provoking. Don't they have any aspirations???

I thoroughly fell in love with VIRTUALITY which the studio bosses pulled before it even got off the ground. To be honest it was the first time I got really excited about a show of this calibre since FARSCAPE (the best SF show ever - in my humble opinion).

I've got another gripe, even Sidereel doesn't appear to properly support SF fans or at least understand the definition. For a start off there should be an additional category of Fantasy - Vampire series do NOT qualify as Science Fiction. Why doesn't DG appear under the SF category either?? Pls. get it sorted Sidereel! Otherwise I am full of praise for Sidereel and all the fantastic work it does to keep all the TV buffs in the picture, literally. Thanks

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RachelLEditor
Oct 9, 2009 6:31PM EDT

It is absolutely canceled...at least in terms of airing on ABC in the United States. But, it appears as though the episodes have still been airing on SPACE on Friday nights in Canada, with episodes slated for the next 3 Fridays (including tonight).

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Oct 10, 2009 8:42AM EDT

I really like this show a lot too and have to agree that Vampire series don't really fall into the Science Fiction genre, either.

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Oct 10, 2009 12:44PM EDT

I'm really enjoying Defying Gravity ... now.I gave it a chance on a whim and because I adore Laura Harris (Zoe) especially after watching her shine in another canceled too soon, Dead Like Me.
To be honest, I had to be committed to this particular sci fi soap to make it work. The first few episodes were a bit difficult to get a hook in especially regarding to the plot about alpha and the Antaris mission. I can see why it would be difficult to get a lot of viewers to go along for the ride, especially on a Friday night.
As for your comments on the teenagers who love Gossip Girl, and the lack of discerning viewers. I've got two major points, the first, is that I'm loving [Defying Gravity], but it's really not any more difficult material being dealt with than your average prime time drama, just because it's in space does not make a show more sophisticated.Secondly, don't knock people for watching TV to relax and to enjoy, not everything in life has to be a practice in analysis.

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Oct 23, 2009 9:30PM EDT

I so hope that the space channel (canadian) decides to keep producing this show. The final episode was awsome. If it ends up like invasion (also an ABC series) I am going to be upset. Why would a network like ABC try to air a series like this...they should have pitched it to Syfy and if they did they it would have gotten the ratings that it deserves....I hope that it will keep going, but if it does not then I hope at the least they make a movie (as they did after they cancled firefly). Here's hoping anyways.

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