Too Much Time In between Episodes?

Has anyone noticed that between episodes 8 and 9 it was almost a year?!! Why does sci-fi always do this to a show? One season that should take a year sometimes takes almost two. The time lag in seasons seriously affects character development, actor retention (which in itself also affects character development), not to mention the viewers memory of what happened earlier in the season and their patience for new episodes (which without a doubt drastically hurts viewership)

Not to mention I seriously dislike how they keep jumping around from character to character and very few recurring characters remaining in the show. At first I wondered why this was but then the possible answer struck me. Shows on the sci-fi channel probably get a very limited budget (probably small monthly allowances from their parent company NBC) which could be why the production and filming process takes so long, not to mention it would explain why they cut down on the reoccurring supporting characters like Taggert and Carter's sister (cause they have to pay them more if they are appearing steadily).

One last thing the episodes have been sort of stagnant lately, dont get me wrong they have been good but they just havent been leading up to anything. In the past they used to always talk about level 5 and the artifact (Tess was trying to get into level 5 for some reason while she was dying from the water in her lungs, what does that mean? is there something interesting going on there, maybe?)

What do you guys think?


Aug 22, 2009 12:51AM EDT

i agree, but i have nothing to add. there are a whole bunch of loose ends in this show. occasionally that can work out, but .... i just dont know where they're taking this. hell, i dont even think they know where they're taking this.

Aug 22, 2009 11:02AM EDT

the level 5 thing is because she is the new head of, we find that out in episode 11 (Insane In The P-Brane)

Default avatar cat
Aug 22, 2009 2:39PM EDT

I was thinking the same thing about the direction for the show this season...doesn't really seem to be one. Maybe there is something going on in Section 5 that they will bring to light in the next few episodes, and things will start to come together.

Default avatar cat
Aug 25, 2009 3:24PM EDT

I meant that maybe she was trying to go to level 5 because she knew of something down there that nobody else does. Otherwise the smart thing for her would have been to try and go to Henry, Allison, and Jack first. Otherwise I do agree with you starry I miss Taggert and I would like to see Andy vs Jo and maybe more of the lady obsessed with the water. She was a tall glass of something herself but it wasn't water! :P haha (not bad if I say so myself I just thought of that of the top of my head)

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