Miscellaneous, TV

Seriously, SyFy, What the @#$% Are You Doing


Yesterday morning I posted the trailer for the two-hour Battlestar Galactica prequel pilot Blood and Chrome, where I mentioned that SyFy had not decided yet whether it’ was going to be a full TV series or a web series. So let me see if I can sum up the events that happened afterwards:

? The Blood and Chrome trailer proliferated throughout the nerdernet
? Generally, everybody liked it, nerds and maintsream entertainment sites alike
? SyFy took down the trailer videos.
? SyFy announces last night that Blood and Chrome will be a web series.

…so let me get this straight. A trailer for your show gets released. Everybody likes the trailer. Everybody says they hope it becomes a real show. So you immediately — the same day — decide to dump it off as a web series? I’m genuinely impressed, SyFy. Most TV stations would be thrilled to air a show their target audience seems excited about — but the minute you hear people genuinely like B&C, and have definite proff of them enjoying it, you cancel it. That’s some impressive… something. (Via Deadline)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.