SHA'DYNASTY (geekfreak03) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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SCIFI--EXCUSE ME.. SYFY--IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG SPACE OPERA.. THAT ISN'T TOO SCIFI-Y



It’s going to take me a while to get used to SyFy, the terrible new name for the SciFi Channel, but while I’m wrangling with that very small adjustment the heads of the network are up to a bigger task: looking for the replacement for Battlestar Galactica and Farscape. Quite a task, since Farscape was the core geek magnet, while Battlestar broke out into the mainstream. The network wants another large-scale ’space opera’ to anchor its lineup, basically one science fiction ring to rule them all, and (thankfully) doesn’t see Caprica as the thing. io9 talked to Mark Stern, creative director of original programming at SyFy, to get some insight.

LET'S SEE WHAT CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AT SYFY MARK STERN HAS TO SAY!!Collapse )

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LOL THIS IS PRETTY MUCH A COMPLETE TURN-AROUND FROM WHAT THE NETWORK HEADS WERE JIBBER JABBERING ABOUT BEFORE ("OHHH NOOO 'SCIFI' DENOTES IMAGES OF MEN IN THEIR THIRTIES STILL LIVING IN THEIR PARENTS' BASEMENTS. 'SYFY' IS MORE APPEALING ACROSS THE BOARD!!").

AND LOL HOW IS STARGATE UNIVERSE NOT A SPACE OPERA? THEY'RE ON A SHIP THIS TIME, AND THEY'RE IN SPACE. AND THERE'S DRAMA. AND HOT CHICKS. GOTTA HAVE HOT CHICKS IN A SPACE OPERA.

WHAT WOULD YOU GUYS PITCH TO ~SYFY~?
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