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#16    Yamato

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:35 AM

View PostParanoid Android, on 14 June 2013 - 06:50 AM, said:

I know it's years old now, but I'm still really really annoyed that they cancelled Firefly after only 13 episodes and a movie.  That was one of the greatest shows of all time.

More recently, they've cancelled Eureka.  That was a bummer because that also was one of my favourites.

To the OP, I think Fringe had slowly run its course.  It was one of my favourite shows, but after a while it just began to feel like the X-Files - very little forward momentum in story, throwing up more questions than answers, that kind of thing.

The Adventures of Merlin was also cancelled after 5 seasons just last year, but I think they did the right thing with that one and ended the series properly, with an actual end rather than a Cliffhanger.
My g/f recently acquainted me with 'Firefly' on Netflix and we watched the season and 'Serenity' together over the past few weeks.  I can understand the outrage when its cancellation was announced.   What I can't understand is why whoever's got the production rights locked up didn't pull the strings to bring it back on TV.   Maybe ratings were somewhat an issue at first due to the slow start, but after the fan base realized what it was missing and felt  starved for a year or two it would have been one of the most sizzling shows on TV.   Amazon's got Firefly on sale for like $13...worth every penny.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:05 AM

Farscape

It was areal tragedy when they cancelled it. But it got at least 4 long seasons and a full movie to tie up the whole show.
I haven't seen any other series even coming close to the makeup and masks, of the different species, on this show.




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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

And let's not forget that Farscape was a low budget Australian independent production. I loved this show, and glad that people still lament its cancellation. I should have mentioned it in my first post, but overlooked it for some unknown reason. Farscape was pure genius :yes:

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:35 AM

Firefly and Freaks and Geeks are my favorite cancelled shows. They were both fantastic and barely got a chance. Neither even got a full season.
I also liked The 4400 (was so p***ed when this was cancelled, I think it got the ax just before its final season) Veronica Mars, Carnivale, Dead Like Me, Primeval, and this British show called Survivors. I enjoyed Fringe, but I was fine with it ending after 5 years. It had a good run.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:17 AM

Firefly was a favourite.  They are ending Dexter to.  Smallville is one of my most favourite shows and call me what you want.  I thought it was criminal when it ended when it did.  It had finally developed from the angsty teen stuff which brought it down and started getting into a dark and serious show.  Season Nine of smallville was the best, Callum Blue was superb.  They should have just made a spin off instead of flying it under the flag of 'smallville' because by the time it became a serious thought provoking show.  It had a stigma about it.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostRavenEyes19, on 30 June 2013 - 02:35 AM, said:

Firefly and Freaks and Geeks are my favorite cancelled shows. They were both fantastic and barely got a chance. Neither even got a full season.
I also liked The 4400 (was so p***ed when this was cancelled, I think it got the ax just before its final season) Veronica Mars, Carnivale, Dead Like Me, Primeval, and this British show called Survivors. I enjoyed Fringe, but I was fine with it ending after 5 years. It had a good run.

I loved firefly ,but whedon stole the entire premise from an old Full Moon productions movie called Oblivion .
If no one knows,Full Moon ,aka Charles Band ,are the ones who gave us Subspecies ,Puppet Master ,and Trancers.
Oblivion was made in the early 90s ,predating firefly by at least a decade ,and the story lines are very similiar .
Whedon has very few original ideas if you ask me ,but he repackaged it all quite well .

And Freaks and Geeks was awesome. It so sucked when it was cancelled,especially when it won an Emmy ,after it was cancelled .
It's fun to see so many present day mega stars as kids though .So many huge people got their start on F+G

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Firefly was one of my favorites.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:45 PM

I remember being pretty bummed when they took BJ and the Bear off too. :D

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:59 AM

I always thought Surface desereved another chance. I thought it was a great show.

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