Would you pull five perfectly good pies off the table? How about five paintings, songs or stories you created? If they were already made, why shelve them? They’ll collect dust. You’ll forget about them. Why not just let them stay? Those are all questions for the SyFy Channel, which has not only cancelled future episodes of “Caprica,” but also completely removed the already made episodes from their schedule, starting on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
It’s not as if the Sy-Fy Channel ever gave “Caprica” a fighting chance. The Battlestar Galactica prequel had a schedule more sporadic than ABC’s Lost. Had they aired new episodes of the show regularly, they may have been able to grow their audience.
Without even giving “Caprica” a chance to blossom, the SyFy Channel chooses to go with “Blood & Chrome,” another Battlestar Galactica spin-off instead.The writing was on the wall when The Hollywood Reporter ran a story about SyFy’s new “Battlestar Galactica” series pilot. They also reported, last week, that the fate of “Caprica” had not yet been decided. The new show will bring the characters and fans back into space, with more action. It’s not that “Caprica’ did not have the potential to be action-packed, because it did.
“Blood & Chrome”
The “Blood & Chrome” pilot focuses on the Cylon War, so we will be skipping ahead from were we were in “Caprica.” According to Wired, “Blood & Chome” will not “before the end of 2011.” SyFy does plan to air the remaining “Caprica” episodes sometime in the black hole of “early 2011.”
SciFi Fridays used to be a great popcorn night, with back-to-back-to-back science fiction shows. When they moved two shows to Tuesday, you knew that was a bad sign.
“Sliders” – Remember when sci-fi was fun, a little goofy and not so serious?
“SG-1” also had the right mix of humor and sci-fi, thanks to Richard Dean Anderson.
“Firefly” – If you think SyFy sent “Caprica” to an early grave, consider how much less time it gave “Firefly.”