Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SyFy Channel's Uneventful Programming Slate For 2011



SyFy Channel, with the ever reliable parent corporation NBC-Universal at the helm, will meander through 2011 much the same way they have meandered through every other uneventful programming year of their useless existence as a cable channel. They will dish out more of their "Saturday Night Schlock Fests at the Movies", starring more of their supremely boring mutated insect schlock, more of their supremely boring and (Gee, what the hell is it doing on this cable network?) "WWF Wrestling", and of course, what they consider to be the highlight of their 2011 programming schedule. Their thrid trip down "low rated memory lane" with Ronald D. Moore's inevitably doomed "Blood & Chrome" television series. The third in the astonishingly boring saga of Ronald D. Moore's screwed up take on "Battlestar Galactica." The third in the highly revealing "Rorschach" test as to how urgent it is that Ronald D. Moore and SyFy Channel get out of this profession they are in....immediately. Because quite frankly, they both never stop sucking at it.

2011 will be no different a year for SyFy Channel both in terms of their unwillingess to learn from their previous programming mistakes, and their inability to grow and evolve as a cable network. In 2011, SyFy Channel will put new programming on the air, and it will fail. They will broadcast the "Blood & Chrome" backdoor pilot, and will fail. They will ram "Blood & Chrome" into a 13 episode first season order despite the backdoor pilot failing in the ratings, and failing to create Internet buzz. The 13 episode first season too, will fail. They will split up the 13 episode first season into two seasons of 6.5 episodes a piece, with each spread out over a seven month stretch...Translation: "A seven month hiatus after the low ratings numbers come in for the first 6.5 episodes broadcast." Both seasons too.....will fail. No matter what SyFy Channel does or doesn't do with anything Ronald D. Moore gives them with the "Battlestar Galactica" label slapped on it....It fails. Their other programming not related to Ronald D. Moore fails. SyFy Channel is a general, all around, failing cable network. Partially due to the fact that their parent corporation (NBC-Universal) is no stranger to failure as well. SyFy Channel fails and fails....and then they get right back up and continue to fail again. There's no need for the SyFy Channel to subscribe to the blunt truth that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing again and again yet expecting different results each time." They don't need to subscribe to it because they can't subscribe to it. To do so would indicate intelligence of some sort, which the SyFy Channel never had. Thus, we have the "Tri-Wafer Failure Sandwich" of "GINO", "Caprica", and "Blood & Chrome." Most of the crap the SyFy Channel has produced over the years wouldn't exist at all if Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern were blessed with the slightest indications of intelligence. Their programming (including all of Ronald D. Moore's series) has been the most "non-cerebral clap-trap" ever produced for basic cable television.

What's on the SyFy Channel tonight? Throughout 2011, the answer will always be...."Not a damn thing"....regardless of what night of the week it is, and regardless of whether or not "Blood & Chrome" is being broadcast. There is never anything on the SyFy Channel because those who work there lack intelligence, lack mass market instincts, lack imagination, lack inspired thinking, lack the ability to spend their money wisely, and lack the ability to know a loser when they see one....Ronald D. Moore.....and lack the ability to know when to quit with his inane and boring programing ideas. Ronald D. Moore has done nothing to propel the brand name "Battlestar Galactica" into a money making franchise ala' "Star Wars" and "Star Trek." He has lacked the imaginative ability to do so. What he has done, is dig himself into a highly limited hole of career options beyond the umbilical cord attached to himself and the SyFy Channel. Producing one low rated television series after another (erroneously labeled "Battlestar Galactica") with the SyFy Channel tends to do that to someone.

"Caprica" is still an unpleasant memory in everyone's mind, just as "GINO" is. Simply because all those involved have produced these series in such a way, that they are doomed to fail. None of Ronald D. Moore's series have had the slightest redeeming characteristics whatsoever, a common symptom of those involved in producing these series having no instinctive talents whatsoever in doing so.

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