Monday, August 8, 2011
The SyFy Channel Is Repeatedly Proving That Their Programming Has Extremely Narrow Appeal, In Only Certain Parts Of The World. Everywhere Else In The World, SyFy Channel Programming Has No Appeal At All, Such As In The United States
What's the matter, SyFy Channel? There isn't enough of a market for "Caprica" to be released in North America on Blu-Ray? But this has always been a recurring problem for any television series conceived by Ronald D. Moore...isn't that right SyFy Channel? Narrow appeal. Lack of interest from syndication purchasers to buy Ronald D. Moore's "GINO" and "Caprica" series for "Syndication Stripping" - (showing episodes of a television series in consecutive order 5 days a week), his series are only marginally profitable in other parts of the world and not in North America, the pilot episodes of "GINO" and "Caprica" are routinely found in the discount DVD bins ($5.00) at Wal-Mart...and the season box sets of "GINO" and "Caprica" are usually sold at deep....deep....discounts on http://www.amazon.com/
It isn't that "GINO" and "Caprica" are infinitely more popular overseas than they are in the United States. It's that both series are slightly more than marginally....moderately... watchable overseas than they are in the United States. So...NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel misinterprets that as a sign as....."Hey!! Let's release "Caprica" on Blu-Ray in France!! It will be a huge hit!!" The fact of the matter is (at least from what I have observed)...NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel has been having a huge struggle in turning a profit from anything produced and written by Ronald D. Moore. The primary difficulty being....Ronald D. Moore's television series do not go over big.....(in any way)....in North America. In order to find narrow corridors of any audience Ronald D. Moore somehow manages to establish for himself...you have to look really hard (really really hard)....in Germany....France.....Holland.....Ethiopia.....etc...etc....etc.
Why has Ronald D. Moore (as a producer / scriptwriter) failed to click with the overwhelming masses in North America? Aside from having no talent whatsoever in either category, the last thing audiences want to see in North America after going through 9/11 and endless economic problems....is Ronald D. Moore's melodramatic "doom and gloom" showcased with rape, murder, depression, back stabbing, etc...etc...etc. In this day and age, North American audiences want to be uplifted with upbeat fare such as Walt Disney movies. They don't want to be brought down into the depths of despair even further by any of the crap routinely offered by SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore. It might help SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore as well if they thought about casting actors and actresses who are physically attractive to mass market audiences in North America as well. Cast members North American...mass market audiences would enjoy looking at. Maybe keep Edward James Olmos in the unemployment line the next time around?
So...is it any wonder why "Caprica" for example...is only being released in France on Blu-Ray?
There simply isn't a market in North America or anywhere overseas (in acceptable numbers)...for anything the SyFy Channel does by itself....or with Ronald D. Moore.
Posted by Languatron at 8:05 AM