Slice of SciFi #289: Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold of “Meteorite Men”

meteorite-menIn the News:

  • SciFi to SciFact: Inception.
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  • The latest developments to help astronauts maintain bone density in space.

Multiverse News: Nigel Blackwood reports are influenced by reboot rage this week.

Movie Talk: Jon Favreau says the summer of 2011 will be a bloodbath…

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TV Talk:  We talks about the upcoming episodes of “SGU”

Interview: This week, we welcome a return visit from Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold of “Meteorite Men.” Find out what’s coming up for season two.

In the Future:

  • John Carpenter will direct “Darkchylde”
  • “Once Upon A Time.”

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  1. says

    Why is SGU the only TV show that people claim is downloaded? SGA was downloaded a lot also and never had an episode that drew less than one million live viewers. Could it be that SGA was simply a better show?

    SG-1 was canceled by Syfy for ratings. Nobody, not even Brad Wright or Joe Mallozzi, blamed the fans of the franchise for the cancellation.

    On line fandom, both pro-SGU and anti-SGU combined, represent a tiny fraction of the viewers that SGU needs to get a third season. Yet people simply stopped watching SGU.

    Could it be that SGU is simply not a good show?

  2. VyseN1 says

    I think it has more to do with the fact that SGU is on Tuesday nights now, during the fall season. It would be doing better if it was still on Friday nights.

    I download SGU every week. Through the iTunes store though, lol. Got to support the show any way I can.

    Jim, according to your logic, then Dancing with the Stars and American Idol are good shows. Since when does ratings = quality?

  3. Tim the Avatarless says

    SGU is an excellent show. Should that get the axe, I will likely stop watching SyFy entirely. When you get rid of the real Sci-Fi, the fans do take note of that sort of thing.

  4. says

    SGU was doing well enough when it was on Friday evenings ratings-wise for SyFy to give it a second season.

    But then SyFy pulls the bone-headed move of pulling it off the night that most of the Stargate franchise has aired on since it started on SciFi (Friday) and puts it on a more competitive night against two big reality shows on ABC and NBC and the NCIS franchise. I’d imagine the DVR ratings for SGU are solid enough…and I don’t know if or how they count On Demand viewings (it’s part of my cable offerings) and iTunes downloads.

    It’s not whether SGA is a better show so much as I think SGU has had the audacity to tweak the Stargate formula and offer something different. As I said when it debuted it’s the DS9 of the Stargate franchise. For me, that works. For some long-time Stargate fans, it doesn’t.

    But I just don’t understand why that group of fans who don’t like it are some vitriolic about the show and those of us who do. I love what the show has done and is doing…

    Not to brag, but I’ve seen the next two eps and they kick it up another notch. If you’ve tuned out, you’re missing something great.

  5. VyseN1 says

    Right on Michael.

    Actually, this is the first time in the franchise’s history that Stargate is not on Friday nights. It was even on Friday nights, back during Seasons 1-5, when the show was on ShowTime.